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Saturday, May 06, 2006

National Flip A Republican Month

I just suggested this in a previous post. It was in answer to the somewhat absurd objection to James Webb because he used to be a Republican.

When conservative Democrats like Phil Gramm, Ben "Nighthorse" Campbell, and Billy Tauzin deserted our party for the Reagan Revolution, it harmed and embarrassed us. If we can get a few progressive Repubicans to actually admit that their party is bankrupt of good ideas and that its policies have failed and put our country on the wrong path, wouldn't this be a good thing worth supporting? Why then when we've got a candidate in conservative Virginia who can make these charges with credibility are some of the brightest party activists so resistant?

In order to halt our self destructiveness, I'm going to propose a National Flip A Republican Month.

Anybody who can get a successful and popular Republican progressive to admit that his party has left him and so he's turning Democrat will win honorable mention in this blog. Admittedly, I don't have much in the way of actual monetary awards. But hopefully, you'll gain the undying gratitude of every Democrat who finally sees the light and sees a victory in our future.

And by the way, this shouldn't be that hard to do. After all, there just aren't that many progressive Republicans out there. So it's not going to take long to flip a few.

In fact, some may claim we've started down the right road with Jim Webb.

2 comments:

VaBchDem said...

This is truly brilliant. I'll let some candidates in my area (Hampton Roads) know about this. Love it.

Alice Marshall said...

If we can get a few progressive Republicans to actually admit that their party is bankrupt of good ideas and that its policies have failed and put our country on the wrong path, wouldn't this be a good thing worth supporting?

Well that is sort of what happened when Dave Marsden decided to run as a Democrat. I think we will see much more of that as the year progresses.

Webb's problem is that many are not convinced he is a former Republican. Why did he sit out the 2005 election? Why did he sit out all the subsequent special elections? Why did he have to be bludgeoned into going to FCDC?