Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm considering not voting in this election!

You heard me right. I am considering the option of not voting in this presidential election. I didn’t come up with the idea myself. No I actually got it from some other bloggers. Don’t ask me to name names though. It’s not that I am above finger pointing. It’s just that at the moment, I don’t remember who actually posted about this concept first. You see, I sometimes bloghop and I really don’t remember where I saw this. Not familiar with the term bloghop? It is where you start out on one blog, then see an interesting comment from someone else so you go to their blog. Then you follow someone to another blog and before you know it you are lost in blogworld and you can’t remember how you got where you are. But I am off the subject so let me back up.

Yes I am thinking about not voting and to tell the truth I am not alone. Thousands, maybe millions are already planning on doing it too. But before you jump all over me and call me a communist, let me post my flag so that you can see I am a true American.

So you still think I am copping out? Then you really don’t understand what I am talking about. Many Americans are going to not vote in this election. Now I don’t mean they are not voting, I mean they are not voting. Did I lose you? In the words of Ricky Ricardo; “Lucy you got some splainin to do”

When I hear people talking about this election, many of them don’t have a favorite. They only have an unfavorite. In other words they aren’t voting for someone because they like that person, they simply don’t like the other person. Let me give you a few examples that I have heard.

I’m voting Republican because Obama is a Muslim and that’s just not right.
I’m voting Democratic because McCain only picked a woman VP to get the women’s vote and I am not falling for that.
I not voting for a black man
I’m not voting for an old man
Etc etc.

Most of the people I hear talking about this election are sighting reasons for not voting for someone. I don’t hear nearly as much discussion on why their particular candidate is the right one. Maybe we Americans need to get over these things and concentrate on what we want and not what we don’t’ want.

And now that I am up on my soapbox or as you ladies say; “have my panties in a wad”, (no I am not really wearing panties, however these briefs are riding up today for some reason) let me tell you another thing that some people are basing their decision on.


Can you believe it? I can’t believe that people would actually vote for someone because of the way they looked.

Ok maybe it happened once but never again.

And one final issue and then I will get back to my normal funny self. This message is for ALL candidates. Quit including me in the “what Americans want is…..” speech. From now on I want their speeches to say: “Americans, with the exception of Greg want........” Candidates feel free to use these:

Greg doesn’t want a better job. He already went out and searched for it, he worked for it and he got it.

Greg doesn’t want universal health care. He wants his healthcare. If someone wants healthcare, let them go out and get a job like Greg did and earn it. Greg should get better health care than someone who sits on their lazy butt all day complaining about the government. There I said it.

Greg doesn’t want us to drill for oil and mine coal in every square inch of vacant land. Greg wants our government to stop selling our fuel to other countries because he knows that we have plenty if we use our own resources.

Greg likes it when his kids pray in school. He sees nothing wrong with that. There that makes two things out of the closet this week.

Greg is just plain strange isn’t he. Ok now that I am on everyone’s bad list let me go get to work.

Have a wonderful day and please remember; "Don’t not vote."


Kim S in SC said...

Oh, how I have missed getting on here! A good giggle is always guaranteed, even when you talk about serious issues, your humor makes it fun! Have a great day Greg!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Silly wabbit, tricks are for kids!
Okay, I see what you're saying about people voting against someone rather than FOR someone.

However, in this election, I happen to disagree with nearly everything that comes out of one candidate's mouth (Obama), and on the serious issues that matter to me, I agree with MOST of what comes out of the other candidate's mouth (McCain).

Secondly, since a certain VP candidate has made it such a talked about election, I will also mention that one particular VP candidate is a proven liar, and the other I LOVE...not because she's a woman (or PRETTY), but because she is a hockey mom with conviction, gumption, initiative, and brains.

That's why I'm gonna vote. :-)

Sandi McBride said...

I keep wondering where I was when all these "polls" were taken because near as I can figure I have participated in none of them so far...I know who I am voting for, have known for sometime...what I do wish for is for VP to be voted on as well...and why not a split ticket? So we have a Repub Pres and Dem VeeP, or vice versa...I'm all for it...lets take a poll...

Katherine Aucoin said...

Greg I disagree with you. I'm sure there are any people voting for the lesser of the evils, voting against and undecided. I'm not fessing who I am voting for yet, but that person and his running mate are people I admire on many scales and I feel are true leaders that care about the USA and will take of us as safely as possible through these scarey times.

Sandy said...

Greg is not strange at all! I hear ya, and its' how I feel.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Great post. I still have no idea who I'm going to vote for. Ugh.

Scarlet said...

First of all, I'm so glad to hear you don't wear women's panties...not that there's anything wrong with that. ;)

Secondly, the title of this post is something I've been thinking and saying for some time now. I know plenty of others who feel the same way.

Flip Flop Momma said...

i agree with some things here..

however, I know MANY Amreicans who work their asses off and the company they work 4 can not afford to offer health care, or if they do, they simply can not to buy it because it takes over half their paycheck....

I am voting democrat as I do every year...and its not because I hate the other guy, i think MCain is an Amreican Hero..BUT, I dont think any of his stance on the issues is going to make things any better.

and I just cant sit and watch it any longer..

I know your really going to vote..and I dont care who u vote 4.

All I know is I will be voting, as I do every 4 years...

but if your voting, u need to use your head b4 u do it, and like u said, not do it 4 the wrong reasons.


Janice Thomson said...

It's the same here in Canada at election time - who do you pick? And if you pick the lesser of two evils and that person enacts some crazy laws we're stuck with him for any number of years unless there's a 'vote of non-confidence.'

ChrisJ said...

If you're strange, so am I, Greg!

USAincognito said...

I have not made up my mind what I am gonna do this election. I despise both candidates for their stance on issues and their ideas to "solve" our current problems. I guess I better decide soon, though, as election day looms every closer.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I'm basing my vote on the person......not democrat or, white.....young, old.....a PERSON.

I sincerely hope you change your mind about voting no matter who you decide to go with. Not a whole lot of people get the choice.

Monogram Queen said...

You are not on my bad list Greg - you make a heckuva lot of sense in this post!

Oh and besides bloghopping you thoughthop too hehe....

Scarlet said...

BTW, let me splain how to pronounce the Spanish word, "besame."

It's like this: bay-sah-may.

Now you can go around town telling everyone to kiss you. Have fun!

Prin said...

What we do in Canadaland is ruin our ballot. That way our vote "counts" just not towards anybody.

And you know, we have universal health care and I don't understand how people survive without it. It's awesome. Expensive, yes, but awesome. :D

Lori said...

Maybe the debate tonight will help you to make up your mind! I know you'll vote in the long run!

Wanda said...

I'm on your strange list too, Greg.

You have the gift for expressing yourself in a great way and I loved your illustrations.


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