Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Why people vote
Late in the day I received a call from a lady I have worked with off and on for 20 years. We were discussing work and how our helpdesk just got outsourced to India, and how distressing it is. We were ending our call when she said "well just be careful who you vote for."
We did the dance for a bit "well ... I'm thinking this is a conversation we don't want to have, not a good idea to talk politics ..."
"Yeah, I agree but .. "
"Because I'm rabid. Okay? I cannot stand Obama and I think he's the worst president we've ever had." I said it.
I told her she was edging toward the tea party side and she said "yeah, a little."
"Well you know the tea party candidates will be running as republicans, right?"
"Yes, if they run as a separate party they'll split the vote and the democrats will win."
And in these times, if you can't be bothered to learn the issues and the candidates stances on them and what those things will do to our country - DON'T VOTE! Please. Don't vote.