Yes, I know, a vicious cycle, isn't it? We could have the best candidate from any Party and regardless of that individual's experience and capabilities, the "other side" will still criticize and slander.<quoted text>
Well, there's the point. So the Dems are doing the "party line" thing at the moment, too. After they are out of power, then liberals will say bad things about them just as the conservatives are now talking down the go-along-to-get-along Republicans of the one-and-one-half Bush administrations. Seems fair.
Which is why I don't enjoy towing the "Party line". I base my views on the views of the Founding Fathers, not based on Party rhetoric, which is why I didn't vote for Bush in 2004, McCain last year and have been critical of Linda Lingle (And why I am an admirer of Ed Case).
As I had said once before, last year. I don't criticize Obama because he's a Democrat. If he were a Ronald Reagan Republican, who believed in limited and accountable government, limited taxation, strong national defense and the Free market, he would had gotten my vote and I would had been out in the streets, every day, supporting him. But because he's a "Big government, tax and spend" liberal, I don't support him, and from what I have seen in his first month has, to me, been a disappointment.
Republicans had towed the Party line when Bush was in office and I have zero respect for those sheep. Now that some new Republicans are in office and many have "rediscovered" Reagan Republicanism, lets see how many "walk the walk", instead of just "talking the talk".
Based on the many conservative Republican groups I am a part of, many common, conservative Republicans will be watching and voting, accordingly, in the 2010 elections. Republican politicians are still on notice by their constituents and supporters.