- As an independent, I can honestly say I haven't had much part in it. As for good Republicans, there have been a number of them elected that have turned their backs on those that elected them. You're exactly right though, the party is exactly what it is because of the good Christian conservatives that have repeatedly re-elected the same people. Your characterization of Ted Cruz means nothing to me personally. My no way Republican candidate was Rubio (after Jeb dropped out).
Over the years, I have supported the candidates that I chose to support. Not all of them were Republicans.