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Shake It Off, Conservatives!
Weekly Standard, by Jay Cost

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/9/2012 10:46:09 AM

Liberal historians of American politics have long held, at least implicitly, a teleological view of our history. The assumption is that America is slowly moving toward a more “progressive” (read: statist) society, and the only thing the right can do is slow the movement. Conservatives cannot stop or reverse it--it is inexorable. This helps explain the consistent biases of historians' presidential rankings, for instance, why Woodrow Wilson is regularly ranked in the top ten but Calvin Coolidge is mired in the high 20s. Wilson advanced the “liberal” project, and therefore he is promoted. Similarly, presidents

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This article is encouraging. The one statement that stands out "yes indeed, the right can swoop in later to fix things." It still stuns me that when you look at the map of our country it is red all over with very small pockets of blue. For so few to have so much power scares me to death.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/9/2012 10:55:16 AM     (No. 9002405)

Shake it off huh? We have to continue a fight against a leftist onslaught, a media that is really not more than a propaganda arm for the Leftists, by the Leftists, and a supposed "opposition" party that is innectial at best, and imore,comlicit than not in selling us out. I think I'll spend my time strategizing on how to make my remaining time on earth better for me, and leave whatever I can for my child, preparing her to fend for herself when I'm gone.

Put a sock in it Mr. Cost. While all of you brilliant pundits make your big bucks telling us how to suck it up, many of us are forced to experience the life and death struggle of having to live with the consequences of the big game you all play.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 11/9/2012 10:56:19 AM     (No. 9002413)

If the left had lost, they would be rioting in the streets at this moment. They would not be told to "shake it off."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cinwasp, 11/9/2012 11:15:13 AM     (No. 9002505)

agree with #1--It is time now for plan B which centers around Darwin's theory of "survival of the fittest".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: QRP, 11/9/2012 11:17:40 AM     (No. 9002515)

Don't know when it happened, but as of Tuesday we know the country is lost.
Do you really want to stick around for the transition to a dictatorship? Time to look for somewhere else to live while you can still leave.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/9/2012 11:39:21 AM     (No. 9002575)

I wouldn't be surprised if Cost was one of those telling us how great it was when John Roberts stabbed us in the back this summer.

Stick a fork in this country, it's done. Ronald Reagan once said that Russia would collapse on itself because of its immorality. How sad that America is doing the same.

We're ruled by youths who bed each other like rabbits, take nude pics of themselves and display on Facebook, a majority of Americans think there is no God but Gaia, on and on.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: yuban, 11/9/2012 11:43:25 AM     (No. 9002588)

How can a Conservative "safe the day" if the GOP never nominates one?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zzen01, 11/9/2012 11:43:47 AM     (No. 9002590)

"Weekly Standard" is YET ANOTHER RINO "Publication"!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/9/2012 12:00:27 PM     (No. 9002651)

We have to stop attacking each other.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 11/9/2012 1:06:14 PM     (No. 9002853)

#14: So what do you propose? That conservatives simply sit down, dry their tears, stop whimpering, and listen to the party Elites who know so much more than we?

No way, Jose.

As to Jay's take: he's missing an important thing. Each time we've been through one of these "cycles", the nation has drifted further from the Constitution. This cycle, the foundation has weakened to the point of collapse. The problem with Jay's assumption is that the cycles are not sustainable.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/9/2012 1:50:17 PM     (No. 9002986)

Weekly Standard is neocon. This election was not conservative vs liberal because you had two liberals running against each other. The election was not about the economy or two competing visions of America. This election was almost entirely about race. It was everybody else vs. european-american males and some of their wives. And in the everybody else camp you had young white women. GOP, Tea Party, 3rd Party, new party, whatever. It will not matter. It's everybody else and young white women vs. european-american males from here on out. Split the country.

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