Here's a list of things I've spent more time doing lately than paying attention to American politics:
- changing diapers
- reading about the best strategy to incorporate when forming a baseball lineup
- blogging (and you know that has been rare)
- washing my car (rarer still)
What's my point? Following what's going on in D.C. has become rarer than a Chicago Cubs 5 game winning streak. Yet anyone who googles "Orahovica" or "Culture Shock Croatia" (which happens more frequently than I thought) can find out my political views in under 1 minute flat if they click on the "politics" label on the right hand side of the blog. They (you?) may be surprised to find out that though I am an Evangelical Christian, I quite unashamedly would have voted for Barrack Hussein Obama in 2008. Of course the next question is "well what do you think of him now?"
I simply don't know enough to offer an opinion.
I haven't read up on the budget deal. I haven't followed his reaction to Irene. And of course, I'm not familiar with the candidates who will run against Obama in 2012. The only things I know about him are the "poplitical" things that pop up on facebook from time to time, or the pictures of our president holding his head on other various websites.
I cannot respond to people who want me to follow up on my support of him 3 years ago. Is that inconsistent or irresponsible? Possibly.
I will say this though. The values that were foundational to my initial support of President Obama have not changed. Take some time to read those posts if you care to. The candidate who most closely embodies those values will be the one I will vote for next year.
For now, there's just too much other stuff going on in the part of the world I live in to pay attention to what's going on in Washington every day.