A Political Cautionary Tale

Perhaps this should be titled “Be careful what you wish for” instead.   The Republicans tied themselves to the Tea Party agenda three years ago, agreeing, at least in principal, with the ideals that those people supported: smaller government, especially smaller federal government, less intrusion in state and local affairs, and less intrusion in personal lives, as a sample of those ideals. At a time when the focus of the president and Democrats seemed to be to expand government’s role in many things–healthcare, creating new jobs through government programs,...

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