Charles Krauthammer: The way forward is not a left turn

November 9, 2012 06:57


The country doesn’t need two liberal parties… In a world where European social democracy is imploding before our eyes, the party of smaller, more modernized government owns the ideological future. – OCR

 

By Charles Krauthammer / Syndicated columnist at OCR


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They lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.

The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics. They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented and socially conservative (on abortion, for example).

 

 

For the party in general, however, the problem is hardly structural. It requires but a single policy change: Border fence plus amnesty. Yes, amnesty. Use the word. Shock and awe – full legal normalization (just short of citizenship) in return for full border enforcement.

 

… more women are pro-life than are pro-choice. The problem here for Republicans is not policy but delicacy – speaking about culturally sensitive and philosophically complex issues with reflection and prudence.

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