Screwed Either Way

I don’t plan to vote tomorrow. I usually vote. It literally doesn’t matter if I vote in Kansas, because it’s always a landslide here.

Regardless, I should explain.

The Republicans have been becoming more and more like Democrats every year since I started paying attention. The difference between them is so negligible at this point that it’s completely moot. Even John McCain was pro-choice. Both parties spend money like they’re printing it in the basement (which they are) and spend it on stuff I don’t like.

Both parties are filled with corrupt, power-hungry morons. The fact is, you just don’t go into politics unless you’re a no-good crook. There may be one candidate in a thousand that has some limited scruples, but it’s completely impossible to tell which ones are which, because all of them lie, throw mud, and posture 24/7.

The Republicans were in power and tons of bad stuff was legislated. The Democrats are now in power, and the same bad crap is happening. I haven’t really detected much of a difference. Both groups were spending money they didn’t have, pissing on business, and kowtowing to lobbies. Both parties say one thing and do another.

They’re all scum, and the only way I’d vote in this election is if they add “None of the Above” to the ballot. That’ll never happen because NOTA would win every race.

So if you feel the need, go vote tomorrow. Your vote will only influence one thing – what the media wrings their hands about for the next 2 years. The end result will be the same, namely graft, corruption, deficit spending, bending to relativism, moronic wars (or “police actions” if you insist), bribery, and countless reams of legislation that none of the actual citizens of America want.

The Republicans will probably gain seats in both houses tomorrow. I’m just telling you right now it won’t make any difference in what our government does over the course of the next two years. They will get paid, and you will lose your job.

Voter apathy? That doesn’t even begin to describe it.

  7 comments for “Screwed Either Way

  1. November 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I am just as frustrated as you are, Incredipete. But I’ll still vote, because as mad as I get, and as ridiculous as the crap that’s going on is (and it IS), I would get even more mad and angry that I didn’t at least take part and make my voice heard in some way.

  2. Dave
    November 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I totally agree with the NOTA vote. I will say, having some solid Tea Party and Constitution party candidates with actual viable chances at winning in Colorado (state and federal), I’m a little less apathetic. Some of them are still plain corrupt idiots.

    I know a third party doesn’t ultimately stand a snowball’s chance in hell, but when both current parties look alike, as they now do, I’d also say it’s about time for a real choice. At this point, anything truly different in a non-stupid (liberal, big-government) way is probably worth trying. The same recycled tactics obviously don’t work.

    Here’s to finally dealing with the pain we’ve been storing up for ourselves in terms of the national debt. If we don’t, there may not be a country left to care about by the time our kids take over.

  3. November 1, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    You HAVE to vote, Incredipete. If you don’t vote, don’t bitch and then what would you blog about????

  4. Incredipete
    November 1, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Trust me, the bitching will continue as usual.

  5. November 2, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Incredipete,

    Today is election day and it also happens to be my birthday. After reading your post, I have a birthday wish for you.

    Get your ass out there and vote with your conscience.

    Pickins are slim to be sure but I did some research and have some encouraging news for you. We’re both registered Libertarians and I found some candidates we can vote for in both our states. See below.

    Kansas
    Governor: Andrew Gray
    Lt. Gov: Stacey Davis
    Attorney General: Dennis Hawver
    Secretary of State: Phillip Horatio Lucas
    US Senator: Michael William Dann

    I don’t know which district you live in so I’ll need you to find that out. My sources are below.

    Libertarian website
    http://www.lp.org/2010-candidate-list

    SmartVoter.org
    http://www.smartvoter.org/2010/11/02/ks/jh/ballot.html

    Incredipete, I know you to be a man of action and one who acts on principle. You’re right about the two major parties in power. Show those clowns how you feel about them by voting them out. Our candidates may not win this time around but I’m hopeful for the next time.

    As the American people get more disgusted with the Republicans and Democrats they’ll want to support someone else, a party who will govern with the people’s best interests in mind, not special interests. This is evident in such movements as the tea party. I think the political landscape is going to change dramatically by 2012 and people will want to vote on principle, not party affiliation. Enter the Libertarian party.

    Happy voting, brother.

    Mick

  6. Incredipete
    November 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Happy Birthday, Mick. I voted. I couldn’t bring myself to skip it. Your picks actually aren’t half bad. I ended up voting FOR Jerry Moran because he’s one of those rare men of principle. I voted AGAINST all the other turkeys by voting for well-qualified third party candidates.

  7. Incredipete
    November 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Oh, sorry. I also voted FOR Brownback because he’s my main man. After all those years of Sebelius as governor, it will be nice to have someone who isn’t being put into office by the late term abortion lobby.

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