Check out the following link. It’s about the truth that President Bush is poison to the Republican Party. He is losing the party votes right and left; he is driving away prospective party members; he has cost us this election.
As a life-long Republican, I have to say that the sitting president represents me more poorly that a half dozen Democrats I can name.
Unlike many bloggers on WordPress, I will not blindly bend to the words of conservative writers. I am the last moderate. I actually think.
I know the economy is a mess. I believe that the war in Iraq has gone on too long and has been grossly mismanaged. I think Dick Cheney’s ties to Halliburton and other companies servicing Iraq at the expense of the American taxpayer are nothing less than criminal. My intellect tells me that George Bush’s continuous gaffes on foreign affairs and generally cowboy mentality have hurt American standing in the word community more than any administration in memory.
Sure, the stubborn continue to be stubborn. The right is still far right of center and far right of reality. There is positive delight in some that Sarah Palin is as unbelievably conservative as she is. Many still seek the glory days of the Republican Party.
I am here to tell you that those days are gone, way gone. You listened to Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh for too long; you lost touch, you are part of the past.
I yearn for the days of moderation, discourse, negotiation, and compromise. (And, that last word is not a dirty word: it is part of politics, get over it.)
Iraq, Guantanamo, Abu Gharib, Halliburton, Weapons of Mass Destruction, the draft dodger war record. I am tired of it all.
Those of you who read this: you may not care, but our party has a problem. It does not represent what Americans want, what Americans need, what Americans are today. We are going to lose good people because we talk when we should listen, we exclude when we should include, and we focus on politics when we should focus on government.
Those of you who read this may not care, but our party is close to losing me as a member and with it, my vote. After you lose this election, blame all you want. But you will have lost, and my vote was one that went against you.