Checkin’ out

Made the decision this morning that I’m going to stop being a Democrat and register independent.

Quite frankly, I’m tired of supporting a party afraid to stand up and do the right thing. The GOP establishment has become genuinely evil—only concerned about the wealthy; dismissive of global warming and the rights of workers; prejudiced beyond compare.

And the Democrats cower.

Sometimes—in politics, in life—one has to take a stand, whether or not that stand will produce tangible results. You have to roll up your sleeves, step to the mic and say—forcefully—”This is wrong, and whether or not my words change anything … this is wrong.” I have been waiting. And waiting. And waiting. It’s never going to happen.

For those people who said, “You’ll see” in regards to Obama—I’ve seen. He is a wimp, and it disgusts me. The comprisons to Jimmy Carter are GOP-generated, but they’re pretty accurate. He cowers and bends and tries and tries and tries to placate those who refuse to be placated. He is a genuinely bad president, and I wish like hell I’d supported Hillary Clinton (as my wife did). I will regret this for a long time, I fear.

Is it too late for Obama to turn things around? I fear yes. He may well get re-elected, but it’ll be by circumstance, not passion. He ran on ideas of hope and chance, and has stood for neither. We’re abounf to have tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans at a time when we can’t afford it. Obama said this would never happen—and it’s happening. As we speak.

I’m heartbroken.