I've come to realize one thing during this pandemic... god I hate politics. I used to consider myself a moderate. Fiscally conservative and socially liberal. I've voted for both parties. Friends used to say that was a cop out ["Choose a side"], but I really believed that each side had some good arguments, policy wise. That said, I usually vote for the candidate in the end. Meaning who they are as a person. I don't really care if I agree with them on all issues, but god... I need to respect the individual.
I will never vote for another Republican, if only because I can't support that madness. There are decent people like Mitt Romney and Adam Kinzinger, but no... can't do it. It's not that I think Democrats are all that (I don't). It's because the GOP is now ruled by ignorant, hateful Trumpers who care more about defeating Democrats (and ignoring our common enemies... Covid, Russian interference, gun violence, etc.; take your pick) than protecting American democracy (and lives). Party means more to them than country. All they can do is blame Democrats. They can't own up to their own shit. They spin everything to fit their lies. It all comes down to owning the libs.
Ever since Trump became President (wish we could all forget), the GOP has inched closer and closer to fascism (and an incredibly laughable hypocrisy). So many conspiracy freaks, my lord. The Republican Party has become so hyper-partisan. It's disgusting, really. People like Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Ron DeSantis, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and (the devil incarnate) Marjorie Taylor Greene deserve a punch to the face... and to be knocked the fuck out (but especially... voted out).
To keep my stress level down, I try to avoid any mention of them.
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Just some musings from an old guy...