Monday, November 1, 2010

Vote, Damn It!

Gee but it's great to live in Harris County, one of the real centers of attention on Election Day:

Tea Partiers and New Black Panthers To Square Off At Polls In Texas
Ryan J. Reilly | November 1, 2010, 1:15PM

Members of the fringe group the New Black Panther Party have announced they intend to be at the polls in Harris County, Texas tomorrow. So has the Tea Party-backed group True the Vote -- with more than 1,000 poll watchers, they say. Both sides have already traded accusations of voter intimidation -- but, despite all their press coverage, neither will likely play a deciding factor at the polls tomorrow.

The face off between poll watchers alleging massive voter fraud in Harris County and many voters in minority neighborhoods of Houston during the early voting period have already been racially tinged. New developments indicate it will only get worse.


Now there's a show I don't even have to pay to see! Neither group behaves what I would call sanely; the Tea Partiers bear no relationship to the Boston Tea Party and the New Black Panther Party is not really connected to the Black Panther Party of my youth. Will we see violence at the polls when these two encounter? I rather doubt it, but who knows.

In any case, as sorry as this election is liable to be, I urge you to vote Tuesday. If one of your U.S. Senators is up for election, I especially urge you to vote in that race; if the Tea Partiers get their way and repeal the 17th Amendment, this may be the last time you ever get to vote for a senator. Paraphrasing the late lamented Molly Ivins... is this a great nation, or what?

1 comment:

  1. Molly Ivins lived at a time when America was a democratic nation----She was a great American and we miss her terribly.



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