It is difficult for an old liberal Democrat to utter such words as those. Vote Republican and save the country, indeed. Yet that is what I am now saying, and to make it even more emphatic, I am also suggesting that for the next two elections, all good people should consider voting a straight Republican ticket as a protest against the massive political sins of the Democrats. If enough voters did that, in addition to saving the country it might also save the Democratic Party from itself.
My old party has lost its soul and integrity in recent years, especially during the Obama era. It needs a crushing electoral defeat to focus its attention on its dangerous behavior. Despite the terrible recent record of my old party and of Mr. Obama, they are master politicians and it is quite possible that they will recover and win the next two elections, unless there is a concerted effort by voters of all stripes — Republican, independent, and, yes, Democratic — to make a public commitment in advance that they will vote straight Republican tickets in 2014 and in 2016.
I do not love the Republican Party, but Obama and the Democrats have given me no alternative. I do not recognize my old party. They truly scare me. As a result, in recent years I have embraced conservative values in my political behavior.
from a learned republican. vote independent and save your republic!
That REALLY doesn't work. Where do you think those votes go to?
If you really want continued democratic control of the senate, do something really really stupid and vote for independent candidates in 2014. If you want 8 years of Hillary, do something really really stupid and vote for an independent presidential candidate in 2016. Don't you understand, or learn from history, that voting for independents dilutes the republican vote assuring democratic wins? Do you really think the republicans are so bad, that you are willing to guarantee democratic wins just to prove your point?
I believe you are a liberal plant.
It is really sad here in America, which was the BIRTHPLACE of DEMOCRACY, starting with the political rebellion of 1776, yet now the Egyptian people are showing more love for their country and Patriotism, then Americans are showing for their country!
WHO IS THE IDIOT THAT IS SAYING "VOTE" INDEPENDENT ? IT HAS BEEN WELL DOCUMENTED THAT YOU MIGHT AS WELL VOTE FOR A DEMON-CRAT. ALL YOU ACCOMPLISH IN DOING IS TAKE A MUCH NEEDED VOTE AWAY FROM A CONSERVATIVE BY BEING STUPID ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR AN INDEPENDENT.
Amen !! That is exactly how the Clintongs invaded the White House !! I know ! I was one of the idiots that voted for Ross Perot.
Let's just make sure that the RINOS are not allowed to manipulate this decent turnabout, and the hundreds of thousands of voters it symbolizes and will accompany it, from now until the elections in 2014 and 2016, for their own sinister RINO purposes. The Tea Party can expect a massive propaganda campaign tailored to brainwashing us into believing that the RINOS are "with us," are "our best friends," and that they, the RINOS, are really "Republican conservatives" to the core, and all will be sweetness and light if we make peace with them------now that the RINOS have taken enough private polls to know they are finished and can't defeat us, even with Soros's billions to pay for their campaigns. Don't believe a word they say; bur rather stick with the Tea Party and men of principle. There is no room for the RINOS in the Republican Party, win or lose.
Though I can empathize with your sentiments....much more than what you've suggested is needed to fully realize the dangers we face. How much do you know about Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals? Communist Manifesto? Cloward-Pivens Strategy? George Soros? The U.S. Constitution? Declaration? Bill of Rights? Islamic cells here in America? All of what I mentioned are being used by this admin to destroy this country; including many RINO's (Republican in Name Only). If you truly want to make a difference...and really mean your demise against the Dems....then master your knowledge of questions I asked; then, get out in your community and inform all others. A person changing their D affiliation to an R, I, L affiliation means nothing...unless you can prove to everyone all the violations I've mentioned.
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people, for they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty" ~ Thomas Jefferson
How very wise and to the point Linda...
And don't forget: always follow the money. The love of money is the corrupter.
The Litmus test looks like this: a. voting record
b. philosophical belief
c. who they answer to: constituents or George Soros (money, i.e. they have been bought.)
WRONG! DON'T VOTE STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN TICKET ANYMORE. VOTE STRAIGHT CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES! We need to vet all candidates and organize to support CONSERVATIVES which ever party they are in. It is obvious now it doesn't matter if your party has the majority. Look at how we got into the obamacare dictatorship mess. We need a majority of true CONSERVATIVES who will actually vote conservatively in Congress. Then we need an actual conservative to run for president and hopefully people will vote to not fundamentally change (DESTROY) an already great nation. A president that will inspire people to work to better the country and not expect a ride on the free ride wagon.