Get Out And Vote

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!


4 thoughts on “Get Out And Vote

  1. Well Cactus, sorry I haven’t posted recently in response to your positions but I have been trying to think of a replacement for me after my recent resignation that isn’t a toady bootlicker. So far no luck as the only one I wanted works full time.

    That said I agree somewhat with your post as to our duty to vote. Unfortunately the turnout in the U.S. is pathetic compared to other democracies. What we need is a Constitutional amendment changing the voting day to Sunday when everyone can be available to vote. Switzerland has the right idea in that you are fined if you do not vote.

    Voting in Arizona is interesting in that they set up the rules and when you follow them they are always problems. Case in point, read the rules for proof of identity at the polls without showing a picture ID, yes you are not required to show a picture ID. I do it all the time and the workers do not know what to do. Terrible training and not familiar with the basics. I get all sorts of excuses like I am making their job harder, so what I am here to vote not make you feel more comfortable. One time the person in charge of the polling place told me that my documentation was not approved as valid until I showed her the sign out in front of the polling place listing exactly what I had. This is how voter suppression works.

    Glad to see you voted a straight ticket as Gov. Dopey is a liar, Brnovich is in the pocket of APS and who knows who else, Lesko is sti;lol State Chairman of ALEC and basically a Koch Brothers toady (what is her plan for Social Security and Medicare?), Rick Gray is an idiot and in the pocket of ALEC (ask him sometime) and Food Truck Payne is an even bigger idiot. I do like the Republican Justice of the Peace, e makes sure that even one understands judicial system. Like his columns in the weekly Izvestia out here.

    Well, happy voting day and tomorrow begins the 2020 campaign.


    P.S. To the unknown Board member, “Fredo, I always knew it was you who did it.”


    1. Hmm…let’s see…as I write this response, all GOP won in Arizona (including McSally), and while the Dem’s took the House back in DC, they gave the GOP the biggest gift they could ever have because now Trump has a demon to run against….called Nancy Pelosi! Thank you Dem’s!!! Happy resisting.


  2. It would be grand – but I doubt the politicking will stop Don’t expect too much and you won’t be disappointed!



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