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How a Republican Can Get Published in The New York Times, October 23, 2013

November 1, 2013 --

A Republican can get an op-ed article published in The New York Times if the piece is called "The Cry of the True Republican" and
denounces "bomb-throwing obstructionism by Republicans in Congress," with direct reference to Senator Ted Cruz, and goes on, by citing the name of Joe McCarthy, to suggest that Republicans in Congress have neither "decency" nor "responsibility." And then, the coup de grace: "There is more than a passing similarity between Joseph McCarthy and Ted Cruz, between McCarthyism and the Tea Party movement." The writer is John G. Taft, whose grandfather was Senator Robert A. Taft.

LPR has a hunch Senator Taft was rather more discerning and precise in his political pronouncements. Of course, for The New York Times there is no more "True Republican" than the Republican who denounces other Republicans by personal attack full of accusations yet devoid of substance. LPR expects that Mr. Taft's next Times op-ed will be: How I Found the True Political Light and Resigned from the Mean-Spirited Republican Party.