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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


We have wondered - here in our frozen wasteland - whether the GOP will ever be truly competitive in New England any time soon.

Since the GOP positions on just about every social issue, most economic issues and most foreign policy issues fails to resonate with anywhere close to the majority in these parts, we are left to wonder what their outreach will be.

I guess they are going for "Thuggishness" since it elected Chris Christie.  Judging from the above exchange - and for that matter the entire campaigns of Carl Paladino and Joe Lhota - the only way a Republican can run in proximity to the Hudson River is to behave like a schoolyard bully.

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