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As an outsider to the Republican Party, it's interesting to see what's going on. I think a lot of the membership to that party are upset, and I think their leadership (if one can call them that) are trying to capitalize on that discontent, for their own little agendas, but I think it's going to come back to bite them in the butt, and in fact it might be coming back already.
A prominent Utah Republican got nailed earlier this week, and while I know nothing of who did this, and don't condone the behavior, I have a strong suspicion that it will turn out to be some pissed off conservative, Glenn Beck fan and Tea Party demonstrator. You can read the story here.
The way I see it, people are justifiably upset with how the country is being run, but the problems aren't Republican or Democrat problems, they're politician problems. What I find amusing is that some politicians are trying to make out that the problem lies with the other parties politicians, but as they point those problems out, there is a good chance that people will start looking at them and see the same things. It's kind of like the anti-gay, homophobic preacher man who gets caught with his gay lover... Tragic in a way, but ironically hilarious for those of us with disturbed minds.
Of course it might work though too... The reason we have a politician problem is that people don't care and don't take the time to inform themselves, and so the ignorant masses rally around the scoundrels with the shiny badges, or who their puppet masters tell them to rally around, and the cycle continues.