Thought for the Day
Doesn't the Republicans current tone completely repudiate the Bush/Rove presentation of "compassionate conservatism?"
We can debate whether "compassionate conservatism" was ever anything more than rhetoric, but it was pretty good rhetoric, and it was a way for the Repubs to chop into the traditionional electoral Dem perception.
This current Republican version is really a return to the worst of the late Reagan republicanism. It's Pat Buchanan at the convention and Pat Robertson running for President.