I Won't Be Voting Republican Anytime Soon
I've voted for Democrats and Republicans depending on who I thought was the right person at the moment. But after watching 60 minutes I will never vote for a Republican as long as they are beholden to Grover Norquist. I confess, tonight was the first time I became aware of his strong influence. So apparently if you want to run as a Republican you will come across Grover. Grover will basically "advise" you to sign his "never raise taxes under any circumstance" pledge. If not, trust Grover to "work hard" in getting you replaced or defeated. So now this person pretty much has control over certain Congressmen.
While I do not criticize people who are anti-taxes in general. I do question why a lawmaker would stand by that stance regardless of the circrumstances and even if he/she doesn't even agree to it.
I now understand what Boehner and Jeb Bush mean by "common ground." It simply means it is their way or the highway. For a government to represent such a diverse culture such as the USA COMPROMISE was how we have dealt with issues. I used to say when both sides to an agreement are unhappy it probably was a fair deal.
This is not a vote of confidence to the Democrats. This is a vote against a party I have voted for from time to time. But this country is now stuck. We will forever be deadlocked as long as the Republicans or the Democrats control one of the Houses. So in order to break that deadlock one party needs to lose a bunch of seats. And in light of Grover I am hoping it will be the Republicans.