Once upon a time, most of us had Republican friends and neighbors. Sure, we didn't agree all the time, but there was almost always a significant degree of mutual respect, much like being the "loyal opposition" to each other's party.
We also shouldn't forget that financially conservative traditional Republicans are AT LEAST as horrified as we are by our plummeting economy and Bush/fascist financial insanities and illegalities in the trillions! And our dollar? Well, let's just not talk about that. Or the housing market? Or pre earthquake fissures in the stock market?
Also, to be fair and accurate, we should acknowledge that traditional Republicans have an honorable history when it comes to environmental issues. Indeed, thanks to them we had many (now Bush-dismantled) governmental protections for Mother Nature.
The list could go on and on, but this was the good ol' days when we had a viable two party system and this dynamic was the engine of American politics -- and "in general" Democrats and Republicans got along tolerably well. Let's face it, we certainly didn't think of them as Democracy and planet killers!
Alas, all that is now deader than dead, since the closest thing we have to a two party system now are fascists vs. progressives. The DLC establishment Democratic Party has basically been eaten alive by the Bush/Republican Party. Establishment Democrats (e.g., Pelosi, Reed, and Clinton) have all turned out to be closet Bush/Republicans. Hillary Clinton is a veritable female clone of George W. Bush and she's the number one presidential candidate for Carville-type beltway Democrats!
And the moral to this is what?
The moral is that Democracy and the Earth are being voraciously murdered by Bush/fascist psychopaths. EVERYTHING we hear now about global warming, ozone holes, oceanic pollution, etc., is the death rattle of the ecosystem of the planet. Also, remember that dipstick Armageddon religious fanatics think the Earth is going to go *boom* any day now, so they don't give a rat's derriere about our bleeding and beloved Mother Nature? Maybe it has something to do with being blessed with 70 IQ's.
And our Democratic Republic (going back to President Lincoln -- a Republican) has been replaced by Bush/fascists with an American early 3rd millennia version of the German 3rd Reich. Remember the German 3rd Reich? If not, let's just say it's what you see on Judas, propaganda television every day: genocide of innocent people, the rape and murder of our one and only planet, and a gargantuan transfer of wealth from the middle and lower classes to less than one percent of the American population (the vampire elites).