I’m a first generation American, and my immigrant parents raised me with the belief that this is the greatest country in the world; a belief I still firmly hold to this day. Does this mean that I think the United States is perfect? Hell no.
I’ve long gone quiet as members of my Party are painted as racists, bigots, and terrible people. It wasn’t enough that the silent majority showed up on Election Day and blew your minds to say “we’re here, we’re relevant”, the Republican personality is still constantly under fire.
Trumpcare is dead for the moment as Republicans do not have enough votes to pass it in the Senate.
Republicans are in a bind because they basically promised to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a conservative alternative. The problem is that Obamacare is the conservative alternative.
As a native New Yorker from Queens, I am still a registered Democrat in the true-blue state of New York, despite being a “resident” of Iowa for the last six years.
We have to stop looking at political beliefs as black and white, left or right, and think about it on a spectrum
“Here’s how you talk about a divisive presidency in a way that is productive and honest.”
“My family is the largest single contributor of soft money to the national Republican Party. I have decided to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now I simply concede the point. They are right.” -Betsy DeVos
“I didn’t sign up for the party that would marginalize my health needs and make me feel inferior for not being born male. Republicans, at your core, your issues have shifted off base.”