The Commander has just finished Stephen Mark’s book Confessions of a Political Hitman.
While operating as a Republican-oriented opposition researcher, the author experienced a crisis of conscience du7e to his observation of widespread individual hypocrisy in the Republican Party. He freely admits that this condition is mirrored on the Democrap side, and that while he “detests liberals”, his exit to the fence-sitting middle was due to his nausea over the hypocrisy. He seems to feel that the Democraps are somehow more holy because they just freely admit to venal corruption and blatant double-standardism.
What Mr. Marks fails to realize is that any random individual may be seduced by power, money, or sex. Human failings do not necessarily reflect on the stated goals of the party platform.
Republicans have some bad people. Democrats have bad ideas.