The GOP ain’t what it used to be. After 25 years of affiliation with the Republican party, attorney James Chaney is calling it quits. Chaney writes for the Eugene Register-Guard:
My Republican Party was the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, and George H.W. Bush. It was a party of honesty and accountability. It was a party of tolerance, and practicality and honor. It was a party that faced facts and dealt with reality, and that crafted common-sense solutions to problems based on the facts as they were, not as we wished them to be, or even worse, as we made them up. It was a party that told the truth, even when the truth came hard. And now, it is none of those things.
Not sure I agree that the GOP was traditionally a party of honesty and accountability, but it sure as hell isn’t now. Disaffection seems be a growing trend as the needle on the seisomograph of extremism continues to wander off the charts.