Tag: Ex-GOP

Leaving the GOP and becoming a Democrat has been the best decision of my political life

Leaving the GOP and becoming a Democrat has been the best decision of my political life
It was 109 days ago I made the decision to join the Democratic Party. I left the GOP 13 months earlier when Donald Trump won the Republican nomination for President. As I wrote in my article, “44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I’m joining the Democratic Party,” leaving one’s political party is... Read more »

Is the GOP worth saving?

Is the GOP worth saving?
I wonder now why it took me so long to leave the GOP? I knew there were problems in the party, but I thought if the loyal leave what will be left? What is left is what we see today, and the question becomes is the GOP worth saving? As I wrote last July in... Read more »

A lifelong GOP, I won't vote for another Republican but I'm not a Democrat either

A lifelong GOP, I won't vote for another Republican but I'm not a Democrat either
Governor Bruce Rauner, Speaker Mike Madigan, President Donald Trump, and Senator Bernie Sanders even though he is an Independent cured me of being in a political party. They’re all the sides of the coin named extremism. That is me in the center of the photo marching in a parade in Bourbonnais, IL in support of... Read more »
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It’s a good day to be a former Republican

It’s a good day to be a former Republican
I sit in disbelief watching the Congressional Hearings looking into Russian involvement in our elections.  The GOP I was a member of for 44 years is no more.  It’s been replaced, and conservatism has been killed. The Alt-Right and voices of intolerance and hate run things in the GOP.  That is not the GOP I... Read more »

Getting my head around the notion of “President Trump”

Getting my head around the notion of “President Trump”
A year ago, if you would have told me we would be on the eve of Donald Trump being sworn in as President of the USA, I would have thought you were nuts.  At the time, I thought there is no way the nation would elect a clown.  There was no way the nation would... Read more »

Why this Ex-GOP is voting for Hillary

Why this Ex-GOP is voting for Hillary
I’ve never voted for a Democrat for President. I’ve been voting for 44 years and have always voted for the GOP nominee. Many Republicans have announced they will vote for Hillary, as a protest vote against Donald Trump’s nomination. The list of protest voters is long and impressive and includes a former Republican President, First... Read more »
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