I talk a lot about politics here. It’s kind of in my blood. I’ve never really run for office…oh, once a guy convinced me to run for some sort of neighborhood committee-person type of thing. So, I signed the form and he got the signatures for me. I didn’t campaign. I did vote for myself, but I wasn’t even in town on election day. I was in Albuquerque, New Mexico golfing. And I lost by two votes. I wasn’t disappointed.
Having said that, I come to you today, regardless of your political stripes, and ask you to do your civic duty. It IS a civic duty. And you should take it as importantly as you do anything else in this country. YOU are the ones that get to decide if we move right, left, or sideways. YOU are the ones that get to decide. YOU are the ones that have the actual freedom to get to a polling place and vote for the candidate of your choice, or sit at home on the couch watching Oprah for God’s sake.
I have no compassion for anybody that doesn’t get out and vote. You have no sympathy from me if you start complaining about how you don’t like the way things are going, and you didn’t do anything, not even as simple as going to your local school, or town hall, and voting for 10 minutes. If you can’t even manage to do that, you don’t deserve to not only complain, you don’t deserve to have your feelings known about anything. That is one of the basic tenets of this country, and you should get out and exercise that right….you never know…it could actually someday be taken away from you (and THEN you’d complain?)
Obviously, if you read this blog with any regularity, you know I’m conservative, and you know how I feel about certain candidates and political figures. I’m not always in favor of Republicans…just ask the late John McCain or the big waste of oxygen, Jeff Flake. Neither of those two are high on my list. And there are Democrats that from time to time I really think do a good job. Oh, they aren’t in a decision making position any more, and no… I didn’t vote for any this morning when I voted, but there have been Democrats who were good, and cared about their country, and weren’t socialist snowflakes.
Having said all of that, it’s time to get this campaign behind us. Every election cycle seems to be “the most important election of our lives” because the right keeps pushing to the right, and the left keeps pushing to the left. How it ends I haven’t a clue, but I know this for certain…come tomorrow, when most of the election results are known, and maybe, just maybe we can stop all of the political bickering and leave it to the professional bitchers like me, we can get on with life.
Wouldn’t that be grand?
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!