Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Election 2010 Special Part 2: What it meant to me
I feel like I spent two full years just waiting for Election Day 2010. I guess we all have, really.
Back during the first parts of the 2008 election process, I was still a bit naive I guess, despite being almost 40 years old at the time. I had no idea what a nation of uninformed people could do to damage itself if given enough rope to hang itself with. I hadn't yet realized how Conservative I truly was, or more rather how committed I was to Conservatism and limited government. I was still a bit unsure of what I wanted I guess, but I knew what I didn't want....you remember the old adage about being careful what you wish for? I wrote back then that I'd vote for anyone but Hillary Clinton. I wasn't sure who I supported yet, but I knew it would be a Republican and didn't really care who just yet and I knew I didn't want Hillary to get the nomination. Little did I know that I would get my wish and the Democrats would give us The Anointed Obamessiah and in short order damn near destroy a country.
I started to become more educated leading up to the election and afterwards dedicated myself to being what the Administration would consider an Enemy. And now, leading up to the 2010 Mid-Terms I can say unequivocally that this is the first election that I truly felt a part of and not just a voter. I was a participant in the process and not a bystander, sitting back & waiting till the election came around, voting, and then waiting on results the next morning.
I got to know my candidates. Many of my local candidates were quite active with social media & networking, and I still correspond on Facebook with some of them whom I supported in the primaries that didn't receive the nomination. I networked with candidates and my fellow Conservatives to educate & get educated. I took part in an anti-Pelosi protest rally. I blogged my ass off. I created some of my funniest pictures & cartoons.
I became part of the process, and truly felt alive and part of something bigger than me.
Did I get burned out along the way? Several times.
Was I sometimes discouraged? Occasionally but anger makes a great fuel.
Was I encouraged? Yes, all the time, by my fellow bloggers and fellow patriots.
Was I disgusted? Dude, it's THE LEFT we were fighting against. Of course I was.
Am I finished? No way.
Onward to 2012!