I don’t want to compromise my integrity, but I’m a registered Democrat. I have been one my entire adult life, which began roughly in the year 2000.
So you can understand I am feeling all sorts of new things in the past 30-some days.
In heavily-Dem areas, say, where I work all day every day, I tend to lean quite a bit to the right. When I’m in Knox County, I let my blue colors roam the countryside like a slobbery bulldog.
I’m waiting to listen to the president to take care of some business, and here’s what I’m thinking right now:
So I’m listening to my conservative friends complain about the stimulus package and our careening path toward Socialism or something the other day — and the strangest thing happened. A wave of relief swept over me.
I don’t have anything to get worked up about.
I believe that our country is led by a smart person.
For once, I can be the partisan idiot with a blind confidence in my government. I can remain calm and convinced that our leader is making the best decisions he can during these times of trail. I can sit back and watch the other guy get all sweaty and nervous full of mistrust and fear.
Because I remember what it was like to be on the other side. I can remember feeling repulsed by every news story I heard on the radio.
I remember feeling so worked up and defeated and helpless and concerned for the future of America — only to resign to a powerless crying heap on the floor.
Nationally, there is no check right now. You are the check. And there is a certain bond — a renewed sense of righteous indignation — in hating the way your president is running the country. At least for the first six years or so.
So go ahead, conservative friends.
I will not rebuke you. I will not argue. Because I remember what it felt like. And you’re probably reading the newspapers a lot more closely than I am. You might be right about some of those things but probably not the stuff you read on conservative blogs, but … My god.
Michelle Obama looks really hot in that outfit.
oooooooooooo but she’ll never compare to Rahm Emanuel. He is my new boyfriend. I bet he is gettin’ shit done tonight.
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