Traditionally I’ve been Liberal, but frankly the Federal scene and local scene have burned that out of me.
The utter hypocrisy and evil of people like Stephen Harper, Tim Hudak, and locally Guy Lauzon and Jim “McFuddle” McDonell have all but ruined any chance of me comfortably joining the Conservatives.
As much as I like Thomas Mulcair I’ve never even danced with the idea of being a “dipper”, and I had my flirtation with being Green.
I think that this job has beaten any thought of both being partisan and being a candidate from me as a person.
Frankly I think partisan politics hurt us more than help us. I’ve watched some good people support some bad politicians purely because of partisanship.
Does that mean I won’t vote or participate in politics? Nope. I probably will more as issues become clearer to me and more important. If I have to hold my nose and vote for someone I don’t like if it truly helps effect change I’ll do so with a smile on my face.
It all will come down to earning my vote. I was invited to a party last night where the conversation after some alcoholic refreshments soon turned to politics. What was really interesting was that most present were women. I think what we most agreed on was that politicians are all the same.
Most will say and do anything for our vote. Sometimes the crazy buggers actually do what they promise and that can lead to more harm than good. (see Mike Harris)
Elections are like dates. Politicians try to look their best and woo us with sweet nothings, and bright and shiny objects as they try and lead us the dark embrace of the voting booth for us to only wake up in the morning with the sickly smell of stale liquor and cigarettes to caress us, and our wallets gone.
No, for me I’ll still vote,but it will be issue by issue election by election.
What about you? You can post your comments below.