warnmar10 wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:53 am
Keith B wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:07 am
No need to, you already said it.
I know it, you know it and the American people know it.
Given how close Irish Bob O’Rourke came to beating Cruz in the midterm, with Cruz getting most or all of the 2nd Amendment vote, do either of you seriously believe that Trump is guaranteed
to take Texas again, even with all 2nd Amendment hands on deck? I
am not convinced. I’d prefer him to whomever the party of death and treason is running, but I’m not convinced that he will
beat back those forces of darkness this time around. I’m a libertarian-leaning independent since 2012 in the wake of the GOP’s betrayal of its grass roots and the Tea Party; but I have tended
to vote for GOP candidates for federal gov’t offices during those years. But I only did so as a bulwark against the fascist left. I mostly did NOT do it because I like
the GOP - which itself has become an elitist brand very little concerned with either honoring promises, or giving the middle class a sense that someone is ACTUALLY
in their corner. I no longer listen to what the GOP says
. I only
listen to what they do. Why? Because the GOP is no more acquainted with the integrity than is the DNC. They’re no longer about first principles, they’re about power; and they’ll happily betray their principles to get and/or hold onto that power.
Everybody here knows the list of campaign promises that went unfulfilled.....MOSTLY for lack of political courage or integrity. No need to list them here. I just submit to you that if you had been loyal to the same brand of vehicle lo these many years, and had bought several of that brand over those years; and then one day, the next new one turns out to not do ANY of the things the salesman promised; and the one after that and the one after that; you’d probably stop rewarding that manufacturer with your money - based entirely on a desire to no longer be fleeced. You’d transfer your loyalty.
It wouldn’t matter if the other
major manufacturer was making vehicles that killed their owners....you’d find a third manufacturer, maybe smaller, maybe priced a little higher, but one that builds reliable and safe vehicles, that do exactly what the salesperson tells you they’ll do.
When it became evident to me (back in 2012) that the GOP wasn’t about integrity any longer, I changed brands. Both major parties are selling
you something - an idea, a core set of values that they claim for themselves - and they promise to pass legislation to address problems, and fix them, according to their principles and values. Exactly NONE of them promises to create
problems with their legislation....but that is what BOTH parties have done....and the ONE party that has stuck to its promises (although they are evil promises) is the DNC. Well I refuse to be suckered by the GOP again, and I won’t vote for any democrat, ever again so long as I live.
If Trump is even up in the polls on Election Day in Texas (or close enough to it), I’ll probably vote for him. But if he 10 or 15 pts behind whomever the commie on the other side happens to be on Election Day in Texas
, then I’m not going to throw my vote out the window in desperation to try and push Trump over the top. I will vote my conscience
for the first time in a long time.
I’m opting out of the game of thrones. I get it. I’m just one little voter. But I don’t have to be the pawn of an organization that makes me promises and then either leaves them unfulfilled, or actually betrays
them. And I sure as hell don’t have to give them any more money ... so none of that from me either, ever again. I paid my dues, made my donations, and then got politically raped. Therefore, nobody can count
on my vote anymore (that’s why I not an LP member either). All politicians will have to earn
that vote going forward. And frankly, I no longer care what anybody else thinks about that.