It Matters

Hi everybody! It’s your old pal, Tim, here. So, I was thinking about the 2000 and 2004 elections and how it felt to lose those elections to such a beatable candidate. In hindsight, it turns out that very beatable candidate made some really poor decisions in the eight years we elected him to be President. With that in mind, I just wanted to send out this reminder to vote on Tuesday if you haven’t already (I have!). Let’s not repeat our past mistakes of not voting at all or not voting for President because your primary candidate did not make the general election or whatever reason you may be feel like you want to use. History tells us that voting matters. It matters a lot.

Grover and the Republicans

After taking some time to think about what those Republicans that signed the Norquist tax pledge had actually done, it is clear to me that each one of those representatives violated their oath to serve their constituents and their country. The pledging of allegiance to Norquist was a direct conflict of interest, and here we sit still hearing about this small-minded, short-sighted idea.

In my world of the way things should be, there should have been outrage from every constituent in every district represented by the signers of the pledge. How dare they make such a pledge to anyone besides the represented and the country.

This should have been a bigger deal than it was and still is. None of these guys should have been re-elected, and each one of them should denounce their allegiance and refocus on serving those that elected them. The oath of office is a sacred thing, and anything that conflicts with that should be questioned and avoided.