December 8, 2012
WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: GOP Scared Stiff By Copyright Paper.
The Washington Examiner reports that the staffer responsible for publishing the memo on the RSC website has been fired.
This is unfortunate. We were impressed by the original paper; it seemed like a sign that the Republican Party was sticking to its guns on innovation and free markets, even as it was courting new support from young voters. Firing the staffer who wrote the policy paper is an unforced error. The GOP should be doing everything in its power to convince voters that it is the party of innovators and dreamers, not the party of big corporations and crony capitalist lobbies.
For extra stupidity points, they’re not just “big corporations,” they’re big corporations that hate the GOP and try to destroy it.