I am absolutely fed up with the GOP.
I've been distancing myself from them for awhile now, but I'm just over it. The current Republican hierarchy--both within the party structure and the power players in the media-- remind me a lot of this guy:
That is, so out of touch that they are in need of a serious and unrelenting ass-kicking.
As we recovering-Republicans watch the GOP sink like the H.M.S. Titanic--hubris and all--I can't help but feel that a certain amount of justice will be served as the defeats roll-in: precinct after precinct, office after office, state after state. The oncoming Blue Period will not be one that I relish at all--I will be as angry and vociferous in my opposition to their plans as I have always been. The pseudo-socialist nanny state types will deliver what they've been promising to do for years, and we shall all reap the rewards of the sown seeds of nearly unlimited executive power--this time, in the hands of a Progressive--backed by a Congress waiting to do his do-gooder bidding with money they don't have. (In fairness, Congress should be pushing their own similarly feel-good agenda, but the current leadership is entirely feckless and couldn't lead their way out of a paper bag.)
The Republican party thought it could throw out its philosophical groundings and that, somehow, they would stay in power.
Buckley summed it up well:
So, to paraphrase a real conservative, Ronald Reagan: I haven’t left the Republican Party. It left me.
Indeed it has left many of us, and the price shall be paid come November.
Sic semper tyrannis.