Friday, July 6, 2012

"I've become less conservative since the Republican Party started becoming goofy"

I may have to start a new tab up at the top of this blog titled "Chronicling the Exodus." As I've said before, these kinds of stories don't tend to get the attention that the lunatic fringe of the Republican Party generates. But to me, they are just as important.

Here's the latest one from NPR.
Judge Richard Posner, a conservative on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, has long been one of the nation's most respected and admired legal thinkers on the right. But in an interview with NPR, he expressed exasperation at the modern Republican Party, and confessed that he has become "less conservative" as a result.

Posner expressed admiration for President Ronald Reagan and the economist Milton Friedman, two pillars of conservatism. But over the past 10 years, Posner said, "there's been a real deterioration in conservative thinking. And that has to lead people to re-examine and modify their thinking."

"I've become less conservative since the Republican Party started becoming goofy," he said.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh. The Saint Reagan zombie lie that won't die, once again. These Republicans that people like Posner are talking about are simply a direct line extension from everything Reagan stood for, and Milton Friedman for that matter. But, as you've said, it would be great if the exodus picks up steam, no matter how ridiculous they continue to be about the Reagan lie.