Republicans in the Good Old Days

… As the American people have come to accept and expect an enhanced role for the federal government in daily life, the GOP has more or less signed off​—​exactly what we should expect it to do, considering that the main purpose of the party is to win elections.

So why are liberals complaining about the GOP’s lurch rightward in recent years? One obvious explanation is the “mobilization of bias.” You cannot win elections in this country as a radical; ergo, if liberals can successfully tag Republicans as radicals, then they can effectively eliminate the GOP as a competitor. [cont.]

Jay Cost, The Weekly Standard