Monday, November 17, 2008

Palin doesn't believe in Party reform

During the Republican Governors Association in Miami last week, the Governors were having the same conversation many of us had and what I posted about on Friday - how the Republican Party should be reformed in order to gain future success.

As usual, Palin took the hard line approach: "Now it is time for us to go our own way ... confident in the knowledge that there will be another day. We'll rise to fight again," Palin said.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist disagreed and proposes the Party embrace his brand of Republicanism - agreeing with Democrats on several, if not most, issues. Crist has also appointed several Democrats into his Administration.

Sounds like a great idea, right? Lets make ourselves look like the Democratic Party so we'll get elected next time! I'm sorry, but I really don't see the point in electing Republicans who are like Democrats. That would be completely counter-productive. We end up with people like John McCain and Christine Todd Whitman - see where that got us?

In politics we need to work together in order to serve the citizens. Having two Parties that are nearly identical in ideology would not be representative of the public and its needs. I still can't fathom this phenomenon. I hesitate to use the term RINO (Republican In Name Only), but that's what Crist is proposing.

Funny how this option seems to only exist for the Republican Party. I don't hear Democrats saying they should reform their Party to agree more with Republicans in an effort for inclusion and working across the aisle.

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