Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - It's Time to Change Party Affiliation

It has taken me a few days to process, what is in the minds of those in the San Diego Republican Committee, who voted to endorse the little rube. I have for some time felt the leaders of the Republican Party have lost touch with reality. The actions of the San Diego Republican Committee, lead by Chairman Tony Krvaric, prove my point. The little rube is simply a more polished, more calculating and slightly more intelligent version of Mike Aguirre. He would not know the real truth about anything, even it if were to hold him down and slap him in the face. He has created firestorm after firestorm with his half truths, fabrications and insinuations. He has proven himself to be a lone wolf who believes his is the best and only way of doing things. He has all the answers and solutions and everyone else is just part of the problem. He has proven he cannot work WITH people to solve problems. He uses his ability to spin and pontificate in a manner that creates raging fires and then sells his solutions as the fix all with short sound bites and half truths that when vetted prove to be wrong and detrimental. Yet Krvaric and company have bought his line of poo and are now his leading supporters.

I look at those seeking the nomination of the Republican Party to challenge the President and I wonder, "This is the best the Republicans have to offer?" If the answer is yes, then clearly there is a problem within the party. The problem starts at the local level. Evidenced by the endorsement of the little rube by San Diego's Republican Committee.

Tony Krvaric, the local chairman of San Diego's Republicans is one shady character. Krvaric seems to attract a lot of attention with his actions. A web page that questions some of his antics was launched not long after he took over as chairman of the San Diego Republican Committee. With the endorsement of the little rube, one has to wonder, what in the world are these people thinking? Krvaric is at it again.

I took a ride to the San Diego County Registrar's office this morning and removed my name from the ranks of the Republican's. I can not support a group who would endorse an individual like the little rube. His actions and the actions of the Republican's are what is wrong with politics in America today. Don't get me wrong, I am no fan of the Democrats either. I believe both parties have lost touch with the average person in America. Those of us who are "middle of the road" thinkers, which in my opinion represent about 50% of American voters, are suffering the consequences of the far right (Republican) and far left (Democrat) in politics. As a police officer I found myself stuck in quick sand when it related to politics. Being a labor representative I found I had Democratic needs and Republican values. The needs and values often clashed when deciding on endorsements and plans of action related to various political issues.

We can sit back and do nothing or we can send a message to the Republican Committee that we are paying attention and their actions are completely crazy and dangerous. I for one am not sold on any of the mayoral candidates, but can relate to the message Nathan Fletcher has put forth so far. I want to hear more from him. I have never been an "Anybody but" type of person, but in this case, I would vote for "ANYBODY BUT" the little rube.