Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day

I've been unusually inactive politically this election cycle. Simply put, I have no enthusiasm for the ongoing mediocrity of the Democrats and the Rethugs are downright scary. Sadly, American Democracy seems hellbent on self destruction, as it appears that the 'people' (if polls are correct) vote against their own future and elect the craziest possible candidate to represent them. It's not a pretty sight.
I've already done the "early voter" thing, choosing unenthusiastically to vote for "mediocre" over "batshit crazy and evil" in almost every race. I suspect that I'll be on the losing side (again). It's about all we can do, unless you're a billionaire who can buy your own pet politician.
Our political system is in serious disrepair. Thanks to the citizens united decision, corporate money now drowns out any real popular representation. The kind of people who would be best able to represent us, "the people" (regardless of political persuasion), either don't run for office or are smeared so completely that they're unelectable. I really have no idea how to change this dynamic, and that's discouraging.
But I voted anyway, and I hope you do too.


Labrys said...

Likewise, "sorry mediocrity" dominated my mail-in ballot because "batshit crazy and corporate owned" did not appeal to me. My state's voters were semi-moronic, voting down anything that smelled of taxation, even while kwetching that the nearly broke state wasn't providing services to which they have become accustomed. But at least our Democratic senator appears to be holding on against the perennial corporate-owned slimebag.

Demeur said...

I voted but had hoped it would have gone like FDRs midterms with a few more batshit crazies out. Alas it didn't quite go that way. So what's next another great depression?