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  • ANDREW E. BUSCH: After Compassionate Conservatism

    08/01/2006 7:15:19 PM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 15 replies · 373+ views
    Wall Street Journal Editorial Page ^ | Tuesday, August 1, 2006 12:01 a.m. EDT | ANDREW E. BUSCH
    On the surface, the Republican Party appears to be better poised now than at any time since Calvin Coolidge. Republicans have controlled both houses of Congress for more than a decade (interrupted briefly by Senator James Jeffords's defection in mid-2001), occupied the White House for the last five years, and held a majority of governorships since the 1994 elections. In short, the GOP has come a long way since 1968 or 1980.So why are Republicans feeling so sour in 2006? Having now held power in Congress for over a decade, there is a sense that the corruption-fighting revolutionaries of 1994...