September 4, 2008

Not Me

How often am I told that the Republican Party is the party of rich old white men? And yet, I'm a life long Republican -- not a man, not rich, and not old. Thought I am white, or as I prefer 'Anglo Celtic American', and I certainly would have no objection to being rich! But honestly? I don't know any rich old men - of any colour. Most of political social circle are women. I'm not even married, or a mother. Single, childless, California native. I guess I'm supposed to be a Dem, but I never drank that particular Kool-Aid. I think the constant assertion that this is a party of rich white men is just another way for the liberals to try and marginalize those of us who don't conform to their very limited viewpoint of who women and minorities should be. And I've never been a conformist!

Posted by Ith at September 4, 2008 3:38 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

Marginalized by those with limited viewpoints is a very good way of saying it. I stated that I felt Palin's experience as Governor was much more impressive than Imamobama's as Senator on a site and got called a block head for having an opinion. My guess is that I made too much sense and that was the nicest thing they could think of to say in response to challenging their narrow view.

Posted by: Da Goddess at September 4, 2008 8:15 PM