One problem with the Republican Party?

Matt Yglesias reports:

Sebastian Mallaby observes of conservative/libertarian splits that "It’s not just the values of the South that pose a problem. It is the region’s appetite for government."  In particular, "The most solidly red states in the nation tend also to be the most reliant on federal handouts — farm subsidies, water projects and sundry other earmarks.  It’s hard to be the party of small government when you represent the communities that benefit most from big government."


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