Nicholas Kristof's column on Feb. 4 concerning some members of the Republican Party's disdain for moderation was right on target.
He points out that moderate Republicans have always been a part of the party's legacy. He mentions that Henry Cabot Lodge, Earl Warren and George Romney were all significant voices of moderation. I can think of others not mentioned who would be proud to be classified as Republican moderates -- Clifford Case, Jacob Javits, Nelson Rockefeller, and yes, even Prescott Bush.
I think it is extremely unfortunate that the term "moderate Republicans" has been so demonized. As Kristof states, "Media voices like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck made extremism congenial -- while making bipartisanship feel treacherous." If this is correct, then the Republican Party has lost its way.
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