Full-on registered Dem.
So. Some good things came out of this election: the minimum wage will increase, the Dems now have some fothermucking power (hells yeah), we won't have a douchebag like Bob Beauprez as our governor...
But Jesus! How on earth can the Dems sweep Congress, the country now have mostly Democratic governors....and yet? The people in this state still voted for a man near as white supremacist as one might get (Tancredo, and the man has a hideously bulbous nose), a woman who flat-out exemplifies the words HATE and DISCRIMINATION (and is GW's biznatch, to boot), and pass an AMENDMENT.....an AMENDMENT saying that marriage is only between a man and a woman? Those of you who wavered - you just put something like this in our state constitution FOR GOOD.
When are people going to join the 21st Century? Hello? Jim Crow? Are we stuck in the 60s? My god, when are people going to wake up and realize that GAY PEOPLE ARE JUST REGULAR PEOPLE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE AND THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT FUCKING IS? UUUGGGGGH, I am so disappointed. Maybe I am even more disappointed that Ref. I didn't pass. Who in good conscious could actually go into a voting booth and vote to DENY basic rights to people? Do these people actually feel good about themselves? Sometimes I wish that some magic dust would settle upon the world and make everyone gay for a week so maybe everyone would get a fucking clue.
Anyway. Enough with the F-Bombs, so unladylike.
(Oh wait. Just one more: Fucking Virginia! My motherland! Go JIM WEBB!!!!!)
I guess the good thing is that Tancredo or Musgrave, whatever. Both will get their asses kicked now in Congress anyway =)
And no. No one ever said I tried to be bi-partisan. Cliche alert: If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. I know I am super opinionated and preachy and up on a high horse most of the time.** But I believe strongly and fully in what I think is right. And if that's a downfall, so be it. At least I know where my values lie. I actually know a girl who made her election decisions based solely on TV COMMERCIALS. She said she didn't know where to find the information. She voted for Musgrave because she thought Angie Paccione "looked scary." That is so so so very sad.
** New development: Law school. As in, I am seriously looking into taking the LSATS. I had an epiphany in Mexico. (Thank you, Sara). I've always thought about it, now I may act on it. Funny though, I told my plan to Kev and he goes "I was thinking about going to law school too."