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Mark Cuban would love to be a Republican if it weren’t for the Republican party

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Even though he disagrees with them on most social issues, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants to be a Republican. He says he wants smaller, smarter government. There’s just one problem, though: The Republican party is simply a mess.

On Tuesday, Cuban sent out another of his patented blasts to his followers on Cyber Dust, the private-messaging app he created. “I would prefer to be a Republican,” he wrote.

And then he nailed his version of the Ninety-Five Theses on the party’s door.

The Dallas Morning News has the transcript:

The Republicans have a much bigger problem that will crush them in every Presidential election until this changes.
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.
Leaders don’t conform to the consensus. They create consensus to their vision and goals.
Leaders don’t change their positions mid debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue.
Leaders don’t look backwards to condemn what has already been done, they look forward to create a better future.
Leaders are not dogmatic. They are principled and know that change is never easy, but when it’s necessary, they must lead.
The Republican Party does everything possible to discourage leadership.
They want dogma.
They want conformity.
They want to conserve their romanticized past.
That’s a shame. I wish they wanted to conserve the best of what America is today and find a leader that can take us to new places that make our future better.

The same message applies to many Democrats, Cuban wrote, “but I don’t want to be a democrat.”