I am a democrat. Plain and simple. I have a major crush on our president and I fundamentally cannot relate to the extreme right. I hate that the middle has been lost; that the tea party crazies have taken over the republican ticket blows my mind; and I'd like all political parties to stay out of my vagina. Do I think dems get it right all the time? Absolutely not. But I also think that the richest people in America still need to pay their fair share. That gay people deserve human rights. That women are smart and important. That americas youth deserve to be equally educated. That religion is not an excuse for hatred of the unknown. And that religion does not belong in policy decisions. Get on the train of progress people. It's chugging along.