It’s one thing if a Republican says Democrats are moving too far to the left. It’s another thing entirely if that is said by the far left governor of the far left state of California. Wow.
The Washington Times reports:
Dem Gov. Jerry Brown says Democrats moving too far left: ‘They only know how to say yes’
Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown criticized his own party this week as the party of “yes,” arguing that his state needs a stronger Republican Party to rein in Democrats from moving too far to the left.
“You need someone to disagree, to criticize, to offer an alternative, and that’s what the two parties can do,” the outgoing governor told NPR in a Tuesday interview. “The next four years, it’s going to become even more difficult, because the weakness of the Republican Party has let the Democratic Party, I think, get further out than I think the majority of people want.”
Mr. Brown, who will be succeeded by Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 7, said support for the Republicans in his state had been weakening over the past 20 years and that President Trump “accelerated their irrelevance.” He argued, however, that there’s a “big opening” for Republican leadership in California if they can “get back to Lincoln, to Earl Warren … think about Eisenhower. Think about Gerald Ford.”
Brown is right about his party. Will they listen to him?