Friday, September 7, 2012

A Switch Hitter (and that would be me)

Most of my friends know that I have been a Democrat since I was able to vote.  To me, the Democratic Party stands for so many of the things I believe in, like helping others who are less fortunate, and racial and gender equality.  However, y'all won't believe this, but I am ready to switch my political status to Independent.

Why? you may wonder (or maybe you don't care but you are reading this anyway).  Well, I have realized that both major parties suck.  Both parties are supported by Super PACs and are going to endorse anything that these Super PACs want.  The average middle class American does not matter to politicians anymore.  It's all about money and greed.  Corporate America rules; working class citizens--not so much.

If we all take a look at things with an open mind, things sucked when George W. Bush was President, and things pretty much suck now and Obama has had four years to turn things around. 

When are people going to wake up and realize that the two party system has turned into a sham?  Those guys (and unfortunately most of them are guys) up on Capitol Hill do not care about us.  They have their cushy salaries and their cushy retirement funds to look forward to.  They could care less about the people who struggle to get by day after day.

I am so sick of the bashing and the undying party allegiance and the hate.  Remember September 11 when all we cared about was that America would survive, rebound, and heal?  What happened to that spirit?  It seems that now people don't care if America returns to the vital, strong, and healthy country that it once was.  All people care about is that they were right that Obama failed, or that they were right that he would only be a one-term president, or that Mitt Romney is the guy that will change things.  Do you know what I want to say to those people?  Wake the fuck up.  There's no use waiting for superman, because he isn't going to show up.