It's not amazing to me that the U.S. has become more and more polarized. I will take some of that blame. I am a screaming liberal. Now that I'm seriously considering a move to Minnesota as a full time resident I read articles like this I'm reconsidering my move. (Not really: Mom and Dad!) My favorite bit of this article is a paragraph quoting former Governor Arne Carlson:
Among the excommunicated is the former two-term Republican Governor Arne Carlson. “The Republican Party—both nationally and in Minnesota—has drifted away from balancing the budget to enlarge the role of social issues,” Carlson said in a phone call, pointing out that Pawlenty left his successor a $6 billion deficit. “The last Republican president to balance the budget was Dwight Eisenhower—that’s a pretty long dry spell.”
With former Governor Pawlenty and Representative Bachmann sowing their oats in the Presidential field, which is in itself quite amusing, it's even more important to showcase their absolute lunacy. Pawlenty doesn't believe he's the wing nut that she is but he's wrong. He just has a smaller (sizewise not soundwise) mouth.
Sorry for the actual link, just learning everything about my new iPad2 and I haven't gotten that far, yet!
Why not progressive?
At times I'm frustrated by those that don't follow politics in the United States. I worry they don't vote, I worry they don't get their opinion out there. Of course, I am very progressive and very much in opposition to the right, however, I'm being inspired by a much greater goal than politics. Politics is all cyclical. It's not important in the grand scheme of things. The important part of life is what all the regular people are doing. I'm changing the focus of this blog a bit. Not because I think the Tea Party won the midterms or anything like that but because I want to elevate us above that sort of derogatory nonsense into something that is far more useful. Something to save us and save the world. Small goals, I know. But seriously something to talk about.