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March 26, 2010

How Republicans Should React to the Recent Threats Against Democrats

Listed in: Other Domestic Policy, NJDC News, Opinions

Originally published in The Hill’s Congress Blog

By Ira N. Forman, CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council

Republicans should speak out forcefully against threats of violence and vandalism.  This violent behavior erodes a democratic society and the GOP leadership should respond because it is the right thing to do.  But it is also the right political move for the Republican leadership.  There are short term risks in alienating some of this right-wing, extremist base.  In the long run, however, GOP political fortunes lie in moving toward the center and respectability.