Well I don’t usually do this, but I’m just going to whine tonight. I thought I’d warn y’all upfront about that.
I was used to being invisible duriing the Bush years … I mean to the Democratic Party. They were busy holding their powder and doing other secret things I just couldn’t figure out, and so I got used to never feeling connected, in the human sense, to my Democratic representatives. It hurt, of course, but I got used to it. Even after Katrina I got used to it — I was intolerably angry but I no longer expected my party to do much. And they didn’t.
And I’m not talking legislation here, either. I’m speaking of morale. A silly thing, I guess, can’t quantify it, can’t even explain it all that well. Just that feeling that someone gets it, on a visceral emotional level feels the way I do about what’s important.
And heck, I don’t style myself as the be all and end all of how one should feel. It’s just that it got lonely, here I was, part of the Democratic base, and I felt so invisible.
Now, oh good lord, now it’s even worse.
(Gilbert O’Sullivan, Video courtesy of YouTuber Namikaze1028)