I just noted a comment on an older post of mine accusing me, somewhat ungrammatically, of being a Republican and therefore an idiot. I find this sort of thing hilarious, because I’m not a Republican. In fact, I find myself wondering what definition of Republican people like that have in mind that they consider me to be one.
Is it party affiliation? I’m registered Democratic.
Is it who I plan to vote for in the election? Not John McCain, that’s for damn sure.
Is it which party I support financially? I don’t give a dime to the Republicans.
Is it supporting the campaign in Iraq? I think Bush has thoroughly botched it.
Is it being a religious nut? I’m a secularist.
My guess is that to people like this commenter, “Republican” simply means “Doesn’t agree with the left on everything.” If so, well, I’m guilty of that, but I prefer a different term to describe that — sane.