Two articles worth reading on this topic, both from Sojourners and both a little more down to earth than many of the extreme responses I mentioned, are A Stupid Made-for-TV Controversy by Jim Wallis and A Plea for a New Generation of Republican Leadership by Brian McLaren. Here's a quote from McLaren's article:
"I keep wondering — don’t more Republicans themselves see the danger of an increasingly reactionary Republican party becoming in the 21st century what anti-civil-rights/pro-segregationists and McCarthyites were in the 20th, or what the pro-slavery/anti-abolition movements were in the 19th — conserving an unjust status quo that deserved to be left behind? Out of love for their party and the good things it could potentially stand for in 2012 and beyond, don’t they want to step forward now and be counted?"I don't want to see Republicans "win" and Democrats "lose" or vice versa. I want to see the extreme partisanship that's evident in so many controversies come to an end. I want to see unity in the midst of disagreement rather than stark division. And I would so love to see the church offer to the world such an alternative--a non-partisan community of diverse people with diverse thoughts--undivided and in civil dialogue as we work together and come together in the Body of Christ. Community is not always about agreement, neither is politics, it's about learning how to disagree well.