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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Prominent pollster: GOP is estranged from America
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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As one whose career covering politics dates back to the days of such Republicans as John B. Anderson, Lynn Martin, Everett Dirksen, Bob Michel, Howard Baker and, yes, even Ronald Reagan, it actually pains me a little to pass along THIS COLUMN by Andrew Kohut, founder of the Pew Research Center and a former president of the Gallup Organization:

In my decades of polling, I recall only one moment when a party had been driven as far from the center as the Republican Party has been today.

The outsize influence of hard-line elements in the party base is doing to ...

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