Often, when I meet someone, they say to me "Mean Rachel? You're not mean."
Truth is, I'm not.
But what I am is a person of strong convictions with zero patience and a very, very short fuse.
So that's why it really frosts my Christmas cookies that Aaron Pena (hereby tilde-less and using his cleansed, conservative Republican namesake) decided to switch to the Republican Party a month after being elected as a Democrat. This sure doesn't seem like some big life decision that Aaron Pena made randomly one cold December morning. It's the decision made by someone who's looking out for numero uno, while his constituents live in poverty.
Now, to make matters worse, Pena is tweeting JFK platitudes to try to make people like myself less livid. "Forgive your enemies but never forget their names." Really? I don't think Rick Perry can even pronounce your name, Aaron. He's also grousing about the "destruction of the center" which is really interesting given the fact that he has switched to a party whose leader wants to secede from the United States of America. How the hell is that a move toward the center?
So yeah, I'm angry and I'm looking for a fight. Pena, in Spanish, means a penalty or punishment. And since Pena has always been such a social media warrior, voy a penar my amigo on his favorite battleground: online.
So, please, join me and other bloggers and Twitterers for Call Out Aaron Pena Day.