Party of Wilson

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I’m seeing the Politico tell me that the Republicans are in danger of having their public profile dominated by cranks on the fringe right.

And then I notice that Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) of Minnesota, widely seen as a potential moderate savior for the party, is saying he may try interposition/nullification to block the operation of any health care reform in his state. In other words, giving the ole college try to insurrectionary doctrines that were discredited going on two hundred years ago and were last trotted out, more or less as a stunt, by the most rancid of the anti-civil rights Southern governors in the 50s and 60s.

I hope he can bring the party back from the crazies and the fringe.

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