The Republican Party is Not MY Party Anymore

Maybe it never was and I’ve just been deceiving myself all these years.  Jay got out in 2008 after being elected a Republican delegate for Minnesota and listening to the leaders (even at the regional level) preach from the podium that true Republicans MUST weed out the supporters of Ron Paul and not allow them to go to the RNC.  The hatred that the party-line Republicans have against Ron Paul is astounding.  As we have witnessed at the RNC in the past few days.  I cannot, in good conscience, remain in a party that demonstrates so little respect for its members and who has so much fear of their power being taken away that they will do whatever they have to in order to maintain it.  The Democrats, and President Obama, are not the enemy–they are just the left side of a overly fed, overly powerful, overly manipulative face.  The face of our government.  The Republicans are just the right side of that face, but it’s still one face.  A facade.  Most of the time it’s a very ugly facade.

I don’t want a face-lift.  There are too many ugly wrinkles and it’s too late.  I don’t even think plastic surgery would help since the brain behind the face would keep doing exactly the same thing it does now–trying to control the stronger half of the body so that they can cover the mouth of the side of the face they don’t like.  It’s beyond ridiculous.  We need another alternative.  I don’t know what that is yet.  I’m just going to start looking at other parties.

I’m attaching an article here that explains, much better than I can and with experience to back up her words, some of the problems with the facade that is the Democratic and Republican parties.  I don’t usually wander into the political, because it’s really quite depressing and I’m an optimist, but I’m so fed up that I’m diving in where I’ve always been loathe to even dip my toes.  Dirty, no filthy, waters here.  Deep breath; pinch my nose closed.  Here I go…

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/publiccatholic/2012/08/stop-slogan-voting-stop-hate-voting-stop-being-manipulated-part-1-your-vote-their-power/

Optimistically yours,

Cindy

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8 thoughts on “The Republican Party is Not MY Party Anymore

  1. hopefully the Paul supporters will vote for what they believe in, and not settle on something they don’t. it’s they only way they can bring about change. the reason things don’t change is because the parties keep getting votes even when the people giving them their votes don’t agree with them. why would a party change if they don’t have to?

    • I agree, Lee. I have already decided I won’t vote for anyone that I don’t fully support. I have had many tell me that by voting for anyone other than Romney I am voting for Obama. I make sure to iterate that if I wanted to vote for Obama I would vote for him, but by not voting for either Romney or Obama I am sending a message (regardless of who wins the Presidential office) that I am not going to follow the leader when the place they are leading is harmful to me and my country. I am voting my conscience. Thanks for your response!

  2. Thanks, Cindy. I agree with what you have said, but run into the same problem, Where do we go from here? I still believe the Republican party is a better option than the Democratic, but that is truly a case of the lesser of two evils. Be sure to share any viable alternative you discover.

  3. Gosh, Cindy…I’m right in there with you. Right now I can’t imagine voting for either of the major candidates. I have more work to do…

    • Thanks for your comment, Pam. I understand. It’s a difficult decision to make. But perhaps the difficulty is a symptom of how serious we take our responsibilities as a citizen of the US. We are seeing our rights taken away from us and many of our elected leaders (who are supposed to protect us from this very thing) do nothing to stop it or, even worse, actively support it. I cannot hold my nose and vote any more! =)

    • Thanks so much for reading and commenting. As both sides gear up to go at it for another 2+ years I wonder if either party learned anything from the last election. I hope, as the next generation of voters look at the candidates, that they will have the numbers to upset the system and bring about a sea change in our government. We are losing our rights faster than I ever imagined. It’s frightening.

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