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“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


I had to laugh at the idea that "conservatism did not lose" here in California last night. Republicans gained one seat in the State Senate. Arnold did not win re-election because he ran as a conservative, he won because he pulled back and moderated himself. I dare say had he kept up his conservative rhetoric from last year, we'd be congratulating Phil Angelides as Governor elect.

Arnold's coattails could not drag any of the down ticket Republicans to victory. And in a national race, Richard Pombo lost to an little know Democrat in California's 11th district.

It's a bit outlandish to claim conservatism did not lose last night. It certainly did not win.