My Vote Counts

 It was unreal, the number of people who showed up. If you haven't gone to vote - go do it now. It's nuts. The lines were all around the block.

I really got the feeling today that my vote counted. I saw alot of friends there.  The congressman that I had spoken with earlier in the season , was in fact at the poll.

The constitution sets aside your right to vote. I powered through my early morning work then got my wife and I into the car and we headed out to vote. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out.

 Unlike Jerome or other people who are Top Posting here at myDD , I am not worrying about polls . I do not have a company that depends upon  new clients I will get by ditching my party affiliation. I never had one to begin with. I am a bona fide independent. 

And what I really liked to see today, was the amazing turnout. I spotted alot of the guys I voted with in 2008. It's going to be fun.

 Speaking personally,  I like what this congress did - for me, and my wife - and I voted for the guys that I thought would do the best job. It made me happy. I voted the same as I always have - and I threw the bush republicans out on their ass. No way I will vote more of those bastards back into power.

But a dose of reality hit me as I made it home. On the way back, there had been an eviction on a sidestreet - and the effects of the former resident had been placed by the side of the road.  I stopped, picked up a DVD player and a catcher's mitt - and then drove back home.

This country has a way to go before everything is all square.  My vote cast - was not a vote to try to bring in partisanship, or make an environment where Washington gets to endlessly debate back and forth and ultimately - end up just like the republicans - a do-nothing congress. It was a vote to fix things.

I'm not exactly sure how to make everything right - in my own neighborhood.  I have seen alot of foreclosures in adjacent neighborhoods. My neighborhood property values actually went up slightly. My home sold this year after being on the market for 10 days. I'm looking for another one. I suppose when I really see the bottom of the market I will move on a good place.   I've always felt that we should act locally and think globally. That's why it's kind of refreshing to see how the turnout was so high at my polling place.  But a definite bummer to see someone thrown out of their home.

Nobody knows how this election is going to turn out.

I just thought I'd drop you a line to tell you it felt good to vote. Go for it.

 

 

 

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I agree 90%

The part I don't like is the incessant Jerome-bashing.  I don't always agree with him, but I think he's honest and I think he wants good things for our country.  Think of him as MyDD's Obama.

by the mollusk 2010-11-02 02:34PM | 0 recs
One thing you have to understand about Jerome

is that he's no longer objective.  He started getting paid for it, about seven years ago.

by Trey Rentz 2010-11-02 04:49PM | 0 recs
This is the 3rd largest defeat in American history

Let that sink in.

 

If your next reaction is that we need to clean house of all the people who took us from where we were in 2008 to where we are now then you aren't very interested in the democratic party or any of the people that are helped by the democratic party.

 

If we lose as badly in 2012 you may find that the party ceases to have any relevance.

 

If the next election is between the tea party and the republican party are you going to feel good?

 

Clinton in 2012 or we are screwed.

 

Its not even funny anymore.

by donkeykong 2010-11-03 03:12AM | 0 recs
RE: This is the 3rd largest defeat in American history

If this is what 4 billion dollars can buy you, I don't want it. The GOP couldn't even take the senate.

 

You have to realize that the campaign finance reform laws changed radically in this election cycle, and they favored a party that clearly embraces lobbyism and corporations over people.

Also, let's get our facts straight. This is a big victory for the TEA party, and not the GOP.... most of the money was spent trying to push the TEA party into voting for people that would do the GOP's bidding... however TEA got a huge set of results up on the board. They even almost knocked three senate seats off the map.

TEA may decide that they want to become part of the GOP but more likely they'll go their own way once they realize what they've just done.

And the Corporations who paid for all of this are smiling because they just bought themselves gridlock in DC. This is a huge expenditure of cash we're talking about.

 

And now, they're going to spend 174,000.00 per person per year to let them all just do nothing. Just like the GOP did nothing for the last two years.

 

Clinton? Let me give you a clue. Clinton helped start the DLC. Do you know what the DLC stands for . Democrats Loving Corporations.

 

If the next election is between TEA and GOP, and the TEA party succeeds in shaking off the GOP from its back.... then, yeah - things would be interesting.

 

I'm an independent, always have been. I was pro-democratic candidate in this last election cycle because my candidate voted for healthcare reform and I decided that we needed to circle the wagons and take care of him. I'm glad that Harry Reid also hung on and defeated a very strong challenge by a TEA party candidate - his votes for healthcare reform are worth it.

 

I guess. To be honest. I've been a little bit focussed on the healthcare reform issue. However. 

 

The chances they are going to repeal it are zero. The bigger question for me is, are they going to fix it properly? If the TEA party decides to vote for Alan Grayson's four page amendment to medicare, to allow cash buy in - then we're good.

 

It's no surprise at all that the GOP spent a fortune trying to throw Alan Grayson out of office , either. That's the only way they can win.

 

Believe me, when I tell you that in this American economy - people who want to throw away billions of dollars just aren't going to do a good job.  The American public only rank 33 percent in their belief that the GOP can fix things. With this congressional configuration, they really can't.

Unless Obama steps up to the plate.

 

 

 

by Trey Rentz 2010-11-03 09:36AM | 0 recs

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