Quote of the Day

These are quotes for any day…

Texas Governor Rick Perry to a friendly crowd in New Orleans,

Stop apologizing [for trying to overturn] the entitlement mindset. Stand up and be counted. Our opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them.

Roger Kimball on that advice from Governor Perry:

We do not yet know whether Rick Perry will be running for president. I hope he does. He would inject a few red corpuscles into the mix. And his acknowledgment that it is pointless, indeed counterproductive, for conservatives to cater to liberals accords with Dr. Kimball’s first rule of political strategy:

Conservatives do not win elections by pretending to be liberals.

It is a curious fact, well worth pondering, that the converse is not true: conservatives do not win elections by pretending to be liberals, but liberals often win elections by pretending to be conservatives.

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