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Good Advice on Teaching The Parties

Via Instapundit:

Some people think it’s time to teach the party a lesson. Fine, but I thought 2006 was supposed to do that. Did they learn anything? Seems to me that things are about what they were when I put up my pre-mortem post that had Limbaugh exercised. (For that matter, did losing in 2000 and 2004 improve the Democrats? What, exactly, have they learned that led to the Hillary/Edwards/Obama offering? Are political parties capable of really learning?)

People will make up their minds closer to the date. Meanwhile, here’s a suggestion: If you care about saving the Republican Party, don’t blog about it. Get to work at the local and state level. Push your views, and find and promote candidates you like. Meanwhile, my earlier thoughts about culture and politics are still relevant. If you feel that way, then focus your energies there. But either way, don’t expect a candidate to be all you want. They seldom are, in my experience.

Read the whole thing, because it’s very true.

4 Responses to “Good Advice on Teaching The Parties”

  1. Jim W says:

    Why don’t you link to instapundit instead of feedburner?

  2. Sebastian says:

    Because I copied the link out of my RSS reader and forgot Glenn used feedburner.

  3. Jim W says:

    Sorry, didn’t mean to come across as accusatory.

    I don’t think people try to teach the parties so much as they just don’t have any enthusiasm to show up at the polls when both candidates make them want to vomit. That’s pretty much how I felt about 2004. I only showed up because I wanted to support my local pro-gun representative and to get Mel Martinez elected (running against an anti-gun dem).

  4. Sebastian says:

    The dilemma faced is that teaching the party a lesson means the other guy wins.

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