There’s a dangerous trend amongst Republicans right now to say that the Republican Congress has been weak and profligate and to announce a plan to “punish” Republicans by abstaining from the elections, voting for third party candidates, or even voting for Democrats. I’m sure the Republicans will get the message, but so will the American people — and the message, if you’ll excuse my language, will be “you’re really screwed now.” If you doubt me, read Investor Business Daily’s carefully reasoned essay explaining that, no matter how the Republicans may disappoint you, they are way better than the Democrats. The IBD essay uses forty years’ worth of historical examples to support its conclusion. I’ve lived through every one of those examples, so can attest to their veracity.
So, please don’t cut off my nose to spite your face. If you feel like punishing someone, help catch a terrorist.
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