War, redux...
Puzzle 01...


I’ve said it before, but I have never identified as Democrat or Republican. I staunchly refused to do so as I have views that straddle that proverbial fence. Instead, I vote for the candidates. 

I still do this. But the funny thing is that, given the ridiculous behavior of Republicans in office currently and their constituents, I find myself less able or willing to identify with them than ever before. 

In fact, this past November, I voted straight-ticket Democrat for the first time in my life. And it wasn’t even intentional. I looked at my ballot when all was said and done and saw nothing but “D” next to all of them. Woah, mind blown. 


And with how much worse the attacks against Dems have gotten and how indefensible the rhetoric has become, I’m not sure I see this changing anytime soon. 

As far as I’m concerned, the Republican Party is dead and buried.