Why It Used To Be A Good Idea To Be A RepublicanI guess you could say there are "wannabes" and "usedtobes" and here's a Republican grieving over the fact that all the good reasons to be a Republican are gone. James Chaney on why the PARTY is over:
My Republican Party was the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, and George H.W. Bush. It was a party of honesty and accountability. It was a party of tolerance, and practicality and honor. It was a party that faced facts and dealt with reality, and that crafted common-sense solutions to problems based on the facts as they were, not as we wished them to be, or even worse, as we made them up. It was a party that told the truth, even when the truth came hard. And now, it is none of those things.
This the kind of disheartening commentary you can thank Karl "Win-At-All-Costs" Rove for. The integrity and credibility of the Republican Party has proven biodegradable.