Liquor was the only way I could cause my rage to dull enough to actually finish filling the bastard out. Currently the spread in Washington is so large on the federal level there was no point in me even voting for Romney. Someone told me it was a wasted vote for Johnson, and for a while Bill Whittle almost had me. Except I remember it matters on the state level and the electoral college. What is interesting though is since I was free to vote my conscience as I don’t live in a battle ground state it was anything but wasted. For those who really aren’t aware of what the margin of cheat is here in Washington State, there’s a reason I regularly joke, “Re-elect Dino Rossi”.
Could we make 5%, maybe, who knows, but a lot of people are voting against Obama more than they’re really voting for Romney. The people do want change, they want to ditch the current two parties.
Other interesting things about the better half’s ballot as well as my own. Since Washington State allows write in choices I made sure to exercise it where applicable. For instance the incumbent for my congressional rep, who I actually prefer over her opponent, voted to renew the patriot act. Well I sure wasn’t going to vote for her opponent because there’s no doubt he would have done the same, so instead we voted for her opponent in the primary.
Next there were some Judges, one of whom we really didn’t like because of a ruling from 2004 which is equivalent to holding a gun manufacturer liable for what someone does with their product. We voted for Henry Bowman instead for that particular judge. If you don’t get the reference, I suggest you do a bit of reading, you can find it for free in some places digitally. Dagney Taggart was the write in for the second judge.
My personal favorite was a particular judge who I had the “pleasure” of being a defendant in his court room was also up for reelection, unopposed I might add, so instead we voted for Ellis Wyatt.
So yes, some may give me crap and say I wasted my vote. To those who would say I did that, prove it. Prove that some how my vote would have closed a 10% gap in the state of Washington and some how defeated the margin of cheat.
No instead I came out wit ha clean conscience and was able voice my dissent through the electoral process where necessary. Overall it’s no ones business how we voted, but here’s the thing. I’m not ashamed of how I voted because I stood up for what I believed in.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.