The honest opinion of a conservative Republican.
Of late, I’ve taken to doing something I had not done, but should have, before – reading opinion pieces by conservative writers. Not all of them, of course, for some I find to be simply too odious to read more than a paragraph, but those conservative writers who take a more moderate stance, who aren’t so far to the right as to be moronic, have something to say and I want to listen. I want to understand what makes them tick, why they think as they do. Yesterday, I came across an opinion essay in the New York Times by Stuart Stevens, a long-time Republican political consultant. Mr. Stevens joined the Lincoln Project earlier this year. This essay resonates, it helps explain some things, maybe answer some questions we’ve been asking, and I think it is worth sharing here. I hope you’ll take a minute to read Mr. Stevens’ words.
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