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Well Now, Isn’t This Interesting?

A CNN poll says that "A quarter century after the Reagan revolution and a dozen years after Republicans vaulted into control of Congress, a new CNN poll finds most Americans still agree with the bedrock conservative premise that, as the Gipper put it, ’government is not the answer to our problems -- government is the problem.’"

Yes, you red that right: A CNN Poll!!!

Advantage Republicans? Well, as the CNN story continues: "The poll released Friday also showed that an overwhelming majority of Americans perceive, correctly, that the size and cost of government have gone up in the past four years, when Republicans have had a grip on the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House."

So, does this mean that absent Iraq and the six-year itch, Republican fortunes for the long term still look pretty good? Only if they return to the principles that got them a majority in the first place.

Memo to Ted Stevens: No more bridges to nowhere.

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Oops. I see Peter beat me to this story.

"Memo to Ted Stevens: No more bridges to nowhere."

The problem with Republicans is that they have always been controlled (i.e. the typical "insider") by the big business/country club republicans that are no more conservative than our liberal friends on the other side. Thus, the conservatives have influenced actual governance only in fits and starts, and never anything really substantial. How about no more huge expansions of government/income re-distribution (read Prescription Drug Giveaway)? The list goes on and on. So, I don’t think Republicans long term prospects look good because any conservative worth the name now knows that the Republicans will not govern conservatively. Not sure what the future will bring, except more liberalism in the short term...

Memo to Steve.

Get a copy of those poll results to George Walker Bush, and his lead political advisor, Karl Rove.

Perhaps some poll results might cause them to reconsider their efforts at rehabilitating Rockefeller Republicanism. Perhaps, even at this late date, they might embrace some Reagan principles.

As the Gipper put it, ’government is not the answer to our problems -- government is the problem.’

So why is the Republican party making government bigger and Bigger and BIGGER???

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