If Dexter wrote Republican themed songs, I would definitely be put off. So I'm happy that they don't!
During the whole Punk Voter thing fronted by Fat Mike, Noodles wanted to submit a song to the thing, but Dexter didn't like the idea, so they agreed to a compromise which included that Noodles picked an old song (it was Beheaded), because Dexter is an Republican. I have no idea what Greg K's political views are though.
And Godxilla, the Republican party is more anti-government than the Democrats, so that way Republican is more punx. Of course it is also socially retarded, so that is anti-punx. It's a bit of a oxymoron from Dexter. I guess he mellowed out.
Considering the timing/content of certain songs and albums, I would be amazed if Dexter is Republican in the sense of the current version. SIFU would have been written while Bush was in and "Not The One", "Mission From God", "Tehran" etc present Dexter as anti-war, not relgious and pro-environment etc and the Republicans are the complete opposite.
They've got a song called Neocon with such lyrics as "We will never lose to you" and they were pretty active supporters of Rock Against Bush and Punkvoter (progressive organizations).
I think it's safe to say that the band probably isn't on team Romney.
Dexter once said: "It's very easy to be right and left at the same time. It's not a spectrum; it's rather a circle. On the one hand, we're saying ultimate freedom; on the other, ultimate responsibility. But they kinda go hand-in-hand."
I actually had that very thought myself a little while back. It's not a spectrum at all.
Spectrum or circle, doesn't matter, so many ways to visualize or interpret it. What about sphere for example or tesseract to keep it simple. :D And I bet there are other important words, not just freedom and responsibility, what about peace you bloodthirsty Americans. :D
I totally want to know who they will pick. They should totally bukkake us with it on social sites.