It has been a while since I have had the Political Hurricane active. This is mostly because I have looked at the state of politics in both Florida and the United States and it has made me uninterested. But recently, I have decided to get back into writing about Florida politics.
There are two reasons why this is the case. The first, and main reason, is that I am no longer a Democrat and consider myself non-partisan. The reason that I have made this change is because the Democratic Party (not just in Florida, but in general) has moved away from the issues that I consider important. The reason why I was a Democrat was because I am very liberal on economic issues and consider economic issues vastly more important than social issues. But Democrats have completely moved away from economic issues and purely focus on social issues. Charlie Crist is a pure example. Economically, he was a right-winger that was horrible for the State of Florida. But because he is socially liberal, the Democrats have accepted him with open arms.
On the other hand, I am more conservative on many of the main issues that Democrats are focusing on. I am strongly conservative on issues of immigration, and always have been. I am also in disagreement with the Democratic Party on the abortion issue and I HIGHLY disagree with the issue of pot legalization (no pun intended). While I do agree with Democrats on marriage equality and LGBT issues, I feel that is the only issue that Democrats talk about nowadays. The constant focus on marriage equality and DOMA makes me wonder if the Democrats have become a one-trick pony. Still, I am very liberal on the gun issue and the Stand Your Ground law.
Therefore, it is fair to say that I really don’t fit into any political party right now. I considered the Greens for a while, but they are a one-trick pony as well and very hostile to people who do not hold their exact points of view.
The second reason that I am writing about Florida politics is because I think there needs to be some accountability. While some people didn’t like our investigative journalism in the past, especially in the Florida Democratic Party chair’s race, it did open up the debate and made people seriously question the choice of Allison Tant as FDP Chair. We have also written about other subjects, which has caused controversy, but has also made people think. I feel that when people are making choices about politics, they should know the whole story. In Florida politics this has never happened, especially on the Democratic Party side. But with the Political Hurricane, people finally openly questioned the leadership of the Florida Democratic Party, something that hasn’t truly been done in the modern political era.
While many might not like this political discussion, it is a healthy discussion. Accountability must be a priority, as we entrust these people with our economy, jobs and, yes, lives. Therefore, it is important that investigative journalism in politics remains strong, as it is the only outlet that the citizens have to know who is truly running our government.
I will look at candidates of both parties to tell the good and the bad. And even though I am no longer a Democrat, I will continue to investigate the Florida Democrat Party and examine the people they do business with and the choices they make. In the past, I was careful about what i said because I had considered a future in Florida politics. But now, I really don’t care about “perception”, and instead care about what is truly happening. If vendors who make poor choices are living off the FDP, Democrats should know. If the FDP makes bad choices, Democrats should know. The same can be said of the Republican side. Basically, people should know the truth about government, no matter what political party is involved.
With that, I am reopening The Political Hurricane as a non-partisan blog. We welcome Republicans as much as Democrats. Yes, people might say that is “selling out”, but I personally do not care. Accountability has no party affiliation. It is good to be back.
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