Why I am going to vote

(9AM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

Alex, I will take INEPTITUDE over RUTHLESSNESS for $1000.

Back home, my REDSTATE friends have convinced me to vote.

I was going to sit this one out – first time to miss a voting cycle since Clinton was elected. This is the first year in over a decade that I have not canvassed or volunteered for a campaign.

I am pissed about Guantanamo, Insurance Reform, TARP, the lack of accountability and refusal of this administration to restore the rule of law – both in financial and military paradigms.

I am also pissed that the top tier of the Democratic Party is so dismissive of us – the BASE. There can be no pragmatic solution to working with the lunatics on the right.

I am pissed about it – REALLY PISSED!

Which brings me to the reason I am voting.

My REDSTATE friends are GLOATING. Not only are they gloating, they think their lunatic ideas are going to be implemented – even enforced. Their ideas are disjointed, lack cohesiveness, lack clarity, and lack compassion.

Although, I thought maybe sitting this one out will show the Dem Party the importance of the base, someone vulnerable will be affected by WINGNUTS if they gain power…. and that’s a big reason I joined progressives – to give a voice to those most vulnerable. That means more to me than spite.

So I thank the REDSTATE  WINGNUTS, for reminding me how important this is.

The end. 🙂

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  1. It turned out to be 7:00 so it’ll have to wait till after work.  Of course I’m now getting sick with some sort of stomach virus, I feel like puking my guts up and it’ll be near dark by the time I walk to the poll and back but I will vote for much the same reason as you YD.  I can’t say it’ll make a difference in the Kentucky of New Jersey that is Ocean County but I’ll still have my say.

    • banger on November 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    that is significantly different. History shows that the antics on the right are basically akin to the wild acting and gestures in professional wrestling.

    The general drift of culture and politics is towards either some form of authoritarian regime or a neo-feudal system. I do know that the Democratic Party will not change that drift in any way because it is out of their hands. In some ways the Republicans are worse but in other ways they may be better–I don’t like either party at this point though culturally I prefer Democrats because they speak more like me, frankly. I think this as well as other elections basically boil down to tribal, regional and symbolic issues–real policy is not made in what we recognize as the political system.

  2. two words: Rick. Perry.

    two more words: corrupt revolting willfully ignorant rat bastard.

    Okay so I went over budget there. Sue me. heh.

  3. with their absurd, delusions of grandeur, while the Democrats are so friggin constipated that if they manage to “go”, the results will leave them deliriously exhausted and more worthless than they are now.

    As for me, I’m voting a straight marijuana ticket, but still may punch in ole moonbeam himself. Pass the joint, will ya?

    • Mu on November 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm

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     Yeh, I’m seeing it over at Huffington Post:  grunts and belches and sneers of delight and triumph from the most feeble-minded, cretinous and bigoted of that site’s viewers.  Someone put caffeine in the gorilla house water dish.

     What if the GOP takes the House? Some big, huge, epoch-changing thing? No. Gridlock or compromise. If gridlock, then a whole lot of nothing. If compromise, well, Dems and Blue Dog Dems have already compromised with House Republicans. There won’t be a veto-proof majority of Republicans on Capitol Hill, either, so even if some gross deviation from the Administration’s agenda were sent to the President for his signature, he’d veto it.

     Now I’m not being flippant about this, just realistic.  Which separates me from Bongo and the other hairy primates.

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  4. Voted so the less mediocre will represent me rather than the putridly mediocre.

    Can’t feel good about prospects for USA at this point in time.

    How about some Marvin Gaye ??

  5. between sitting out the election and not voting Democrat. A protest vote for a 3rd party is more effective than not voting.

  6. the polls were more crowded than I have EVER seen – even in a presidential election.

    • David R on November 3, 2010 at 12:51 am

    I went out and voted around 10 am this morning.  There were 3 choices for every position:  Republican, Libertarian, Democrat.  Are the first two positions really a choice?  Oh well, wound up voting straight democrat, but attempted to vote for new players over incumbents, minorities over whites, and women over men.  I suppose the theme of my voting choices would be, “Try to shake up the status quo a little, anyway…”

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