Well, since I have some lovely new visitors, I’d like to get a little bit personal. Why don’t you all pull up some comfy chairs and relax?
(Not – the COMFY CHAIR!)
A lot of you know me only from the Confluence, but believe it or not, I did not spring full-grown from Riverdaughter’s head, like Athena! As my regular visitors know, I have actually been blogging since June of 2007, so it’s going on two years now. Who’da thunk it?
If you were to go back and read some of my writings from before, you would recognize the style, but the sentiments would seem rather foreign to you. That’s because I was a die-hard, super-partisan Democrat back in those days. Republicans were all evil and a threat to democracy, whereas Democrats were the struggling underdog defenders of the One True Way. Moreover, all Republican voters were dumber than dirt, whereas we who voted for Democrats were morality, intelligence and clarity personified. I was absolutely positive that all we had to do was vote for some Democrat, ANY Democrat, and the world would set itself aright. All that Bush did would be immediately overturned, the world would explode in sweetness, light, unicorns and rainbows, and Republicans would disappear into the rank cesspools from which they crawled.
Can you believe that nonsense?
Yes, my awakening was very painful and brutal, but it was necessary, and a big step for me as a person. So for that, I thank Barack Obama and ObamaNation for hitting me over the head and waking me from my partisan, zombie stupor.
What was the moment for you? Were you always cynical about the Democrat vs. Republican, good vs. evil stuff? Or were you a firm and passionate believer, like me?
Tawk amongst yerselves!!!
By the way – I don’t post every day, but I’ll do it more often now that you’re all stopping by!