Friday, October 2, 2009

Politically confused

I've been feeling a little politically confused lately. OK, a long time ago, I registered as a democrat when I first was old enough to vote because I didn't know enough about politics to know where I stand and because my family was middle class working folk, I thought that's where I should be. But then as I got a little older and worked more and was more conscious of where I really fit in despite my economic situation, I switched over to Republican. But then I felt the party started becoming too business-like, less backbone and more you-scratch-my-back-I'll-scratch-yours. So for lack of a better reason, I felt out of touch and switched over to Independent American. Well, I guess lately, I feel like the Republican party seems to be cleaning up their act and maybe they're worth joining again. I mean, with Republicans like Ron Paul, it's definitely worth looking into again. And maybe I did exactly what I accused them of doing and not having a backbone, instead of sticking in and holding out, I just left for something better. So I'm seriously considering re-joining the dark side again. I'm just not 100%. I really hate just because I'm part of something being told that I have to vote for one candidate or another. On the same end, I hated because I was independent last election that I got so many Obama solicitors at my door and calling my house. I really do not like political solicitation. But I feel like (in Reno) there is such an active Republican party that has great standards and maybe it is worth looking into re-joining. I think I need some time to think. If nothing else, I know Katie would be standing by with the election form all filled out for me ready to go and all I have to do is sign it. Hehe.

1 comment:

MsVennie said...

It's never been hard for me to know where I stand politically. Because I care so much about humanity in general, I have always been Democrat. Funny, I just finished writing a blog about the "me" vs "they" mentality (kind of - there's other things on their as well. When I see Republicans using Ann Ryand's characters as ideal mentors, then I know something has gone seriously wrong.

Do what your heart knows is right, that's what I always say. You can never go wrong for yourself if you listen quietly to what your heart knows is the right decision to make.


p.s. I'd love to go shooting sometime if you ever decide to invite a friend.