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State Senate Republicans must move to center for good of party and residents

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If there were a “mercy” rule in politics, now would be the time to invoke it. This week, state Democrats completed their takeover of virtually every major political office in the state; on election night, the Big Apple voted in Bill de Blasio as New York’s first Democratic mayor in 20 years and its first progressive executive in far longer. Former MTA chairman and Republican nominee Joe Lhota didn’t stand a chance — de Blasio ...

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November 11, 2013
11:01 a.m.

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This notion of moving to center I so often hear is really a taunt to move to the left. Liberals have gone so far left today that what they think is conservative center is actually pretty far to the left. The euphemism in the writer's letter, "women's reproductive freedom" is a prime example. Conservatives support a women's right to choose to reproduce any time she wishes and they support her choice to say no at any time. That is center. What is left is forcing everyone else to pay for recreational sex or to allow late term abortions that are not due to threatening medical issues. New York Republicans are not going to balance the left wing extremists with left wing conservatism--or some such oxymoron. Two reasons the Democrats are winning: Few good conservatives will blow the money to run and -- the reason for the first -- Conservatives are fleeing the state to center and right states. There aren't enough real Republicans left here. We are becoming a continent of nations, divided by progressives rushing to the least common denominator.