11/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

After the Wrecking

Sunday's New York Times featured a quotation from Newt Gingrich, Republican paladin, dilating on the subject of Democratic enthusiasm for what the paper called "new government programs": "You have to convince a country that watched Katrina, that watched Baghdad, that watched Fannie and Freddie, now the answer's going to be to pile more junk on top of the junk we already have."

This got me going. Conservatives have wrecked government so massively that it fails in New Orleans, fails in Iraq, and fails in its most basic regulatory missions. And this is the reason we need to elect more conservatives to high office?

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