From Republican to Democrat.
I started reading his blog a couple of months ago, and I liked it because he was honest. I didn’t always agree with him, but more than most Republican bloggers. As a Republican myself I find it almost impossible to agree with most people who identify themselves as Republicans these days. I keep asking myself, “Who are these people; where did they come from? Are they really this intellectually and morally dishonest? Or is it simply stupidity?”
I didn’t start this blog with the intention of discussing politics at all, but it has crept in here because some days it’s impossible to avoid politics.
Here is his commentary, in regard to the death of a woman in Missoula, Montana, but I think it applies across the board:
“Go fuck yourself. To death.
I am tired of being patient with you nannies and your stupid self-serving rules and your slippery slopes and your bullshit and your need to be tough on crime and your earnest concerns about society. Mind your own business, get your own house in order, stop fucking interns and little boys and cheating on your wives and on your taxes and being found dead wearing two wetsuits with a dildo shoved up your ass. Just mind your own damned business, and let people do what they must to deal with their own screwed up lives, and let people handle their pain the best way they can.”
My adult kids wonder why I haven’t changed my registration, and I wonder why myself. One look at the corruption in the OC Sheriff’s office, the understaffed fire departments in Orange and San Diego Counties as a result of local Republican policies, the fact that every person on the Orange County Board of Supervisors is a Republican, the fact that the OC Republican Party almost, almost endorsed Bill Hunt instead of Carona in the last election and so many still insisted that Carona was innocent until around 10 am today, the party that gave us B-1 Bob Dornan and John Schmitz, right here, in this county…. well, these people bear no resemblance to what I grew up believing was the Republican party, let alone what I believe about Christianity. The message they’re getting at church is very different from the one I’m getting.
Maybe I’ve been blind, that’s very possible and entirely likely, but I really think the party has changed a lot since I was a kid. It’s apparent that the OC branch was always tweaked toward the extreme and a lot of the rest of the country has followed, but how any party could ever endorse Schmitz is mind-boggling.