posted on Nov, 13 2014 @ 11:29 PM
5 years later, and this holds truer now than it did then, since now we have a Republican congress dedicated to nothing else but Obama's destruction,
for no better reason than a visceral, irrational, almost religious hatred of the man.
Well, I hope it was worth it, because they have permanently alienated and driven away a large hunk of their swing/moderate supporters in their
I have a couple friends, one was in the Marines, one was in the army. Both did multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both were pretty staunch
conservatives who live in Virginia, both work now for defense contractors. Both have awesome collections of weapons, and both were very much like me
(leaning Libertarian philosophically, moderate conservative politically) So I almost crapped myself when, in the last election, both voted for Obama.
I almost thought they were pulling a prank on me, but they were dead serious. I asked them both why, and they both gave me similar answers. Basically,
they would continue to vote Democrat until the conservatives in this country grew the hell up, stopped their tantrums and acted like leaders.
Though I didn't vote for Obama, I totally agreed with them (I voted Libertarian). The Republican/conservatives care nothing about the country, only
political rivalry. Instead of blindly attacking and shooting down every piece of legislation the Democrats create, maybe they should consider doing
their damn jobs and actually offering better solutions. If all the Republicans stand for is to destroy the Democrats, then as a party, they have
become utterly useless, even destructive.
The fact that they have shot down several bills for Veteran benefits, despite their BS claims to being "more American and patriotic" than their
rivals, is just one example of why I consider them more a threat to the country than any terrorist or rival military.