So why throw my hat in the ring?
There are certainly enough political pundits in the 'sphere as it is. Compared to the better ones, I'm way out of my depth and don't pretend otherwise. However, this does not preclude me from opening my trap and weighing in on this & that, so..... here I am.
I won't promise to be wittier-than-thou, or even terribly entertaining. This is, mostly, a narcissistic exercise, and I'll thank you for humoring me.
I will promise to have at least a small inkling of what I'm talking about, and to be as annoyingly frank as I've long been to friends and family. Seeing as how I've yet to be disowned by any of them, chances are good I won't totally alienate you either.
What exactly are my hot-buttons, you ask?
*The hijacking of the GOP by the religious right
*"Liberal" as pejorative
*GLBT civil rights
There. So now you know what I'm apt to yammer on about on any given day.
I'm decidedly left of center, but have no love of the Democratic party -- not for a failing of their ideals, but for their ineptitude of execution. I don't necessarily loathe Republicans either, lest you assume to the contrary. Instead, I'm torn between wondering where the hell all of the "moderates" are, and feeling as if the left has been bending over and compromising on too many things for far too long.
In the end, I'm an "independent", though it feels more akin to homelessness than liberation.
Existential political angst? What the hell. A rose by any other name….
Welcome. Enjoy. Or not.
Updated: I'm aghast that I left Reproductive Rights off my list above. See what happens when you post too close to bedtime?