Republican no more, politically independent

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Mike Ghouse

It is one of the most difficult decisions of my life to quit being a Republican. The more people I talk to, the more confident I feel that the GOP has completely lost its anchor values it was built upon, and the extremists have crept in and ruined it beyond repair.   I have written over a hundred pieces about this, and all of them are listed in the links at  and 

Finally, I have chosen to go independent. I am an American, and my loyalty is to America, and not the party. I am neither a Republican nor will be a Democrat. There are enough independents out there who choose the candidates based on the good they can do for America, all of America and not just a segment of America, I would rather be free than bounded by party politics.  

As an independent, I will be voting for Wendy Davis (D),  Alameel (D),  Marchant (R) and will be selective with local candidates.

Why did I choose to go independent?

I have been debating about remaining with Republican party ever since Bush and his cronies lied to the American Public about WMD,  and in the process terrorized and killed nearly half a million innocent Iraqi’s and Afghans.

If an individual wraps bombs to his waist and kills a bus load of people, we rightfully call him a terrorist; however, if a head of a democratic nation wraps missiles on our jets and bombs hundreds of thousands of people, we let him hide behind the word “war”, as if it makes him less of a terrorist.” It went in a different direction.

The debates in mid-term 2006 elections and again in 2008 were shameful.  There was no Republican in the forefront who would talk about peace – everyone was eager to bomb and terrorize others; it was sickening to hear McCain, Romney and the other insignificant men and women in the Presidential debates. They wanted Americans to support them based on hating and harming someone or the other, it was demoralizing to hear them all.  How can we fall for such stupidity, have we lost our ability to see through the destruction they were causing to America?

Millions of Americans lost their jobs causing thousands of divorces, home and business foreclosures, people lost insurance and several died for lack of it. Half a million innocent foreigners were massacred for no good reason, and thousands of women were put on the street to sell flesh.  Thanks to the immorality caused by our president.  Middle East was a pretty stable region except the Israel Palestine conflict – the Bush invasion gave birth to every damned conflict and evil we see including the ISIS.

The Nation had a surplus when Clinton left, and in 8 years Bush screwed America by piling up $10 billion in budget deficit.  Yuck, there was no accountability for the wrong doing.

I shudder at the thought of Romney Presidency, he was too eager to Bomb Iran, too anxious to please his buddies Netanyahu and McCain. Of course he had nothing to lose and does not give a flip about the 47% of the Americans. He would have completed the destruction of America that Bush had left unfinished.  There would have been massive unemployment, divorces, home and business foreclosures, increased crime rate and an unbearable budget deficit.

Yet there was no significant dissent among Republicans, what do I take – that Republicans are war mongers? They are a bunch of gutless obedient conformists, and I am not and don’t belong there.

I was sick of being a lone ranger in peace meetings, interfaith meetings and other community service meetings, peace talks are anathema to them and rarely do you find them in peace meetings.

They don’t know nothing about biology or mathematics or polls and have made the dumbest remarks about these issues.

They are opposed to same sex marriages – opposed to women making their own decisions about abortion. Do they know the meaning of liberty? I mean the hot heads representing the party, and not the good for nothing conformists.

The turning point was when Republicans voted against equal pay for women. That is gutsy and hope the women will remember that.

They claim to stick to the constitution which is the biggest joke of the century and goes to prove their hypocrisy. Facebook is loaded with their bigotry- check out the postings of Republicans undermining the president in discreet language.

This week, they are showing their loyalty to a foreign leader over our president, that is disgustingly unpatriotic. Shame on them.

This president has pulled the nation from the doldrums, despite the blatant opposition of Mitch McConnell and ugly acts of Ted Cruz and his racist father, blatantly going against him by declaring that he will oppose every bill Obama proposes and shutting down the government. Did any of the Republicans question that racist father Cruz who wanted to send Obama to Kenya; did anyone tell him to go to Cuba instead? Shame on us to a give a pass to these radicals.

Thank God for Obama, gas prices are down and the average service person can afford to pay for a tank full of Gas. Unemployment will be low and by the time Obama is done he would have fully restored the economic prosperity that Americans enjoyed during the Clinton era, to be continued by another Clinton.   Obama will also leave a legacy of updated roads and bridges to last for two more decades.

We have to be open to immigration; this nation was built on immigrants. Sometimes the stinky Republican attitudes ( if the majority of Republicans did not approve that attitude, they did not condemn it either) and demonstrators at the border makes me wish, that the Native Americans had put an electric fence around America to prevent Columbus and his hordes from illegally entering America.

Most of the mistakes made by our government are when the house, senate and the administration are all from the same party.  If we can wise up for the sake of America, and give the Senate to Democrats and house to Republicans, but not give them big majorities, the SOB’s will become arrogant.  Let them fight over the bills, debate extensively than slam dunk with a majority or go against each other. At the end, they will make good decisions for America with the checks and balances we build, it is in our hands.

Finally, I have chosen to go independent. I am an American, and my loyalty is to America, and not the party. I am neither a Republican nor will be a Democrat. There are enough independents out there who choose the candidates based on the good they can do for America, all of America and not just a segment of America, I would rather be free than bounded by party politics.

As an independent, I will be voting for Wendy Davis (D),  Alameel (D),  Marchant (R) and will be selective with local candidates.

References, links to my articles on Obama, Romney, and some of the many stupid things

Republicans have said will all be at :  and

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Mike Ghouse is a public speaker, thinker, writer and a commentator on Pluralism at work place, politics, religion, society, gender, race, culture, ethnicity, food and foreign policy. He is commentator on Fox News and syndicated Talk Radio shows and a writer at major news papers including Dallas Morning News and Huffington Post.  All about him is listed in several links at and his writings are at and 10 other blogs. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. 


  • “I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you… rape victims should make the best of a bad situation.” Rick Santorum
  • “Some girls rape easy.”  Roge Rivard
  • “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down” Todd Akin
  • “As president, I will create 12 million new jobs.” –and within 45 minutes he said this, ”Government does not create jobs. Government does not create jobs.” – Mitt Romney 
  • “white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency,” according to an audio recording of his comments provided to CNN. […]”Lindsey Graham,
  • “I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.” ~ George W. Bush
  • “Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.” ~ Rep. Michele Bachmann
  • ”Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  • “I went to a number of women’s groups and said: ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.” ~ Mitt Romney
  •  ”The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” ~ Pat Robertson ( do you remember a similar statement from a Saudi Cleric? He thought if women drive, they would become Lesbians – How stupid are these guys!
  •   “If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.” ~ George W. Bush
  •  “Abortion Leads To Cancer, Birth Defects, And Everything  Else” – Richard Burgess
  • Evolution Is (Still) Out To Get Jesus” – Marco Rubio
  • “Good Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.” ~ Jerry Falwell
  • “How did [the Holocaust] happen? Because God allowed it to happen… because God said, ‘My top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel.’ Hagee
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