Of Specter and Kemp

The danger to the GOP is making good riddance an ongoing rallying cry. South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint pronounced on Specter’s departure, “I would rather have 30 Republicans in the Senate who really believe in principles of limited government, free markets, free people, than to have 60 that don’t have a set of beliefs.”

This is a bracing statement of suicidal purity. If Republicans had just 30 senators, it wouldn’t matter if they scored 100 percent on the Ayn Rand score card, they’d be an irrelevant rump watching the Democrats pass something like the New Deal and Great Society rolled into one.

via Of Specter and Kemp by Rich Lowry on National Review Online.

But … they are an irrelevant rump watching the Democrats pass something like the New Deal and Great Society rolled into one. That’s happening now.

At least it could happen without their complicity. And at least they could present a clear alternative.

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