Saturday, October 11, 2008

This one is gonna vote for...

That One.

I deny that I had any hand in the (s)election of George W. Bush eight years ago, merely because I voted for Ralph Nader (and went to jail over my right to assert my position). And I continue to assert that no other Nader voter has any culpability for the rise of GWB.

Nevertheless, I call attention to the Obama/Biden political sign on my front lawn.

Note that it appears on the "gospel" side of the lawn. The bride controls the gospel side; and it is she who initially asserted support for Barack Obama. But, I have no Nader sign on the epistle side, nor will I plant one.

I'm gonna vote for the Democrat.

The victory may go to the Republican candidate and running mate. It is possible, though, today it does not seem likely.

The victory--no matter who wins--is likely to be on a close vote.

I still prefer Nader, for reasons I stated earlier this year, before either major party had chosen their nominee. But, in the present surreal world of American politics, wrapped in economic chaos, stewing in racial hysteria, inches from complete breakdown, which
...Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

I'll take that one.

5 comments:

James Rowen said...

Good for you.

Jesse Bouman said...
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Jesse Bouman said...

I am surprised you are not a bit more excited about this upcoming election. Despite your steadfast allegiance to Nader, you surely have to be somewhat enthused that we are on the verge of electing a black president. Perhaps, you choose to over look the color of his skin and just concentrate on his presidential plans. However, this is a significant milestone in United States history, a milestone I thought I'd never see in my lifetime, let alone yours. Instead of begrudgingly casting your vote for "the democrat" you should be proud to cast a ballot for Barack Obama on November 4th. Otherwise you should just save your vote for your beloved Ralph Nader.

Perhaps my opinion is altered because I did not live through the monstrosity that was the Vietnam War; but I disagree with your remorse for your LBJ vote. Vietnam notwithstanding, LBJ had one of the most successful presidencies, as far as policy, this century. Many people still reap the benefits of his progressive policies. If it were not for LBJ's Civil Rights Act of 1964, Barack Obama might not be in the position he is in today.

Jason Haas said...

Have you seen this one? It's of Putin, pining for Sarah Palin...

(BTW, I linked to your blog from mine. Howdy!)

Jason Haas said...

Links are good! That goes to Putin "LOL" at Pundit Kitchen.

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Of the biblical allotment of three score and ten I have lived only three of them more than a bicycle ride from one of the Great Lakes. I grew up ten blocks from Lake Erie in the (once Irish/Italian ghetto, now newly-hip) "Near West Side" of Cleveland. I can still cycle to the Milwaukee lakefront in an hour and a half; but, a round-trip has always been more than I would (noror ever did) attempt. -0- I'm a "...somewhat combative pacifist and fairly cooperative anarchist," after the example of Grace Paley (1922-2007). -0- I'm always cheerful when I pay my taxes (having refused--when necessary--to pay that portion of them dedicated to war). -0- And I always, always vote.