How the Republicans Can Come Back

To rise again, Republicans must return to first principles and accept the realities of a new age

Joe Scarborough

You could forgive Republican leaders for rolling their eyes this past week as they read obituaries declaring the death of the GOP. After all, many Washington pundits had already declared the Republican Party dead following its defeats in 1964, 1974 and 1992. The Democratic Party was also written off after taking a beating in 2004, with Republicans and Democrats alike debating whether George W. Bush's re-election would usher in a permanent Republican majority.

If it did, the Era of Republican Supremacy lasted a total of two...

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