Posted by Rojas @ 10:47 pm on November 4th 2008

The upside

As of tonight, the Republican Party is once again opposed to the expansion of executive power, and to big government generally. :)

It’s going to be harder to make that case in light of the behavior of the dingbats who’ve been steering the ship to this point. But it still remains the correct case to make. Perhaps we will rediscover its true merits, and become recommitted to it out of principle rather than out of mere practicality.


  1. I never did get your comments on my endorsement. :)

    I wanted to hear your thoughts on this point specifically and on the bailout.

    But you’re right. The GOP has a pretty good track record of finding a voice when it’s out of power. There will be a lot of growing pains, but at least they have a chance now. Even the true believers will have to…

    Oh snap, I can’t believe I haven’t checked The Corner yet tonight. Yoink…

    Comment by Brad — 11/4/2008 @ 10:59 pm

  2. I never did get your comments on my endorsement.

    Consult Chuggo.

    Comment by Rojas — 11/4/2008 @ 11:06 pm

  3. And The Corner is no longer the spokes-organ for the Republican Party.

    Those are the people who put us here. Screw them.

    Comment by Rojas — 11/4/2008 @ 11:08 pm

  4. Oh lawd what a sweet vein of schadenfreude the corner is right now. That’s nearly pornographic.

    Comment by tessellated — 11/4/2008 @ 11:40 pm

  5. Ha. Oh man. You aren’t kidding.

    Comment by Brad — 11/4/2008 @ 11:44 pm

  6. Hahaha, that’s EXACTLY the post I had in mind when I wrote that. That’s also the same post I was thinking of when I said to Rojas elsewhere that the theocons are likely to double down on their principles.

    Comment by tessellated — 11/4/2008 @ 11:55 pm

  7. Consult Chuggo.

    Wait, you want me to fuck a guy?

    Comment by Brad — 11/5/2008 @ 3:02 pm

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