I welcome the recent spate of “Dude, where’s my GOP?” pieces from conservatives. Contemporary American politics is dominated by the insanity of one of the two major parties, and establishment media generally ignores this reality, so good on some righties for not ignoring it. Mark McKinnon writes:
It’s a very odd situation when the losing party is the party refusing to negotiate. It may be how you disrupt, but it is not how you govern, or how you ever hope to regain a majority.
He then predictably goes on to talk about all the compromises Ronaldus Magnus made. His list is accurate, but sometimes I wonder…contemporary conservatism prides itself in “standing athwart history, yelling `stop'” (in William F. Buckley’s words), why is it surprising that conservatives would be happy to disrupt when they no longer have the votes to govern?