Unfortunately, for many Americans, politics is a team sport. People under the blue banner will fight to the end for their team. It would be simply inconceivable for them to change team - and same with members of the red team.
It is anathema for democrats to change sides. Simply disloyal. Theirs is the winning team; the politically correct team; the cool, intelligent, progressive team. When faced with facts, democrats claim that America has never given as much support to Israel as today. True. Obama has upped the amount of military support to Israel. He has also raised it signifcantly to his Islamist friends, thereby merely raising raising the stakes on deadly warfare.
When I argued with a friend of mine about the negative aspects of the Obama administration with regard to world stability, the threat of Iran, and the Israel Arab conflict, his response was "Well, I just can't vote for Romney." "Why not?" I asked. "Because I have always voted Democrat. I belong to the democratic party.
In times like these, should we not stretch? Should we not look beyond party rules and examine the issues? Surely more is at stake here than the red and the blue?
In today's climate, it would, indeed, benefit us to look to Canada