But there are moments when I just have to laugh, and also to remind myself that there are responsible and grown up republicans. No, not Chuck Hagel who voted against the rollback of the provision in the Patriot Act that allowed the President to bypass the Senate!
No, this bit of humanity came from the House when one Republican sided with Al Gore:
"Other members in the minority party were far less antagonistic, though. Maryland Republican Roscoe Bartlett said his wife often reminded him of the important connection between conservatism and actual conserving: 'I think it's probably possible to be a conservative without appearing to be an idiot.'"Yep, that is what I have been saying to my Republican friends. You don't have to align yourself with Dobson, Falwell, Bush and Rove. You can actually have values and also embrace something called "intelligence." If you are willing to take back your party, I will start respecting the GOP, or the party of Lincoln. Until then, I would rather vote for anyone else.