Thursday, December 13, 2007

Voting

Jim Yeager of skippy the bush kangaroo talks about his vote:
i don't require wall-to-wall, or blog-to-blog (for that matter), coverage of all this incessant and irritating fundraising, campaigning, fundraising, polling, fundraising, triangulating, fundraising, celebrifying, fundraising, tut-tutting, fundraising, preaching to the choir, and god-f#*k%#g-damned fundraising. i've already placed my bets -- the dems across the board, even though they suck. that's all there is to it, and any liberal, libertarian, green, or progressive purist who doesn't like it can kiss my freakin' ass.
Exactly.

19 comments:

hipparchia said...

i'm torn between voting for whoever the dem presidential nominee is, or writing in my own preferred candidate when election day rolls around.

other than that, i agree.

Bryan said...

I'm sure sure that voting is even a worthwhile pursuit any more. The Dems in Congress have made the entire effort pointless.

ellroon said...

I'm tired of the media hysteria about nonsensical things such as Edwards' hair or Clinton's cleavage. I'm tired of being manipulated and told what to think by the bloated egos on tv. I'm tired of being hit with rotten red herrings as I try to actually listen to what the candidates believe in. I'm tired of being told to run over here(!) because (!) the latest greatest (!) politician is going to speak on religion/the war/ health care/ etc. yet we get only sound bites.

All the billowing hot air rising off of the candidates and their personal weather systems will not make much of a fucking difference.

Just give me the pertinent information. I'm going to vote the way I want to on the day of the election, not because of a haircut nor a flash of cleavage.

hipparchia said...

i gotta say, john edwards does have the best-looking haircut of them all.

i can't not not vote. my side may not be listening [still] and the other side may steal the election [again] but i refuse to shut up.

ellroon said...

No, I will vote. This presidential run is just taking forever. I wish we could give them three months, we pay for it, they can't use any other money and then we vote.

And if we find out they lied, they get tossed out of office. Immediately.

And they must fight in any wars they start.

One can dream....

hipparchia said...

i like your platform!

vzbrdewb elizabeth edwards for president

Steve Bates said...

(Wow! CAPTCHA text... that's new.)

That post should set Jim against his buddy CultureGhost, who has a similarly obscene/profane (though anonymous) quote by an equally determined voter who issues the same KMA message to Dems, not non-Dems.

I am long since committed to vote for Dem nominees in this election. I honor my commitments. After this election, all bets are off, and every candidate has to earn my vote.

ellroon said...

Oh, I am voting Democratic without question. I'd rather vote for a well-intentioned spineless twit than any of the fake manly 'Gitmo'em all' assholes.

We've seen what the Republicans do when they get unfettered access to power. They wallow in the treasury trough, break all the laws with impunity, and declare that the rich are needy and the poor are lazy.

Never again can we trust those who hate government to govern.

So we need to get Democrats back into the leadership roles and then beat them into an upright posture.

I'm just not going to let the media tell me what to think nor which Democrat I must vote for.

mapaghimagsik said...

I think the key here is more/better primary challenges.

ellroon said...

And faster. This has gone on so long that we're all getting worn out and will end up writing in Al Gore or somebody....

Michael said...

I will be voting for Barbara Lee for Congress, that much I can say.

ellroon said...

Googling Barbara Lee... she looks delightful. I hope she's done good work.

Michael said...

Um, yeah, she's awesome. She is the only member of congress to vote against the AUMF in 2001.

Michael said...

I have firmly decided I will not vote for Hillary Clinton, because I consider her a warmonger. I won't authorize that. I hope she is not the nominee.

ellroon said...

Intelligent woman, Barbara Lee. Thanks for bringing her to my attention.

I'm hoping Hillary is trying to show she's tough and can play with the boys, ie: Margaret Thatcher. Horrors if she turns out to be a Thatcherite, rather than a Democrat though.

I will vote for her if she's the nominee. Not voting gives power to the neocons. Get the Democrats into office and then get in their faces. Voting Democrats into office is one step back away from the cliff.

Michael said...

I don't think there is any inherent superiority except at any given time. Right now the Republican party needs to be ended, but I'm in no way committed to the Democratic party. If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, it will be a pro-war party, and I will go into opposition very soon after she is elected.

Seriously.

Please don't nominate her.

Michael said...

And it's not a cliff, in my metaphor, it's a waterfall, and we can't tread water and survive. We need to make a new course.

hipparchia said...

the waterfall metaphor best describes it for me too, swept along inexorably by the forces around us, and that thundering sound i hear in the distance is getting louder.

i'm still torn over my primary vote. like ntodd says, if we all vote our ideals, kucinich would be a shoo-in, or at least a major contender. otoh, it's beginning to look like edwards may really and truly have a chance against hillary, in which case i'd happily vote for him, even though not as far left as i'd like.

i've got a few more weeks to think about it fortunately.

ellroon said...

Agreed. I'm not committed until I vote.