Concerning that vow in my last post that I would never vote again for anyone who supported the evil austerity bill, I mean to keep it. If more of us abandon those who’ve clearly abandoned us, maybe a real people’s party will arise in response to the need and/or Democrats will wake up and start acting like Democrats again.
Something that struck me this week like a hammer between the eyes is that I’m now screaming daily at Obutthead and this crop of Dems, just as I did when Shrub and His Thugs held forth on the airwaves – and that I’m screaming about exactly the same things, with exactly as little hope of being heeded.
If the outcome of any national election doesn’t vary, regardless of whether Washington gets stuffed with corporate Republicans or corporate Dems, it’s stupid to bother voting for either.
No, it’s worse than stupid. On the positive side of a Republican win is that those guys’ lies are more transparent, so people will wake up faster to the need for REAL change.
Further, a new and more painful level of anguish arises, when you wind up hating people whom you actually voted for – when you find yourself going apoplectic at their deceit and corruption, switching off the TV at the first glimpse of their smarmy faces and picturing the ballot you cast to help elect them.
I refuse to torment myself this way again. So no votes for anyone whose principles and behavior I can’t honestly applaud. Finito.
To Miss Elizabeth Bledsoe, who swore to haunt her high school civics students if they ever failed to vote: I’ll be seeing you.