April 12, 2006
I'm not the only one
Disgusted with the Republican Party? I am, and I am not alone. I honestly believe that right now, the best thing that Democrats have going for them politically is the Republican Party.
When we put you in office, you had high ideals. You seemed to be committed to the idea of fiscal restraint. Instead, you have spent like a tax-and-spender (usually called Democrats) except in your case; it's been a cut tax but spend anyway. Our President Bush has not had the guts or the wisdom to veto some of those profligate spending bills, even when it was obvious he should have done so. Trent Lott the former Majority Leader of the Senate recently stated that he was tired of hearing from the "so called porkbusters." He is also on record as having said "“The way I do it is, I fold them into bills where you can’t find it,” Lott said. “I’ve been around here long enough to know how to bury it.” Is that what you think we elected you for?
Remember the scene in the movie Braveheart where William Wallace, arrow-pierced and bloody from a losing battle, chases after a mysterious knight on horseback, knocks him to the ground and prepares to kill him, only to discover that his "enemy" is Robert The Bruce, the man Wallace wanted to be king of Scotland? Remember how all the fight ran out of Wallace like used motor oil as he stayed his blade and simply fell back on the ground in grief and disappointment?
Well, that's how I feel about the Republican Party. I believed in them, I trusted them, and they betrayed me. I believe that they betrayed my country, too.
Such perfidy I cannot and will not forgive. I'm not going to write anything else on this subject because I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I mean it when I say that I'll NEVER vote for a Republican again. In fact, I may never VOTE again. My give-a-damn is busted and the Republicans broke it.
You have failed miserably at reforming the way government works. And, I'm not sure you even think we have noticed. You are going blithely about your business as though we were too stupid not to notice. Well, you are wrong. Further, you are wrong on so many counts. We expect good government and we are not getting it with you in charge. If we wanted all this scandal, spending like there is no tomorrow etc., we would have kept the Democrats in place in '94. But, we wanted change. You started off right but quickly lost your way.
Yep. That's right, Republicans. You "lost your way," and you lost ME, too.
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