Originally Posted by registerthis
Well, then, doesn't it stand to reason that perhaps your view of what the Republican Party should be doesn't match what the Republican Party actually is? You may think that the Republican Party should stand for all of those things you mentioned above, but if it doesn't, then perhaps your definition or expectations are out of date.
I'd argue that what you're seeing is exactly what the Republican Party is nowadays. "Hijacked" by the Religious Right and Corporate America or not, the Republicans are in power in this country and this is exactly what you get with it. What you're arguing the Republican Party should be sounds nice, but it doesn't fit with reality.
And this too shall pass...
How should people who are discontent with how their party is being mismanaged respond? I can still remember the way the Republican Party used to be; do I have to accept these current holders-of-power as the final say in what my Republican Party will be? No! They're the imposters, not me!! There's a reason that Bush's approval ratings are beginning to dip below 40%!! I'm not the only Republican who has been forced to become an Independent, and I'm sure as hell not going to take it lying down!