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Here Yuval Levin argues that this is precisely what we’re currently witnessing given the Democrat party’s aggressive lurch to the left. Also, our own Peter Lawler points out that, more than ever, Republicans need to clearly and uncompromisingly assert their basic principles, distinguishing themselves from a ruling party that has proven remarkably ideological, unyieldingly partisan, and generally out of touch with the American people, including many of those who voted them into power. However, for those envisioning the kind of Republican resurgence witnessed in 1994 we should note that very little of the opportunity presented to Republicans is a consequence of their leadership, that in fact much of it might be despite an obvious dearth of it, and that such leadership will be necessary to capture the potential gains from Democrat overreach.

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