Vote, Baby Vote
Oh, thank g-d for the absentee ballot.
Never knowing if I'm going to be in town, so I use it all the time anymore. It was 2006 since I've been to my actual polling place. I don't plan on going back there. Ever.
Normally, I'd say I always vote, but somehow, I skipped this last primary. No biggie, it's not like any of the candidates I considered were in danger of losing. They didn't.
The general election? Well, that's a different story and they might all be in trouble. At least the big ones: governor and senate. I can be hopeful, but I'm not really sure hope is gonna help them pull through.
Either way, I'm glad the election cycle is almost over for a year, or two. I'm considering ditching our land line, if for nothing else, to avoid those fucking robo-calls. I started telling the live ones, that no matter who they are that I'm not voting for their candidate just because of the calls. I'm tired of being inundated and nothing their ads say or lie about change my mind or influences my vote. I pity the uninformed voter who gets swayed by that shit. But welcome to what I'm considering is the majority voting public.....especially this year.
I also know I'm the unpopular gay in the blogosphere: I'm still pro-Obama.
All these guys who are so over his ass on DADT. This is so not the biggest issue we have out there - gay or any other. Oh no - less than two years in and he hasn't overturned DADT!!!! Like any of these guys are going out to enlist when it does get overturned. (Yes, I know that's not the point, but my g-d, they act like they're personally being held back.)
The economy, fighting off the far right fringe...which is no longer fringe...., healthcare, housing and energy are all ahead of DADT. As gay rights go, there are bigger ones to be concerned about (for me) that don't have to do with military service. But these aren't Obama's issues, as he stated pre-election his stance.
So these same bloggers and media folks who started being down on Obama three months after taking office for this huge "betrayal", who say they won't vote for him again (you know, because Palin, Romney, or the like are the better alternative), are now saying we need to vote for the democrats so the real enemy doesn't come into power. Duh, you stupid fucks. You're a little too late for that train, and you really can't have it both ways.
These folks (yes, I'm including you, Michengelo Signorile) have pushed along their agenda to help create and sustain the discontented gay voter and now in the last week or two, oh I don't know, now finally see that those crazy unelectable tea-baggers are now very very electable.
I'm not kidding myself, starting November 3rd, they'll be back on the anti-Obama bandwagon. That's certainly their right. They are pushing for Hillary in '12, which I wanted in 2008, but how did Kennedy challenging a sitting President in 1980 turn out for the Dems? Oh yeah - that's right, 12 years of Republican leadership. Goooood job!
And getting a 3rd viable political party for 2012 isn't going to happen. Even if it did, they have to take voters away from the two main ones, instead of just splitting one party - let's face it, if they don't, it just makes one party electable - and that is way more frightening than not giving homo's guns and camouflage.
This video, totally lifted from Curtis, succinctly sums up many of the reasons I'll vote with the Democrats.
Song by: Deee-Lite