Gettingharder saidYeah Jaydub --
We're now a bunch of Nazi's now -- ask yourself which socialistic regime the Democratic party most likely resembles right about now.
How pathetic that ALL GAY people must bow down to the bad policies and failed politics of redistribution of wealth, "universal" everything and cradle to grave mentality, no thanks, I'll work hard and pay my own way.
How weak to define what is right and wrong strictly on your sexuality. How selfish to try to make others believe that it is normal to be so duped...
I consider myself to be moderate Libertarian/Independent. Even though I'm obviously gay, I'm not enthralled with the idea of socializing American society. For the most part, I think that government should stay the hell out of my wallet AND my bedroom.
That said, the Republican party has been hijacked by social and religious conservatives who don't care so much about fiscal responsibility and free-market capitalism as they do about imposing their brand of morality upon the masses. I mean, what the hell. It's all "free market" until they come begging the fed to bail out Fannie and Freddie due to lax oversight and bad policy. This, the most conservative administration of our generation, has been on the most massive spending spree in history. They've turned a sizable budget surplus into a massive deficit, and yet our infrastructure crumbles all around us. Furthermore, the Republicans have been on a massive power grab these last 14 years, or so, and they're not even really trying to hide the corruption, any more. FISA, The Patriot Act, the Dept. of "Homeland" Security...They have established a nanny state that monitors virtually our every move. This government is just steps away from fascism, and don't think for a minute that social conservatives wouldn't do everything in their power to drive us all back into the closet. Do you honestly believe that McCain/Pallin would be any different? Even if McCain is using (deliberate word choice) Pallin to pander to the religious right, and then goes off in his own maverick direction after (theoretically) winning the election, doesn't that just confirm that he is, in fact, just another power-hungry politician who's pandering to a swing demographic just to get elected? Dammit, the guy just wants to be president before he passes on (and what if that's sooner rather than later?), and he's pulling all of the inside-the-beltway tricks to get there.
So, although I don't consider traditional gay-rights issues to be a litmus test, there is no way in hell that I'm voting Republican this electoral season. And by the way, I used to really like John McCain, but this Pallin nomination is just insulting on so many levels. Maverick McCain takes his cues from Madison Avenue and Wall Street, not Main Street.