Tag Archives: 2012 election

Spotted at the DNC

A DNC-goer stands on the convention floor on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012.

"Once you vote black, you never go back" button on display at the DNC.

Photo: Reuters – Jessica Rinald

I get the joke, but it’s actually a distraction from the message Obama supporters need to be spreading right now.

This kind of open racism would have been blasted if an “elect whitey” message had been on display at the RNC. Just saying.

Is it my right NOT to vote?

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For the first time in my life, I am seriously considering staying home on election day.  I am opting-out of the political process.  I have come to believe “freedom” to choose who runs our country is an illusion and that American society has no real choice in who becomes President. These two candidates we have today were bought and paid for long ago.

The electoral college is bullshit. The current system of “winner takes all” in each state warps presidential elections. Through polling, candidates and media divide the country into red and blue states, and those categorized as “swing” acquire the attention. A Washington Post analysis shows the 2012 election will be decided by roughly 916,643 “undecided” voters in six swing states.

Consider me “decided.” I have decided to sit at home, pour some Grey Goose over ice, and exercise my right NOT to vote.  Am I wrong? 

Wookies for Ron Paul

If Ron Paul wins Iowa today, this might be why.

photo Wookies for Ron Paul

Photo Source: Pattern Films

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