At the end of the day, politics is about more than winning elections. The Republican Party remains in intellectual tatters. Its main two policy ideas -- extending the Bush tax cuts and repealing health-care reform -- will make its main policy concern -- the debt -- much, much worse. It has no answer for our economic moment, for inequality, for the health-care system (Mitt Romney used to have one, but then Democrats took it), for the deficit. You don't need good ideas to win. But you do need them to govern.
2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan