Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Another instance of the ideological evanescence of moderate Republicans

Formerly known as the Republican Main Street Partnership, the group is now dropping the word “Republican” and opening its doors to Democrats.

And this is the problem with moderate Republicans: the emphasis is on “moderate” as opposed to “Republican”. Yes, there’s a lot of happy talk about bringing together middle-of-the-road Republicans and Democrats – “to find the path forward”, in the words of President Steven LaTourette, “to getting things done and compromise”. But as I scan the horizon, I don’t see too many moderate Democrats out there, and compromise more often than not means simply slowing down the pace of our evolution into a European-style social democracy.

Hey, but good luck with that, Steve. I’ll be following your pursuit of middle-of-the-road solutions with great interest.

(And a shovel).


mojo said...

In the middle of the road,
You see the darnest things.
Like fat cats driving around in jeeps through the city,
Wearing big diamond rings and silk suits.
Past corrugated tin shacks holed up with kids and
Man I don't mean a Hampstead nursery.
But when you own a big chunk of the bloody third world,
The babies just come with the scenery.
-- Pretenders

richard mcenroe said...

Another Middle of the Roader remembered...

Anonymous said...

Deborah said ... The words "common ground" and "compromise" when associated with Democrats always reminds me of the African fable, the scorpion and the crocodile.

Ever notice that it is never the Democrats proposing finding common ground and compromise.

Robert of Ottawa said...

Conservative governments onlly get elected when they enuncite conservative policies.

You see it time and again, everywhere they have elections.

Of course, keeping them conservative once elected is more difficult.