I’m a dead skunk

July 30th, 2018 by Ken

I’ve been thinking about creating a new political party called – The Dead Skunk Party.

It’s not a new idea.  Over the past several decades many people have talked about trying to create a middle-of-the-road party.  But it has often been said that the only things in the middle of the road are dead skunks.  Well – call me a dead skunk.

For decades I was a member of the Democratic Party.  I served as precinct committeeman for most of that time and attended several state conventions.  Almost became a delegate to the national convention.  My party was the party of the poor working stiff.   The laborer, the farmer, the small business owner, the pride of the country.

Over the  years my party moved left.   I stayed in the middle.   If I had to put a label on my political position, it would be as a Henry Jackson Democrat.  Fiscal conservative, social liberal, internationalist.   I never moved to the Republican Party.   The religious overtones scared me away.

Now, the Democrats have moved so far left that they are now the Socialist Democratic Party.   The Republican Party is still searching for an identity and trying to stay relevant as Donald Trump and his supporters have made the party a shell of itself.

We need another party.   We need a Dead Skunk Party.   Sign me up.


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