Thursday, June 08, 2006

Tonight I'm pouring wine at a meet and greet/fundraiser for Rev. Jim Nelson, candidate for U.S. House from Savannah. I feel like I'm a member of the resistance. Being a democrat in Glynn County can really make a person feel subversive. I'm tired of feeling closeted. I am proud of my political beliefs, but I always feel defensive about them around here. Hopefully tonight I'll see enough new and familiar faces that my faith will be restored.
Maybe I'll see you there.


Patrick Armstrong said...

I see you have chosen a blue background for this blog. How very appropiate and well done. You shall be blogrolled, and you will get a big thumbs up from me.

bristolfrombrunswick said...

I moved here four years ago from a true-blue state. We did usually let one of the handful of Republicans in the state be governor, a position that has little power, but they rarely stuck around for a full term so we didn't pay them much mind. Everybody else was a Democrat but still the discourse was lively as we were a varied bunch.

It was a shock to come down here and find myself so much in the minority but even more of a shock to realize how secretive Progressives were about their politics. I am convinced there are a lot more of us out there than we think. Until we get the courage to come out of the closet and talk about why we are not "Godless" as Ann Coulter would have it, or tax-and-spend fanatics we will remain the minority party in these Red States which, incidentally, are far behind most Blue States in education level, employment, income, and other measures of good government (and I never paid such high taxes in Massachusetts.)

liberalandproud said...

You'll have to join us at our weekly Democracy for America meeting. Next meeting is June 20 at 7 PM at the Fire House Grill, next to the Fire Station on Gloucester St. in Downtown Brunswick. Not coincidentally, The Fire House Grill is also serving as Glynn County Democratic Party headquarters.