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Our duty is to one another

Well, I know where the Eisenhower Republican went, I have the answer. Scared of the crazy far right, they will not come out to play. If they came out, they would be the majority of the party. The "take back the party" movement would commence, instead of the crazy "take back out country" thing. Let's face it for what it is, being middle of the road with some liberal social views and some fiscal conservative views is boring and not sexy. Living in a society gives each one of us a duty. The duty you may think is to the country, it is to one another. Covering one another with some monetary amount when we are sick is what is called being civil. Standing up for one another is what is called civic duty. Moderate Republicans need to join with JFK Democrats, this would be a majority of people that would be mindful and peaceful... yet boring and not sexy.

 

Steve Thibault

Redford, MI

May 22 2010 - 9:44pm

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You gotta be kidding! The moderate Republicans are called the DLC, and they're doing just fine. Heck, one of them just passed the Republican national healthcare proposal and managed to keep out any "progressive" measures at all.

Neil Rest

Chicago, IL

Mar 25 2010 - 8:58pm

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I find the above description ludicrous, when I watched the Republicans fighting very hard for sensible reforms that would improve on the best aspects of our system. The imbalances being created now are a pronounced shift towards disaster.

Should the Republicans work to avoid making things much worse? Are you kidding? There is a positive duty to help people with the cost controls that somehow just got forgotten by the herd of shortsighted opportunists.

Especially on the must destructive and unconstitutional aspects, the fight for a decent system has just begun.

John D. Froelich

Upper Darby, PA

Mar 25 2010 - 5:43am