Republican House of Representative candidate Robb Ryerse attended Netroots Nation 2017, the most progressive conference of over 2500 liberal bloggers. He is a Brand New Congress candidate with a very liberal pedigree. And he has a lot to say about his party's self-destructing ills.
Robb Ryerse is almost unrecognizable as a Republican as he makes Blue Dog Democrats seem like Right Wing conservatives. Robb is a pastor at a progressive evangelical church in Arkansas and an executive with a startup company. His personal website has blog posts that would make some Right Wing Republicans' head explode.
- Who Sinned That He Doesn’t Have Health Care?
- Your Church Is Probably Lying to You
- 3 Biblical Reasons Why Christians in Fayetteville Should Vote For the Uniform Civil Rights Ordinance – Even If They Believe Homosexuality Is a Sin
- Women Are the Leaders the Church Needs: Reflections on
He seems to be advocating Medicare for all or some form of Medicare for all without using those words in his writings. And he uses the biblical arguments many progressives use against Right Wing ideologues.
Progressive Republican Candidate takes on Netroots Nation 2017
Ryerse's interview on my Politics Done Right show on Pacifica Network’s KPFT 90.1 FM Houston was both entertaining and refreshing as he showed an almost complete departure from the current tenets of his party. I must admit, I liked the guy.
He says on his Brand New Congress page
Today’s Republican leadership has strayed far from their roots: Empowering people to live their lives freely and on their own terms, controlling costs and spending wisely, being good stewards of our national resources, lifting up our neighbors when they are in need -- and most importantly, having the integrity to be accountable for our actions.
As a Brand New Congress candidate, Robb Ryerse signed on to their very progressive platform. It is one that most Progressives and Moderates will be happy to support. If there is a blue wave, it is evident this seat would survive if the incumbent Republican loses the primary to Ryerse.
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