Purists, low expectations, and the triumph of New York values

In this episode of “The Conservative Conscience,” Daniel explains the depth and profundity of the betrayal of conservatives. There is so much capitulation going on that it’s hard to keep up. Worse, Republicans are using their operation to smear conservatives and project on them their own faults. Facts and details of legislation no longer matter. Lies and deceptions reign supreme.

The core of the problem is that we have now accepted the soft bigotry of low expectations for Republicans. As long as they do one thing slightly different from Democrats, that is enough to mollify some phony conservatives. Then they call anyone who upholds the most basic tenets of the GOP platform a “purist.” This is how Democrat policies triumph even when Democrats are out of power. The Republican party is irremediably broken, and we need to break outside of the existing paradigm to do more.

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Daniel Horowitz is a Senior Editor at Conservative Review, a Conservative writer, and a policy analyst focusing on the hot-button issues in Congress. He is the author of the new book, Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop Unelected Judges from Transforming America.

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