At the 9/12 protests and thereafter, many patriotic Americans were discussing both the 2010 and 2012 elections.
The fundamental problem is that while the Dems are utterly in the thrall of the Mighty Kenyan and his Red accomplices, the Republican Party is hardly better.
As a friend is fond of saying, "Today's Republicans simply want to take the scenic road to serfdom."
Two essays for your consideration on this topic -- read each in full, along with comments, please:
From QandO: The Republicans Are Lost; excerpt:
...But have the Republicans learned nothing from 2006-2009? Has the Tea Party movement made no impact on them? Do they not sense the rising anti-government attitude in voters? Are they so incredibly clueless that they can’t learn the lesson from Reagan’s landslide and the 1994 takeover of Congress?
Look, you idiots: You can win big when you strongly advocate smaller government principles. When you don’t, at best you tread water, and at worst you get your butts kicked.
Watching Cantor pour out the same old politician’s blather was painful. Based on that one video, I never expect to support this guy for anything. And he’s part of the GOP leadership, supposedly the best they’ve got. Well, if he’s one of the best, they’re still as lost as they were in 2006...
From Samizdata comes Asking the Wrong Question; excerpt:
...Until the Big State Tax and Regulate schmucks like McCain, Romney and their entire ilk are explicitly repudiated and figuratively (and in a perfect world, literally) thrown into Boston Harbour, I will tell you what difference re-electing the party that gave the world George Bush (either) will make... No meaningful difference at all.
Obama is the bastard child of the both parties, make no mistake about it. Nothing he is doing now would have been even within the realm of political possibility if the state had not already been vastly expanded with Republicans in the Whitehouse.
No child left behind indeed... they will be paying for this legacy for a very long time.
No one who gives a damn about liberty should even consider supporting the Republicans until they have had a profound and merciless internal blood-letting and made themselves worth voting for by throwing the Big Staters out. They are not even close to that point yet...
After reading both essays and their respective comments, please explain to me -- those who disagree -- why I say re my former party and political home for 35 years:
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
It took both parties and nearly 30 years to get us to the point Denninger explains here.
Thus, a virulent pox on both their houses.
No more compromises on the issue of limited government and individual freedom.
Alea iacta est.