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Is Ted Cruz good for the Republican Party?


As a Republican, I say no. Whether you agree with him or not, the modern media filter makes him look extreme. There's nothing good to come out of his intransigence. Just as hard core left wingers make the Dems look bad, hard core right wingers turn the GOP into extremists in the eyes of the general public. It's cliché, but moderation in everything is good.

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    CJ Kelly (lions44) 4 years ago

    Your response is probably the best defense of Cruz I've heard in a long time, if ever. You are right on many of your points. But my point is that the battle is over for now. Why take the PR hit in a losing cause? Save it for other battles.

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    CJ Kelly (lions44) 4 years ago

    Another passionate response. As much as I agree, conservative Repubs need to take a page from the Obama playbook. Wrap yourself up in "moderate" cloaks, and then get in power. That's the only way to create change. Public purity tests look bad.


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    CJ Kelly (lions44) 4 years ago

    Thx FP for commenting. I could not disagree more with your sentiment. The GOP has been successful in the past as an inclusive party. Absolutism just minimizes the party in an era of sound bites. We can convince people of our ideas in other ways.