Abraham Lincoln wrote, "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." That means putting country ahead of party and conscience ahead of conformity. And that is why I am a FORMER Republican.
And no. While this is kind of a special lunar eclipse (because of the size and brightness of the moon, which won't be matched until 2033), this "blood moon" doesn't herald the end of the world, either.
Just a fun thing to watch.
And remember- in August of 2017, a total SOLAR eclipse will be visible over much of the Midwestern United States!