Thursday, October 30, 2008

No Time For Complacency

This article in today's LA Times is enough to give me nightmares. Warning against election day potential problems are huge, ranging from the 30,000 voters who were purged from the Colorado lists to the problems of long lines that will cause people to leave for work rather than vote. The Colorado voters will be allowed to vote provisionally, but the Republicans have adopted a very aggressive policy to challenge voters.

The reason? Obama supporters registered 2-to-1 over McCain supporters in battleground states like Ohio, Colorado, Nevada, Florida. Republican dirty tricks want to disenfranchise these new voters any way they can. They treat this responsibility as a game, and will do what they can to deny people their voice.

Vote. Vote. Vote. If you have a job to go to, either vote early or take the day off. You cannot be docked pay for voting. Don't give up, don't cave in, don't be afraid. Do not be complacent. Vote.

8 comments:

Lulu Maude said...

Scuse me, Diva Jood... that's socialist.

I've been having nightmares about this next phase. It's worth checking with your local registrar to make sure that you're really on those rolls.

Cormac Brown said...

As they say in Chicago, "vote early, vote often."

DCup said...

A good reminder. I think I'm going to take the day off. The schools are closed so it would make sense to take a vacation day.

Border Explorer said...

I don't trust the Rethuglicans any farther than I can throw them.

Randal Graves said...

I'm taking the day off 'cause I've got about a zillion vacation days that I never use.

Oh shit, dcup's right, the kids are off too. Fuck. I mean, good, we can spend some quality family time.

Fran said...

We vote by mail only in Oregon, so everyone in my house who can vote, already has. Our State has saved a bundle by going to vote by mail..... maybe we were the beta testers..... lets get Obama elected, then have a giant bonfire of Diebold electronic voting machines... oh I mean recycle-a-thon, we will be environmentally conscious, nationwide, from here on in....
Vote Baby Vote!!!!

Spartacus said...

Jood...thanks so much for the reminder. You're right. It's time now to step away from our keyboards and blogs and vote.

Katie Schwartz said...

I feel the same way! I overheard two dames talking about blowing it off because of the long lines. BUILD A BRIDGE. The repubetards are banking on us not showing up, thinking "everyone else has it covered". Now is not the time to back down. We have to vote on Tuesday.

I'm getting online at 6AM. I heard in battleground states there will be bevvys and snacks to keep voters inspired to stay online. I think it's great.