Jacob Javits’ legacy stands on its own and it can be a model for humanizing the Republican Party and repositioning its “tent.” First, it should be a home for honest and public-oriented Democrats who feel uncomfortable with their local Democratic Party. Second, the Republican should learn that the door swings both ways. If individual Republicans are stifled by near-totalitarian rule within the party (are you listening Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins), they can bolt and join the Democrats. Anyway, it’s a much more enjoyable “club;” with whom would you rather have dinner, Al Franken or Mitch McConnell? Thank you, Mr. Javits.
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