This is a Declaration of Independence. While not as significant as the one in which our country was founded on with all the fancy signatures of our forefathers, it is nonetheless an important declaration. I am switching my party affiliation from Democrat to Independent.
While my views slant primarily to the left, I have decided to make this big change because, quite frankly, I have no other choice. It’s all I can do. The recent actions of those on the left and the right, have forced me to go to the only place possible: the middle.
I am completely neutral — like Switzerland.
Now, before any of you Republicans get excited that the Democratic Party just lost another member, please note that I will never come to your dark side. Your “We refuse to do a darn thing until there is a Republican in the White House,” attitude is just plain disgusting. Your immature, biased pundits – Beck, Limbaugh, Culter, Ingraham – doing whatever they can to make the president look bad, regardless of the situation or policy, is down right revolting.
Now, before any of you Democrats get too excited that I might come back, please note that it won’t happen either. While I truly want health care reform to pass because I cannot find a company to cover any type of Cancer despite being free and clear of the disease for more than 10 years, your behind-the-back, last-minute, secret incentives to secure much-needed votes a while back was almost as nauseating.
I am a voter deceived and disappointed. I have been burned — yet again. The first time was when I enthusiastically joined the Green Party as a joyful youth. Then, despite a very insightful flat tax idea, Ralph Nader came out in a desperate move to garner the coveted 5% national vote (in order to qualify the party for federal funds) and said a vote for Gore was pretty much a vote for Bush since they were basically similar. That ridiculous comparison ended my Green passion (in the party, not the environment) and I slunk back to the Democratic Party in quiet protest.