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Wait? A Republican who remembers what Republicans are supposed to stand for?

republican-elephant.jpgSo I keep my eye on some local LA websites just to try to keep up with what’s going on in my neck of the woods. And this article over at LAist initially caught my eye because I was happy to see that Senator Dianne Feinstein came out in opposition to Proposition 8 (the awful ballot measure this fall that will try to rid my state of the terror that is gay marriage by amending the state Constitution). But the more interesting thing was in the next paragraph:

…Scott Schimdt from Republicans Against 8 strongly believes this goes against what Republicans stand for. “We are focused on reaching Republicans who are willing to listen about how Proposition 8 violates conservative values like limited government, personal responsibility and fundamental freedoms,” he said to the Daily News.

Good on ya’, Scott. While we rant about Republicans on the QuizLaw quite a bit, I have to say that one of my biggest pet peeves is how hypocritical they are when it comes to what are supposedly their core values. Fuck taxes, because the government is bad and needs to stay out of business. …Unless “our business” is two guys making kissy-kissy, in which case, help me Obi Wan Ke-Government, you’re my only hope!

The most infuriating part of it all for me is that, if the Republican party moved away from the Religious Right and went back to its party roots, I’d have much less to complain about. While I’m still more socially liberal than most ‘Publicans tend to me, I’m much more in synch otherwise with what some might call “moderate Republicans.” I might actually get to make a choice between the two parties instead of generally just defaulting to the Dems no matter how I tend to actually feel about the candidate. But I suspect that’s the same fantasy world where it rains chocolate and the Eagles didn’t fucking lose Monday Night Football….

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Such a sad game. Sad yet awesome.....I'm so confused :(

Perhaps the libertarians might interest you then? Unfortunately they tend to attract lunatics, and then become associated with those lunatics.