“It’s disheartening for me to see our party move away from what it was always about and that is to stay out of people’s lives, let them live their lives, don’t impose their religion on anybody else. Don’t impose their feelings, let them live, and uphold the Constitution. And, sadly to say, federally, I don’t think that’s happening.”
“I do not have a favorite in the presidential race, if I had to vote today, I’d vote for Obama. Absolutely…Because I really, truly think that the candidates that are out there today for the Republican side would take women back decades.”
This quote comes from a woman who has been a Republican state lawmaker in New York for decades. Not only is she now leaving politics, but she is going to vote for Obama.
I have no plans to vote for Obama, or any other Democrat, this year, but I definitely feel her pain. This is not the Republican party I grew up with, and was part of for many years. It has moved from sensible to bat poop crazy. I also feel that she is not the only Republican who is going to be kicking the party to the curb this year. But sometimes it takes a real beating for a person, organization, or a political party to finally come to it's senses, and regain sanity that was lost.
A toast to the Republican party - May the GOP die this year, and then, like a phoenix, arise from the ashes to become the Grand Old Party it once was.
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