Final post on RedState
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Folks, this is my last post on RedState. The simple fact is that for the last two years I think all of us have worked very hard, for free, to try to bolster a Republican majority that hasn't deserved our support. I've given hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours of my time, and I'm deeply ashamed of having been a part of this movement, and I think that Dave Winer of Scripting News has it right:
Here's a Democrat that gives Republicans their due. Republicans broke the law, covered up, and they're going to jail. Ultimately this will be good for the Republican Party, it'll flush out the criminals that took over the party. Any Republican that sits by and says nothing is going down with the evildoers. Maybe sometime in this century it will be safe to vote Republican again, but it sure isn't now.
And it isn't likely to be again, for me, for quite some time. This party got itself into power with hubris and it is leaving power because of its own inability to police itself. And that's about it as far as politics is concerned for me. I've enjoyed the conversations here with people who were as earnest and convinced that something wasn't rotten at the core of our party as I was. But I'm not interested in carrying their water any more.
Take care, and good luck to all of you.
[Last update: I want to emphasize again that I know that there are dozens, even hundreds of good people on this blog who have given every ounce of their energy to supporting Republicans in the past two years, come what may. I think most of the things they have fought so diligently for are correct. But unlike Democrats, I feel shame. And I recognize that shame is sometimes a good indication that something is wrong with the way your party is doing things. And it's time that some of the people on the Hill felt some shame, in my view. In the meantime, I cannot in good faith continue to put a positive spin on Republicans in this election. Their actions have been a needless disgrace on so many occasions that I cannot in good faith be a positive voice here any longer. And so I have decided that until that changes, I have nothing else to say.
Regardless of how badly you feel over the current scandals, vote your conscience for the representatives and senators who deserve your vote on the merits. Perhaps we have too much opinion and not enough responsibility on the part of the people in Washington. I think they have shirked their duty to us. They have betrayed our trust. And I will not continue to support that betrayal. Until it is corrected, and this Party can be legitimately proud of itself again, I abstain.]
Editors Update:Kossacks rejoice in kowalski's departure