And I’ll give you one guess where he wants their politics to move.
“The Republican idea is a great idea, but we can’t go and get stuck with just the right wing,” Schwarzenegger said. “Let’s let the party come all the way to the center. Let those people be heard as much as the right. Let it be the big tent we’ve talked about.
“Let’s invade and let’s cross over that (political) center,” he said. “The issues that they’re talking about? Let them be our issues, and let the party be known for that.”
The only issue? Many Republicans currently in Congress are ideologues and will most likely not want to move to the center.
See, I’ve been trying to figure out why they haven’t done it until it’s way past too late, and the reason is simply…they just don’t believe in bi-partisanship. These are politicians who’ve won races being strong partisans. After all, it wasn’t too long ago that the House was under the guidance of Tom DeLay, who has to be one of most blindly partisans politicians I’ve come across in years. Along with Bush, Cheney, and Rove they completely dismantled what the Republican stood for.
So while Schwarzenegger’s intentions are noble, it’s probably going to take a big loss in order to get rid of a majority of the wrong kind of Republicans so they can be replaced with the right…ummm…correct kind.
We shall see…