Schwarzenegger: Republican Party Too Narrow And Rigid

Posted by | May 6, 2012 11:17 | Filed under: Top Stories

Arnold Schwarzenegger has an op-ed in the LA Times called “Take Down That Small Tent.” He is troubled by the party’s lack of openness and unwillingness to compromise.

I bumped up against that rigidity many times as governor. Not surprisingly, the party wasn’t always too happy with me. But I had taken an oath to serve the people, not my party. Some advisors whose opinions I respect urged me to consider leaving the party and instead identify myself as a “decline to state” voter. But I’m too stubborn to leave a party I believe in…

We need to remind the Republicans who want to enforce ideological purity that if they succeed, they will undo Reagan’s work to create an inclusive party that could fit many different views.

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

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