Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Umm... What just happened?

Granted I've been out of the blogging world for a while, but...

I have to say, I've felt a little "out of touch" with the rest of the population this year.

I've chalked that up to the passing of a loved one in January and a friend over the summer. It's easy to feel out of touch when you feel pain that the rest of the world doesn't - and doesn't even seem to notice.

But now there's this.

Over my adult life I've voted in countless elections, large and small. On a good year, I'm about 60/40 - 60% of my votes are for winners. An excellent year might see it approach 70/30. And on really bad years I've been as low as 30/70.

But never, ever, ever have I experienced what happened Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

My record yesterday? 0 for 22.

Yep: Zero. Zilch. Nada. Not one damn candidate or issue I voted for won. Not one! I vote for a Republican, the Democrat wins. I vote for a Democrat, the Republican wins. I vote Yes, the issue goes No.

Talk about feeling out of touch! Geez...

Out of touch with my community, my County, my State... maybe it's time to move. When I was younger, a community was where you grew up. As I get older, I'm starting to feel more like "my community" should be a place with which I share common values - and obviously isn't this place where I grew up.

Maybe it really is time to move. But where? Where in America is the place where people don't have the political attention span of a fruit fly in heat? Where in America is the place where people value logic, intelligence and compromise, not extreme uncompromising rhetoric? Where in America do the educated moderates live?

Someday maybe I'll find out where "my community" resides. But, obviously, that day most cetainly was not November 2nd of 2010.



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