Just as an aside, I never became a Democrat. I looked at my voting record of 30+ years and realized I always had been a Democrat, votes for Larry Coughlin (R-Pa.) and Bill Roth (R-Del.) notwithstanding.
So I came out.
Yes, I understand the Democrats suck, and yes, there are a fair number of really bad Democrats (Ben Nelson, I’m looking at you). And maybe it has always been this way, and I have just woken up, but it sure seems like the choices between the two parties are as distinct as they have ever been. In one day, we have clear evidence that the Republicans are choosing to vote for bigotry over the rights of gays, bigotry (over) extending opportunity to immigrants, and the big corporations over the consumer. Anyone who says there is no difference between the two parties needs their head examined and their driver’s license taken away.