Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Signs of Life in the GOP?

Eugene Robinson sees signs of life in the Republican Party in The Washington Post.

Thanks largely to (Senator Marco) Rubio (R-FL) and (Jeb) Bush — and to exit polls from the November election — there is a lively debate within the party about immigration reform. Thanks largely to (Senator Rand) Paul (R-KY), there’s a debate about defense spending. Thanks to the switch by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), there’s a debate about same-sex marriage. Was any of this conceivable even six months ago?

All this ferment tells me that someday the GOP will claw its way to the right side of history. Progressives had better be ready with some new ideas of their own.

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