Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Crossing Party Lines


Somebody asked me today what my political affiliation is.

That question always pisses me off. Labeling each other with the implications of voting along ‘party’ lines has always struck me as one of the stupidest damn things a person could do.

In fact, I’ve always said that I think the concept of the ‘2 party system’ should be shit-canned completely. I’ve never understood what service that antiquated system serves.

I mean, if I had to pick a side that my ideology is more aligned with, then I’d have to say that I am a liberal Democrat.

Except that I’m not.

I don’t think ANYONE is really COMPLETELY in line with any one political party. Or at least, they SHOULDN’T be.

I know that it sounds kind of simplistic and na├»ve, but I’m really just about voting for the best person that’s running, whether they be a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or Lesbian Nazi Party.

Ok, maybe voting for a Nazi would be a stretch. Plus, I’m pretty sure the Nazi party doesn’t have too many lesbians, so right there the Nazi party and I are at a fundamental impasse. Come to think of it, I think if there were more lipstick lesbians in the Nazi party, they might learn to lighten up a little. Because, quite frankly, I think they are a tad uptight. Just an observation I’ve gleaned.

What was I talking about again?

Oh yeah, the party system.

Anyway, it just gets my goat when I see our political leaders voting blindly along party lines. Like just last week, when EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN voted to repeal our new health care initiative. Really, guys? Every single one of you felt that way about it? Holy shit, being a part of a political party has become like being a part of the Borg. Not that the democrats are any better… they pull the same kind of shit.

Anyway, to get back to the beginning of my post……. Today someone asked me what my political affiliation was, and I said, “I vote for the best man for the job. Period”

P.S. Notice that I said “Man”. That’s cause I don’t think girls should do anything except run around in sexy underwear and service me. Well, maybe not, but I think that the world would be a better place if we at least gave that a shot. Look, I’ve been more than happy to try things YOUR way, now at least try to be open-minded and try MY way for a bit. What do ya say?

35 comments:

Bouncin' Barb said...

I am in total agreement with you my friend. Even though I'm a woman I much prefer to run my house in sexy lingerie and heels. It's what more women should do!! haha.

Slyde said...

me too!

wait, what?

Raquel's World said...

Hmmmm. I am guilty of voting along party lines. However, this is a very sound way of explaining why that is irresponsible. I think sometimes people vote along the party line because they are not well informed on all the candidates. So that is the safe bet for them. That would be the case for me. Anyways thanks for pointing out why that is ridiculous.
Other bloggers have posted about this same issue but their approach is accusatory or written in such a way that it appears they are trying to make an ass out of those of us that vote that way. Funny thing is some of those same people also admit to not voting themselves.
I will do a better job of being more open to candidates that are not in "my party" in the future.

B.E. Earl said...

I'm an apathetic anarchist. I go from hating all government to not caring at all. You should try it some time.

Lotus07 said...

I have ranted about this enough in the past. I agree whole heartedly. If the morons that watch Fox News ever read history, they would realize that the founding fathers 'expected' a multi-party system (as in 8 or 9 political parties). I think they would be appalled at just an institutionalized two.

...and I like the idea of a 'Borg' party.....they only vote for the good of the collective and assimilate all others.....sort of sounds like the TEA party.

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh, Slyde, you crack me up!

sybil law said...

I think Slyde should bow down before me and service me.
What?

Slyde said...

raquel: ALOT of people do it, which is fine, if you actually have the same ideologies...

earl: the only thing i dont care about is you. awww, who am i kidding, ya big lug.

lotus: see, and here i thought we couldnt agree on anything..

meleah: and you get me all hot and bothered!

sybil: name the time and place, miss :)

Marlene said...

I dislike politicians immensely....but that IS a funny picture. :)

Chris H said...

I tend to vote for the person as opposed to the party too... and never for a woman! And I'm a woman.... shaking me head. I've yet to come across a really magnificent woman in power.
And you are a sexist B*$@#+^d... said every so NICELY.

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Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Maybe our votes have canceled each other out. At a much, much younger age I've just randomly voted for women before. The lesbian nazi thing probably would have fixed that for me if I hadn't figured it out for myself at some point. :-)

Slyde said...

marlene: talk about funny pictures... i love the new profile pic!

chrish: nicely is the only way i'd take that!

anon: i cant you out, bot!

jill: of course!

radioactive girl said...

I think sometimes people just follow their party because it is easier than thinking about how awful every choice seems to be and that there really never seems to be a good one, just a less bad one. I think the idea of only two parties to choose from is silly though. People are so varied that it seems like there is no way to fit everyone into only two different categories.

I would be more than happy to run around in sexy underwear all the time but I am a barefoot kind of girl so the heels would bug me. Sorry.

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Cocaine Princess said...

Slyde, I'd be more than happy to run around in my sexy underwear for you and I'll wear my heels too.

:)

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