Republican Main Street Partnership RINOs Turn Out To Be Just RINORiffic As Conservatives Thought


Despite the positive press this will probably draw from the mainstream media, the good news is that the Republican Main Street Partnership just rendered itself completely irrelevant with this move.

Enter former GOP rep and noted Boehner ally Steve LaTourette, who’s going to show those “chuckleheads” in the tea party a thing or two by … embracing Democrats? Behold as the Republican Main Street Partnership becomes the Main Street Partnership:

The group’s new president, former Ohio Republican Rep. Steven LaTourette, told Yahoo News that he plans to begin conversations with Blue Dog Democrats and centrist groups in the coming months.

“The goal is to try and fill the void that is the middle,” LaTourette, who resigned from Congress this year, said. “The American political system is like a doughnut: You’ve got sides, but you don’t have anything in the middle, and it would be my goal to work with Republicans and Democrats who want to find the path forward to getting things done and compromise.”

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, LaTourette added: “While we have changed our name, we have not changed our values or our mission. We will continue to be a right of center organization and continue to represent the governing wing of the Republican Party.”

The Main Street Partnership will also expand its super PAC, Defending Main Street, to aid center-right members of both parties, LaTourette said, adding, “It’s not going to be focused so much on party as it is on protecting people from the right and left extremes if they choose to do the right things.”

Setting aside the fact that there’s already a group of losers who have exactly the same shtick (No Labels), which makes the “Main Street Partnership” superfluous, even moderate Republican donors are going to be very reluctant to give money to a group that’s going to support moderate Democrats. If the idea is to go completely beyond political parties and reach out to the genuinely undecided, there aren’t very many of those people, they aren’t very enthusiastic about politics and they’re extremely wishy-washy, all of which makes it impossible to build any kind of political movement on them.

But, it’s also worth noting that this proves a point: These RINOs really are Republicans in name only because they have no principles and are just as willing to embrace Democrats as Republicans. If you don’t believe in conservative ideals and you’re just as willing to endorse Democrats as Republicans, how can you, “represent the governing wing of the Republican Party?”

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