"Nevermind But.. If you really believe that... there probably isn't much point in going on."
Yes I do. The platform that the Reupublican Party has adopted is not the same as it has been over the last 30 years. From being a party that had more interest in "fiscal" reponsibility etc. to moral values that I feel are being shoved down my throat. Sorry but when you have people in the Republican party that cannot even define what rape is, or say that rape and having a child is like having a child out of wedlock then I have to say the lunatics have taken over the asylum. Birth control? Just don't have sex. Porn? Eradicate it. Hey I am horny and like to do it and I love beautiful women on film...big deal. Get over your hang ups. The pressure that The Tea Party has pushed onto the old guard Republican Party is quite evident. The rhetoric that has been spewed over the last 4 years has me thinking that we have not progressed as a society here in the USA. Outlaw abortion, cut programs for those that need..ie welfare, umemployment insurance, gutting FEMA, cutting many of our government agencies that watch out for the goodness our people that do not have a voice. Healthcare....Why cannot anyone realize that a major overhaul is necessary for our society. Why is it that EU countries can have many things that ALL societies should have...we are sooooo far behind in terms of being progressive. I am not calling for a welfare state, I am calling for a country that cares....what the F is wrong with that??? Yes we are a big country but really, the rhetoric and vitriol has gotten out of hand. Yes both parties have a burden of blame...but when I see bumper stickers saying "Don't Re Nig In 2012" that saddens me greatly. Yes it is a play on words, but we all know what that means. Why is it so offensive to have a African America President? Or as some of you might say he is only half...then my response is, well his wife and children fit that description more and maybe that is the problem? Again, we as a modern society have not come a long way from the 60's. I remember seeing bathroom that DID NOT allow those of color to use them...we are not that far off from then. What about immigration? Darn latinos! Again I have seen the far right lash out at programs like allowing them in California to have drivers licenses. Clue.....they already drive....why not make it legal. Why not make them get insurance so that they can drive legal. What place is it of ours to not allow others to come here and earn a living. Just remember the next time you go to a restaurant and order a meal, those illegals are making your food, washing your dishes, and busing your table. Or hey, what about the food you eat? Who do you think worked those fields in scorching heat (talking CA Central Valley). If only you knew how much our food would cost if we paid wages to "legal" citizens....BTW who wants to work the fields for $10 an hour? Right. What about Gay rights? Taboo....Yes you know, I feel others have the right to marry. It does not affect me. I don't believe in being exclusionary the far right sure do. They want nothing more than to do that. Don't get me started on two wars that had NOTHING to do with 9/11. The amount of money that has been spent, and the death toll on innocent people in those two countries sickens me. Shame on our Govt. for the deception that they caused. We fell for it hook line and sinker. I am not some angry sign touting Lib...far from it. I have a healthy disdain for the far left. However, if I had to pick which side of the fence to sit on, it certainly would not be on the right.