In 2008, when John McCain was chosen as the Republican nominee for president, I changed my party affiliation from Republican to Independent. I did vote for the GOP ticket that year but only because Sarah Palin was added as the Vice Presidential candidate.
In 2010, there was a heated primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in my state that pitted Progressive Governor Charlie Crist against supposedly Conservative Marco Rubio. Because of this primary, I changed my party affiliation back to Republican so I could vote for Rubio in the primary.
Well, the country now knows that Rubio is not conservative, at all. He has shown himself to be no different from Charlie Crist, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, LBJ & Jimmy Carter. Progressives all. These are haters of the Constitution and actual destroyers of our Republic.
I am amazed at the conservatives that are giving Rubio a pass for his lies, deceit and willful cover up of the details concerning the amnesty bill he pushed in the Senate. Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin & others continue to sing his praises as they say how disappointed they are about this decision. Disappointed? I'd say you are in denial! Rubio should face a primary challenge for his Senate seat in 2016 and I would like to see former Congressman Allen West do the honors. West has proven to be a man of principle and courage whom I believe would stand up against the Progressives in our federal government.
As of today, I have left the Republican party and will never return. They are no different than the Democrat party and unless a third party is born, I may never vote again. Americans have one choice now - Progressive Democrats or Progressive Republicans. In other words, we no longer have a choice. The GOP is dead to me.