It took some doing, and it’s been building for a while.
I’ll be the first person I know of in my family to register or vote Republican. I’ll probably get disowned.
But, you know, I feel like the Democratic side has just collapsed. I go to Democratic bulletin boards and all I see is invective. I see people referring to our President as a “crack-addict smirking retarded chimp,” without irony. And then I go to the news and I see that this President is getting cheered by the people of Lithuania for expanding NATO and ensuring their continued freedom from Russian domination.
And then I figure “which side do I want to be a part of?”
Finally, things got so bad the answer was obvious.
In just under two years, this president has passed a tax bill that personally saved me about 2,000 dollars. He commanded the campaign that destroyed the Taliban, without need of a port. He finally got serious about North Korea’s lies. He’s expanded freedom in Europe. He liberated millions of women from a hellish existence under Taliban rule. And after over 4 years of being locked out of Iraq, we now have teams of inspectors going in again, under better terms than before.
He rallied the UN behind him. He got NATO to sign on. He led his party to a nearly unprecedented gain in seats in a midterm election. Basically, he’s been knocking Democrats on their ass.
And Democrats are still trying to tell themselves that the man is stupid.
Well, they’re fucking delusional. I mean, how many times do they have to get knocked on their asses to figure out that Bush is a formidable politician and capable executive?
At any rate, after a while on the fence, I finally bit the bullet. It’s pretty clear to me which party is the party of the grown-ups here–which party is the party of the serious and soberminded.
Don’t mean for this to sound like a GD. It’s just how I feel at the moment.
The Dems abandoned me long ago, and now tell me they don’t want me, a bluedog, back.
To hell with them.