It's important to remember you don't owe loyalty to any party or group or person or friend or even family members who betray your values and the values of our nation.
I agree. But that is not my argument.
The republican party today has betrayed the values of our nation. It is waging war on our democracy. This is not acceptable.
Yes. And they do not give a rat's ass what a democrat thinks about that. The DO care what their own party members think about that. This is a tactical decision, not an emotional one. I can speak to them at republican party meetings. What I might say at a democratic party meeting is irrelevant.
The republican party today doesn't even have any real policies or ideas.
I beg to differ. In many ways it has more than the democrats do. They have a policy of voter suppression to achieve power. They have a policy of obstruction of ideas from the left. They are rabidly pro gun. They are moderately anti-abortion. They are strongly in favor of business. They want lower taxes even at the expense of massive deficits. They are for sorta free trade. No. They have tons of ideas and policies. Taking over state governments by budgeting substantial money for state elections is of enormous importance. You will take them lightly at your peril. They are very smart and have been very effective.
It's only policy and ideas is to get power through any means.
No. They get power by any means so they can forward their ideas.
Not to serve the American people.
They would disagree. So would the 70 million people who voted for Trump. They would tell you that they are serving the best interests of the American people. They would point to the Coolidge misquote, "The business of America is business".
And rememberIn the past, I gladly voted for people like Senator John McCain who was a great American patriot.
McCain was able to save Obamacare because he was a republican. Not despite it. McCain knew that he had to be a voice in the party. It was a huge hit to lose him.
But today, the republican party has lost it's way.
Perhaps. I am not sure they would agree. Again. 70+ million Americans voted their way. They are not clinging to power. They are gaining power. They seem to have the Democrats back on their heels. I can tell you this though. If they are ever to get back on their way it will not be a democrat who sets them on the path. Only a movement within the party has a chance to work.
So I will tell you that it may be that it is my patriotic duty to stay in the party and work for change. Running away never won any battle. Right?