Dallas mavericks owner Mark Cuban has weighed in on the current state of the Republican party, asserting that even though he wishes he could be a part of it, one major issue is defining the GOP in the run-up to 2016.
Cuban made the assertion on Tuesday via his Cyber Dust social media app, according to Business Insider. Saying that he would prefer to be a member of the GOP rather than an independent voter, Cuban nonetheless pointed out that he takes issue with the party’s need for conformity among its presidential candidates, as the Dallas Morning News reports.
“I would prefer to be a Republican. I want smaller government. I want smarter government. Just like most Republicans. Put aside that I disagree with Republicans on most social issues. The Republicans have a much bigger problem that will crush them in every presidential election until this changes.”
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) August 12, 2015
Cuban has recently praised Republican front-runner Donald Trump, claiming that the billionaire is one of the “best things” to happen to the political landscape in a long time. Though he recently portrayed the president in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, as the Inquisitr previously reported, Cuban even asserted that he would consider running for vice-president alongside Trump.
Cuban’s attitude toward the current Republican front-runner can likely be connected to the very reason that some in the party revile the candidate. As he articulated in his post, Cuban sees the need for consensus among the GOP as a major issue.
“The Republican Party requires that all their presidential candidates conform to consensus. If you don’t agree with every platform of the party, not only are you called a RINO, a ‘Republican in Name Only.’ You are considered unelectable in primaries and become a source of scorn on Fox News. That’s a problem.”
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Continuing on in his post, Cuban extolled his thoughts on the meaning of leadership, going so far as to say that the Republican party “does everything possible to discourage leadership.” Accusing the GOP of wanting to “conserve their romanticized past,” Cuban cited the desire of many in the party for “dogma” and “conformity.”
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Cuban ended his post by asserting that “Until things change, I’ll sit in the middle and think for myself. Unlike the Republicans.” Lest anyone think that he takes issue only with a single party, however, Mark Cuban made it very clear that he also believes much of the same can be said about Democrats as well as Republicans.
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