TODAY’S Republicans are very good at tending the fire of Ronald Reagan’s memory but not nearly as good at learning from his successes. They slavishly adhere to the economic program that Reagan developed to meet the challenges of the late 1970s and early 1980s, ignoring the fact that he largely overcame those challenges, and now we have new ones. It’s because Republicans have not moved on from that time that Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, in their responses to the State of the Union address last week, offered so few new ideas.
This cut is from Ramesh Ponnuru’s op-ed in the Times. It’s a great piece and it’s so similar to the cover story on the Times Magazine that I posted yesterday on the marketing blog in my rant against old white guys and the inability for the status quo to shift on its own.
This is an ongoing concern of mine: how the right wing is not listening to younger people. By extension it’s about senior management of all political stripes not listening to younger people and stifling new ideas because they are uncomfortable with them. You know, things like marriage equality. And social media.
H/T Andrew Sullivan