The "Why I'm Voting Republican" Video
I've been a Democrat all my life, and I've had some pretty choice things to say about the Republican party on occasion, but I've never said it so bitingly, or with such entertainment value, as this.
To all my Republican friends, please accept my apologies in advance. I know what an exaggeration (and, in some places, a grossly unfair exaggeration) this video is -- but it sums up a lot of what I feel.
If I may be speculative and philosophical for a moment, I find that my political leanings and votes are usually driven more by "social" issues than by "economic" or "foreign policy" issues. This year, environmental/energy policy is top on my agenda. Abortion policy, issues of intimate privacy, and the ability of families to call themselves families, are also very high up there. I'm also a pretty severe skeptic about corporate power. As Clarence Darrow once put it, "Better that the government control the railroads, than that the railroads control the government."