Adam Bosworth’s Weblog: Sad Commentary … I no longer vote Republican since the Republican Party has become the creature of irrational know nothings who, if we had always listened to their ilk, would have us all still living in caves without fire.
I would flip this around - perhaps this calls for greater involvement in the Republican Party. Not blind following of the current uninspiring leadership, but instead make an effort to change the party.
The view outside the Republican Party is much as Adam describes. The view inside the Republican Party is a little different. The party is comprised of a large number of individual voices, and many of the voices with which I find the most in common are within the Republican Party.
If we “leave” the Republican Party, where do we go? By in large I find the Democrats even less inspiring. For better or worse you have to participate in either the Republican or Democratic parties, as the remaining splinters largely don’t matter.
Admittedly I don’t have a clue how to get started (in any way that will make a difference). If we simply give up, we leave the party to the current gang - and that is just not acceptable.