I remember the old voting booths where there were a series of lever that you flipped over to denote who you wanted to vote for.. I also remember that there was, in the general election, a lever that you could use to vote for a strict party vote..
A candidates party affiliation is good for getting an idea of what the candidates views are. If you agree with that candidate you should vote for them. I just happen to believe that when you vote, your vote should be for the person you believe will be the best fit for that job.
So, what am I trying to say here? Let me put it to you this way.
For the last several years it seem that the American budget talks are getting held hostage by party interest. At one point they formed a 12 person committee that met with the President to decide what to do… The committee came up with a number of suggestion and put a bill together that, with the agreement of President Obama, sailed through the House and died in the Senate when Harry Reid refused to bring it up for a vote… He said the Republicans were to blame for him not even bringing it up for consideration, even though a Democrat President Obama had helped in its formation.
There are times like this when you can see that our politicians, who are supposed to Represent our interest, care less about the people than they do their party..
A couple of years ago, during the Florida Governor debates, Bill McCollum pretty much called Rick Scott a crook. Then, once Scott had won the primary McCollum, cam out and endorsed him…. Did McCollum not believe Scott was a crook, or was he more interested in putting PARTY FIRST.
When the politicians are more interested in their parties agenda we have to remember that WE, the American People, are the ones that get screwed….. If these people were more interested in doing what was right for the country, and not just their party, we would have a budget done EVERY year.
What WE need to do is get leaders into office and NOT PARTY FLUNKIES.
We are a Democracy because we elect our own crooks. We are a Republic because we elect people who are supposed to represent OUR interest… What we have been doing for a number of years seem to be putting the Party Flunkies into power.
We had a governor who was not afraid to side with the Democrats when he thought they were right. The Republicans said he was not Republican enough, as he did not vote along strict party lines, and so he became an independent, and then a Democrat. By some accounts Charlie Crist was an even more popular Governor than Jeb Bush. As a Presently Registered Republican I would vote for Charlie Crist if he runs again.
What we need to do is find and nurture the kind of people who are willing to put the interest of the American people over the interest of their Party, and get rid of the PARTY FLUNKIES who have not been doing a good job of representing US.
- Charlie Crist Seen As Real Threat If He Challenges Rick Scott (miami.cbslocal.com)
- Abandon the Two-Party Ship? (otterlimits.wordpress.com)
- Fla. Republicans wary of potential Crist challenge (miamiherald.com)
- Crist: Ready to run for old job with new party? (miamiherald.com)
- Republicans make their own DNC speech for Charlie Crist (tampabay.com)