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Republicans need to stop compromising and playing by the rules

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

The purpose of politics is to win and to demonstrate one party’s ideas and policies are superior to those of the other party. If politics is only about being liked and praised, especially by one’s ideological adversaries, the party that adopts such a philosophy is doomed to perpetual defeat and to not have its positions — if it has them — taken seriously. If you don’t win how you played the game won’t matter. Texan Jim Hightower wrote “There’s Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos.” Modern Republicans might learn from that Texas liberal.