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A Party of "Doers"?

David Harsanyi of the Denver Post--although too cynical in the end and guilty, perhaps, of a fair bit of over-simplifying--writes a clear and clever column today about the nature of the political differences and choices now facing us.  He calls it, "The Doers vs. The 'Thinkers'" (and do note that the "Thinkers" are the only ones who get quotation marks).   It is a nice expression of conservative populism at its best--which is not to say, of course, that it is perfect.  It is something that, I believe, resonates with a healthy majority of the conservative/Republican base and, for that reason, it is something that smart conservatives would do well to contemplate, ponder, tease out, and (if they can) they should build and improve upon it. 
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Here's a "doer"!!! (but I suppose his saying that it was a "mistake" makes him manly... or something like that)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091009/ap_on_el_ho/us_republicans_shooting_range;_ylt=Ao4O121MjaIRHrJ0Gy8M8YMEq594;_ylu=X3oDMTMwaThmc2sxBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkxMDA5L3VzX3JlcHVibGljYW5zX3Nob290aW5nX3JhbmdlBGNwb3MDNwRwb3MDNwRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA2dvcG1lbWJlcnNobw--

"MIAMI – A South Florida Republican said it was a mistake to shoot at a target with the initials of the Democratic congresswoman he is trying to unseat.

Candidate Robert Lowry made a brief statement to a local newspaper but refused to speak further Friday about the incident, which happened Tuesday during a weekly GOP meeting held at a gun range.

Organizer Ed Napolitano defended the gathering, as well as the use of targets that appeared to be gunmen with traditional Arab head scarves.

"That's our right," said Napolitano, president of the Southeast Broward Republican Club. "If we want to shoot at targets that look like that, we're going to go ahead and do that."

Lowry declined to comment to The Associated Press. He initially told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that shooting at a target with the letters "DWS" — a not-so-veiled reference to Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz — was a "joke," but then said it "was a mistake.""

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