|Excellent. They sum up many, though not all, of the reasons I am very angry with the Republicans, particularly with those in Congress. After listing many complaints against them, the editors finish by writing:|
The GOP’s only saving grace in this election, as far as I can tell, is that they are not Democrats. The number one issue for me is the war and the GOP is fortunate that the Dem leadership isn’t like their political forebears such as Truman or JFK, because if they were I wouldn’t hesistate in voting for them. As it stands the Dems have condemned themselves far worse in my eyes by their own words and I do not trust them enough to take the chance. Yet when it comes to this election, I will not lift a finger to help any of the Republicans. I have no control anyways beyond my one vote, so let the rest of the electorate decide as they will on who to vote for because I can understand whichever way most of them go. The Republican Party needs to be defeated, if not this year than soon when hopefully the war will not be effected. They need a serious lesson from the voters of just whom they work for and time to reassess their priorities and rhetoric – not to mention rediscovering the principles for which they were elected in the first place. I can tell you this: I did not vote GOP because of Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell or for many of the petty issues of the extreme Right. Flag-burning, gay marriage, and all the other distractions they’ve thrown out do nothing about acting on the issues I care about and I doubt I am alone in this. I’m a realist when it comes to politics so I can certainly understand tossing red meat to a good part of one’s base, but when it gets to be too much it alienates the rest. If the majority of the electorate decides that this is the year to do so, than so be it.