Let’s get a political post in today without talking about the Oval Office occupant. It was interesting to see the two Republican Senators who gave an impassioned speeches about these current times. Their words reminded me of the McCarthy years in the 1950s. I was just beginning to get my political legs then so couldn’t understand the obvious witch hunt that was going on by one Wisconsin Senator. But even more so, I couldn’t understand why so many of his party in congress didn’t speak up against that travesty.
Having to answer to your children and grandchildren why you didn’t stand for your principles in the face of such ugliness is a critical point in that fiasco and the one currently taking place. I have admitted here that while I am an avid social progressive I am also a fiscal conservative so I have never pledged my total allegiance to either political party. To me, there have always been good things in both organizations. That is, until recently where the GOP is going off the rails to to speak with a very radical right agenda. It is pure spite to make it your goal to undo EVERYTHING your predecessor has done. Pure Hateful Spite…
Disliking the current Republican stands does not engender me more to the Democratic party, instead it caused me to go more and more into the “independent” mode. Both established parties have lost their principles and their focus on doing the people’s business. One party has become about exclusion with the other wants to appease EVERYONE. Neither of these new stands are appealing to me. So, what is the answer? I think it just might be a new group made up of moderates from both parties.
It’s a shame that good Senators like Senator Flake, and Senator Corker were driven from their party due to its swing to the hateful isolationist exclusion mode. The Republican base has moved so far to the right to deny them another term so the answer might just be to look for a more moderate base. That seems to be the current Centrist Project.
I have been following this group for almost year now and have contributed to their efforts. We as a country need desperately to move beyond the extreme partisan politics of today. We need to be driven by principled agendas that keep the focus on what is beneficial to the whole country. I would love to find a party that contain branches of both social liberalism and fiscal conservatism but not totally focused on either.
Click on the graphic above to see what The Centrist Project are about. You just might find them to be at least a partial solution to the problems of the country. It is likely that the Centrist movement if it is successful will replace one of the political parties and to me it is uncertain which that will be. But something has to change or we just might not otherwise survive. When your party abandons its core principles it is time for you to abandon your party.