The One Where I Talk Politics (Part One)

Once upon a time I had a thoughts of getting into politics.  I didn’t want to be an elected official, but I wanted to be one of those passionate people that helped their candidate get into office.  I quickly gave up that dream because I had no aspirations of moving to Washington and to be quite honest, I never paid enough attention to a candidate to feel that passionate about any one person.

Fast forward through my adult years where probably because of my conservative upbringing, I found myself voting Republican almost all the time.  In fact, in the past year, I have even become one of “those” straight party voters, but honestly, didn’t really go vote unless it was a “big” election, such as for the President.

This past year, my interest in politics was piqued again.  Some people in my lovely state decided that they didn’t like our governor, Scott Walker.  A big campaign was held to recall Scott Walker.  There were people all over with petitions for me to sign.  Enough signatures, and there would be a recall election.  This irritated me on so many levels.  First, I was harassed constantly to sign this petition.  Second, this was all such a waste of time and taxpayer money.  Third, we have a process for electing officials and why should someone be voted out just because you don’t like the job they are doing?

For the first time ever, I had that passion I thought I lacked to be in politics and even thought about campaigning for Scott Walker.  In this case, it had nothing to do with being a Republican.  To me, it was about how the whole thing was a waste.  Yes, I voted to keep Scott Walker in office, but had it been a recall election for a Democratic candidate, I would have voted for them too.  To me, it was about keeping a process in tact.  If the Scott Walker recall had been successful, would the country start seeing a flood of recall elections?  What a waste of time and money!!

Now we are deep into the Presidential campaign for 2012.  Once again, I am a little fired up about politics and disappointed in my party.  Come back tomorrow to find out why….


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Laura is mom that loves to write, read, and have her morning coffee. She is busy with her husband, her two daughters, and her two dogs. You will usually find her out geocaching with the family, reading a book, or playing on her iPhone/iPad.

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  1. Cindy Merrill says:

    As an Independant, I’m sick of both Republicans and Democrats, but Democrats more so- they had their bite of the apple. 6 months in office with a Veto proof majority. Had the stimulus been used ONLY to fund Job training for Americans with minimal job skills, national unemployment would be hovering around 7% today.70% of all long term unemployed US workers are over age 45- most, like myself, have debts beyond hope of paying- student loan defaults, home foreclosures, ect.: Obama’s administration has responded with welfare checks and Food assistance. So, 15 years from now, where will that leave me? Probably on reduced social security, if the program still exists by then. I’ll take my chances with Romney. He couldn’t possibly be much worse.

  2. Beverly West says:

    I’m a retired R.N. in Worcester MA: My eldest daughter is also an RN and she tells me that nurses are fleeing to other states in droves. Healthcare staff, generally, are overworked and understaffed, and there’s a growing problem with illegals flooding into the Emergency rooms, often leaving a false ID and address. Do you want this to happen in your state? Then go ahead and reelect Obama, because Obamacare is far worse than Romneycare; In fact, there are over 2000 new penalties/laws tied up in it, thank GOD I’m retired.

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