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The tone trap, &c.
National Review Online, by Jay Nordlinger

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Posted By:supersid, 11/26/2012 12:47:13 PM

Over the last couple of weeks, there has been great concern, whether sincere or fake, over the Republican “tone.” I find all this kind of dumb. Is there a great tuner in the sky, with a bass control, a treble control, and so on? Does some unseen, all-determining Republican hand twist these knobs? The Republican party is composed of millions of people and hundreds or thousands of politicians. These are all human beings. They could not possibly have the same tone. We are individuals, speaking in our individual ways, though we have common beliefs and aims. Take the governors: Susana Martinez,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritas, 11/26/2012 2:09:49 PM     (No. 9034580)

Good stuff. Good stuff. Very good stuff.

Nordlinger has more meat in this column than most provide in a month. And more than Beckel, Colmes, Williams, and Rivera do in 5 years, all of them taken together.

And who, other than a full-on specialist [with far less an audience], keeps otherwise-forgotten or unknown dissidents in view? And perhaps, therefore, alive?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 11/26/2012 3:00:18 PM     (No. 9034668)

I´d rather have a bitter one term Carter, than a happy two term Carter.

Agree with #1 on dissidents. No one remembers them or keeps a spotlight on them like Mr. Nordlinger. Our government has abandoned them. Just this month a blogger was put to death in Iran for the crime of asking why Iran´s treasure goes to support Hezbollah and not help the Iranian people. Silence from the world community.

Good stuff throughout the article, a few lessons on human nature as well.

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