"I just don't look at a party on a city level like I do even at a county level on up"
Joe, I believe that is a big part of the problem. Never underestimate a democrat, regardless of the level. It is that laxed attitude that has allowed this blue town to become stained in permanent ink.
Many of these democrats have no middle ground. They, even if they don't believe it themselves, certainly try to convince anyone who will listen that if you're republican you hate or don't support unions. If you're republican you're against abortion under any circumstances, even in cases of rape, incest or even life saving measures of the mother. If you're republican you're heartless and want to take away ALL government assistance to those who need it.
The old standard claim, they won't let you abort an unwanted pregnancy/child, but they will take away it's EBT or WIC and let it starve.
All of the above is absolute bullshit!
I've paid into the union for almost 30 years now and would never stop supporting it. Abortion, who the hell am I to tell someone they have to proceed with an unwanted pregnancy resulting from being raped? Or if a woman's life was hanging in the balance, that she should have no choice forcing her to risk her life. Nobody should have that kind of power over anyone, not even the government.
On the flip side, when some of these lunatics take the abortion issue or their rights to one, to such an extreme that they feel they are within their rights to end a pregnancy and abort a viable unborn child up to the point of full term or post birth, the people who believe and support that are sick in their heads. I don't believe in giving anyone a free ride through life. If you are of an able body and mind, you should have to work for a living, unless you are okay with living under a bridge.
I do believe in helping those who help themselves and believe that the entire welfare system needs to be reformed. I also don't believe you should receive a tax return 10 times more than you ever paid in for the year, how did that ridiculousness even start?
Now we have mayors and councilpersons publicly endorsing the democrat of their choice, walking and working the neighborhoods using their positions or status to influence their neighbors and friends. Again, vote the person and not the party my ass. Some spoke out prematurely and publicly endorsing John Janek for Madison County Board, but that was before the last-minute toss in democrat opponent Emily Gavilsky decided to toss her hat into the ring. Now, I wonder how that will play out. Do they stick their necks out and continue to endorse Janek, bucking their democrat buddies or will they tuck tail and flip and fall in line to get the Tinsel Town girl elected, just as easily as she landed the new position at the city's newest business venture, the Mill? I wonder what that gig pays and how many applicants there were applying for that job.
Speaking of the democratic headquarters, pardon my mistake, I mean speaking of Tinsel Town, if you have any question of who supports who, and who is friends with who, drop on in today around 4:30 and take a look around. Who am I kidding, drop in any time their open and you'll easily connect the dots in no time at all. In fact, if you look hard enough you just may find reserved seating for the regulars. My guess is you will see a mayor or two, a councilperson or persons, certainly a city hall employee or two or three, but what I bet you won't see is a republican in the house, a true republican that is!
Vote the person and not the party, that should be the city's new motto for every election but sit back and take notes on how many mayors and councilpersons walk the neighborhoods elbow to elbow with a republican candidate or make endorsement videos to share on facebook in support of a republican. I promise, you will not run out of ink.