You bought the act. They always claim that they are conservatives first but some close observation and critical thinking would have shown you that they are Republicans first. There should be no surprise.
Well, this is my first national election I am involved in, and I worked a lot in 2010, and it was just wonderful, and exhilirating.
RE: "You bought the act. They always claim that they are conservatives first but some close observation and critical thinking would have shown you that they are Republicans first. There should be no surprise."
Yes, I did buy the act. And it has been a painful learning experience. Levin surprised me most of all, that was heartbreaking to me. And now, I am afraid I am going to get to the point like a lot of people on FR, they don't trust anybody in politics, and are severely cynical.
I plan to finish the course with Newt, because I don't quit and I don't desert my captain or my ship. But I have had enough of this world of politics. It is just horrible.
Learning is very important. Some never learn. I have been where you are,
I was like you in 1993 when Clinton took the WH with a Democrat congress, His agenda was gays in the military, a stimulus and Hillary-care, Rush gained his nation-wide fame in those days (the first) opposing him with his radio and TV show starting every day with ‘Day XXX America held hostage” a spoof of ABC Nightline during the Iranian Hostage crisis. It was truly a blast to listen to him in those days,
So the Democrats with all three branches in DC were brought down by Rush, a determined Republican minority and their own over-reaching. Dems lost the congress in a landslide in 1994 after 40 years of power. I stayed up that night till 3 am watching cable and News stations most in complete surprise, unlike 2010.
Those two years were the most exhilarating time to be a Republican.
But in 1995 they took control of the congress and ran into quick-sand Republican congress vs POTUS Clinton., The party was over, then came GWB.
I have seen this before and was not surprised.