We assume that the name of Margaret McGirr is as unfamiliar to readers of RINOcracy.com as it was to us. But Ms. McGirr had a letter published in today’s New York Times that was so well-stated that we thought it deserved recognition. The Letters section of the Times is not a place we ordinarily go looking for RINOs, but you never know.
Ms. McGirr’s letter was in response to an April 11 column by Timothy Egan concerning the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party, “Remains From His Last Day.” Ms. McGirr wrote:
To the Editor:
For eight years, Democrats have waged a campaign to persuade America that every Republican lives at the outermost reaches of the right end of the political spectrum. This latest warning — that Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s favorite presidents and a Republican, would find today’s G.O.P. a horror to behold — is an imaginative new twist on the pitch.
Moderate Republicans are not extinct. We aren’t even an endangered species. We believe in private enterprise and free markets. We love our national parks. We think railways and bridges should be repaired. We believe in immigration reform. We are pro-choice, support same-sex marriage and hope that gun control will one day be a reality. President Lincoln would find us simpatico.
If Ms. McGirr discovers RINOcracy.com, we are confident that she will find us quite simpatico companions.