“No compromise (with the electorate)” – How to ensure you keep losing elections

But for the moment, the grassroots of the Republican Party are reminiscent of the British Labour Party in the 1980s, as that party waged an internal war between the hard left and the first proto-Blairite reformers. One of the architects of the Blairite programme, Peter Mandelson, tells a story about an adversary from those days, a London local government leader and Trotskyite, whose battle cry was: “No compromise with the electorate”. It is a slogan that might appeal to some on the American right.

via The 2012 presidential election: The Republicans’ real problem | The Economist.

As usual, The Economist’s analysis hits the nail on the head.

Author: jdrch

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