The Word on post-Obama US conservatism

Goes to James Poulos (a similar point I made in my post on Canadians cons as a roadmap for US cons):

10. To put specific meat on the theoretical bones: conservatives need to disambiguate “the movement.” A quest for a comprehensive ideology that seamlessly unites culture, politics, and policy has led to the betrayal of conservative principles and practices on each of these levels, and the failure of Republican governance to boot. Between religion, culture, and politics there is a complex interrelationship. Comprehending the contours of that relationship will be impossible without understanding more deeply and recommitting to federalism — and the actual practice of state and local politics — while simultaneously becoming better at coalition-building nationally.

(my italics).

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