Words that every Democratic politician needs to tattoo on his or her forehead in reverse

So they’ll be reminded of them every time they look in the mirror:

Conservatism failed in the 1890s, again in the 1920s, again in the 1980s, and again at the beginning of the 21st century … Conservatives failed because conservatism is a failed ideology. The greatest periods of American history all rejected conservatism in favor of the ideals our nation was founded on.

(From the Times’ letters page.)