just barely time for me to sneak in a paragraph about this in here:
Hey, Rove and Armey were just trying to deliver a permanent Republican majority, and their polling told them that majorities of Americans favored stuff like Federal education spending and Medicare Part D.
Simply put, the Republican elite knew that a very large fraction of American voters — probably more than half — want more free stuff. One intractable problem is that when Republicans expand government when they control both the legislative and executive branches, many conservatives and libertarians who pay attention to reality don’t show up on the next election day. The other intractable problem is that anybody who wants free stuff and bothers to vote knows that the Democrats promise more of it.
I just can’t believe people pay money for the sh*t these supposed brainy “strategists” spew.