Among Republicans and Democrats

Well, a few months of time went between this post and my last one. I am still notRepubs_Dems back into blogging as I thought. So much went down between my February post and now! I get teased by my Democratic family members and friends about all the possible Republican presidential candidates. One online Democratic friend enjoys teasing me about how the Republicans love eating their own. That person is looking forward to the Republican debates to see that in great action. This person also feels the Republican eating of their own is the main reason the RNC cut down the number of debates for up and coming Republican presidential debates.

Of course, I responded with the fact that they had no choice and that there were plenty of Democrats who were not all that happy with only having Hillary Clinton as their only choice as their Democratic presidential candidate. Now, that has changed. Even though it is not much of a challenging choice, self-described Democratic socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent announced he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. I hear the former Democratic Baltimore Mayor and former Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley most likely will also be a Democratic presidential candidate.

On the Republican side, I do not have one sure choice. I do like Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Scott Walker. For now, I am not even considering possible presidential candidates, Jeb Bush or Chris Christie or Republican presidential candidates who do not have any elective office experience. I admit due to sentimental reasons, I do care for Mike Huckabee. He has the RINO label, because of his taxing record as Governor of Arkansas. I was for Huckabee for President as a new Republican in 2008. I did not get to vote for him because Sen. John McCain had won enough votes and delegates to get the Republican presidential nomination before the PA presidential primary took place. Well, not being able to have my vote counted in the presidential primary/caucus season is another blog post.

Republicans are putting forth a great range of choice. We even have the one thing that we face accusations of not having and that is diversity. Besides whites, Republicans have a black man, latino men, and a woman as declared presidential candidates. The Democrats so far have two aging people of the same race, one being a woman. The third/new party cry is only coming from the conservative and Republican side. Oh, that would considerably split the conservatives and Republicans and again give the presidency to the Democrats. I do not want another Democrat elected to be our next President.

Hiatus Over and Blogging Again

It is time to get back to the business of blogging. This blog has been on hiatus for about 2 months. During that time for almost 4 weeks, I was without any Internet connection at home. I am working with a less expensive Internet connection for the time being; therefore, Blog_Green KeyI am dealing with slow loading of pages with many images and buffeting video clips.

In returning to the political and cultural, so much has been and is going on such as, the Republican attempts to defund the Affordable Care Act led by Sen. Ted Cruz, the Republican infighting, the partial government shutdown with its protests and the strong possibility that the United States can go into default this Thursday appear to be hurting the Republicans while positively affecting the Democrats. I hear Sean Hannity talk about how the government shutdown during the Clinton years did not hurt the Republicans. He was right. I was a Democrat back then, and it did upset me when the Republicans maintained their majority in both Houses of Congress in the following national election. But now, political thinking is skewing more and more to the left. Did not leftist, Barack Obama win a 2nd term as President? I hate to see what will happen to this country if the Democrats get control of both Houses of Congress.

In returning to the subject of blogging, during my hiatus I was going to add a Christian page to this blog. Well, I changed my mind. I will be starting a new Christian based blog. My Sunday music posts are gone from this blog and will be on my new Christian blog to hopefully be up and running in a few days. I am glad to be back and hope you will return to reading this blog and will spend some time checking out my new blog.

Zo and My Thoughts on Third Parties

As usual, Zo takes the ball on the issues and runs away with it. He packs so much into his video commentaries.

I  agree with Zo on this no 3rd party thing. As for Jeb Bush, well that is another post. It is rather depressing for conservative voters these days. We continue to end up with less than conservative Republican candidates (due in part to open primaries) and very disappointing conservative elected officials. Conservatives  seem to continue to get slapped in the face by elected conservatives taking on Democratic positions on some issues and then vote like Democrats on bills in Congress. Paul Ryan is the latest hurting disappointment with his support for gays adopting children and his support to make citizens out of those who are living in this country illegally.

There are many angry conservatives along with Sarah Palin and Mark Levin who desire another political party that truly represents their constitutional based conservatism. I feel their anger as I pull back from the idea of another political party. Does anyone who is for another political party for conservatives think about how long it would take to establish a new political party in each state, especially in closed primary states?

While the new party for conservatives is being establish and doing deep damage to the Republicans, the split in the opposition to the Democrats is a delight beyond any liberal’s and leftist’s dream. Democrats will be the solo major political party. Does anyone begin to realize the unfettered power the Democrats will have in that position? Think of the damage done so far to this country under the Obama administration! And, then, think of the future damage to this country from the Obama administration and Democratic controlled houses of Congress with unfettered power. At this point, conservatives still need to continue the fight within and take over the Republican Party.