I began eavesdropping when a discussion of Minnesota’s so-called marriage amendment began. I couldn’t follow the logic about her argument, but she complained about the way votes are counted for amendments.
The gist of her complaint was something about how people who favor the amendment are more likely to skip the vote because they are worried about being judged by their vote. She thought it was wrong that it automatically counts as a no vote. (What should it be?)
But what is this complaint about anyway? We still have a private ballot, right? (Yes.) And if you think you might be judged poorly by your vote, maybe you should think about what your doing, right? Well, maybe…I’ll leave that open for debate. But if you really think it is important to impose your beliefs to take away someone else’s rights, you better be willing to stand up and say so! I won’t back down on that.
I didn’t hear all of that conversation, so perhaps I am missing something, but I doubt it.
I did hear in more detaill, however, an eye-rolling complaint about a group of women holding “Women for Obama” signs. My co-worker, complaining about the stupidity of the women, said: “Obama makes Bush look like a saint.”
Ok…how many of you are with me…Right there you should lose your voting rights. I’m sorry. Obama makes Bush look like a saint? Really? Come on! On what grounds? And if Obama is bad for women compared to Bush, what the flip is today’s Republican Party in comparison?!
Oh, my goodness. Listen everyone…these people vote…we need get better-informed people out there to vote. In most of the country, there’s still time to rally a voter or two yet tonight. Do it!
- Last-minute early votes trend Democratic (politico.com)
- Pa. machine switched vote from Obama to Romney (sfgate.com)
- Voting Has Been Particularly Confusing in Battleground States (theatlanticwire.com)