There's a local politician that has a bumper sticker that says: I'm a conservative, I'm a Christian, I'm a gun-owner, I'm a Democrat. Or something like that.
And I know the guy. He is all that.
And he's in the minority. And I'll vote for him.
But he's just about the only Democrat who'll get my vote.
You see, at the local level, at least in most areas of the South, Democrats are conservative. Republicans, too. But quite honestly, in some areas, the local Republicans are the fringe candidates. Most locals are Democrats.
And voting for those Democrats is fine.
Except for one thing.
Strengthening the Democratic party locally will help strengthen the state Democratic party. And in many places, state Democrats are conservative. But not as many as the locals.
And there's the problem. Because state Democrats will strengthen the national Democratic party.
And that's bad news for the world. Not just for the US, although the Democratic party is dangerous for the US. They're the party that opposes our military. Oh, sure. Not all. Not Zell Miller. Not Sam Nunn. Not Joe Lieberman. And others like that. But Miller's retired. So's Nunn. And Lieberman was voted out by the Dems.
That leaves the nutcases running the Democratic party. The nutcases who really oppose the military. Not because they're liberal. There are liberals that support the military. Not many, but some.
But the national Democratic party running the US will make the US less safe. Much less safe.
Unless they really don't mean what they say. Maybe they do love the US. Maybe they do support the military. At least the one's they don't get killed by publicly offering aid and comfort to the enemy.
Maybe the national Democrats don't mean what they say. Maybe they're not batshit crazy.
Maybe they're just a bunch of liars.
I can believe that.
But that local Democrat? I'm still voting for him. And maybe one other.
But the rest of my ballot today will contains Rs. Lots and lots of Rs.