On a recent Washington Journal Jeb Hensarling, member of the House from Texas, epitomized the quintessential Republican, excluding of course the extreme conservative wing that feeds on the claptrap offered up by Rush Limbaugh, Michele Malkin, Ann Coulter and the rest of the hot-air crowd. With his more measured, albeit hollow rhetoric, Hensarling articulates his party’s centrist and bewildering position that the old is actually new, and that what failed in the past can be the engine of success in the future.

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