We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It looks like the Republicans will eagerly alienate their base by passing comprehensive immigration reform (known in flyover country as amnesty). The Republicans seem tone deaf to the calls from their base to oppose amnesty and instead bring us real border security. Then they top that fatal mistake by declaring war on the base because we want them to follow the constitution and to cut the growing deficits. I would not be suprised to see the Republicans once again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.