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Why Should I Remain A Republican?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Martin, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Martin

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    Why should I vote for John McCain in the fall or, for that matter, remain Republican? Time and time again I find that I am in disagreement with the Republican Party. It has become the party of big government conservatism. I am a conservative, but I believe in small/limited government. For that reason I am having a hard time sticking with John McCain.

    I think McCain would be better than Obama, but most any moderate to conservative person would be better than Obama. So thats not saying that much. However should I vote for McCain soley because he would be better than Obama? I am having a hard time saying yes to that question. Why should I not vote what I believe?

    This is not a joke nor is it bait to start an argument about McCain or Obama. This is a honest post about a very real crisis in my political mindset.
     
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    If you are willing to vote for the lesser of evils then stay the course.
     
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    Martin, I've given up. The republican party has lost it's spine, accepting every leftist premise, and only looking for comprimise.

    We need to concentrate on local elections, getting people who love our country as much as we do into the lower levels of office. Not related to party, either. I plan on voting for my democrat governor again, based on his actions while in office.

    This election is lost. We will get a U.N. capitulant, no matter which one wins. Grass roots is the way to go. But we're fighting a lot of hateful atheist marxists with a lot of money.
     
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    The reasons in your OP are some reasons why I am considering switching to Independent...
     
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    If Senator McCain picks Governor Palin of Alaska(Governor Jindal of Louisiana is to young, imo) to be his running mate, then there is hope for the GOP come 2012 since McCain may be only running for one term.

    If he picks anyone else, then limited government folks will just have to write off the GOP on the national level, probably for the remainder of its existence, imo, unless the limited government folks storm the political walls of the GOP and accomplish a complete regime change in the Republican National Committee.
     
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    Another great reason to leave the Republican party is the insulting lip service to those who want Roe vs. Wade overturned. Talk about pandering......
     
  8. Martin

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    I have let the replies pour in, ok sprinkle in, before replying. However it is just as I thought. Many conservatives are having the same problems with the Republican Party that I am. Glad to know I am not alone. I am still considering what to do, but my support for McCain is slipping (no matter who he picks as his VP). I must admit that Palin would be an interesting choice for McCain's VP. Sadly, however, I think he will go with Romney.
     
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    You should never have joined a political party in the first place.
     
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    I like McCain, but if he chooses Romney, he'll lose my vote.
     
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    So, what's youse problems with Romney?
     
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    Martin,

    If you dont feel good about either one, than dont vote. Theres no law that says you must vote.

    Just sit this one out and dont vote.

    God bless,

    Mike
     
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    Your post reminded me of the signature of SaltCityBaptist:

    WHEN YOU REMAIN SILENT YOU HAVE SPOKEN
     
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    Martin, old Obi Wan never told you about the power of the Dark Side. Join me, and I will complete your training. We shall rule the galaxy as father and son.
     
  16. Martin

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    I have ended my support for the Republican Party. Step one.

    I have considered two different third party candidates. Step two

    I have made a choice. Step three.

    It is such a freeing feeling to no longer have to support a candidate or party that you don't agree with on a good number of issues.
     
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    So what changed your mind about McCain?
     
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    Hey, Martin, I no longer consider myself a Republican either. I was supporting Ron Paul (and am still a big fan of his). I'm officially Independent now, and will probably vote for Bob Barr in November.
     
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    ==Not any one thing. I still think McCain is miles ahead of Obama who, btw, is not change in any real sense of the term. The reason I switched is sort of getting back to what I believe about government and the situation America is now in. No longer can I support the more conservative of the two. No longer can I be happy with the lesser of two evils. I am giving up "playing the game". I am now going with what I really believe. That, btw, should make for some real interesting posts... :laugh: .
     
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    ==Barr is on the ticket here in North Carolina. If Baldwin is not on the N.C. ballet I will either write his name in or vote for Barr. The reason I did not go with Barr as my choice was his political history. Of course, as I said, if it comes down to Barr, Obama, or McCain, I will most likely vote for Barr or write in for Baldwin.
     
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