I am on record as “liking Mark Cuban” as an out-spoken pro sports owner and as a very astute businessman / entrepreneur. I appreciate that his brashness and general “style” turns off many …. maybe many of “you”. But…. I like him.
I “like him” even more after reading these comments about his (Cuban’s) frustrations with “Republicans” and particularly with The GOP Hierarchy / “Establishment”. Yuck…. Putui.
I am so “over” The Karl Rove Gang and their $mugness. A pox on that odious bunch. I am also over the “rank & file” for the very criticisms that Cuban espouses here….
Republican rank & file cram an anal probe up the butt of every major Repub candidate until they invariable find a polyp or two of his/her opinions that they disagree with…. and summarily write off that “unacceptable candidate” because of that one opinion on the ______ issue.
Said candidate may be just fine on a dozen other issues but his/her statement back when about whatever gets so blown out of proportion that that is all that is talked about…. until the otherwise very strong / acceptable candidate is buried under that singular issue. “We” have destroyed numerous good men / women with this strategy. We have likely dissuaded numerous others from entering public service as well.
Every “Republican” who refused to vote for Mitt Romney because he was born “into a cult” should be required to kiss Barack Obama’s bare butt on the Capitol steps.
There are only about a dozen members of the NCGenAssem Repub Caucus that I have much respect for. BUT, that is a dozen more than what slithers and slimes on “the other side of the aisle”. Do I “like” Boehner and McConnell? HELL NO! But compared to Reid and Pelosi…. yes…. “lesser of two evils”.
As a result, like Cuban, I distance myself from being labeled “a Republican”. I am beginning to feel the same about being “a Conservative” too.
I guess I am simply VERY VERY Anti-Liberal. I am committed to doing my best to thwart / stop those self-righteous faux-intellectual lap-dog lunatics. Despise’em. I realize being “anti” is not as ideal as being “in favor of” an ideology; but if Liberals are defeated…. whatever defeats them is a far far preferable option that they (Liberals) are / were.
Mark Cuban: I would prefer to be a Republican, but the party has one big problem that’ll crush it in every Presidential election
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn’t finished talking about politics.
This offseason, he’s Cyber Dusted on a plethora of political topics. Donald Trump, the GOP debate, Ted Cruz. He was even the President of the United States in this summer’s “Sharknado 3.”
Today he sent his followers this blast on the Republican Party.
Here’s what he sent his followers, typed out exactly as he sent it.
I am so ready for the Mavs season to start. Until then the sport of the day is politics. Today’s game is trashing the Republican Party
I would prefer to be a Republican. I want smaller government. I want smarter government. Just like most Republicans
Put aside that I disagree with Republicans on most social issues. The Republicans have a much bigger problem that will crush them in every Presidential election until this changes. …. (NOTE: I do differ w/ Mark as re: opposing Repubs on social issue)
The Republican Party requires that all their Presidential candidates Conform to Consensus.
If you don’t agree with every platform of the party not only are you called a RINO, a “Republican in Name Only. You are considered unelectable in primaries and become a source of scorn on Fox News
That’s a problem.
Leaders don’t conform to the consensus. They create consensus to their vision and goals.
Leaders don’t change their positions mid debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue.
Leaders don’t look backwards to condemn what has already been done, they look forward to create a better future.
Leaders are not dogmatic. They are principled and know that change is never easy, but when it’s necessary, they must lead.
The Republican Party does everything possible to discourage leadership.
They want dogma.
They want conformity.
They want to conserve their romanticized past.
That’s a shame. I wish they wanted to conserve the best of what America is today and find a leader that can take us to new places that make our future better.
I realize that’s not the way politics work in this day and age. And that just proves the point.
And btw, I know a lot of the same can be said about the democrats, but I don’t want to be a democrat.
Until things change, I’ll sit in the middle and think for myself. Unlike the Republicans