Ever since I posted "I Believe it is Time to Part Ways with the Republican Party" I have been getting some flack about it. So I wanted to make my feelings clear. The Republican Party of today is characterized as RINO. If you are unfamiliar with the acronym, it stands for Republican In Name Only.
"Early Republican ideology was reflected in the 1856 slogan "free labor, free land, free men" . . .. "Free labor" referred to the Republican opposition to slave labor and belief in independent artisans and businessmen. "Free land" referred to Republican opposition to plantation system whereby slaveowners could buy up all the good farm land, leaving the yeoman independent farmers the leftovers. The Party strived to contain the expansion of slavery, which would cause the collapse of the slave power and the expansion of freedom." (Wikipedia: Republican Party)
"It stresses liberty and unalienable individual rights as central values, making people sovereign as a whole, rejects monarchy, aristocracy and inherited political power, expects citizens to be independent in their performance of civic duties, and vilifies corruption." (Wikipedia: Republicanism)
One last reason, reported by CNBC: "GOP says Pence won the VP debate — before the debate even happened" and here is the graphic: