On the real, I’m tired of hearing and watching shows that refer to “Americans” as either being Republican or Democrat. Update your lexicon. Stop being lazy and add a few more parties to your political list. Splurge a little in your reporting and include others. I don’t care how you do it–be creative. Just make sure it gets done. Personally, I consider myself as a progressive Independent. I have opinions on certain issues that don’t fit either party, but I vote for representatives who listen and are sensitive to my issues. And frankly, there are a lot of folks in office right now, that I’m looking to vote out and see gone. There are others like me.
There are many Americans who don’t identify with either the Republican or Democratic party and should be included in political conversation. You might not recognize and identify them now, but you know they are there. They are the ones that keep effing up your polls and leaving you in disbelief and wonderment. They are the ones who are calling up legislators and showing up at rallies ‘unexpectedly’. They really don’t care about platforms or donors, but they do care about how they are treated, and what politicians are doing to serve themselves instead of the people.
They come in all colors and genders and becoming more and more willing to express themselves. So my word to reporters and commentators is that if you want your voice to remain relevant and your credibility to stay intact, then tell the whole story and not just the one you wish were true. The people will be heard. (I feel much better now.)