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Does this bother you? It would seem to me that, for someone who had pursued the public’s support by running for office, you would want to follow the stream of thought put out by both polemics. I do so. I have done so for a number of years going back to the early 70’s when I was considered a “straight leg” by most because of my support for returning vets. Now, my support is till the same but my outrage over the abuse of these wonderful folk has had me labeled a “screaming liberal.” Funny how the pendulum swings and how people who refuse to let politics define them get labeled so quickly by those who do. I remain a registered “unaffiliated” and vote as the candidate’s rhetoric and party platform research compels me. The current status of the right of the aisle is pushing me from what used the be a center right position to a center left. It has for the last two presidential electoral cycles. It started in 1980 when I recognized what a frightened little man Ronald Reagan was and how he had hitched his start to the oligarchs.
Bother me? Nah. I am who I am. I do not follow a set of beliefs or a party (though I registered as a Green Party voter here in Nevada). My thought happens to be liberal. I do not think: “What would a liberal say about this?” In fact, I generally could care less what other liberals think and I spend a fair amount of time mocking them. Running for office taught me a lot. Mostly, it taught me that running for office is a bad idea. But my Wyoming days and my politician days are behind me.
“The current status of the right of the aisle is pushing me from what used the be a center right position to a center left. It has for the last two presidential electoral cycles.”
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