Thank you for allowing me to join this group. Political Orphans was recommended to me after I tried to start a discussion on Daily Kos about something I read on Red State. It wasn’t my first time to try but it may be my last.
I am over 60 years old, son of a union man growing up in a Blue Collar, Ohio neighborhood. I am now the president of a small engineering firm (still in Ohio).
As Will Rogers said <i>”I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.”</i>
While I am registered as a Democrat, I will vote (and have voted) for Republican candidates when they are the better choice. I used to respect Republicans and their principles. In fact, I remember vividly listening to my rich uncles (stanch Republicans all) discuss Nixon’s Wage and Price controls. They unanimously condemned it as a horrifically bad economic policy (of course history proved them right). These were the type of Republicans I grew up knowing and arguing with.
I will stop here in before I drone on too much (I will leave that for later posts).
Chris, I like this OFF TOPIC feature. I plan on using it for venting and hopefully having intelligent discussions with people who have opposing viewpoints.