I spent my twenties completely and blissfully ignorant of anything political. I knew who the president was at the time and even who served as his vice. I knew there was a congress. I knew that there were a lot of people working for the government, doing a variety of different jobs… That pretty much sums it up.
Now let’s fast-forward to the beginning of the first Obama presidency. At the time, I was thirty-one years old. My political activity was limited to voting the presidential elections. I did not bother with the mid-term or local elections that take place every two years. I remained blissfully ignorant of who my Representatives or Congressmen were, what they believed, or what they supported. Continue reading