Olympia Snowe: GOP Has Abandoned Its Principles
Maine GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe says the Specter party switch is “devastating” both “personally and I think for the party.”
“I’ve always been deeply concerned about the views of the Republican Party nationally in terms of their exclusionary policies and views towards moderate Republicans,” said Snowe, who has been approached, she said, by Democrats in the past about switching parties.
Snowe says the Specter move “underscores the blunt reality” that the GOP is not a place for moderates.
“I believe in the traditional tenets of the Republican Party: strong national defense, fiscal responsibility, individual opportunity. I haven’t abandoned those principles that have been the essence of the Republican Party. I think the Republican Party has abandoned those principles.”
But Snowe says she isn’t switching parties, that being a Republican “is my ethnic heritage.” But let’s face it, the party is more welcoming these days to wingnuts than to moderate Americans.Click here for reuse options!
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