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re: “blanket temperament statement”Thankfully, Republicans (at least most of them) still have a conscience, still care about right and wrong, even in politics. There was a right way to fire the US attorneys. We should have done it that way!

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You are not surrendering in the face of difficulties.  You are recognizing truth, even though it may benefit your opponents.  It speaks to a core difference between the Democrats’ and Republicans’ core constituencies.  It does mean that, in political conflict, Republicans are at a bit of a disadvantage, for their voters overwhelmingly believe that power should be exercised in support of high principle.  For Democrats, power is the principle.

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