Would the Conservatives be so Bold about the Shutdown before the Digital Age?

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It looks as if the conservative side of the Republican party may be able to hold their ethical duties intact as we progress towards a government shutdown. It isn’t that today’s conservatives are necessarily more aggressive. It’s that they have the ability to rally the troops thanks to the digital technologies that are within our grasp according to this article by the New York Times.

Ask conservatives what went wrong for them the last time the government shut down, and many of them will bring up the cover of The Daily News of New York from Nov. 16, 1995.

Under the block-lettered headline “Cry Baby,” it showed a cartoon of Newt Gingrich, then speaker of the Republican-led House, in tears, clutching a bottle and wearing nothing but a cloth diaper.

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