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We Need GOP Reform

09.09.09

The good ole two-party system. Republicans and Democrats.  Liberals and conservatives.

Black and white.

What about the gray area in which most of us live?

The goal is for each side to bring their perspectives to the table and together some compromises are reached that create more moderate policies.  Of course, this depends on what each side is bringing to the table that determines what could be considered moderate.  When one party tries to bring a moderate view to the table while the other offers religious extremism or is just completely unwilling to compromise… Well, that’s where we find ourselves now.

It’s not the system that’s broken.  It’s the GOP.

In order to truly make changes to our country that need to be made, the Republicans need to find their way out of being the Christian Party and back to being the fiscally conservative, small government party.  If that really has ever been the case.

Until then, this health reform bill will end up a total disaster.

“The G.O.P. used to be the party of business. Well, to compete and win in a globalized world, no one needs the burden of health insurance shifted from business to government more than American business. No one needs immigration reform — so the world’s best brainpower can come here without restrictions — more than American business. No one needs a push for clean-tech — the world’s next great global manufacturing industry — more than American business. Yet the G.O.P. today resists national health care, immigration reform and wants to just drill, baby, drill,” – Tom Friedman.

(Thanks to Andrew Sullivan’s “The Daily Dish” for the quote.)

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