So, I'm home a little early from work, stretched out on the bed, with my headphones on, listening to sometimes talk radio. (The kid is asleep at the head of the bed, I'm at the foot of the bed).
I wake up from a catnap to hear Black people talking about the Republican vs. Democratic party thing.
One person gets his facts twisted and states "Republicans" when it should be "Democrats". The Republicans in the discussion jump on him.
Should I mention this was an all Black panel?
What got me is one person said that parties don't matter, it's the policies that matter.
That's where I'm at in this stage of my life.
To hell with the party labels, I'm going to support the PERSON who is saying things that most align with my views.
Alan Keyes and Michael Steele and Olympia Snowe are all in the same party. (Shouldn't Keyes be pissed about the GOP pushing Steele as a star?)
Mfume, Ford, Teddy Kennedy and Zell Miller are all in the same party.
Screw the labels, I'm staying independent and will support the person not the party.
Footnote: I find it a damn shame that some people can't handle a person being critical of a party but that not meaning that a person supports the opposition party. How many people realize that the U.S. political system is not a 2 party system, but a multi-party system with the 2 primary parties rigging the game against all other parties?