Friday, March 09, 2012
A New Democrat Cheers Me Up
I was feeling depressed by a friend of a friend writing that he thought it was "scary Fascism" the criticism Rush Limbaugh was getting and all the sponsors dropping his show over his hours of insults to a young women who testified why contraception is a health issue that should be covered by insurance. I looked up where the friend of a friend was coming from and as far as I could tell he was only getting information from a far right collection of media sites, both written and broadcast. Then I have someone else who says he has an open mind but apparently relaxes by listening to crazy right-wing media clowns. But then I read something on my friends Facebook page that made me happier.
To my first mentor,
Congratulations for opening your eyes, new Democrat. Maybe there is hope yet.
Gary Permalink on 3/09/2012
Hi Gary -- I have a very similar sentiment and a similar experience with a role model. My mentor, back in college, was a bleeding heart liberal, ex professor at UCLA in politcal science. He inspired me in actions more than words (though his words were insightful). He planted the seeds that would eventually lead me to becoming a more giving person, and one who absolutely disagrees where the republicans are now. Last general election, I gave a substantial chunk of change to Obama... Not bad for a guy who was a republican during college. Thanks fro sharing.Post a Comment