February 26, 2009
A BRIDGE TO THE 20TH CENTURY: James Joyner says Republicans are stuck in the past:
I’m writing this from the CPAC convention and judging from the speakers, there’s not a whole lot of recognition of the need to update the intellectual platform to accomodate a changed era. It’s as if Jimmy Carter’s still in the White House and Roe vs. Wade was just handed down.
The Democrats, meanwhile, think it’s 1932 and are trying for a New Deal rerun. It’s natural to want to repeat past successes, but . . . this is the present, not the past.