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Election day [Nov. 4th, 2008|10:34 am]
Turtle Freak
I'm irritated today. I was going to go vote, but now I'm not going to bother.

Now, I don't want to get into a debate about politics. I was going to vote for McCain, but there doesn't seem to be a point now. Obama is clearly going to win and that bothers me. Not because he's not a good candidate, because he is. There are just so many people who are voting for Obama who HAVE NO FRICKING CLUE WHY!!!! And I'm not talking about the race issue, but we all know that's a HUGE influence with a lot of voters this year.

I had the displeasure of working a Jay-Z concert which was a free concert/Obama rally in the city for people who came to register to vote. My partner, being the major smartass that he is, began polling people at that concert. He asked one group of 3, "So Obama's your man?" They said yes. He proceeded to ask them, "So you think Palin was a good choice as running mate?" They all agreed she was. Then he asked if they all supported his pro-life views. They all said they did. He had a couple more questions for a few more people, and I finally walked away. WTF?! You get a say in this election and you have NO EFFIN clue who he's even running with? What ANY OF HIS VIEWS are?

I'm not into politics really, but at least I took the time to figure out why I was going to vote for McCain and which issues were most important to me. If you think you deserve the right to vote, maybe you should have to prove that you have an effin clue before we allow you to do so.
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[User Picture]From: visualsounds
2008-11-04 05:08 pm (UTC)
Seriously though, there are a lot of those people on both sides. I mean, how many people followed Bush just because he says he takes his orders from God.
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[User Picture]From: sadderfiction
2008-11-06 11:02 am (UTC)
and precisely what were those issues that spoke to you for McCain?
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