Is there still a place for sane, reasonable conservatives in today’s GOP?

In the spirit of Michael Lofgren’s essay about recent dramatic changes in the GOP, I have collected articles written by 11 prominent conservatives about their unhappiness with the increasingly extreme nature of the ideology, strategy, and tactics of today’s Republican Party. Some of them expressed these concerns after the debt-ceiling debacle of August, 2011. Other articles were written at the end of George W. Bush’s second term. In many instances, these individuals have completed the transition from GOP leader to GOP apostate, even while they remain resolutely conservative. Excerpts, including links to the complete articles or interviews, appear after the jump. If you know of others in the same vein, please email me or leave a comment. The complete post can be found here.

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About Guy N. Texas

Guy N. Texas is the pen name of a lawyer living in Dallas, who is now a liberal. He was once conservative, but this word has so morphed in meaning that he can no longer call himself that in good conscience. Guy has no political aspirations. He speaks only for himself.
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One Response to Is there still a place for sane, reasonable conservatives in today’s GOP?

  1. hortonw says:

    Let’s be fair here. Romney and Huntsman are sane. Whether they are reasonable is a close call. Probably they are reasonable, but they are pretending to be unreasonable in order to get their party’s approach. That’s hardly a ringing endorsement, but it is a sign of sanity.

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