Twitter investor Chris Sacca urges moderate Republicans to take back their party

Venture investor Chris Sacca certainly isn’t the first to call for the GOP to purge the “extremists” from the party. Plenty would like to see the Republicans act more like Democrats to increase their appeal to, well, Democrats, and there are a lot of Republicans who are all too happy to comply.

So, what’s in it for a liberal like Sacca? In short, “an informed, thoughtful, honorable opposition” that he’d most likely never vote for in a million years, but at least he’d respect it more. How about the Democrats showing their extremists the door too? Oh wait, there aren’t any.

Update:

Hey, commenters, Sacca is not a fan:

  • http://twitter.com/equaltreatment Elaine

    “But the policies of the President have been moderate and, frankly, many of them are centrist GOP principles” Did he really just say that????

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      Yes. Yes he did. .@sacca OBVIOUSLY doesn’t peruse Twitter very often. #FACT

    • http://twitter.com/Bill_Reeves_II Bill Reeves

      If those are “centrist GOP policies” we better NOT go to center…

    • V the K

      Apparently, fiscal responsibility, spending restraint, and limited Constitutional Government are now “extreme” ideas.

    • J. Cox

      When you move the bar so far to the left…yes,those almost do seem centrist…meanwhile..I am sure he would call God an extremist too.

      • Slapweasel

        It is called the “Overton Window”.

    • Michael Rice

      And he thinks extremists, i.e. true conservatives are in control of the right….

    • operanerd1986

      A lot of liberals have deluded themselves into thinking that they are apparently moderates.

      • Tom Bannigan

        In other words “if you think this is bad”, we can show you just how bad it can get.

    • Shawn Smith

      They haven’t *actually* started sending people to the gulags yet, so they’re still moderate.

    • Kevin Gallagher

      Bush was a moderate. Would they like to return to those days or could we possibly get back to some actual conservatism?

  • Michelle

    “America needs an informed, thoughtful, honorable opposition.” As opposed to how Liberals behave? Does he follow that thing called Twitter?

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      Amen

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Today’s DAILY KOS phrase is:
    “False Equivalency”

    • kateorjane

      It replaces “strawman”

  • Jack Deth

    Let’s see. You have an egotistic narcissist in the White House.
    An obstinate Democrat Senate that does nothing while following orders from the White House. And you have a Republican controlled House, where the money is.

    So you have a squishy, wishy, bobbly, wobbly, timey wimey blob of jelly wanting Republicans to be more like the tax and spend and tax some more Democrats?

    Bottom line: There’s a village somewhere missing its Idiot!

    • 1SkepticalChick

      Wondering if there is such a thing as a Village Idiot Alert. Villages with missing idiots could get the word out quickly, get them returned, and maybe do a better job of keeping them locked away next time. We should fine these villages every time their idiot gets loose.

      • RightThinking1

        I think you are on to something. Certainly an alarm would have been raised by now regarding Joe Biden’s absence.

        As Hillary might say “It takes an idiot to raze a village.”

    • Tara

      ha!

  • FreedomFighter

    13 million voters didn’t vote in 2012. That’s 74 million voters who didn’t vote for Obama.
    Liberals had their liberal to vote for, conservatives didn’t have their conservative to vote for. So who would those 13 million voters be?
    If the GOP candidate would have been a conservative, Obama wouldn’t have won reelection.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      ^^^^What he said!^^^^

  • daeghrefn

    Riiiiight. We can’t have any more extremist firebrands like McCain, Romney, Boehner and McConnell running the show. Heck, to this guy even Huntsman is probably a wild-eyed zealot.

  • justlittlolme

    “Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice”
    >> Thomas Paine
    ——————————
    These fools whining for ‘moderation’ are just too cowardly to ADMIT they’re really Democrats, so they’ve just stuck around and polluted the party until the conservatives can no longer stand the stench!

  • http://twitter.com/Bill_Reeves_II Bill Reeves

    Love when jack-wagons like this guy discount what you have to say by calling anything they don’t agree with a fallacy.
    And repeating it makes it true apparently.

  • Steve_J

    It’s amazing how many people who aren’t Republicans have the best interest of the Republican Party in mind.

    • misterp

      Great point!! If your enemy offers you advice you should fully reject it!!!

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  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    I’d like him to explain what he means by false equivalency. He’s right though. Dems had four whole years of house and senate controls. Two of those where with a democrat controlled White House. They had four years, two if which completely with out obstacle, to “fix” the supposed “failures” of the Bush Administration. Here we are, with only the worst ahead of us. And the Dems have only created more problems. Meanwhile, just about every jurisdiction that has changed from the left to the right has seen marked improvements in its local economy and standard and costs of living.

  • http://twitter.com/maplebob23 Fake Obama Follower

    I wish this yokel would precisely state these moderate GOP centrist policies. At least two or three.

  • yviemarie88

    BO didnt win. Where do you think that permanent smirk and premature aging come from? Its hell on ones body living a lie.

  • James E Davis

    What a nutjob.

  • Winghunter

    What an idiot!

    “Extremists” = Patriots following the supreme law of the land that maintains our liberty, our Constitution.

    Moderates are Killing America! http://bit.ly/xGxt3F
    “If you don’t understand that then you need to open your eyes! America is dying a slow death and we are all too afraid to say it and do anything about it. The country is in the mess it is today because of the ill conceived notion that being a ‘moderate’ or someone who ‘compromises’ is what we should strive for. You hear it every day on television about how gridlock in Washington is such a terrible thing and how politicians can’t get “The Peoples” work done like they want to because the right wing won’t compromise.

    When Conservatism Is a Second Language http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/08/when-conservatism-is-a-secon
    “…nominating a moderate who is said to “move to the center,” “can attract women,” “get the youth vote” and “get the minority vote.” The strategy has failed repeatedly for some 80 years. Say again…80 years!!!!!”

    • Worship Dancer

      when we had a TRUE conservative candidate we OVERWHELMINGLY put him in office – HE EVEN TOOK ALL THE LIBTURD STATES INCLUDING CALIFORNICATIA & NEW YUCK.

  • Slapweasel

    #uninformed

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Dear Moderate Democrats: You clearly don’t exist, so say hi to the unicorns for me.

    • Tom Bannigan

      They are drinking milk shakes and jamming out with Elvis.

  • Maxx

    “False equivalency” is apparently the Pavlovian response when one’s own hypocrisy is revealed.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    “false equivalency.” “False Equivalency! ” “FALSE EQUIVALENCY!!!!!!” Boy, he really loves that phrase. ENough to deploy it in lieu of actual brain use. A few years of Barry’s economic policies targeting guys with venture investor net worth will shut him up.

  • Tara

    I am interested in knowing how you all carry your beliefs in your personal lives. How conservative are you really? You are a liberal? How liberal? Depending on where your balance shifts is where your “extremism” lies. I think its funny to see people complaining about our government but their own little lives depict total chaos by self serving the ego and an imaginary future that has not happened yet.

    Can we have a balance? Maybe.

    We start with ourselves. When we remove our interests from the equation then we can truly see the need of the rest and come up with the right answer. After all, it is not all about you. Or is it?

    Are you a conservative because your check book benefits from it? Are you a liberal because you support gays and abortion?

    Conservatives compartmentalize. Liberals generalize. I am a conservative in essence, but realize that liberation is needed in order for us, the people, to be allowed “to chose” therefore making us truly responsible for our actions, and reap the benefits from those actions, or not, rather than being puppets controlled by ideas and grids. There is a good reason why the people vote. But personal gains and the fear of losing them mess up the system in irrevocable ways. This is what too much of a “good” thing can do to us humans.

    The problem is not the government.

    Small government or large, tax less or serve more, protect the whole or the individual, be happy or marry the opposite sex….

    Balance can be found. We are seeking it. And when we find it, we’ll F-it-up unless we remove our interests from the equation. And that will never happen. ;P

    • WilliamAmos

      Debate is what brings the balance. Demanding that one side must always agree with an other limits debate and prevents balance. Totalitarianism is the process where debate is removed for consensus.

    • Slapweasel

      I carry my beliefs in the form of LIBERTY. We are ALL responsible for our actions, but you choose to ignore the fact that government officials in “the ruling class” seem to be “more equal than others”, to quote Orwell. You lose all credibility when you say “government is not the problem”. Locally, maybe. Vote and then vote with your feet. Federally? *pshaw*

      My “self-serving ego” is simply the good night’s sleep I get after a hard day’s work. Pride is the small smile I get when I’ve accomplished something I, -I repeat,- I believe in and labor toward. The “imaginary future” you prattle about has been written over-and-over-and-over through the pages and lessons of history. It DOES repeat itself. That’s not a turn-of-phrase. Look at how the mighty have fallen throughout history. Top-down government and loss of creative, individual LIBERTY.

      Removing “my interests” from the equation means ceding more Liberty to the next set of ruling-class idiots that come along. That will never happen. Not man nor beast has ever been created by God or nature that will EVER get me to stifle my humanity, creativity, beliefs or freedom.

      Personal gains and and the fear of losing them IS NOT UP TO “THE SYSTEM”. Those are my PERSONAL responsibilities. They are the ONLY way to measure productivity, as a whole. Losing that freedom is the death of the individual’s incubation of ideas, work, effort, strife and REWARD. I am then privileged enough to offer more of my time and rewards to others, as I see fit. AS I SEE FIT. Not the next administration, not clergy, not friends, not family, not administrators, not State or Local government. After I pay my State and Local taxes, with a MINIMAL FEE to the Federal government, (I’m for abolishing Federal theft in the 16th Amendment, but that’s currently dreaming), I use my earned income as I see fit.

      “Protecting the whole” is a job for the military. Federally? That’s it, period. You want gay marriage? No problem. That’s a State’s rights issue. That’s NOT a Federal issue, nor are most things you list. The strongest government should be LOCAL. Votes count more that way, do they not? If you don’t like your local laws and government? You can EASILY vote with your feet and move one town over. Problem solved.

      Social Security, Food Stamps, Welfare, The War on Poverty, Education, Corporate Subsidies, Price Controls, The Federal Reserve, Federal Licenses and Crony-Capitalism are NOT Free-Market ideas and they all FAIL. They are subject to abuse by “the ruling class”, all under the guise of “helping”. Even if it fails MISERABLY, the excuse to keep it going is: “We’re Helping!’

      …much like a slow, plodding three-year-old that always wants more money? They’re not helping anyone but themselves; to our pockets. Much of the Federal Government is nothing more than a racket that uses coercion to reward “favored groups” with other peoples’ money.

      Your tappings seem to be the dreamy jargon of an auto-intoxicated pseudo-intellectual. “Consensus” is a fallacy, especially when you’re the only one asked to lay down your TRUE God-Given principles. I hope you’ll invest some time into The Constitution of These Great United States of America.

      …It’s worth the read.

      -The Self-Proclaimed Voice of Truth and Reason,
      -Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel

      • Slapweasel

        P.S.: We are a Nation of Laws and Liberty. To stifle opinion suffocates creation and ideas. My right to swing my fists ends where your jaw begins, and vice-versa. Every Federal bill that gets passed into law is a new, top-down set of rules, regulations, fines, fees and taxes.

        Some don’t have to follow these as closely as others. Depends on who you know in the government, I guess. As I stated earlier…

        …I guess some pigs are more equal than others.
        -George Orwell

    • misterp

      Spoken like a true collectivist! :0) Which is insane :(

  • AdoEdem

    Mr. Sacca, I looked up “false equivalency” on the list of logical fallacies, just to be certain. Apparently, I did not misremember that it does not, in fact, mean “It’s totally not extremism when it’s my side doing it!”

    Furthermore, while Obama might be too slow for your refined tastes in pushing us into the Socialist hell that you’ve so desperately hypnotized yourself into believing will be a social utopia because the special people such as yourself will be in charge rather than lined up against the wall, (given how easily and without remorse Obama throws his allies under the bus when they become inconvenient, I’m surprised this somehow escaped your illustrious notice) that does not, in fact, make him a “moderate”. It simply means that you, good sir, are the true extremist.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    16+ T in debt, 120-200 trillion unfunded liabilities.
    yeah we extremists really messed up by finally speaking up.

  • Floyd Clingenpeel

    I fail to see how using executive orders and being a tyrant qualifies as reasonable
    .

  • Floyd Clingenpeel

    These people live in a make believe world.

  • kateorjane

    Just another lib who is willing to accept no responsibility for the mess of government and only whines because the GOP isn’t willing to fold under and give BO whatever he wants. When he says that BO is moderate you have to wonder what he would term liberal?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZR4D5E2WTOI4MSKK7AJS6EG3OA Everybodys All American

    I urge the moderate democrats if there are any left to take a look at becoming republicans.

  • Slapweasel

    Hi, Chris. Your “moral equivalency” has a minor blind-spot.

    -When the Tea Party rapes someone, please get a hold of me.

    -When we dump feces into businesses, I’ll be here to listen.

    -When we deface and vandalize some local entrepreneurs’ establishments, I’ve got your back.

    -When Tea Party rallies don’t pay for legal permits to “peaceably assemble”, my ear is here.

    -When we bastardize The Constitution to trample on the Rights of others, just knock.

    -When my friends aren’t willing to debate and they deface a website because they want to intimidate others, my door is open.

    -When our main goal is to stop traffic for the sole purpose of “havoc”, give a shout-out.

    -When you’re willing to admit the difference between “Occupy” extremists and The Tea Party “extremists”?

    …The Self-Proclaimed Voice of Truth and Reason will lend a fellow Countryman his ear.

    Sincerely,
    -Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel

    P.S.: There is nothing wrong with your opinion. It just happens to be wrong. But you bet your ever-loving ass that I’ll defend your right to be wrong. I’ll never legislate it into a corner because you’re too “extreme”.

    • misterp

      Im copying and pasting this on my facebook :) well said!

      • Slapweasel

        Not a problem. It is all fair game, amigo!

        P.S.: My large rant above may be worth a read, as well. Maybe too long, though. I was on a Maxwell House bump.

  • http://twitter.com/maplebob23 Fake Obama Follower

    I sent him Chris @Sacca The People’s Valentine: Safe Guide to Dating Dictators so that he has a safe and state complied Valentine’s Day. I’d post the link but I’m sure most interested can nadin it.

  • http://twitter.com/maplebob23 Fake Obama Follower

    I sent him Chris @Sacca The People’s Valentine: Safe Guide to Dating Dictators so that he has a safe and state complied Valentine’s Day. I’d post the link but I’m sure most interested can nadin it.

  • rinodino

    Unfortunately Chris , after they lose a couple more national elections there won’t be much of a GOP party to save anymore

    • Slapweasel

      Couple more, huh? Two? Three? Seven?

      If the GOP goes down, your worst nightmare is going to occur. When people start realizing that you’re running out of other people’s money, the Tea Party will wait.

      We’re long-term and we’re bringing monetary howitzers to your little ideological knife-fight.

      Too violent? Give me a podium, amigo.

  • Garth Haycock

    Hey, Chris Sacca, go #@$% yourself!

    Moderate Republicans are who enabled the extreme leftists in government to get into positions of power.

  • misterp

    “Dear Moderate Republicans: Please take your party back from these
    extremists. America needs an informed, thoughtful, honorable opposition”

    Am I the only person who noticed, he called over half of the country “the opposition?”

  • arrow2010

    So to Sacca the Democrats are the natural ruling party, why do we even need a 2nd party? Just make Obama the king.

    • Slapweasel

      Nawwww. He wants a little challenge. Not enough to win majorities or anything, though!

  • EOD

    Chris Sacca, RINOs are not the future of the United States of America.
    Conservatives will not vote for RINOs because RINOs are not Conservative. Liberals will not vote for RINOs because RINOs are not Democrats.

  • Guest

    I’m a friend to Chris…his oldest friend to be exact. I was a groomsman in his wedding if that matters. I’m also a right wing, Fox News watching, Greg Gutfeld-Andy Levy-Andrea Tantaros disciple. While I strongly disagree with a lot of his views an regularly whip his butt when we debate, his overture should be commended. Yeah, he’s guilty of a little ‘tu quoque’ here but both sides need to shed some asshole from their respective sides. No need to hate on Chris.

  • Guest

    I’m a friend to Chris…his oldest friend to be exact. I was a groomsman in his wedding if that matters. I’m also a right wing, Fox News watching, Greg Gutfeld-Andy Levy-Andrea Tantaros disciple. While I strongly disagree with a lot of his views an regularly whip his butt when we debate, his overture should be commended. Yeah, he’s guilty of a little ‘tu quoque’ here but both sides need to shed some asshole from their respective sides. No need to hate on Chris.

  • Jonathan

    I’m a friend to Chris…his oldest friend to be exact. I was a groomsman in his wedding if that matters. I’m also a right wing, Fox News watching, Greg Gutfeld-Andy Levy-Andrea Tantaros disciple. While I strongly disagree with a lot of his views an regularly whip his butt when we debate, his overture should be commended. Yeah, he’s guilty of a little ‘tu quoque’ here but both sides need to shed some asshole from their respective sides. No need to hate on Chris.

  • Jonathan

    I’m a friend to Chris…his oldest friend to be exact. I was a groomsman in his wedding if that matters. I’m also a right wing, Fox News watching, Greg Gutfeld-Andy Levy-Andrea Tantaros disciple. While I strongly disagree with a lot of his views an regularly whip his butt when we debate, his overture should be commended. Yeah, he’s guilty of a little ‘tu quoque’ here but both sides need to shed some asshole from their respective sides. No need to hate on Chris.

  • jb

    Dear Chris, The Republican party now is majority moderate, ie tea party, ie conservative and , in truth, liberal. We have cleaned house, and only a few Left wing Republicans remain. Indeed, we call the hangers on the moderate wing of your party. On the other hand, the Democrat party IS dominated by extremists. Look, you don’t elect a dolt to be your minority leader in the housewho can’t recognize what a $1T per year deficit does to the economy; you don’t elect and re-elect clowns like Grayson, Jackson Lee, Rangel, etc. Hell, you even have an inchorent illogical spokeswoman in Wasser-Schultz. Moreover, just like Schakowsky, over 80 members of your party are in the socialist caucus. Socialist caucus. got it. Now THAT IS EXTREME. On to the Senate, you have an an out and out Socialist in Sanders from Vermont. Your party in the Senate can’t even make a BUDGET for the last 4 years. Now, who is extreme? The difference between your party and the republicans: our crazies don’t get elected and are not supported by rational people on our side. On your side: you win crazy by a long shot. and you support crazy by a long shot. You personally don’t know what a moderate loks like on your side; you are inundated with far left socialists and you think that is normal. Hence anyone on the right who disagrees with you is extreme.
    You are not the first one to play this card. Geraldo Rivera did recently too. I think you thin this is smart and a great STRATEGY…. just like when Chuck Schumer got caught on an open mike calling the tea party extreme. I do think you and many on your side in congress need mental help. Your psychoses have raged on for far to long. Your obesessions and your obsessive nature have blinded you to what is right and wrong. You are not a champion of the people; you are a champion of progressives, of the smarter-than-others crowd, of the planners, of the organozers, of the dictators. Please visit a psychiatrist (I say psychologist, but I think you need some good drugs… or a higher doasge than you already take).

    • BeeKaaay

      The Tea Party cleaned house? Then how did Boner still have his job?

      The animals still run the zoo. The Marxists still run the RINOpublican party.

  • DANEgerus

    How about real Democrats take their party back from extremists like “Kill List” Obama whose economic policies are ruinous?

    Yes it is a “false equivalency” when the House passes budgets and the Democrat President and Senate do NOT for 4 years.

    Chris Sacca Shi’te “policies of the President have been moderate”? Seriously? Most self delusional tweet of 2013.

  • BeeKaaay

    What he considers “moderate” are really Marxists.

    Marxists already run the RINOpublican party. He doesn’t get it.