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Ár nDraíocht Féin
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November 6th, 2006

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11:29 am - Tomorrow, get thee to the polls. . .
I received a flier in my mail the other day.

The cover was simple, efficient, and stirred up emotions.

The words printed there were simple, clear, and left no doubt about the intention:

September 11, 2001
November 7, 2006
Two important days for America's future.

Now, I've seen some low ads. The one that calls Mary Jo Kilroy a supporter of the KKK because she allowed the KKK to have their First Amendment rights is particularly standing out in my head. I also like Sherod Brown being all about the druggies in his campaign. And who could forget my favourite, that Strickland should have stood up, but sat down, while NAMBLA stood up and cheered. Yes, it's clear that we should vote for Blackwell, mostly on his amazing knowledge of the North American Man-Boy Love Association's practices.

But this one. . . well, it's good to know that the RNC is making good on its promise not to campaign using images of Sept. 11th. Not that they ever managed to keep that promise in previous races: Bush used it after specifically stating that he had "no ambition whatsoever to use this as a political issue" in 2003.

I'm glad that casting a vote for a Democrat has somehow become casting a vote for a terrorist regime to take over the US. I was all breathless worrying about how to vote. Now that I've seen that a vote that goes the DNC way is like saying we might have made mistakes in Iraq, that the Patriot Act and suspension of habeus corpus is possibly in danger of being overturned, or that we might, say, sell our ports to foreign governments (oh, wait: that already happened), I think I have an idea of how to vote.

How is it that the Republican Party, the Grand Old Party, the good guys who know how to run a government so cleanly and efficently. . . how is it that they can make me, a voter who thinks on his feet, kinda leans Republican, works to know and understand the issues, and is generally all about having less government in their lives. . .

How is it that I now look like a crazy, left-wing Democratic liberal?

I miss the GOP. Someone, anyone: can you tell me where it is?

Go out and vote your conscience tomorrow, kids.

Washington doesn't seem to have one: we have to be their conscience for them.

(And remember, I find people who vote to be amazingly sexy. . .)
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: "Fins", -JB

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Date:November 6th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
The GOP hasn't gone anywhere. It still stands for social responsibility, family values, domestic security, and fostering greater economic prosperity through laissez-faire policies and practices.

As with all things, individual people look at the party and choose to see what elements they will. As much as certain segments demonize the GOP, I think the last few elections prove where the majority of Americans stand.
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Date:November 6th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)


"I think the last few elections prove where the majority of Americans stand."

More so than tomorrow's election?

Face it, what the last few elections prove is that Americans are divided pretty evenly.
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Date:November 7th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
Well, those of us who weren't disenfranchised by voting shenanigans in 2004 have perhaps spoken.

Seven hours to vote is not a happy thing. That's how long people had to stand in lines in the precinct next door to mine in 2004. The suburbs had an average wait down around 45 minutes to an hour. I got there first thing in the morning and waited an hour and twenty minutes. They had moved voting machines out of my precinct, even though everyone knew (and had been reporting) that we needed more machines.

This morning, half the voting machines in my precinct were broken when I got there. Another one was out of paper. We ended up with fewer machines than two years ago. People were afraid to use one of the machines because it was having problems.

Blackwell will make an excellent dictator. He's already got the election process down pat. If he can overcome the 20 point deficit he's got, I'll be impressed, and will welcome my new Republican overlords with reverence and awe.

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