Wednesday, March 24, 2010
An Open Letter to the Republican Party (from TPM)
(Thanks to Dan Savage at SLOG)
Russel King over at Talking Points Memo has a thoroughly footnoted catalogue of some recent problems with the Republican Party in this country.
Short version: nix the hatred and hypocrisy.
I am not a huge fan of the Democrats either, but I recommend King's piece and the discussion thread that follows it.
I appreciate that he presents this list as an admonishment, but he also presents it as plea to the Republicans to return to some of their philosophies that are good.
He ends with:
"We may or may not agree with your values and vision, but we'll certainly welcome you back to the American mainstream with open arms. We need you."