Thursday, October 23, 2008

I filled in my ballot last night . . .

Sarita and I got absentee ballots, so "it was time."

I literally held my nose, held my breath and tightened my diaphragm to raise my blood pressure several levels, . . . and then I made lots of gagging/vomiting sounds while I "did the deed" and filled in the presidential ticket, but I did what I felt I needed to.

The d*mning evidence that keeps piling up, first, about Obama's radicalism--his not merely "pro-choice" but truly anti-life perspectives; his predilection for having "the government" serve as the "solution" to virtually all problems everywhere; his obvious commitment to agitating and supporting agitation for increases in government hand-outs-- . . . and the slow multiplication of relationships he maintains with people whose own commitments are, more and more, demonstrably at least as radical and probably more so than his own; and the fact that it is becoming more and more obvious that his relationships with these people are far deeper and more serious than he seems, ever, to let on: despite all his fine rhetoric and personal poise, I realize I "just" do not trust him . . . at a deep and visceral level.

The comments of several ladies on the Sonlighters Club forums helped seal my decision.
  • "Our system, as imperfect as it is, has placed McCain and Obama at the top and has made them the only two real choices, and I sure know who is NOT my choice. I will vote for McCain/Palin. I will accept that I will have part of the pie and not all in order to avoid having none."
  • "The word that comes to mind for me is "mandate." I do not for a minute think this election is over, but regardless of the outcome, the greater the difference of popular or electoral votes, the more the winner feels he has a mandate to institute his policies. A closer vote indicates less people who are supportive, and lets the winner know that he has to represent more people who disagree with him. It also sends a message to the other lawmakers who will need to vote for those proposals."
And, finally, in response to the immediately preceding comment,
  • "In light of the potential of a filibuster-proof super-majority in the senate, I couldn't agree more!"

It's nice to have that over with!
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