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Joe Scarborough: GOP Not Conservative Enough

Over at his Politico.com blog, former Congressman and current teevee guy Joe Scarborough takes issue with the notion that the Republican party has gotten too conservative:



I would tend to agree with Morning Joe on this; despite what Democrats and liberals say, the Republican party is not the portrait of a seething mass of pure conservatism that progressives want to paint.

Oh sure, there are some folks out there that are far to the right of American mainstream on varying issues (*cough* SOCIAL ISSUES *cough*), but as a whole, the GOP is still the big-spending, economically liberal party that it has been for years.

If more GOPers would heed Scarborough's fiscal advice -- instead of going on crusades to regulate what people do in their homes or to their bodies -- then I think that the party would be more attractive to independent and swing voters.