There are times I’d like to write about something other than national politics, but it is such a mess, it’s hard to hold it in. That, and when there are so many things that are going wrong, that either have, or will have an impact on Marion County, it only makes sense to try to weigh in.
Plus I’m less likely to get myself in trouble than if I spout off about something the Knoxville City Council has done. In this case, I think the council’s attitude toward having “undesignated funds available” could use adjustment. Sitting in their discussion last week seemed as though they had forgotten that this “extra money” was still confiscated from Knoxville residents.
But I’m not going to get into that. Instead, I’m going to attack the Republican Party, which is over.
I write that, even though I am registered as a Republican. I wanted to caucus last year and I haven’t summoned the will to abandon the party on paper. Moreover, I believe the party has abandoned me.
I want to join a party that has some fortitude. The Republican Party’s backbone has been hit with a serious case of osteoporosis as of late, and by ignoring it, the party has become lame.
Since the election, the Republicans have completely abandoned any resemblance to an organization that supports personal responsibility, fiscal responsibility, capitalism and freedom. All we’ve heard from these jokers is that we need to give in on every Democrat request for a tax increase, we shouldn’t bother to try to reduce actual spending (The entire sequester thing everyone is freaking out about is a joke, as the sequester will just reduce the amount of the increase in spending in future years.) and the individualism this country was created to celebrate just cannot survive today.