Thursday, October 8, 2009
As I sit here, news is that some Senate GOP members are about to cave to the Dems and let Obamascare go through. Couple that with the potential of Harry Reid attaching it as an amendment to a tax bill passed back in March, and it looks like a done deal. So much for the voice of the people.
My one mission today that will be carried out come hell or high water will be to change my voter registration from Republican to Libertarian. I've had it with the constant disregard by the GOP of my voice and opinion. While I will still remain conservative on certain social issues, I would rather vote for a third-party Libertarian nominee than to waste my vote on a Republican who is going to blow smoke up my posterior orifice in order to secure my vote.
I guess, in some ways, this was inevitable. I've held Libertarian views on many issues such as limited government, homeland security, and the responsibility of the individual. Abortion will always be an issue that I will go to my grave holding conservative views, though. From what I've learned, this is the one place the Libertarian Party and I will agree to disagree.
The confidence I once had in the GOP has now waned to the point where I just can't bear the thought of voting for a candidate who doesn't hold my views. McCain didn't get my vote back in November; Palin did. The GOP has given us moderates as candidates and sold the base down the river. Now they can suffer the consequences of their actions from me.
Should a Republican candidate come along that I can truly believe in, they'll get my vote. For now, I refuse to sell out my conscience for fear of wasting a vote. I've done that for far too long.
Michael Steele and all the other capitulating RINOs can kiss my (_|_)