REBLOG (4.2.2012) We’re hard at work on an interactive timeline of conservative America, and William F. Buckley looms large. Interesting piece via thenewrepublic:
What would William F. Buckley think of the GOP of today?
“Buckley felt that outlandish stances discredited conservatism by making it seem ‘ridiculous and pathological,’ as he wrote to a supporter who had criticized his editorial. They allowed the media to tar all conservatives as extremists, and turned off young people. He insisted that conservatism had to expand ‘by bringing into our ranks those people who are, at the moment, on our immediate left—the moderate, wishy-washy conservatives’ who comprised the majority of the Republican Party … Buckley consistently maintained that conservatism was the ‘politics of reality.’”
- Geoffrey Kabaservice, What William F. Buckley Would Think of Today’s GOP
Photo courtesy of the Atlantic
(Posted by Jeff Severns Guntzel. 4.2.2012)