I think it goes without saying that I voted for Obama. Everyone who knows me knows that I am VERY liberal. However, the city I live in is VERY Republican, and my poor kid had a taste of it.
My dad (who, even though he is racist and a Republican - why? I don't know. He's an immigrant and Muslim, so that's 2 strikes already - actually voted for Obama. Or so he says.) has been picking up the girl from school. He bought her a lottery ticket and she won some money, so he took her to the store to get the $30.
While they were there, the girl saw the Jones Soda Obama Yes We Can Cola, and she wanted to buy one. Some random fucking cunt lunatic sees this 11 year old girl and old man going to buy Obama soda and starts railing about how "he's not even president and he's never going to be president and he's a socialist" and all sorts of nuttiness. My dad sad he and the several people in line behind him were just stopped dead in shock. My child pretty much blew it off. I'm still miffed. I'm trying to figure out how to write a scathing letter to the editor of the local paper that would be polite enough to get my point across, but I can't think of a nicer way to describe that woman.
Also, someone stole our 1st Obama sign. The one it took me forever to get because none of the Obama campaign offices had any. Luckily, my neighbor is a union guy, and he had a bunch. So we had a new one up right quick.
No line for voting. At all. So that was cool. But our voting stickers are cheap - some cities, particularly Detroit, had faboo I Voted stickers. I'm a little jealous.
Still smiling that Obama is going to be sworn in in 10 weeks. I can't believe it.