David Brooks had a column today that was so transparently wishful thinking that it was laughable. A few pandering comments and he seems to believe the party is going to recast itself in his desired image of it. This part struck me:
Finally, there has even been some shifting of economic values, or at least in how the party presents those values [emphasis mine]. The other speaker at the Kemp dinner was Representative Paul Ryan, who spoke about how to alleviate poverty. He didn’t abandon any of his fundamental beliefs, but he framed those beliefs in a more welcoming way and opened up room for growth and new thinking.
Ummm, talking nicely about poor people instead of calling them “takers” without actually changing any policy does not a new Republican party make. Chait, naturally, had a much smarter take on Rubio and Ryan’s re-branding. As for Ryan’s newfound concern about…
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