Ok, quit with the attacks guys!
So far I don't see any reason FROM a Republican as to why they are a Republican.
And the argument that Republicans are "against" something, well, that's been proven to be the case for most voters. Sure we think we are supporting ideal A or policy B, but in reality we are just opposed to ideal B and policy A.
I quit being a Republican because they pushed us paleo-conservatives out of the party. I still hold the same ideals I always have and have opened up more to progressive policy proposals. But in the end, I am still a conservative in both the fiscal and classical (non-religious) sense.
I have no party at this point because the Republicrat party doesn't represent my ideals, and minor parties are vilified by voters and media alike.
So I know there are others on here that decided to stay with the Republicans despite them growing away from their pre-Regan roots, or have joined the party in the wake of the Regan awakening and/or our post-9/11 nationalist fervor.
The question remains: why? Why are you a Republican? Are you rich and thus Republican policies favor your interests? Are you a rich business man who gains from the current immigration gridlock so that you still have a cheap flow of labor with zero consequences? Are you a rich man with a large inheritance to pass along to family that you don't want taxed? Are you a Christian Fundamentalist that wants to see our nation become a true nation under God with public law dictated by the Bible? Are you a Neo-Conservative that would like to see all non-Democratic regimes (except our allies) bombed into submission until they accept Democracy and what we tell them to do? Are you a nationalist who is afraid that if we don't have a Republican in office that brown people with false gods will attack us (since that NEVER happened when a Republican was in the White House)? Are you a rich oil baron who believes that the economy can only thrive under a Republican president, and that they last 8 years have been fantastic?
There has to be some substantive reasons why you are a Republican and would like to see the Republican party win in November. So grow some balls and tell us in your own words, because all we're doing is answering for you at this point.