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What happened to my grandfathers GOP?My whole life I was raise around republican elders, my grandfathers, dad, etc. etc. I have been interested in politics from an early age, even remember the election of ford and carter (date). The people in my life were not hard core republicans, more like moderates, even a few blue dogs. They rarely talked about abortion, gay rights, or prohibition of marijuana. They believed in a strong military, but not being cops for the world, and personal sacrifice if we did go to war. They believed government was for the people, but not to make people dependent. My grandfather was an educator Principle and always said the feds should stay out of education, my dad was a police officer, liked the dems on gun control, but believed in the 2nd amendment, just didn't think you really need an assault weapon unless you military or law enforcement. My nana had her own beauty salon, her father was a local republican judge, grew up going to many GOP events. But still found time to give to charity, and understand the dems views, and sometimes agreed. She also thought the government had its place but, not in her home. And now fast forward to present day, I'm a 44 year old white male who has owed a business for 11 years. I have voted in local elections 6 times, and two senate elections and three presidential elections. And yes I have voted for two for two dems one being Jim web, and the other bill Clinton. So what happened? I can honestly say I don't know the GOP anymore, who they are, not the same party my grandparents voted for. I have looked at all candidates running for 2012, and the only ones who are honest, and true republicans, don't have a snow ball's chance in hell of winning. And why, cause all the losers get all the attention. And let me say this so where clear, gw was the worst president of all time, he was more or a dem than any president day rep. president, no child left behind, two wars and didn't pay for them cut vet benefits, gave us the so called patriot act, and the man was a moron, couldn't sting together two sentences, and yes I voted for him, the first time. Wow never vote for a guy I'd like to drink a beer with again. Let's look at the candidates we have now:Mitt (Willard) Romney, are you kidding me, the front runner, a millionaire who made his wealth from chopping up companies and selling the parts overseas. The man who said he was against Obama care, but that's who Obama modeled it after, almost word for word, oh by the way it worked, just saying. The man who literal said "corporations are people WHAT? I'm for a woman's right, no I'm against it now, no I'm for it, flip flopper from hell. Oh and the one big reason Romney won't win, one word "Mormon" Herman Cain. Ok we can all admit that we most likely won't have another African American president. But despite all that, Cain has never had any political experience. And maybe that's a good thing,,, but in the end people won vote for a guy who hasn't even been a mayor of a small town. 999, sounds good at first, then you realize it will hit the poor and middle class like a ton of bricks. And small business will lose all of their tax breaks with 999, which means a construction owner buying a new truck, who normally would be able to take 30% of in taxes, will now have to pay about $2,000 more. Now I'm going to confuse you, I love Herman Cain, Why? Because he's the first politician in a long time that speaks the truth, kind of, he's not interested in becoming President, he's just selling his book, true business man. Michelle Bachman. Ok where do I start, this woman don't have a clue, I sure as hell don't someone who truly thinks carbon dioxide, is not harmful, CO2 is toxic in higher concentrations: 1% (10,000 ppm) will make some people feel drowsy. Concentrations of 7% to 10% cause dizziness, headache, visual and hearing dysfunction and unconsciousness within a few minutes to an hour. Wikipediaâ€¢ 5. ''Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.'' True quote from Bachman.Newt Gingrich Mr. Family Values is amazingly similar to Bill Clinton - both are pot smoking, draft-dodging adulterers from poor Southern families. Newt Gingrich's Skeleton Closet Last time I checked Newt's own party kicked him out for writing bad checks. He's a has been. Come on GOP, we can do better. Rick Perry. Can you say George Bush? Texas Governor can't speak past a first grade level, thinks that drilling for oil, will solve all are problems. Please not again. Perry graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science with a 2.5 GPA. was elected senior class social secretary, and was also elected as one of A&M's five yell leaders ,a male cheerleaders just like old G.W). Perry graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science with a 2.5 GPA. In 1993, Perry, while serving as Texas agriculture commissioner, expressed support for the Clinton health care reform proposal, describing it as "most commendable." Texas ranks next- to-last among states in terms of affordability of health insurance.[52In February 2007, Perry issued an executive order mandating that Texas girls receive the HPV vaccine, which protects against some strains of the human papilloma virus, a contributing factor to some forms of cervical cancer. Following the move, news outlets reported various apparent financial connections between Perry and the vaccine's manufacturer, Merck. Enough Said!!!Ron Paul. Well, I really like Ron Paul, but he's like Ross Perot, people think he's crazy, and he will never will make the cut. Paul proposed reducing the federal workforce by 10 percent, slashing congressional pay and bringing down the president's salary to $39,336 , hell yes. He wants to get rid of the Department of Education, Commerce, and Interior. He wants to bring All our troops home, and stay out of other countries BS. But for every good idea he has, he's also got a nutty one. For instance, Paul says he would cut all funding for the Justice Department's "Community Oriented Policing Services" (COPS) program, which provides grants to state and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train officers. And, abolish the Transportation Security Administration, leaving security at airports and other transportation systems up to the private sector. Sorry Mr. Paul I would vote for you, but Not too many others will. I was in high school during the Reagan years, and those were good times. I felt comfortable, proud, and had money in my pocket. Reagan didn't do everything right, but he sure made you fell American. He was a strong and confident President, but he was also a mediator. He and James "Tip" O'Neill would sit in the west wing and drink a few, and hammer out some good policies for the good of the country. Here's my thought, we need some like Reagan, Eisenhower, or FDR, but instead, we get puppets. Read this bio on Reagan and remember who we are.Ronald Wilson Reagan (/ËˆreÉªÉ¡É™n/; February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981-1989), the 33rd Governor of California (1967- 1975) and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor. Reagan served as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and later spokesman for General Electric; his start in politics occurred during his work for GE. Originally a member of the Democratic Party, he began to support Republican Party candidates in the early 1950s and eventually switched to the Republican Party in 1962. After delivering a rousing speech in support of Barry Goldwater's presidential candidacy in 1964, he was persuaded to seek the California governorship,Reagan began his political career as a liberal Democrat, admirer of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and an active supporter of New Deal policies. In the early 1950s, as his relationship with Republican actress Nancy Davis grew, he shifted to the right and, while remaining a Democrat, endorsed the presidential candidacies of Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956 as well as Richard Nixon in 1960. In August of that year Reagan formally switched to the Republican Party, stating, "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me."And from the words of Ronny, I didn't leave the Republican Party, the Republican Party left me. Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States (1953-1961) Eisenhower is often ranked as one of the top ten U.S. Presidents. He was the last President who was born in the 19th century.