I am in the process of giving up politics. I am not sure how far it will go, but I am making headway. What does this mean. What does this look like? It looks like me only listening to Russ Limbaugh on the radio only if I am in the car in the afternoon, and if I am on a 30 minute trip. Music is sometimes replacing that here at home. Watching only Bret Baier on Fox. Period. Already I am less depressed. My husband wants me to be a little more politically literate than this, as he wants me to read. But no, I am pretty much sticking to my guns. He wants me to be informed. But what good is this doing for me? The disparity of the informed and the uninformed is too great.
I feel like I am abandoning my peeps. I have been highly critical of this head in the sand attitude in the past. I like to win, and more importantly I hate to lose. But in the past I accommodated loss better. Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Bubba. I was so hopeful I was wrong about Barack. Though I immediately went into a depression after the election, still I thought I should be open for a while. In this Presidential election I think three quarters of the country will be dissatisfied. Charles Krauthamer laughingly says he is taking up hemlock. Most people will get over the vote soon. Americans forget. For me, well I have a three story balcony. Kidding.
Seriously what is one to do? There is a Bible verse I read last Sunday, Philippians 2:14. It said one thing, but I took a something different away. My version was that in times of trouble, I should strap on the Armor of God, be obedient, go out, and shine like a star.