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Monday, October 30, 2006

No one to blame but yourself

If you buy all the negative ads that have no substance, no proof, no facts aimed at a candidate from the party opposite the one you're aligned with because you're just looking for a reason to support your current good-for-nothing, rubber-stamp incumbent, then you'll have no one to blame but yourself when nothing changes (even worse, if you don't vote at all).
As I've done time and time before, I urge everyone to vote; but equally as important I urge you to take a step back and look at the issues and the candidates with a fresh and open mind, as painful and distasteful as that may be for you. Also, look at all the issues and prioritize their importance, because you're going to be asked to vote for a candidate because he/she supports a "pet" issue of yours. They're hoping you'll ignore or excuse their mistakes and incompetence and even lies because they've brought pork to your district. Ask yourself what is truly most important, research that issue and the candidates' stance on that issue.
You know what? Sorry I've been too busy lately to write and the above is far from my best work. Just throw them all out and start'll feel better, I promise. If nothing else, we'll end up with at least some oversight for the first time in a while. It is possible! Just think what a message it would send if you decided to vote entirely for incumbents and you got just one person to do the same, and that one person got one person to do the same, and so on. You know what you'd have? A true democracy.

For those who care, I hope to get a chance to make some recommendations, my reasons for supporting certain candidates. I can tell you now though that the overriding theme will be anti-incumbency, but I will have more reasons than that if I have time to do it at all.


David said...

Zeb, I know the election is still a week away, but I wanted to give you a heads up. In case there is a report of tremors up and down the East Coast and Mid-West, pay no attention. It is just the empty shells of some relatives long since past as they begin spinning in tandem when I hit the vote button. There are at least three members of the opposite party who will be getting my vote. It is just a shame that I feel compelled to vote, because as far as I am concerned, I don't particularly like any of those running for office here in SC.

Zebster said...

LOL, old friend, though I'm really not surprised...I respect your efforts to try to remain open-minded, even if we tend to disagree on most of these kinds of things.
Feel free to send me a post and I'll put it up.