Jason Y. Sproul

What’s gone wrong with the GOP?


David Brooks, in one of his more reasonable moods, explains what has gone wrong with the Republican party, as exemplified by Sarah Palin. To summarize, the strategists and the party insiders have allowed the ends to justify the means to such an extent that the ends have been almost completely forgotten (outside of shallow rhetoric). In the quest for power the anti-intellectual undercurrents of American society have been manipulated, encouraged, and used to advance narrow partisanship to a truly dangerous extent—especially moving into the climate of fear surrounding the current financial catastrophe.

[NOTE: I was once the president of the Wesleyan Republicans.]

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