Yesterday’s passage of the Homeland Security bill by the senate without the removal of all the unsavory corporation benefits tacked onto it was the last straw. My senators, both Democrats, voted for it and I’m thoroughly disgusted with them.
For most of my adult life I have been registered as a Democrat. There were a few forays into the Green party, but the desire to have more influence in the primaries lured me back to the donkey. It’s been a lukewarm commitment born of expedience not inspiration. I voted for Gray Davis so that Simon wouldn’t win, for Gore trying to stop Bush Jr. from taking office.
It’s time to vote my conscience and to try to convince others too disgusted to vote to register and vote theirs. Disapproval without actively supporting alternatives is a waste of time. I’m registering Green.
If you agree, do the same. Do it now.