Kevin and I went to our polling place around 10:00 a.m. this morning. We didn’t leave until 10:40 a.m.
We stood in line for about thirty minutes.
I don’t recall seeing this many people at the polls … ever. I’m not even sure there were this many people at the presidential election in ’08.
I just hope it’s a run away victory for conservatives because if not … well, not to be all doom and gloom on you or anything, but things will get much worse before they get better if the Democrats are left in power for very much longer.
I’m a bit bummed that Dude wasn’t able to vote this go-around. He’ll be 18 in a few weeks, so he just missed this election. I know the boys and I listen to Sean Hannity everyday after school on the ride home, so they are pretty current with what is going on in the world. (And no, not just from a conservative perspective – we talk about issues and try to be fair to everyone. Most times, the Democrats are the ones being crazy, but sometimes, it’s the Republicans, too), and I think Dude would have been interested in voting these mid-terms but, ah well, there’s always 2012.
I signed onto Facebook this morning and one of my high school friends, a liberal, had posted a picture of two people holding signs on his avatar. The signs read:
“I have no problem paying taxes because I’m an adult and that’s part of the deal.”
“War isn’t free. Pay your taxes, Tea Baggers.”
This really annoyed me, mainly because once again, he (and not to just pick on this guy, but I’m addressing liberals in general) don’t get what the Tea Party stands for.
I wrote this in response:
Once again, the Tea Party is not about paying taxes, we need to pay taxes for fundamental programs, but when over HALF of our gross income is going to the gov’t, and we see they’re squandering it, THAT’S the problem. Time to vote in more responsible people. (How many times do we need to explain this?!)
He then commented (
and has since removed it Never mind. Facebook hiccup):
“Doesn’t the TEA in Tea party stand for “Taxed Enough Already?”
In which I responded:
Aren’t we taxed enough already? When is it enough? When we’re paying 70%? 80%? We have to draw the line somewhere. How about reforming programs, cutting waste and adjusting/re-evaluating the existing budget. Private citizens are expected to do that, why not the government?
And THAT ladies and gentlemen, is primarily what the Tea Party is all about. Where do we draw the line? When is it enough? The government will continue to tax us – it will never stop, unless we make it stop.
The Tea Party is also about smaller government, more accountability, and sticking to (getting back to!) Constitutional values.
I honestly don’t know why people don’t GET this? Are these concepts so hard to grasp? It boggles my mind that people try and demonize the Tea Party movement when the alternative is … what?
MORE government intrusion, MORE taxes. It’s hard to run on that platform because it just sounds so … insane. I mean, haven’t you noticed that virtually none of the Democratic candidates had a platform to run on this election? It’s because THEY can’t even justify this craziness.
And did you all hear about Obama’s trip to India the day after tomorrow? (Because he’s holding a press conference tomorrow – that should be interesting *cough*). He’s allegedly taking 800 (?!) people and 40 planes (!!) INCLUDING both Air Force Ones. In addition, they are renting 520 rooms at the Taj Mahal.
What in the world is that all about?
How much is this costing the American tax payer, THIS TIME?
And why in the WORLD would he need to take that many people?
It absolutely astounds me that this man is our president.
UPDATE: Well. What an impressive night for Republicans – we took back the House and put several more senators in the Senate. It’s still unbelievable to me that the people of California and Nevada chose to keep Boxer and Reid. Their states are in terrible shape and yet, they elect the same people to do … what. More of the same? It’s like they don’t WANT anything to get better.
It truly baffles my mind.
At any rate, here we go. Republicans are officially on probation. Let’s see what sort of correcting they can do in the next two years. I, personally, am not expecting miracles, but I AM expecting steps in the RIGHT direction. Make it happen, Red, make it happen.