The Republican Party wants to be a religion. Well I want to be a heretic. Excommunicate me and all those like me. 2012 will then be a high water mark.

You remaining Republicans will long for the days when you only lost National elections by a few million.

I had a similar decision to make in Illinois in 2004. Theocon Keyes vs Communist Obama. I chose the communist as did a LOT of other Republicans.

Obama/Keyes vs Kerry/Bush

If Republicans don’t want my vote I will oblige them. As I did in the last election. Unlike the last election I will make it my full time job to get others to avoid voting Republican as well. Under those circumstances I think it should not be too difficult to get the Republican vote to under 30% generally. What Keyes got in Illinois vs Obama.

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. Clive Staples “CS” Lewis

Mostly I prefer the oppression of the Communists. They are more fun at parties.


Update: Eric makes a similar point in A “natural Republican constituency” which is unnaturally Democrat


This was prompted by a commenter at The Republican Party Is On A Suicide Mission. Rather than give way on the weed question (which he holds to be of slight importance) he derided my position which was to follow the will of the people when it comes to med pot. So he (and those like him) have declared themselves tyrants on the issue. Fine. I now have a choice of tyrants. Excellent. I have chosen. We shall see how it works out.

And if it works out badly? Well frankly my dear I don’t give a damn.

Update: I couldn’t resist adding this: