i consider myself to be a moderate-republican. Not a full-fledged racist redneck conservative by any stretch, and definately not some uppity fascist liberal
Well if you are a moderate Republican you shoudl be pissed as all hell at the way the Republican party has been taken over by the far right wing. And vote against your party to send them a message. Don't vote for these shit candidates that they are giving the country for Congressional seats.
I'm definitely a Democrat all the way, but I vote Republican if the candidate is good - I always support Pataki and Bloomberg - but have to vote straight Democratic Party for the federal seats to offset the Republican extremists on the Hill.