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Election night bad for partisanship


Election night was a good night for moderates.

It was a bad night for conservatives.

It was the worst night for partisanship.

Steve Schmidt, Sen. John McCain's campaign manager of 2008, in an interview a few days after that election, said, "The Republican Party wants to, needs to be able to represent, you know, not only conservatives, but centrists as well. And the party that controls the center is the party that controls the American electorate.

The Republican Party should have listened to Schmidt. Instead, they catered to its far-right conservative and libertarian base, a mere ...

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