Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Why I can't be a Republican
For years I had great respect for and regularly voted for Republicans when the issues warranted it. They stood for individualism, frugal use of taxpayer money, equal opportunity for all, and common sense when it came to balancing the needs of free enterprise with government intervention.
The downhill slide began with Nixon, a slide where little by little this party sold out one core principle after another. The first was Nixon's "Southern Strategy" where Southern bigots and assorted racists, were welcomed with open arms by the Republicans, after the Democratic Party ended generations of internal battles between white cracker democrats and northern liberals by seating an alternate delegate from Mississippi at the 1968 Democratic Convention, whose cardinal sin was she was black. The Democrats lost the election that year, but saved its soul.
Since then we have seem the Republican Party become the official White Southerner Party, with its own religion of Christian Fundamentalism that pushes a grotesque intolerance, coupled with cynical elements of the old Republican Party, greedy corporate fat cats who have found they can get huge portions of white America to vote against its own best interests by pushing God, guns, gays and veiled appeals to racism as they rape our countryside for natural resources, and ship our jobs overseas while they flood the country with illegal immigrant labor.
Now they have progressed a more frightening few steps, because a new neo-fascist ideology called "neo-conservativism" has placed a death grip on the Republican Party, lead by George Bush, a man who is either a willing dupe or is the actual leader of this insidious cabal. Under him and, they have been able to pursue their great wish: they wish to pursue foreign wars that benefit no one but corporations. They are no longer satisfied with merely poisoning our air as they attempt to set up a neo-fascist Christian State, they now want the blood of our children so they can set up a new American Empire, so that they and their cronies become richer and richer.
These men have criminally hijacked the worst tragedy to ever befall this nation that occurred on Sept 11, 2001, and used it as a phony cover story to pursue an agenda they conceived before 9-11 ever happened. They shorted the real fight on terrorists for resources so they could pursue their insane war on goat farmers in Iraq, allowing the man who killed 3,000 of our fellow citizens, our newest TV star, to go free as he and his neo-con pals sell us phony stories on why we are even in Iraq. As the ghosts of those 3,000 people cry out for vengeance, they get nothing but a spit in their face from these phony liars who care nothing of them, and everything about getting oil pumping from Iraq. They spend billions to secure oil facilities, hiring private contractors for a $1000 a day to guard oil pumping stations, while leaving vast unguarded arsenals full of what then terrorists need for ever more 9-11s. They spend little on actual defense of our ports and airlines, and when asked in the debates why this is so, they say its because, in Bush's own words "that would cause a heck of a tax gap" - while at the same time they empty the public treasury for ever more billions for their criminal and illegal war in Iraq, while the real war on terror in Afghanistan gets a pittance. It is a shame that this has happened to a political party that freed half of this planet from the scourge of slavery. Lincoln, if he were alive today, would be defined a "liberal" by today's Republicans. For shame. For shame on you who support this mismanagement of our government and this blatant hijacking of our national purpose that has resulted in so much unnecessary death and suffering as it bankrupts our nation. Do yourselves a favor, and wash the blood of 100,000 innocent Iraqis off your hands, and vote for Kerry.