Monday, November 17, 2008

"How The GOP Lost My Vote!"

Dr. Paul Hsieh writes; "...I didn't vote for a single Republican in 2008. I've become increasingly alienated by the Republicans" embrace of the religious "social conservative" agenda, including attempts to ban abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and gay marriage."

His entire post: Is a GREAT READ!

Much is made of the sad, sad record of Bush and the GOP on spending and pork. Much is also made of abandoning the conservative values. Both may play a part, however, there is a good bit more meat on the above ideas. For my part the many GOP things I did not side with included exactly what Hsieh lists.

In actual fact the only real reason any of this matters is because not having a handle on the problem will simply cause the GOP losses to continue unabated in 2010 and 2012, or at the very least to keep the Congress where it is with no practical Republican gains back toward a balance..

Now is the time for soul-searching....and removal of all GOP Congressional leadership is most necessary if we wish to change anything. Those now in power will not change their spots...despite any words they might utter to the opposite.