My Vote Counts
by Trey Rentz, Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 02:00:31 PM EDT
It was unreal, the number of people who showed up. If you haven't gone to vote - go do it now. It's nuts. The lines were all around the block.
I really got the feeling today that my vote counted. I saw alot of friends there. The congressman that I had spoken with earlier in the season , was in fact at the poll.
The constitution sets aside your right to vote. I powered through my early morning work then got my wife and I into the car and we headed out to vote. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out.
Unlike Jerome or other people who are Top Posting here at myDD , I am not worrying about polls . I do not have a company that depends upon new clients I will get by ditching my party affiliation. I never had one to begin with. I am a bona fide independent.
And what I really liked to see today, was the amazing turnout. I spotted alot of the guys I voted with in 2008. It's going to be fun.
Speaking personally, I like what this congress did - for me, and my wife - and I voted for the guys that I thought would do the best job. It made me happy. I voted the same as I always have - and I threw the bush republicans out on their ass. No way I will vote more of those bastards back into power.
But a dose of reality hit me as I made it home. On the way back, there had been an eviction on a sidestreet - and the effects of the former resident had been placed by the side of the road. I stopped, picked up a DVD player and a catcher's mitt - and then drove back home.
This country has a way to go before everything is all square. My vote cast - was not a vote to try to bring in partisanship, or make an environment where Washington gets to endlessly debate back and forth and ultimately - end up just like the republicans - a do-nothing congress. It was a vote to fix things.
I'm not exactly sure how to make everything right - in my own neighborhood. I have seen alot of foreclosures in adjacent neighborhoods. My neighborhood property values actually went up slightly. My home sold this year after being on the market for 10 days. I'm looking for another one. I suppose when I really see the bottom of the market I will move on a good place. I've always felt that we should act locally and think globally. That's why it's kind of refreshing to see how the turnout was so high at my polling place. But a definite bummer to see someone thrown out of their home.
Nobody knows how this election is going to turn out.
I just thought I'd drop you a line to tell you it felt good to vote. Go for it.
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