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The Times Gets It


Even the Old York Times is waking up the sheer scale and scope of what the president is aiming for in 2004:

In 1994, when conservatives led by Newt Gingrich took control of the House, there was concern that their time in power would be limited. Today, many conservatives say, American public opinion is shifting their way, so there is no reason to be impatient - or to pressure Mr. Bush into doing things before the election that might hurt him next year.

“The Republicans are looking at decades of dominance in the House and the Senate, and having the presidency with some regularity,” Mr. Norquist said. “So if this year the tax cut isn’t the one we wanted - no biggie. There’s a sense that we can afford to wait.”