Posted by Brad @ 6:48 pm on November 30th 2008

Quote of the Day

Just to be provocative.

“But there is another rendition of the story of modern conservatism, one that doesn’t begin with Goldwater and doesn’t celebrate his libertarian orientation. It is a less heroic story, and one that may go a much longer way toward really explaining the Republican Party’s past electoral fortunes and its future. In this tale, the real father of modern Republicanism is Sen. Joe McCarthy, and the line doesn’t run from Goldwater to Reagan to George W. Bush; it runs from McCarthy to Nixon to Bush and possibly now to Sarah Palin. It centralizes what one might call the McCarthy gene, something deep in the DNA of the Republican Party that determines how Republicans run for office, and because it is genetic, it isn’t likely to be expunged any time soon.”

Neal Gaber, “The GOP’s McCarthy Gene”

1 Comment »

  1. It is like the neocons don’t exist and had nothing to do with Bush II?

    Comment by daveg — 12/1/2008 @ 12:21 am

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.