O.k., I know we're ALL SICK UNTO DEATH about the election, and politics and yadda yadda yadda. I've not been overtly political online, but I've been obsessively following the presidential race, as well as the races in my area. I'm a sucker for information and I often find myself dreaming that I live in a land of The West Wing, where we're all walking and talking and postulating and gesticulating and making policy decisions and learning about stuff and hanging out with Jed Bartlett. Man. Wouldn't that be awesome?
It would. Shut up.
Anyway, I honestly don't care who you vote for - I mean, obviously I want you to support my candidate
but I truly don't care - I just want you to go vote.
Because what the fuck? How lazy are you? Sure, I know, you think your vote doesn't matter, and politicians are all the same, and you can't change the system and blah blah blah. I get it. I've heard all the arguments. I'd LOVE IT if the revolution came and it wasn't televised, but in the reality we have now, we are a theoretically participatory democracy.
So go participate.
Why would you shirk your responsibility? We Americans are some of the laziest fuckers in the history of people. We can foment regime change simply by casting a ballot, but so many people think it takes too much time and the lines are always long and they've got better things to do. For fuck's sake, for a group of people who will get up to wait in line at 4:00am the day after Thanksgiving to get the latest Flagellate-Me-Elmo, we can't set aside an hour or so out of our day to go and be a good citizen?
What the fuck is wrong with you if you can't take that much of an interest in what's happening in your world?
This is probably not the usual type of Get Out The Vote glad-handing any campaign would want, but I don't care. I'm embarrassed to be part of a group of people who think nothing of lining up for hours to get a good seat for the last Twilight movie [sweet god, is that OVER YET?] but can't get their ass to the polls to make sure that their interests are represented.
Do the right thing. Go vote. You'll feel good about yourself AND you get a sticker. Everybody wins.