I have been a Republican from the time I registered to vote in 1998. I have voted in every Republican primary since.
I have served the Republican Party in numerous capacities, including serving four years as Maryland Young Republicans Chair, and four years on the Maryland Republican Party executive committee.
During my time involved with Republican politics over the last twenty years, we had a good run of it. Only one Democrat, for example, has served as Governor during this century.
And yet, Republican voters decided to throw that legacy of success away yesterday. They decided to piss on the successful legacy of the Republicans who came before them and nominated candidates for Governor and Attorney General who are wholly unqualified for office and completely incapable of winning. It is the ultimate act of self-immolation from members of a party where that just eight years ago was starting a renaissance.
Well, just because everyone else is jumping into the idiot pool doesn’t mean I have to, and just because ever else drinks the Flavor-Aid doesn't mean I will.
With that, I will be disaffiliating with the Republican Party on August 1st when Maryland reopens their voter registration period. I will become an unaffiliated voter, for the time being.