Go out and vote: It’s a hard won American right!


Going to a rally to see President Obama at The Ohio State University was a fun experience. First of all, I went to college there, and remember going on the Oval for various rock concerts and protests. So, it made me feel at least 19. Plus, it was a gorgeous fall day in Columbus, Ohio.

A text logo for Ohio State University

A text logo for Ohio State University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There were some people my age there to talk to, and it’s fun being part of a crowd that wants the same things. There were actually two people there from Sweden. The woman is teaching chemistry for a quarter. Her boyfriend accompanied her to the United States.

She told me how great socialized medicine is in Sweden. She also told me that in Sweden they vote more for the party than for one individual.  They both  seemed pretty excited about being at the rally. They were excited enough to stand there for 3 hours to hear Obama.

I couldn’t see “Will I am” from the Black Eyed Peas, but I could hear him. I was happy to say, I knew most of the songs he was playing (as a DJ) and singing.  I enjoyed it when he played the theme from Sesame Street and all the kids from OSU sung along. (You know Romney doesn’t like financing PBS).

I liked watching some little kids dance. They were so cute, but their dancing looked pretty good! They were definitely cool little kids.

The crowd looked more like the real America than a Romney crowd looks like. People from all races were represented there.  It was a peaceful rally too.(Nobody was pouring any tea.)

President Obama gave his standard stump speech, and he energized the crowd. His speech was about helping out the middle class. I couldn’t see him up close, but I could see him good enough.   He said, “I know you love me, but go vote.” They were trying to get people to register to vote because yesterday was the deadline. They also encouraged people to vote before November 2.

It was a good experience. I love excitement, Obama and I liked being among all those college kids. I also had fun watching some little kids dancing to “Will I am.”

I’m doing my part by encouraging everyone to vote.  Here it is,”Go vote!”

I think it’s sad that people won’t take the responsibility to exercise this hard-fought American right. People have died in wars so you would have this right.  The least you can do is go out and vote. Show your support for the American way.

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Not agreeing on politics with your spouse


James Carville

James Carville (Photo credit: jdlasica)

It would be so nice if my husband and I agreed on politics. But we don’t.

When I want to see my candidate, I have to go by myself. When he wants to see his candidate I won’t go with him.

We don’t like political movies because we can’t agree. He’s seen my choice, and hasn’t changed his mind. I’ve seen his choice, and haven’t changed mine.

It’s been this way for 40 years, so you figure maybe one of us would’ve switched our positions. But it’s not the case.

I can’t wait for this election to be over, either way. Naturally, I hope my candidate wins. Whatever the outcome, one of us is going to be upset.

But it doesn’t stop with the election. After the election, we keep putting down the candidate if  he  isn’t from our party.  We even watch two different  cable news stations. We think the other’s station is biased. (Of course, that’s true). I guess it just depends on your point of view.

I am impressed with James Carville and his wife, Mary Matalin.

Mary Matalin

Mary Matalin (Photo credit: jdlasica)

At least they seem to have it together. Carville is the Democrat and his wife is a Republican. I wonder if they argue a lot, or just avoid talking about it.

I saw two different yard signs in front of a house.

One was for Romney and the other one was from Obama. I figure they might be a couple with differing political leanings.

I guess if we lived in a dictatorship we wouldn’t have this problem. But, I’m glad we live in America where everyone can make up their own mind.

After all, I guess differences is what makes life more interesting. But, sometimes it would be a lot easier if we agreed.

Anyone else have this problem?

Please comment.

The comeback kid does it again!


 

English: Official White House photo of Preside...

English: Official White House photo of President Bill Clinton, President of the United States. Русский: Президент США Билл Клинтон,официальное фото Белого Дома. Ελληνικά: Επίσημη φωτογραφία Λευκού Οίκου του Προέδρου Μπιλ Κλίντον, Προέδρου των ΗΠΑ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bill Clinton gave a great nomination speech. This guy amazes me. He’s been on the bottom, but manages to come out on top every time.

What a great speech!

Co-operation is a word he used when talking about the way the Republicans and Democrats need to work together.

What really bothered me is how the Republicans said their #1 job was to get rid of President Obama.

That’s the only thing they’ve been working on for the past two years.

They refuse to  co-operate.

They need a time-out, or voted out!