I am not a Republican. I stopped my membership with them a couple of years ago. I am certainly not a Democrat. I think that I would rather be stabbed to death with a plastic fork than be a Democrat. Apparently, there are a bunch of people in this country who are just as pissed at the GOP as I am. Many may not be speaking with their voting or affiliation registration, but they are speaking with their wallets.
It was news recently that donations are down by 40% and that the GOP has laid off about 65 telemarketers. I have heard reasons on the radio stating that it was not because of the donation dip that the lay offs happened. I don't buy it.
Look, the Republican Party has greatly disappointed me and millions of other conservatives. We were promised that the Department of Education would be abolished. Instead, it was doubled. The Dubai ports deal, the Harried Myers fiasco, No Child Left Behind, the Medicare drug coverage boondoggle, lack of Social Security reform, McCain-Feingold, Sarbanes-Oxley, and rampant spending have all just plain pissed off the voter base. Thus, the "grass roots" donors are slacking off with their donations. The GOP has done it to themselves.