04-30-2010, 09:39 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
This is mostly for those who are very vocal and vote Republican "no matter what."
I am a moderate and I'm glad we have both parties. They balance each other out.
Lately, however, as an observer, I'm having a hard time with the recent events and how one can be so adamantly Republican (conservative).
I get why some people tend to lean left or lean right.
I understand why people want to be fiscally conservative. I understand why among constituents (not the politicians as I don't think they have good motives) some would be adamantly Pro-Life because they honestly feel like abortion is murder.
I'm not here to criticize anyone for being Republican.
I am here wondering why some peope are gung-ho Republican, if that makes sense. Or gung-ho Tea Party.
In just this past two years, Republicans have tried to discredit Obama (his citizenship, calling him a fascist/communist, to his face calling him a 'liar,' calling him a Muslim/atheist (questioning his Christianity), etc.); they try to block anything Obama proposes or question his motives if he does agree with them (oil drilling, for example). Why were Republican politicans meeting with the big banks behind closed doors and were fighting against reform? They tried to spin it like they were doing us a favor, but they lied about the reform.
In Oklahoma, they are eroding women's right to medical information in hopes to reduce abortions; I won't even comment about the anti-Immigration going on in Arizona until I can find out more about that, but it smells of racism. How about in California in which they want to change the 14th Amendment concerning immigrant babies born in US/citizenship? Don't take away my gun rights because I'm a constitutionalist but hey take away someone else's rights because that part of the constitution is silly and won't hurt me, right? LOL It seems like if big corporations are being effected, the Republican party is all for protecting them, but they could care less about women, gay people, immigrant babies/constitution. Let the corporations keep doing unethical things (big banks, insurance companies, the oil companies not putting safety valves, the mine company violations).
Can anyone tell me why all the contradictions and why anyone who values freedom can keep going along with this?
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