Stuck here in the middle

I don’t intend for this blog to get political, but do you ever feel like you’re just Mr. or Ms. Average, surrounded by a sea of other Mr. and Ms. Averages, but on TV all you see is Mr. Left and Mr. Right?

Honestly, how can an entire party demand that every member of that party agree on every little point? Surely there are Democrats who love the Keystone pipeline. Republicans solidly for gay marriage. Democrats who are fiscally conservative. Republicans who are socially liberal.

And you’re never allowed to change your viewpoint. I’ve changed a bunch as I’ve gotten older. I’m actually more fiscally conservative and more socially liberal. Weird, huh? But maybe not. Maybe millions of Americans are like me, a little of this, a little of that.

I’m starting to think what we need is a third party. We could call it the Average Party. The Forgotten Party. The Yeah, We’re Losers Who Don’t Fit In Anywhere Party. Wow, I’ll always be on the outside looking in, won’t I? I feel like Molly Ringwald.

But if we had our own party of people who have a menu-style political system — “Pick one social belief (appetizer), one fiscal policy (entree), and one crazy idea (dessert), thanks for your order” — the other two parties would have to suck up to us all day long. We’d be the tie-breakers. We could be the most popular party at the prom. Everyone would be asking us to dance.

Yeah, I think someone should start a party so all of us Independents, us crazy non-conformists, us refusing-to-tow-the-party-line geeks could have our own place among the popular crowd. It could be the Pretty In Pink party.

About alisaacarter

I am a writer of young adult novels, wife, mom of three, lover of animals, former magazine editor, reader of anything paranormal, and coffee fanatic.
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