But despite my past voting, right now I am voting straight ticket and I don't like it. There is a reason. It's because the Republican party seems to have a lock on their politicians. Most of them vote in lockstep. The ones that claim to be independent only vote that way when their vote is not needed; so they can look independent. In the clinch, they vote with their party. AND what their party claims to support is not only wrong (to me) but they don't even follow that (ie small government when they enlarge it every chance they get but just in different ways than Democrats). Currently the offical Republican party supports things I consider to be abhorrent in many cases and what they do behind the curtain is even worse.
Now I can say that and still see that many Republican people are good and are voting their conscience. I know too many right wingers to think any other way. Sometimes I get the feeling that a lot of righties don't feel that way about people like me who generally support the left (and generally means what it says-- generally). IF we could discuss what is wrong with each party here, without any of us taking it personally, then we might get somewhere with the conversation that began in the other blog and which I am bringing here-- minus the names. I don't like to use people's comments with their names unless I have asked and I didn't ask.
Ah, cows aren't traitors in any real sense, They're just like the usual Republican, living in a reality devoid, herd-like dream work of sweet clover and denial. lol :)
you had to get political? And not even close to accurate. Unless Obama is a Republican because he is the one who is telling us how wonderful things are going with the economy when in reality it is still getting worse and will be for a few more years. And with his policies maybe more like 5 years before we see real recovery.
Obama is a Republican, certainly doesn't behave like a Democrat.
No he does not. At least in the old school Democrat way. And he is certainly not a Republican. We believe in limited government and self determination. He is more like a totalitarianist. He wants a strong central government to control every aspect of everyones lives.
... you are wrong about what Obama has done or wants to do. You are drinking the kool-aid and whether you admit it or not, you are getting it from radio, websites and TV because that's what they want you to believe. ... What you on the right have to understand is that Obama was elected to do what he has done by a majority and if the majority changes their mind, then the country will go back to Bush's way where the rich get all the tax advantages and corporations have no rules and we fight wars with no logic behind them while we don't pay for them. You can have what you want. You just have to convince enough Americans your way is right.
So what do you think about partisanship today? Necessary? Bad? And by partisanship, I don't mean just the two main parties but whatever party someone would vote for no matter who ran...
Colors of text in the conversation represent different individuals in the original comments. I'm green *s*