My occasional series on the conservative
movement stagnation continues with Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Government Elimination Tax Reform.
On Monday, the New York Times ran a long story, “Among Republicans, a Debate Over the Party’s Road Map Back to Power,” about the response of leading right-wing thinkers to the question “how can conservatives chart a path back to power after this month’s Republican defeats?”
Norquist offered a strong endorsement for continuing the GOP’s ostrich-like [dinosaur-like?] ignorance on climate change:
… he suggested that some calls to update conservatism — by taking global warming more seriously, for instance — were essentially disguised calls to move the party to the left.
“They will be cheerfully ignored,” Mr. Norquist said.
Denial is bliss.
Note: Although this is Part 10, this is the first post actually labeled “Notes from the conservative stagnation.” Sadly, I suspect this may end up being the longest series I ever run.