Notes from the conservative stagnation, Part 10
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.