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Us and them (the politics of They)

In the wake of the righteous butt kicking we took nationally, there’s been no shortage of Republican navel gazing, but I’m not so sure that we’ve dealt with all of the reasons we got spanked in November. While it’s clear that words like DeLay, Cunningham, Abramoff, Foley, Bush and Iraq played a role, I think we need to do more than scratch the surface for answers.
For those of us who live this stuff, I believe we need to look a little harder. To recover the public’s trust, Republicans need to look beyond the easily identifiable scapegoats of our electoral defeat and engage in some self-reflection. As we do, we’ll find words like arrogance, stupidity and betrayal. And when we own up to those words we can begin to get serious about regaining our status as the majority


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