I have been of the mind that we who still love this nation — as founded — to give serious consideration to not voting for Republicans. Yes, I understand this means the seat will go to a Democrat. But then, what does it matter? Look at what happened the last time we gave both Houses of Congress and the White House to the Republicans. Had Obama not come along, Bush would still be the largest ‘Big Government’ President/Spender in U.S. history! And now? Now we see Republicans telling us they will pass amnesty and demonstrating they are identical to the Democrats when it comes to keeping their seats and supporting their Party above all else. So let me ask you this — and I am serious:
Why vote for a Party when it is not going to make any difference whether that Party wins or not?
Now, before you answer, consider this. If we stop voting for the Republicans — I mean stop all together and forever — then what is left? Those R’s who are already Progressive in spirit will go over to the Democrats (where they belong). This will leave a void where the majority of Americans really live. Now, what fills that void? I do not know. But it becomes very easy to demonstrate that what would be left is no different — NONE — than the NAZI regime, Stalin’s Russia or Mao’s China. The only difference is that — finally — it will be America’s turn to be run by evil, evil people.
On the other hand, we can just keep doing what we have been doing since Reagan was in office and tell ourselves that — this time — it will finally be different. If that is where you are, it’s OK — honest. Just remember, doing what you have always done and expecting a different result is the operational definition of insanity. So, if this is where you stand, that’s cool, but maybe — just maybe — you might want to stop calling ‘the other side’ crazy when you have already demonstrated you are insane, yourself.