But before we get to disappointments. , way back in 1966 I registered as a Republican. So for a long long time I identified with conservative Republican policy. Such as it was back then.
In 2002 I switched my affiliation to the Democratic Party. It took me a while getting there though. Before I got to the big switch, I voted twice for Richard Nixon, twice for Ronald Reagan, and voted for various Republican city, state, and US Representatives before I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. But when it came to George H W Bush and his nare-do-well son, George W I just could not vote for these two political weenies. However, I thought their wives Barbara and Laura were nice lady folk.
But then I was not totally satisfied with the Democrats either. There was just something about their insisted political correctness. Lots of lockstepness on both sides of the political aisle. So finally I decided to register as a political Independent. Tired of the abortion, gun, and LGTQ issues. I’m more of the clean air and water, renewable energy, and equal rights, and let’s fix our infrastructure kind of voter guy.
But it is very sad to know there are fewer and fewer good people left in the Republican Party. Most disappointing. Most discouraging. Most maddening. Where did they all go? Long time passing I guess.
We now have the likes of Texas governor Greg Abbott along with the governors of Florida, Arizona, Arkansas, and a few others who borrowed their politics from Joseph Stalin and the Boston Strangler. Making them all the worse kind of Republicans. So sad.