I’ve been receiving a number of very interesting comments lately. I only post those that are civil and/or on topic, and since these were neither, they didn’t make it onto the blog.
My favorite one was a whine asking about why “you people” (i.e., women) didn’t care about the war or the economy or anything but our vaginas. The writer then lectured me about how John McCain would be a bad president and how Sarah Palin is a bad mother.
I found it both hilarious and pathetic.
It never occurs to people like this that I can vote any way I want, for any reason I want. The Democratic Party is supposed to ask for and earn my vote, and they have done neither. In fact, they told me, a faithful voter for 23 years, to stay home this year. No can do, Donna Brazile. I’ll be using my vote to protest you, your corrupt and disgusting cronies in the DNC, and the unqualified, inexperienced Chicago Machine politician you put up for nomination in order to torpedo Hillary Clinton.
It doesn’t help that voting Democratic has done me and my fellow Americans no good at all. I was absolutely thrilled to see Democrats take over Congress in 2006, only to have that excitement change to a sense of slowly dawning horror as they failed to do anything whatsoever to stand up to the BushCheney Reign of Error. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still rage on. The economy is in a recession. Bush and Cheney remain unimpeached and may never be held accountable for the horrific destruction they have wreaked upon America. The ERA has not been ratified and womens’ reproductive freedoms continue to be eroded at an alarming rate. Election fraud has now spread from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party via the DNC’s Rules and ByLaws Committee and ACORN, now being investigated in 15 states. Meanwhile, war criminals (Colin Powell) and liars (Scott McClellan) from the Bush Administration flock to Barack Obama’s side.
But the bottom line is, none of this matters. I could vote for Sarah Palin because I like her glasses. I could vote for John McCain because he reminds of my grandfather. My reasons are have been detailed over and over on this blog, and my mind was made up a long time ago.
You own your vote, and I own mine. So my advice to everyone is, respect your fellow Americans and their decisions. Whatever happens on Tuesday, we are all doing what we think is right.
Just let it be.