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Moderate Conservative Says Current Soul Of GOP Is TEA Party

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:20:33 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Moderate Conservative Says Current Soul Of GOP Is TEA Party New York Times Columnist David Brooks acknowledges he has a fairly lonely place as a moderate conservative. Brooks says his own political philosophy has ties to Alexander Hamilton and Teddy Roosevelt. He says he believes in limited government that is extremely active to assure social mobility. Today's GOP is far more focused on limiting the scope of government. Brooks is in Bloomington Normal for the Adlai Stevenson Lecture Series and spoke with reporters including WGLT's Charlie Schlenker about the overarching narrative in the last two years, the question what kind of personality will the Republican Party end up with.

   
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