We spend a lot of time discussing the democrats, but probably not enough time seriously discussing the other side. We've had members here excuse specific democratic candidates by saying, more or less, "the GOP will stop at nothing to make the democratic candidates look bad," but could this same reason potentially apply the other way around? All liberals I know shudder/ almost vomit at the thought of a republican in office, and to be frank, the thought of Cruz scares me- he's going to cut education, research, destroy our environment, and worsen war. Trump seems to get an even worse reputation, though, frankly, I think a lot of what he's said has been exposed as a con job just to keep himself in the news- eg, he doesn't really mean it. I think it's important we consider the other side of things, especially because some Democratic candidates are using liberal fear of republicans to ensure that they get nominated. See Hillary's newest superpac ad below http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/dem-primaries/267861-new-clinton-super-pac-ad-targets-cruz-trump So, how seriously do we take the Republicans? Hillary supporters don't think Bernie will be able to realize most of his ideas, and Bernie supporters think Hillary is more or less full of sh**. So, is it possible we should be applying that same skepticism to the promises made and accusations against the other side? Maybe having a republican in office, while undesirable, would not be the end of days?