Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thank God it's Election Day

I imagine the fevered attempts of Democrats to stay in office and the equally fevered attempts of Republicans and wing-nut Tea Partiers to boot them out is at the same high level in all the states. Here in California, we have the added bonus of a senatorial race and a gubernatorial one. Given that our state is in such a major financial crisis, the rhetoric is at a level I've never seen before. And we've got multi-millionaire Republican candidates pouring millions of their own money into their campaigns to buy win the election.


I've tried to turn the radio station every time a political ad comes on, but it seems like every station I like is running them all the time. We don't watch TV in real time, so we don't have to see any of the TV ads. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the inventor of DVRs. I owe you the last vestige of my sanity.


Pete and I voted weeks ago. I have voted in major every election since I turned 18. And I have voted in any and all elections since I was about 23. Never have I felt more at a loss for whom to bless with my Constitution-given right to vote than this year. I'm a die-hard liberal, mostly, and I've never voted for a Republican. This year, in the two statewide races for senator and governor, I was faced with two Can'tStandYa Democrats running against two wealthy Republicans whom I just don't agree with on most points.


So while I cast my vote of yea or nay on the many propositions out there, and while I voted yea or nay on the many taxes and fees proposed, I didn't select anyone for governor, senator or representative. I almost sat out voting at all. That's how depressing the choices are.


On this Election Day, I could care less. I have no faith that anyone can solve the issues facing California. Maybe it's time to head elsewhere.

4 comments:

Coma Girl said...

Same in NY - just feels like no one is going to be able to get us out of the mess we're in.

It's amazing how two great states have buried themselves in such a hole.

Patois said...

Oh, right, you've got the same issues we have. My sympathies.

Scribbit said...

Oh my goodness, I just posted on this subject. You read my mind. And here at the bottom of your comments section is a big ol' graphic for one of our candidates. I hate him! Is that too strong a word?

Michele R said...

In GA we have one gov who was once our gov before--why would we want him again?? And there is another I don't like....not sure what to do and there is less than 3 hours vote time left.....

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