I'm a registered Republucan but I am sick and tired of what's offered from the GOP and in my eyes that means those who aren't as cozy with the party
must really be weary of them. Now, I see both parties as basically corporate sell outs, and the Dems are no better, but considering this thread is
about the right side of the aisle...
I don't trust the "young guns" and their rhetoric and place no faith in them being the catalyst for a meaningful reform of the Grand Old Party. Take
Marco Rubio, talks a good game. But he has been embroiled in multiple wide-ranging state and federal investigations conducted by the FBI and the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement into improper use of credit cards issued by the Republican Party of Florida, as well as tax evasion and improper
"One such set of appropriations/legislative actions reportedly being investigated by federal authorities are those which led to the development of the
state’s largest private prison, the Blackwater River Correctional Facility (CF), which opened its gates for operation in November. The prison was
designed and is operated by Florida-based Geo Group, the nation’s second largest private prison operator... And indeed Geo is a top Florida
Republican Party contributor; through two political action committees (PACs), Florida Geo Group, Inc. PAC and Geo Group, Inc. PAC, the corporation
gave $85,000 to the Republican Party of Florida from 2006 through 2009, along with tens of thousands of dollars in additional contributions to other
state Republican Party PACs and campaigns of individual Republican candidates."
Not talked about much in the "liberal" media. But he's the same old slick politician with corporate ties, sucking from the teat while sticking it to
the little guy for living off the government dole, just with a fresh young face.
I was a Ron Paul supporter in 08 and 12, not because I agreed with everything he said, but because he was honest and truly sounded the horn to the
dangers we face while never delving into partisan bickering. It was refreshing. Having said that, I do not trust Rand Paul. He says and does a lot of
things I agree with, but that seems to make me even more suspicious of him.
I guess from my perspective if the GOP can be saved, it won't happen with anyone who is already in the party. I put my trust in the people, despite
the uneducated and ignorant out there, believe that change won't come from Washington. That's their gravy train. It's us who need to force them to
represent us once again, not more powerful interests who believe democracy is dangerous and we are not to be trusted.
I remain optimistic despite what I see.
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