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Thursday, November 29, 2012

GOP civil war(s) watch

Interesting additions to the what-now-GOP discussion: "Can This Party Be Saved?" by Mike Murphy. And: "In Republican Civil War, Both Sides Are Hopeless," by Josh Barro. I don't think anything is hopeless, but as noted on Twitter I do think Barro's critique of Murphy makes an important point: the GOP has to change its economic policies--get away from the knee-jerk tight-money, low-tax position--no less than moderate its social-cultural conservatism. It has to do both.

Also of note: Huntsman now disavowing his ill-considered rejection of a hypothetical 10-1 spending cut/tax hike deal. Good.

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