Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Voted Today

As a registered member of the Democratic party I was proud to vote today.

Beautiful sunrise in San Francisco today.

Our long national nightmare should soon be over.

There was a feeling of hope for the future in the air and in the smiling faces of the people in line. As I drove into downtown I saw people standing on street corners waving signs hoping that our gay friends will continue to have the legal right to marry. I waved back.

I've been actively working against the violent rhetoric that is directed toward liberals, democrats, journalists and Muslims for years now. I don't think that the other side will stop if Obama is elected. I think their hate, anger and violent rhetoric will increase, because that is what they do. I think that the people who encourage that hate should be ashamed of themselves. Why some people want to be associated with that hate is still perplexing to me.

This morning I heard people talking about getting ready with guns. They implied that certain people would riot if Obama didn't win. They love to keep whipping up the fear and the division.

I'm tired of the fear of the future. I need some hope. Hope for a better future.

I just want to say again for the record that I'm not a member of the Communist party. I am not a communist. I'm not a member of the Socialist party. I'm not a socialist. I'm not a member of the Marxist party. I'm not a Marxist. I'm also not a Stalinist.

Anyone who says that I, or my choice for president of the United States, Barak Obama, is any of these things is inaccurate. They should know that they are wrong and to continue to proclaim anything other than that means they are doing it on purpose in complete disregard for the facts. I'm old enough to know when calling someone a Communist was a career death sentence. What's that line? Oh yeah, "You are entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts."

When Obama is elected he will be the President of the United States. He will still be a member of the Democratic party. That will be the fact. I'm looking forward to that day.


Blogger Meander said...

You've done more than most of us have to fight the slime, spocko.

Proud to know you, and the first round's on me when we meet.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Padre Mickey said...

I enjoyed speaking with you in the Crack Van tonight, Spocko. It looks like we may be able to celebrate a victory tonight!!
Thank you for your fight against the evil of KSFO!
Yer pal in Panama.

7:14 PM  
Blogger llewelly said...

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
--Winston Churchill.

9:11 PM  
Blogger GOPnot4me said...

After reveling in the feeling yesterday, I'm anxious to get busy, get to work on our myriad problems. And after Tuesday, I feel much better about our prospects.

My cheeks ache from grinning all day yesterday. Good feeling.

1:16 PM  
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