First, I'm not a Democrat. I'm not a Republican. I lean Libertarian, but consider myself Independent. If we are going to succeed as a movement, we absolutely MUST appeal to people on all sides of the political spectrum, not just conservatives. The FairTax stands to benefit the poor more than anybody else and we really need to emphasize that point to our less conservative brothers and sisters because I believe that's where our strongest argument is with them.
But, I have to say that all the right-wing/conservative material that has been proliferating on this site lately that has absolutely nothing to do with the FairTax is really turning me off to this site. I joined this site because I wanted to be kept informed about activities and discussions to foster greater support of the FairTax. But, I'm afraid that a lot of the material that has been posted here is likely having the exact opposite effect of turning off people who might have been sitting on the fence about the FairTax. I can only imagine that if it's turning me off, it must be turning them off.
Can we please keep discussions on this site restricted to well-reasoned discussions of the FairTax and how it will help to cure our country's ills? There are plenty of other forums in the blogosphere for everything else.