Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Random musings: Feel the Bern.

Senator Sanders. 
So, today was the Georgia primary and, unsurprisingly (or surprisingly, depending on how you look at it). I went out and voted for one of the Presidential Candidates. But who did I vote for? Well, and I know several people will probably hate me for this, but I went with Bernie Sanders.  Now some might be thinking, why would I, as an American, vote for the self-proclaimed socialist? Well the answer is actually quite simple(and I'm sure that I'm not alone in saying this)....He's pretty much the only politician (outside of Senator Zell Miller and maybe former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue) who makes any sense to me. I don't religiously follow politics, when I can help it, but I do watch the news, and I feel like I am as well informed as anybody, and even with that limited exposure, Sander's is still the only one who makes any sense to me. And if that makes me a socialist then....oh wait, what's that I hear? I think it's the sound of me not caring what label others put on me.

I'm not going to pretend that I agree with everything that Sander's believes in. I for one think that America should lead the fight against ISIS and utterly destroy them, whereas Sanders, while rightly calling ISIS evil and also wanting it destroyed, wants us to take a more supportive role. And I'm not entirely on board with his views on Global Warming. I am, however, on board with his views of the economy, education, healthcare and his opposition to the disgusting Trans-Pacific Trade agreement, and I have to applaud him on his support for LGBT rights (something I personally feel very strongly about).

I don't have time to go through, list and explain everything that Sanders believes in (that's what the Wikipedia page is for) But the point I'm trying to make here is that Sander's views closely mirror my own. And for me that's extremely rare, hell almost unheard of. I've said on this blog once before that I don't take stock on either side of politics, I still don't. But this is the only time, really, in my adult life that I've actually felt strongly enough about a candidate to willing vote for him. Which was not really the case with all the elections I participated in. But will he actually win? I dunno. We'll have to wait and see.

Either way, good luck sir.

And for my readers, I SWEAR this is the last political post. We can move on now. lol. Thank you for reading. See you later.  

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