16
Sep
10

Its Official! Most Important Election Ever!

Yep, you heard it right. “This year 2010 could be the most important election of our time” So says longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly

This makes how many Most-Important-Election-Evers (MIEE) in a row? Personally I am beginning to lose track. Its been used so many times back to back that I am no longer sure just when it started. But yet again its being trotted out to whip up the vote. Granted, there appear to be some big stakes with this election but to be honest, even if the Repugs get both Houses nothing of substance will change. The only real surprise in this election is just how the Democrats could have screwed up so badly as to get the voters to want the Repugs back in office after so soundly rejecting them. Governing in a slightly moderate way would have meant the death of the Republicans for a good decade or even decades as was the case not all that long ago. It shows their foolishness that they could lose such a lead.

Unfortunately for me, I am in a State that picks the Top 2 in the primary regardless of party to send on to the general election. In theory this could be good for third parties. In reality it just means that there will always be only a Repug and a Democrat to vote for in the general election. Thus I am left with two choices, neither of which I approve of. So I will take the third option and not vote for numerous of these so called “races.” I learned that lesson after voting against AlGore, thereby casting “for” Bush, and I have regretted that vote since that time. And because of that lesson, I cannot be whipped into a frenzy to vote for the lesser of two evils, no matter that this is yet another MIEE.

How do you guys feel about this MIEE?

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10 Responses to “Its Official! Most Important Election Ever!”


  1. 1 Will S.
    September 17, 2010 at 3:11 AM

    It’s always “the most important election ever“…

    I don’t live in America (I’m Canadian), but I’m just as cynical about our politics here, and I just don’t vote, for reasons I explained here. (And I agree with what Phoenixism says, “No matter who wins, I lose.” So, screw it! They’re not getting my endorsement of their rigged system.)

  2. September 17, 2010 at 3:19 AM

    I will still vote on the issues. Some of them are fairly important like the attempt to introduce an income tax in one of the few States that doesn’t have one. But the statement, “no matter who wins, I lose” is a pretty accurate way of putting it.

  3. September 17, 2010 at 4:27 AM

    this really is the MIEE, but not for the reason the big parties think. The real issue here is not which party whill hold power for the next two years. The real issue here is, ” can the American people exert control over their government through elections at all?”

    I see this election and the next one as the final test cases before Americans resort to blood to solve our political problems. Many Americans are looking to throw the bums out this time. If the next group of bums doesn’t get teh message, then I forsee widespread disaffection with the whole elctions process and the concept of limited government by the People and For the People.

    This election is the warning shot for our next civil war. That really does make it the most important one at least since the election of Lincoln.

  4. September 17, 2010 at 4:44 AM

    The real issue here is, ” can the American people exert control over their government through elections at all?”

    I agree. But I don’t really think that it is possible, unfortunately. That next civil war is a forgone conclusion. Its more a matter of timing than anything else. But I think you are right. Petitioning for Redress of Constitutional Grievance failed. Large scale rallies are getting (largely) ignored and the outcomes from those rallies, ie TEA Party candidates are being actively fought against by the establishment. If there is no change of course in three years then there will be no such change by ballot box.

  5. September 17, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    The good news is that non-establishment endorsed candidates are winning office. They may just be tokens like Ron Paul and be no threat to the establishment. But if they take any real numbers, then even establishment party members will at least learn to fake what the public is demanding. In the end, they are in this for themselves and they get nothing if they don’t get into office. It remains to be seen which direction this goes.

    A revolution/civil war/SHTF would definitely be a shortcut to things getting better, but it is also the same path for things getting much worse and staying there far longer. If we can solve our problems using the system set up by the founders, we will all be better off.

  6. September 20, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    *Stretches*

    *Yawn*

    Can I name your next topic of discussion? Please πŸ˜€

  7. September 20, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    It sure has been slow around here eh? (note the use of inclusive Canadian language!)

    Request granted

  8. September 21, 2010 at 5:27 AM

    Noted!

    LOL

    Slow, and eh… LMAO!

    Um, perhaps spice it up with a little “penis knowledge” for us women. What does a man really enjoy a woman “doing for” him and how…

    We need to learn to eh!

    Have a good one today!!!

  9. 9 Wes
    September 24, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    It’s the most important election since the last one.

  10. October 1, 2010 at 6:05 AM

    And as important as the next one?


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