Just voted

Well, I just voted. New machines—much better. You use a black market to fill out a paper ballot with little circles, then slide it into a machine. Took my daughter Casey along. She’s 7, and was into the whole process. I told her who we’re voting for, she did the circling.

Voted for all Democrats and two Republicans. One was Bob Cohen, who is running for State Senate against Suzi Oppenheimer. Three days ago, would have gone with Oppenheimer. Then two things happened: Cohen was endorsed by the New York Times, which actually swayed me a bit. Cohen was labeled a “slumlord” in Oppenheimer mailings. With rare exception, “slumlord” is a bullshit charge used against people with real estate holdings. In the case of Cohen, apparently, it was a 100-percent bullshit charge. I’m not a fan of this stuff, and Cohen’s supposed to be extremely moderate. So, Cohen it is.

I was euphoric to vote with my daughter, but the sad reality is that today will be a nightmare. The right-, right-, right-, right Republicans will feel emboldened, Sarah Palin will gain even more organizational power, Democrats will slink further away from Obama.

And nothing will get done.

2 thoughts on “Just voted”

  1. If President Obama moves to the center, like President Clinton did after this happened in 94′ it could work out to be a good thing for him. The dems have controlled congress for four years and this is going to be the peoples rebuttal. If he can set aside his liberal elite ego, and work for the country rather than the socialist agenda he’s been pushing (yes, it is) he may get another four years. If he stops the recovery from happening by veto power, he’s out and next time it will be all tea party.

  2. If Palin gains more organizational power, that’s a good thing for Democrats in the long run. She’s a circus clown who probably is not electable.

    As for Dems slinking away from Obama, I disagree. Slinking away from him and moving toward…who, exactly? We’re stuck with him, like it or not.

    The Democrats deserve to lose. They have proven they have no idea how to govern. The problem is that the Republicans deserve to lose, too, because they are venal and intellectually bankrupt.

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