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Posted by on Nov 2, 2006 in At TMV | 29 comments

A Republican Leaves His Party In Disgust

Dallas Morning News columnist Frank Schaeffer finally had enough after getting a call from supporters of Senator George Allen of Virginia suggesting Allen’s Democratic foe Jim Webb is a “perverted pedophile.” Schaeffer describes himself as “a Christian, a writer, a military parent and a registered Republican.

And he feels his party has left him.

My wife and I have reached the tipping point. We plan to go to town hall to dump our Republican voter registration and reregister as independents. I don’t care anymore what party someone is in. These days, what I care about is what they’re made of.

Wartime demands leaders with character and moral authority. The political party smearing Mr. Webb proves it has neither.

Details here.

Our suspicion: he will not be alone. Non Bush-faction Republicans and independents will likely cast protest votes on Tuesday due to a host of concerns.

A FEW OTHERS FROM VARYING VIEWPOINTS COMMENTING ON THIS COLUMN: Facing South, Alabama Liberation Front, Dean’s World, Ed Morrissey, Shakespeare’s Sister, Riehl World View, Booman Tribune, The American Street