Just One More Reason to Hate Republicans

I have exercised my power to vote, and cast it in such a way as to get as many Republicans out of the system as I could.  I used to be a registered Republican, but the last six years has taught me a lot.  Clinton, and all of the controversy around him, was a good president.  I am very sorry I believed and parroted all of the anti-Clinton crap the GOP was putting out.  I honestly believe that Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld is the very essence of evil on this planet, and must be removed.  I am sincerely sorry for what the Dixie Chicks endured as a result of their honestly stated opinions.  It is proof of how much of this country is truly deluded and fooled.

Just when I thought I had all of the reasons to hate that evil party and its poison, something happened here in Houston that once again, crosses the line of decency and flies in the face of basic humanity. 

Mayor Bill White, a conservative Democrat, suggested that the large amount of flue vaccines that the city had to administer to the needy and elderly residents of Houston and Harris county could be most effectively used at the polling places on election day.  What he proposed, and invited help from all parties, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, and independents, was to provide transportation to and from the polling places where the flu vaccines would be administered down the block from the actual place of voting.  In this way, anyone needing the vaccine could be provided with transportation to and from, and while there, if they wanted to vote, that opportunity would be afforded them, with the bus waiting for them to cast their ballots.  There was no requirement to vote, the vaccinations having nothing to do with voting, and he did not use this idea to grandstand.  Before he ever went public with it, he approached all candidates with the idea, giving them the chance to get on board, and as a unified candidate front, announce the vaccination plan to the city and county so that it would be understood that all votes count, as well as the health and welfare of all citizens.  This was so up-front and honest, I think Bill White deserves recognition for this effort.  What happened to him as a result of this effort?  The Harris County GOP (“Republicans”) immediately went to court and obtained an injuction to stop the plan dead in its tracks. The injuction was the first the voters heard about the plan!  The Republicans took a noble effort for the public good, and spent money to cause it to appear that Democrats were trying to "buy votes".   Now, I’ve lived with this idea, slept on it and thought it over and over, and I cannot be silent any longer. 

The ONLY reason for this action was to disenfranchise poor and elderly voters, and make sure that more middle- and upper-class voters would vote without having the lower-class voters competing.  Reprehensible and unconscionable.  Talk about showing their true colors!

I apologize openly to all who will hear for having BLINDLY supported Republicans every year from 1976.  I regret every wasted breath, heartbeat, penny and, most importantly VOTE that I invested in that horrible party.

I hereby declare a personal campaign to do everything legally within my power to cause the Republican party to:

1. Fade into history, as a bad part of American History.
2. Be held accountable for what they have done, and are still attempting to do to our Constitution, and our Country.
3. Accurately document and disseminate as much information as they would want to suppress about their misdeeds and sins.

 Please join me.

atmore atmore
46-50, M
29 Responses Nov 6, 2006

I, too, was a Registered Republican the first 30 years I voted... and then I started REALLY watching and listening... and became a Registered Democrat. That was actually some time ago, and the Republicans have now turned into a party ruled by the Tea Party, the extremist right and right-wing Christians.

What have the Fundamental Christians done for me? Well, I left my original party and now I doubt my faith... I have never seen so many Christians who want things their way, to legislate their religious views without any thought for those who don't agree with them... no thought of separation of Church and State... say the CT shootings would not have occurred if we hadn't taken God out of the schools. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? It gets crazier by the day....

I am 62 years old and I have NEVER seen anything like what is going on in our country today. It worries me sick... I am in despair over America. I can only hope that 2014 or 2016, people will wake up and vote them OUT. I very much believe in a two-party system and I don't want to become a California... but perhaps the Independents can become that second party with some common sense and moderation. I believe the GOP will be so weakened as to be extinct within ten years.

This response is to shybut...
What? Speak English please!

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I'll join you! I'm sick of those Republicans taking all of my freedoms away from me. I can't even get married in my state because my state is mostly Republican. It makes me sick.

i feel really bad for all of you i can only hope you will come to the light and get your head out of your *****...god you people make me laugh my *** off at your stupidity

Isn't it amazing? Here in Florida, Republicans have had control for 10+ years... The proof? Our overall state unemployment rate is THE highest in the nation, as well as foreclosure rates (who knew that we'd be competing with California?).<br />
Want more proof? In the 60s, the Republicans fought hard against integration while Democrats wanted to do away with segregation. When the Democrats won against segregation, the country swung into Republican control due to the votes of all the religious nut cases who were opposed to integration---What happened within 10 years of this transition of power?-- Well... There was massive unemployment, foreclosures, falsified fuel shortages where gas prices skyrocketed, the stock markets were falsely expanding and shrinking, etc... Look familiar people? Voting Republican is BAD. Just pay attention to your history (very RECENT history) to know this for yourselves.<br />
Republicans gained majority control in 1996, destroyed the Glass/Steagall Act of 1933 which allowed banks to begin (Citigroup had been doing it all along) dabbling in areas of the markets that they had absolutely NO business dabbling, creating worthless paper markets. These pieces of Republican legislation led to a serious bust in what became known as the .com industry, and led to a batch of insanely large market bubbles in the housing markets by allowing banks to value homes for literally 6x the REAL market value (and SO many people were SO stupid as to pay $250k for a POS $65k house that needed another $100k of work simply to make it LIVABLE), and now people are ******* and moaning about Obama's spending habits? PLEASE! Obama's spending is nothing more than a drop in the bucket at this point... The US Dollar was a cursed currency from the very beginning because it goes against the Constitution, which forbids private entities from controlling our currencies (the very thing that the Federal Reserve Act allows).<br />
UGH!....

You are really something. If not for the Republicans in the Senate in 1964, the civil rights act would have gone down in flames. Get informed!

Because of the GOP's ability to disseminate propaganda the Democrats are being maligned for their success.<br />
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http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5831224/the_recession_began_in_bush_43s_term.html?cat=9

Wow. It takes a great man to admit what they did in the past was wrong and to do an about face in the opposite direction. Bravo.I wish my father would get his head out of the Fox sand and come to this realization as well. Thanks for sharing your story!

Gaiety & Republican Hypocrisy<br />
<br />
Written by GreyHawk on ePluribus Media™<br />
Edited by Rivcuban<br />
<br />
"Gaiety" is a term denoting joyful exuberance or merriment, but in the <br />
hands of today's Republican Party, I would not be surprised to find it <br />
reinterpreted to a bastion of misleading and negative connotations <br />
almost as confusing as the definition and use of the word gay. The <br />
"Party of Moral clarity" has demonized the use of any word, term or <br />
action that could even hint at homosexuality in order to key into the <br />
knee-jerk prejudice of millions of "Christian" voters everywhere. <br />
(Note, that I put quotes around "Christian" -- I can't duly insult <br />
those who actually practice the teachings attributed to Christ, when <br />
I'm only targeting those who simply claim to.) <br />
Whenever I hear GOP leaders or pundits screech about a "homosexual <br />
agenda" and accuse someone of being gay as though it is a crime <br />
against humanity (unlike torture, or melting the flesh off children), <br />
I wonder why nobody asks them to clarify. <br />
I mean, are they talking gay like Mark Foley, or not gay like Duke <br />
"Hookergate" Cunningham? <br />
Are they talking gay like former Rep. Ed Schrock, or not gay like <br />
Senator Larry "Wide Stance" Craig? <br />
Perhaps they mean not gay like David "Diaper Man" Vitter, or not gay <br />
like former Speaker Dennis "A Finger in Every Pie Scandal Hastert? <br />
Republicans are playing the "moral values" card more and more often, <br />
desperately attempting to reinforce the misplaced memo that -- <br />
bolstered by their strong "faith" -- they are somehow not only above <br />
reproach but also in a position to be forgiven for any minor <br />
inequities while denouncing the slightest failing of others. Indeed, <br />
the capacity of the Right-Wing Noise Machine to gather and swarm like <br />
a colony of killer bees attempting to decimate their enemy is almost <br />
legendary. <br />
It also appears to be a defense mechanism deeply rooted in fear, self- <br />
loathing and some weird form of psychological denial and projection <br />
whereby they find the illness within themselves that they most detest <br />
and project it upon their enemies, making it -- and the enemy -- a <br />
target of vitriolic hate to be destroyed, a scapegoat upon which they <br />
heap all their poison and failing and then drive off a cliff in order <br />
to feel justified, cleansed and reaffirmed in their self-appointed <br />
role of society's sole benefactors. <br />
It is all a delusion, of course. <br />
The Republican Party of the past two decades has distinguished itself <br />
as the Party of Penultimate Corruption, working steadily toward <br />
subverting the law and preventing due process as well as oversight in <br />
their quest for dominant power. The increased spread of "conservatism" <br />
has marked the insidious growth of deceptive practices and <br />
manipulation in order to build, reinforce and spread support of their <br />
methods, and the sickness that this signifies is spread: the "group <br />
mind" that Jung once theorized becomes the "mindless mob" of <br />
Republican punditry and zealous disciples, moving en masse in knee- <br />
jerk reactionary style to the slightest twitch or tweak of the <br />
exposed, raw nerves of once stable moral fiber running the breadth the <br />
land. <br />
In short, today's Conservatives (and hence most of today's <br />
Conservative Republicans) are a disease upon the land. It may sound <br />
harsh, but even the US Government knows what ill now infests the <br />
nation: the government even produced a report concluding that <br />
"conservatism" can be explained psychologically as a set of neuroses <br />
rooted in "fear and aggression, dogmatism and the intolerance of <br />
ambiguity." <br />
As if that was not enough to get Republican blood boiling, the <br />
report's four authors linked Hitler, Mussolini, Ronald Reagan and the <br />
rightwing talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, arguing they all suffered <br />
from <br />
the same affliction. <br />
All of them "preached a return to an idealized past and condoned <br />
inequality". <br />
Ouch. Even worse, the authors -- realizing the predictable swarm that <br />
their report would likely produce -- issued a disclaimer that their <br />
study <br />
"does not mean that conservatism is pathological or that <br />
conservative beliefs are necessarily false". <br />
Yeah, right. So, that would mean that the poor, mixed-up souls <br />
listed above are simply deviations from the norm of upstanding <br />
Republican behavior, right? <br />
This list isn't speculation or conspiracy...sadly it’s a matter of <br />
public record. <br />
* Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a <br />
convicted child rapist in Florida. <br />
* Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to <br />
molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years <br />
in prison. <br />
* Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a <br />
10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation. <br />
* Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to <br />
possessing child *********** on his computer and offering a bounty to <br />
anybody who murders an abortion doctor. <br />
* Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 <br />
years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17. <br />
* Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in <br />
federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls. <br />
* Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three <br />
years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl. <br />
* Republican racist ********* and United States Senator Strom Thurmond <br />
had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child. <br />
* Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an <br />
inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl. <br />
* Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex <br />
parties at the White House during the 1980s. <br />
* Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at <br />
the White House during the 1980s. <br />
* Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of <br />
having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail. <br />
* Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child <br />
**** charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos. <br />
* Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex <br />
crimes involving children. <br />
* Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted <br />
sexual assault on a child. <br />
* Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working <br />
as a congressional page. <br />
* Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell <br />
admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter. <br />
* Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allegedly had sex with a <br />
16 year old girl when he was 28. <br />
* Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was <br />
charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay <br />
bar. <br />
* Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for <br />
distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped. <br />
* Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was <br />
taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual <br />
activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug <br />
LSD. <br />
* Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with <br />
molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child ***********. <br />
* Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex <br />
with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the <br />
allegations were reported in the media. <br />
* Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing <br />
his genitals to an 11 year old girl. <br />
* Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of <br />
raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison. <br />
* Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two <br />
years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year <br />
old girl. <br />
* Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of <br />
first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy. <br />
* Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven <br />
felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age <br />
of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children). <br />
* Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to <br />
molesting a male child. <br />
* Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual <br />
assault on a teenage girl. <br />
* Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two <br />
daughters. <br />
* Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was <br />
convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl. <br />
* Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty <br />
to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy. <br />
* Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest <br />
to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison. <br />
* Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of <br />
child *********** on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months <br />
in federal prison and fined $18,000. <br />
* Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state <br />
representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child *********** <br />
was found in his possession. <br />
* Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin <br />
Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex <br />
from boys and girls over the internet. <br />
* Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good <br />
military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having <br />
sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison. <br />
* Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for <br />
Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in <br />
the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter. <br />
* Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas <br />
Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six <br />
years in prison. <br />
* Mary Kay LaTourneau...teacher, *********, and child rapist is a <br />
staunch Republican whose father is John Schmitz, one time right-wing <br />
Christian Republican Congressman from Orange County, CA. He also was <br />
a ********* and had sex with minors fathering a child out of wedlock. <br />
* Former South Dakota Republican state Rep. Ted A. Klaudt was arrested <br />
on multiple charges of rape and other sexual offenses against two teen <br />
girls. <br />
If they can't depend on reliable help throughout the foundation of <br />
their party, what hope have they got of preventing corruption from <br />
reaching (or leaking out of) the upper echelons of their party? <br />
Perhaps that explains their party's obsession with fundamentalism and <br />
the reason behind the GOP getting into bed with the radical right. <br />
(Oooops...was that a pun, or just the sad truth?) <br />
What kind of Christians are these guys? The "Party of Christian <br />
Values" is, of course, formed from the bedrock of radical fundamental <br />
Christianity. What could possibly taint such a solid, upstanding <br />
image? Well, perhaps a few bad apples that had rotted through to the <br />
core: <br />
* Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. <br />
Dasen Sr., was found guilty of raping a 15-year old girl. Dasen, 62, <br />
who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has <br />
allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 <br />
million to have sex with a large number of young women. <br />
* Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to <br />
traditional values, was sentenced prison after offering $20 to a 14 <br />
year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him. <br />
* Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during <br />
the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting <br />
to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.<br />
And let's not forget Ted Haggard or the "Right" Rev. Jimmy Swaggart. <br />
"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose." - William <br />
Shakespeare <br />
...well...not so much. It appears that Republican hypocrisy sets <br />
somewhat backward example for our younger generations: <br />
* Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was found guilty <br />
of molesting a 15-year old girl. <br />
* Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced <br />
to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he <br />
attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.<br />
Surely, these must be isolated incidents and not a sign of pervasive <br />
perversion, right? <br />
Well...again, not so much. <br />
Much to our collective shame, we also hold the unabashedly disgusting <br />
distinction that in recent years our military and defense intelligence <br />
networks have allegedly engaged in the most heinous of tortures, human <br />
rights abuse and outright crimes against nature and humanity: <br />
Republican Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized the rape <br />
of children in Iraqi prisons in order to humiliate their parents into <br />
providing information about the anti-American insurgency. <br />
This stain upon the soul of nation emerged during the reign of "Bush <br />
the Younger" -- George W. Bush, and his cabal of criminal enablers. <br />
Could it be that our Republican friends, in their drive to be loyal to <br />
God and Country (but Party above all), have overlooked the basic <br />
"quirks" that denote such twisted deviants so clearly for the rest of <br />
us? Combined with the efforts to flush the faithful to the polls and <br />
suppress "the opposition" by hook or by crook, these well-meaning <br />
loyal party members may simply require another reminder about the type <br />
of people they are actually pushing to the forefront to represent <br />
themselves. Candidates for President and Exemplars of Model <br />
Conservative Republican Family Values John McCain: <br />
McCain was still married and living with his wife in 1979 while, <br />
according to The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, "aggressively <br />
courting a 25-year-old woman who was as beautiful as she was rich." <br />
Rudy Giulianni: <br />
Giuliani informed his second wife, Donna Hanover, of his intention <br />
to seek a separation in a 2000 press conference. <br />
In the acrid divorce proceedings that followed, Hanover accused <br />
Giuliani of serial adultery, alleging that Nathan was just the latest <br />
in a string of mistresses, following an affair the mayor had had with <br />
his former communications director. <br />
And the serial hopeful, serial adulterer, serial hypocrite Newt <br />
Gingrich: <br />
But the most notorious of them all is undoubtedly Gingrich, who <br />
ran for Congress in 1978 on the slogan, "Let Our Family Represent Your <br />
Family." (He was reportedly cheating on his first wife at the time). <br />
That would be an example of blatant hypocrisy, which has come to <br />
symbolize the true nature of today's conservative Republicans -- and <br />
Republicans in general, for that matter. To continue from the piece, <br />
In 1995, an alleged mistress from that period, Anne Manning, told <br />
Vanity Fair's Gail Sheehy: "We had oral sex. He prefers that modus <br />
operandi because then he can say, 'I never slept with her.'" <br />
This, too, is an example of Republican strategizing: pre-planning an <br />
excuse, a workaround or a loophole in order to ensure a degree of <br />
plausible deniability. It's the Republican way of having to avoid the <br />
prevarications required to figure out what the definition of "is" is. <br />
A few more facts from the same paragraph: <br />
Gingrich obtained his first divorce in 1981, after forcing his <br />
wife, who had helped put him through graduate school, to haggle over <br />
the terms while in the hospital, as she recovered from uterine cancer <br />
surgery. In 1999, he was disgraced again, having been caught in an <br />
affair with a 33-year-old congressional aide while spearheading the <br />
impeachment proceedings against President Clinton. <br />
And there we have "family values" and hypocrisy all neatly bundled up <br />
in one disgusting package -- the same package responsible for <br />
delivering a Contract on America that resulted in setting the stage of <br />
faux credibility and morality while enabling the start of one of the <br />
most massive subversions of truth, justice and integrity ever <br />
undertaken and premeditated by any political party in American <br />
history. <br />
It is, in my estimation, one of the very keystones to the overall <br />
foundation of corruption that led to ultimately to the disgraceful <br />
sham that is now the George W. Bush and Republican Party legacy: the <br />
most inept, criminal and subversive incarnation of the United States <br />
government ever to exist, and it is spearheading America's entry into <br />
the twenty-first century. It is a major black mark in the history of <br />
our nation, and sure to taint, stain, smudge and smear the efforts of <br />
all who strive to overcome it in the next few years. <br />
For you suffer fools gladly, seeing yourself as wise. - II <br />
Corinthians 11:19 <br />
There is no option, at this point, for any Republican follower to <br />
continue to support the words and deeds of the currently entrenched <br />
political elite: the ideology of "conservatism" has not only proven to <br />
be a dismal failure, it has also negatively impacted the nation and <br />
the world for at least the next fifty years. Only through the embrace <br />
of a progressive, forward-thinking agenda can we hope to undo the <br />
damage of the silver-tongued devils who road the coattails of <br />
propriety into power and then swift boated sanity en masse. <br />
For any true Republican, the only way to undo the legacy of evil that <br />
has culminated in the Bush regime is to wholly reject the dangerously <br />
subversive and deluding hypocrisy of the far right, and move leftward <br />
toward a true center with progressive Democrats and the rest of <br />
America.

the rightious right has never been much for caring about what's worse or what';s better, moreso about what's "right"

Just want to say...war stops a lot more beating hearts than abortion! I get ticked off every time I see one of those bumper stickers...just one more hot button pushed to keep the war machine churnin'

Your vote counts as nothing in the electoral college scheme. Understand you have no vote please.<br />
<br />
I want to vote out the vile administration that has lied to us, profited from war and ignored US law by, and in doing so. I want to vote out the power elite, but I can't. My vote doesn't count and neither does yours.<br />
<br />
Regular people don't count; only the powerful.

Well guys, first time I've read any of this stuff, and frankly...I have been a registered voter for almost 40 years now and i have NEVER been duped by either party. Any politician that starts out honest is quickly corrupted because the only way they can get ANYTHING done is to 'do business' with folks you don't like, don't agree with, and don't respect. However the you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours system of government has been around ever since George Washington warned against a two party system.<br />
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That being said, I have also been a registered Democrat for all of those years. I truly believe that corrupt as most of all of the (red and blue) are, the middle class almost always does better under 'Blue' rule. And don't kid yourself on this either, If we become a two class society - rich and poor without the middle class to shore up the country, we are in for a very big fall. Just because we are America the Great and Wonderful doesn't mean the screen wont topple over and expose us for what we are fast becoming... selfish, greedy, with complete disdain and disregard for the rest of the planet. <br />
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As for hating Republicans, hate is a waste of psychic energy. Mostly I feel sorry for the poor dopes. Especially the ones who are sucked in by horror stories endlessly propagated by right wing conservative media about scary liberals who kill babys, want run away government spending (who was it who has put us trillions of dollars in debt this time... oh yeah, Shrub!<br />
<br />
Here's the best trick big Red ever came up with... to convince voters that there was a LIBERAL MEDIA out to get them. So easy to discount truth if it is tagged with this moniker. Think about it...

I am so on board!

you guys need a canadian system, something that can be fairly easily adapted to your's and where those votes go to representitives that sit in parliment and represent you to the other ministers. they elect the PM, or president, almost the same way your electorial college works, except these people you know and they are accountable and if they don't become he leader then they're still there for the next 4 years fighting for you with the rest of their party.

If you believe he's a flip flop you must believe in the WMD's in Iraq too.

You need to join carrey, he is a flip flop also!

I'll join you!

I voted for Gore!!! ;)

I share your pain, I also feel like I've been duped by the Republican party. I was a republican for along time till i figured that one out....now I don't know what my party affiliation is.

Personally, I find it extraordinarily admirable when people take the time to get involved politically (regardless of party affiliation)- whether they decide to run, assist in the campaigning process, or just take the time to exercise their right to vote. It's not a perfect system by any stretch of the imagination, but it's all we've got.. and while one vote may or may not ultimately accomplish anything, apathy accomplishes nothing. Also, kudos to you for taking the time to examine your stance. Far too many people (Republican and Democrat alike) get so caught up in party affiliation that they're unwilling to question their leaders or hold them accountable for their actions.

Faern, I've read your stories, and I actually find you to be an interesting and likeable person. I'd love to post comments on your stories, but I don't want to get any further off on the wrong foot than we have here, already. There are things about me that, if you knew, might have you leaving different comments. Like what my hobbies are. (and politics is not large among them. I just have a strong opinion about it.) With your permission, can we call a truce here? I'd really like to start out on some neutral ground, Thanks.

You political types are always looking for some reason to get "insulted" or "angry". You know what? Who cares? Did you see me at the polls? I don't think so. No one makes you angry, YOU are angry on your own. I think if you are this involved in politics that it consumes you, you need a hobby my friend. Oh, and for what it is worth, my best friend of 16 years is the Arizona State Rep, a Democrat, and also the leader of the Navajo Nation. Her name is Silvia Laughter. So....I'm not going off half cocked here, I've probably been exposed to more politicing than you and your checkbook combined.

You political types are always looking for some reason to get "insulted" or "angry". You know what? Who cares? Did you see me at the polls? I don't think so. No one makes you angry, YOU are angry on your own. I think if you are this involved in politics that it consumes you, you need a hobby my friend. Oh, and for what it is worth, my best friend of 16 years is the Arizona State Rep, a Democrat, and also the leader of the Navajo Nation. Her name is Silvia Laughter. So....I'm not going off half cocked here, I've probably been exposed to more politicing than you and your checkbook combined.

Ha obviously misguided! You think you vote actually counts? Do some reading on "the electorial college". I've got news for you, you vote whichever way you want but in the end, the electoriate will vote for whoever has the fattest check. I think it is quite amusing you think your vote might somehow help erradicate some group of people you don't even know, and in reality, your vote means nada. Oh and by the way, you have to love something first to be able to hate it. Show me something you hate and I'll tell you something you love!

RON and RED, your allegience to your political party is admirable, and yes, there are many, many good people in both parties. However, that doesn't mean that both parties are immune from mistake, or even crimes, perverting the society and political nature of their country. RON, your fear of examining the choices we republicans have made over the years is frightening. Since you do not choose to read my other posts and give no specifics of what I am against, I question who the blind one is here. RED, your fearful, disjointed knee-jerk reaction, citing aberrant sexual behavior/child molestaton/marriage destruction as Democrat-sponsored ills of our society is scary, too. (I suppose we are misjudging poor Mark Foley. He's a republican, in case you missed that.} What you both should remember is that one upon a time there was a party that had many, many good people afraid of parts of their society and caused them to turn a blind eye to that party's final solution. You aren't bad people, but many bad things are being done in your name, and this behavior is spiralling out of control. That is why a majority of the electorate are running away from the Republicans. 2008 will either prove my point, or have me looking closely at our society to see what's going wrong. I'm no child molester, no abortionist, and have not posted any information about same sex or different species marriages. Please try to stay on topic, gentlemen.

You remember that when you see a baby killer on tv trying to promote there agenda.or when the dems are trying to kill babies and save killers.there isnt a person in the world who can tell me that is ok for if you try then we should let anyone get married and I just dont meen gays but everyone to everything.including m+f+f or vice versa.

You'd rather see the baby die of starvation or sickness from lack of food or medical - You teabaggers are just a bunch of hippocrates, Pro -life my butt!

why would i want to join you and risk ending up being like you? (i.e., a few decades later being here writing about how i regret BLINDLY trying to destroy a party that many decent people belong to (same as both parties) and the unforeseen side effects i caused?