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Lazio: GOP Has Soul-Searching To Do

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Commenting on the offensive emails Republican gubernatorial candidiate Carl Paladino forwarded:

The emails are completely offensive, unacceptable, have never been part of the party I belong to or associate with. I believe the Republican Party has a lot of soul searching to do here. By the way, I think the Democratic Party does too, but maybe for different reasons. I think the Republican Party needs to decide who they are, what they want to be, where they want to take the people of the state or the nation, depending on what you’re talking about. And it’s one of the reasons why yesterday, number one, I didn’t endorse. Number two, I raised questions about public character, I think on the part of both of the candidates.

-Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Anne from Westchester

About a week ago, a friend from Austria called, distraught after reading an article about the Tea Party in a German newspaper. His reaction: "Don't people [in the U.S.] realize that we [in Europe] have been down this road before, and know where it leads? Don't they realize the rest of the world looks to the U.S. for leadership?"
I am a Democrat, and I applaud Rick Lazio for speaking out against behavior and rhetoric that is hateful. Hate (of any kind, including racism) and anger have no place in the leadership of this nation, at any level of government, and are not the foundation for sound decision-making. This is not about partisan politics, not about left vs. right, nor is it about being "refined"; this is about who we are and what we stand for as a people and as a nation, and whether we have lost our moral compass.

Sep. 28 2010 01:13 PM

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