Very Blue In A Red StateI am a Democrat.
I beleive that we all have a responsibility to do our best to make our world a better place not because it benefits us, but because it is the right thing to do.
I feel like I am surrounded by conservative, close minded, ultra religious republicans here in my (fairly) deep-southern town. I am a transplant from the north and I wonder if I'll ever really be comfortable sharing my thoughts with any of my friends. Even the friends who lean left are the type of people who seem to be ok with the nasty, Obama-hating rhetoric that is commonplace around here.
I think that George W Bush was a bumbling, ignorant, idiot. Being President is probably one of the hardest jobs in the country but the policies of that fool sent our country to the brink of collapse. Yes, yes, I know the American people helped it along with over spending and overextending but that man was a fool and we will all be paying for his own special brand of democracy for a long, long time!
I DO NOT want to go back to the way it was, you know, when companies could pollute without regulation, when women and minorities didn't have the right to equal treatment. To go back when workers had no rights and being a different religion or being gay meant that anyone could treat you badly and the wasn't a damn (legal) thing you could do about it.
NO! I don't want to go back, I want to move forward and even though I know there ARE people who think like me in this southern state, I just don't know who they are and I feel like I have to hide who I am and what i think is fair and good, every single day. It doesn't help that I also beleive that people have the right to worship as they see fit, or not to worship at all.
I don't want to yell and scream "I'm right! You're wrong!" I just want friends who say, "hey I feel like you do, you are not alone"
And then maybe make fun of the republican pundits on Fox news for a while.
Any democrats out there here in the South?