Yes they exist, but it's complicated.
Thanks Jerry and thanks especially for the tip on Mr. Snyder's book. It's on my Amazon list now.
What prevents Mr. Jeffries from publicly presenting the clean CR that most Americans and majorities in both houses want to see? Having something specific to call and write about would help the opposition coalesce and maybe even get some media attention outside of Substack. I know that it wouldn't get a legislative calendar number but a title and a brief descriptor would be more concrete than what we have now and a finite process might encourage some action.
As a moderate Republican, I thank you for this post.
Thank you for a wonderful commentary today! There is HOPE! And that's what your "feathers" are all about! We must never lose hope. These are troubling times, all over the world, it seems. It is heart-wrenching to read about the people of Gaza, and the Afghanistanis being expelled from Pakistan! We are so lucky to live in the United States of America, and that we are FREE to express our thoughts--something so simple, yet something someone could be arrested for (e.g., Iran).
I call my D.C. reps a lot, and next year, I will be writing a ton of postcards to ensure a Democratic outcome in November of 2024.
BTW, it irritates the heck out of me, that I can't even send a comment to a legislator who is outside my district. Tried to call a "moderate Republican" to say "Thank you" and couldn't even leave comment because their computer knew I was a thousand miles away. Gr-r-r-rrrrrr.
This is a really helpful analysis. We can't wait for the 2024 election and we who are not extremists have to work together. I'm very tired of being bullied by the "Freedom Caucus" and I hope moderate Republicans are also beginning to feel the same way.
Thank you Jerry. Indeed there are moderate Republicans. I know because my husband is one, but is disgusted with the Republican party since Trump and his extremists came along. He has been voting for Democrats since 2015, and will be voting for Joe Biden for a second time.
We definitely should not alienate Moderate Republicans. It's going to take all of us to get the MAGA extremists out. As the old saying goes, "All hands on deck."
Thank you for your realistic and hopeful commentary.
That would be sweet indeed. This is beyond frustrating.