Voting Democrat for the wrong reasons
Almost anyone can fully understand why any leftist, socialist, progressive, or whatever they choose to call themselves, would vote Democrat this election cycle. After all, the Democrat Party has little or no policy differences with their European Social Democratic or even Green Party counterparts. So, there is no question why those on the left would pull the lever for any Democrat.
There is, however, a legitimate question as to why anyone who does not fall into the leftist category would even contemplate voting for a Democrat this year. If you consider that Barack Hussein Obama and the Democrat majorities in both houses of congress have taken this republic in an unprecedented direction and given the federal government unprecedentedly vast powers, the question of why vote for a Democrat is even more valid. Add to the above the level of unsustainable national debt that meets the left’s goal of wealth redistribution, plus power allocated by Obama to unaccountable "czars" and their various agencies and you have the most left-wing government in American history. It even eclipses that of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Indeed, the question then becomes why any candidate who wishes to portray him or herself as conservative would adhere to the Democrat mantra if they truly don’t support the policies of their far-left party? Why would any of the vast majority of Americans who are not far left consider voting for such thinly disguised hypocrisy?
The answer can only lie in emotion. For many non-left Democrats it is emotionally not possible to vote Republican, just as it is not possible for me to vote for any Democrat. But why would a Republican even contemplate casting a vote for a Democrat, as emotionally difficult as it is? The answer must be they have enough dislike, yes, even hatred, for the Republican candidate they want to lash out with an "I’ll show the s.o.b. just what I think of him" with little or no regard for future consequences.
My case-in-point is the race for Texas governor. Many that I consider conservatives are vowing to vote for Bill White because they proclaim they can’t stand Rick Perry. OK, I agree his executive order about vaccinating young girls was stupid and wrong. Also, his extraordinary support for the Trans-Texas Corridor with its huge land grab and authority turnover to a foreign contractor to build and operate was despicable. But is that enough to justify voting for a Democrat liberal like Bill White? Many I have talked to having heard the facts about Bill White have changed their minds, and while not enthusiastic, will vote for Rick Perry.
Probably the most important reason not to support Bill White is his record of being anti-gun rights. He is one of only two Texas mayors that joined hands with New York’s Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group. Anyone who is against my right to keep and bear arms is no candidate I can ever support. It’s poison pill with me for sure.
Bill White is a true liberal. He opposes the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Gay marriage is damaging to Texas families and the established order of society for eons.
As a big-spending liberal Bill White led the City of Houston to the brink of bankruptcy. His loose and dangerous fiscal policies were confirmed by an unofficial audit of that city’s finances.
If you think Bill White, as a trial lawyer, supports lawsuit reforms, think again. He also supports the Obama regime’s EPA and their attempt to co-opt Texas emission laws. Along with that he supports the Democrat’s cap and trade scheme, which would cost thousands of Texan’s jobs. In fact, he has stated cap and trade doesn’t quite go far enough.
Bill White made Houston one of the largest Sanctuary Cities attracting one of the largest illegal alien populations in the nation. How can we depend on this man to forcefully advocate for securing the border and arriving at a solution to the illegal alien problem in our state?
After reviewing these positions, I ask if this is the man anyone who is not a leftist would vote for because they are angry at Rick Perry over several issues? Certainly not me. As a matter of fact, this unreasoned anger at one man is just what got us Barack Hussein Obama, isn’t it? We should carefully consider our votes and how they can cause unintended problems in the future. If you are not a leftist, I urge you to reconsider your urge to vote for Bill White. We don’t need a governor like him.