Sunday, July 25, 2004

Remember to register Republican!

A friend of mine (one of the two or three people who know about this blog, so he doubtless will guess who he is) joked over Shabbos that my daughter will register as a Republican when she reaches the age of 18. As a former Republican (or at least, one who sympathizes with their cause), I felt a deep pit develop in my stomach at those words. The thought of my daughter becoming one of them was a disturbing one.

In the past few years, I have noticed one true difference (and only one) between the Democrats and the Republicans. Both vote for socialist government programs, but only the Republicans will go out into the media and tell you it's a bad thing and STILL vote for those programs.

The exception being Ron Paul, but he's by far the exception rather than the rule.

The Republicans took the House in 1994 with the promise that they were going to revolutionize America. They did nothing of the sort. They simply passed the Democrat agenda while nobody was looking.

Then, the Republicans took the House and Senate in 2002. Many people were optimistic that things would actually change this time.

I wasn't so optimistic.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...


At 1:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry did not want to upset you, i was only trying to express my admiration of your little girls inteligence.
dont worry what you felt was nothing compared to what my social democrat grandparents felt when i told them that i had registered republican. one got the feeling that they would have prefered that i would have come out of the closet or somthing. to this day i think that they view me as a bit of a traitor


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