Bills being passed in Florida and Texas aren't extreme? Missouri?
Maybe at the federal level, but it at least feels like at the state level there's not nearly as much lockstepping with the far-right wing of the GOP.
Maybe I'm wrong...I'm going with my perception, which could be very different from reality.
I just feel like there's much less party-centric posturing at the state level.
How else you think it gets passed? So what's the difference?
There are plenty of long term moderate Republicans (and Democrats) everywhere. They aren't the ones parading in front of the cameras or saying and doing stupid shit that gets them on the news.
There's nothing exciting or noteworthy about a non-extreme politician doing their job, so they don't make the news cycles any more, but they're out there doing their thing, just like they have for years.
these state legislatures are not filled with Mccains and romneys.