Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Quote of the Day - Artur Davis Edition

  But parties change. As I told a reporter last week, this is not Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party (and he knows that even if he can’t say it).  If you have read this blog, and taken the time to look for a theme in the thousands of words (or free opposition research) contained in it, you see the imperfect musings of a voter who describes growth as a deeper problem than exaggerated inequality; who wants to radically reform the way we educate our children; who despises identity politics and the practice of speaking for groups and not one national interest; who knows that our current course on entitlements will eventually break our solvency and cause us to break promises to our most vulnerable—that is, if we don’t start the hard work of fixing it
 On the specifics, I have regularly criticized an agenda that would punish businesses and job creators with more taxes just as they are trying to thrive again. I have taken issue with an administration that has lapsed into a bloc by bloc appeal to group grievances when the country is already too fractured: frankly, the symbolism of Barack Obama winning has not given us the substance of a united country. You have also seen me write that faith institutions should not be compelled to violate their teachings because faith is a freedom, too. You’ve read that in my view, the law can’t continue to favor one race over another in offering hard-earned slots in colleges: America has changed, and we are now diverse enough that we don’t need to accommodate a racial spoils system. And you know from these pages that I still think the way we have gone about mending the flaws in our healthcare system is the wrong way—it goes further than we need and costs more than we can bear.

Congressman Artur Davis on why he has become a republican.  He is now living in my neck of the woods and may run for congress as a republican in Northern Virginia.  Not an easy task by any standards, but may be even harder with these statements.  

But this is something that I have been saying for years.  The mainstream media keeps feeding the public that the republican party has become "extreme".  It is the democratic party that has.  It has been hi-jacked by far left loons that don't have any idea what American Exceptionalism means.  I probably don't agree with many things that this man does, but may I say welcome.  If you fiscally conservative, I will support you.  

JFK would be a moderate republican today, as much as dems would like to deny it.  

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