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Dan McLaughlin @baseballcrank
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It will always be easier to tear things down than build them.
Of course, the Weekly Standard almost never spoke for the majority of conservatives, or of Republicans; it occupied that space, at most, for fleeting moments in his history.

But a healthy movement does not demand that all its voices sing the same lines from the same hymnals.
People forget this now, but even in the Bush years, TWS' identification with John McCain made it an uneasy ally at times of Team W. In August 2001, it called on Don Rumsfeld to resign in protest over the defense budget being too small.
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