November 2018

I’m an idiot, and I vote

I was just on my way home from the dentist when I ended up waiting in line at a stop light. It was two lanes going each way, so there was a line of cars next to me as long as the line I was in. There were eight cars in each line. I was the eighth car in the left lane. Mine was also a turning lane, and it was difficult to tell which of the cars in front of me were going to be waiting to turn left. When the light changed, we didn’t move, which told…

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When your voting base is the uninformed

It’s hard to quantify these things, but it would seem the “get out the vote” effort is greater this election than any other I’ve lived through. Now, is it a fair assumption that most get out the vote efforts are driven by left-leaning activists? And, is it also fair to say that their target audience are those who are otherwise not inclined to vote because they’re not following the election, they don’t really pay attention to the news, or they simply don’t care? If there’s truth to the first two questions, then isn’t it fair to say that left-leaning…

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I was skipping through the news and saw a clip of Joe Biden on BBC America telling a rally that we must not let the Republican Party divide us. I couldn’t help but think: “Which party continually talks only in terms of blacks, transgenders, women, gays, Hispanics, white males, etc?” Democrat politicians and activists consistently “celebrate diversity” and frame every political topic according to what slice of America is getting hurt by it and who’s benefitting. You will seldom hear a Democrat refer to all Americans. Sometimes I’m stunned by the brazen projection that goes on.

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