December 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
“Increasingly, it is becoming clear that the party is against everything and for nothing.
Nothing on taxes. Nothing on gun control. Nothing on climate change. Nothing on gay marriage. Nothing on immigration reform (or an incremental, piece-by-piece approach, which will result in nothing). It’s a very odd situation when the losing party is the party refusing to negotiate. It may be how you disrupt, but it is not how you govern, or how you ever hope to regain a majority.
And so, we have a Republican Party today willing to eliminate any prospect for a decent future for anyone, including itself, if it cannot be a future that is 100 percent in accordance with its core beliefs and principles. That’s not governing. That’s just lobbing hand grenades. If you’re only standing on principle to appear taller, then you appear smaller. And the GOP is shrinking daily before our eyes.”
- Mark McKinnon, former aide to George W. Bush and John McCain, December 24, 2012
- Source: The Daily Beast
- Context: In a piece written for The Daily Beast titled All I Want For Christmas is a New GOP, Republican Mark McKinnon expressed his frustration with the extreme and uncompromising stances of today’s Republican leadership. He warns that if the Republican Party does not change it will “condemn itself to a smaller and smaller base of core supporters and permanent minority status.”