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Richard Cohen / Republicans seem to be a party adrift

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Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:01 am

On Nov. 11, a mere five days after the presidential election, the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam pushed off from Fort Lauderdale for a Caribbean jaunt. Aboard were nearly 600 emotionally tattered Republicans, most of whom had been expecting a Republican victory of Rovian proportions - surely they had all read Karl's prediction in The Wall Street Journal - and now were about to cruise 750 miles to nowhere, just like the party they so adored. The Nieuw Amsterdam was 86,000 tons of painful metaphor.

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