I have sworn to not talk politics here, but somehow it does creep in now and then, and today I am going to post about it again.
Here is my conondrum. I hate the system we have in place. I feel for all it’s intended strengths, the two-party system, DEMS vs REP’s, will never allow us to get anything worthwhile accomplished. I gave up a long time ago believing that any true good will come out of the government and spend most of my time more interested in the works of some of my favorite philanthropists, humanitarians and general do-gooders.
Until Election Day. Election Day is kind of my reality TV addiction. I get so engrossed in internet news updates and Facebook debates (Facebook has to be THE place to be on Election Day for entertainment) that I even forget to eat or go to bed. I get SO caught up in all the drama. The reality is in the end it doesn’t really mean too much to me, new faces coming in to face the same problems to be resolved or more than likely not and I know that’s a crappy attitude. I really don’t care to fix it. I don’t want to bail out on my DEM’s, join the REP’s or join a tea party (unless there are scones, if there are scones, I’M IN). I’ll just do my due diligence, make sure I vote the best I can and then wake up Wednesday and go back to following and supporting my do-g0oders.
I am a registered Democrat (aren’t you surprised) but I more vote with my heart. In the past I haven’t paid as much attention to local politics, but like everyone else this year, I inhaled as much information as possible about all our local and Maryland candidates, and as it seems (unlike a whole lot of people) I didn’t vote party lines. I split my vote.
But I tend to shy away from Republicans. Except it seems maybe a couple of Republicans I seem to be kind of fond of.