I wasn’t planning on posting again until I had some before and after pictures, but I’m just too excited.
We were unexpectedly invited to the Kitsap County Democratic Victory Party tonight, and decided to attend. Aside from actually voting, this is the first real major political gathering either of us have been to.
Gawds, what an experience. The energy in the room was electrifying. I volunteered for future events for the Democratic Party. I’ve always registered as non-affiliated, because sometimes I used to vote for the Republican candidate, sometimes for the Democrat. I’ve been trying to think of the last time I actually voted for a Republican, though. The only one that sticks out is Reagan in 1980. I made the mistake of voting for him the first time, but not the second. I started reading up on the issues, learning everything I could about the candidates and their positions. None of the Republicans have measured up to my standards. Since the Religious Right took control of the party, I would have been voting against my own self-interests had I opted for them.
I’m proud to say that I am now firmly a Democrat. The Republican Party has become a bastion of racists, religious nut-jobs, and big-business fat cats. Thanks, but no thanks.