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Election Choices

These are some of my choices for the election:

I’m not voting for the candidates for either major party for President or Senator. I didn’t vote for the major party candidates when they were elected before, and I refuse to lower my standards.

I’ll vote for the Democrat for Congresscritter because he is the best of a bad lot.

For local offices I’m voting against every incumbent, because they don’t believe in government, and it shows in their lack of competence.

None of the amendments to the state constitution is worth voting for, as they either help special interest groups or weaken local government.

I am voting to increase the millage for the Ocean City-Wright First District because they provide good service and are up against a funding wall because of fallen home prices. I want house fires put out, so it has to be funded. This isn’t an immediate increase, but it makes any necessary increase possible.

I’m voting to retain all three Supreme Court Justices. These votes are normally non-partisan but this year the Republicans are urging people to vote against retention so the Fraudster-in-Chief can appoint new justices. Scott has enough to do finding replacements for all of the politicians who have to resign, or are removed from office for their illegal and/or immoral conduct. I don’t want to consider what kind of appointments the CEO of company hit with the largest Medicare/Medicaid fraud fine in history would make. I prefer the boring, middle-of-the-road, no excitement Florida Supreme Court currently in place.

It is a crowded ballot, so people who haven’t looked at it in advance are going to spend a lot of time wading through it. If you just vote no on all of the amendments you will get out of the voting booth a lot quicker.


1 Steve Bates { 11.02.12 at 3:41 pm }

On my ballot, all of the propositions were either to remove dead wood from the city charter or to offer bonds for things we sorely need… cops and firefighters, parks and maintenance, libraries, schools and repairs, and maintenance of the waterways that keep our assets from washing away, etc. There are certainly plenty of grumpy old men to say “get off my lawn” when bonds are offered for anything other than a new sports arena (three, I believe, in the last 20 years); I figure there had better be some sane folks to direct some money to stuff we really need.

As you probably anticipated, I voted almost straight-‘D’ … “almost” because there were a few dozen down-ballot races that had no Democrats running and a GOPer and a Green running; I voted for the Green on those just to annoy the inevitable winner.

2 Bryan { 11.02.12 at 4:43 pm }

The constitutional amendments almost all dealt with the property taxes that finance local governments which are already in trouble because of lower assessed value of property. They are trying to centralize all of the power in state government. They are also trying to politicize the judiciary while preventing it from acting as a check on legislative excess. Add in their attempt to steal money from local school districts with vouchers, and you have a picture of state assault on local control of any portion of government power.

It is all part of being ‘business friendly’.

I don’t vote for Republicans, even if they say they are Democrats, which is common around here.

3 hipparchia { 11.02.12 at 10:29 pm }

I’ll vote for the Democrat for Congresscritter because he is the best of a bad lot.

yeah, i know what you mean, though i’m considering essentially voting ‘none of the above’ in that race. i’m voting against all the amendments, and and now that you’ve confirmed my suspicion on this score, i’ll definitely be voting to keep the supreme court as is.

for the rest, greens and socialists and any democrat who looks like they might be a member of the democratic wing of the democratic party.

4 Bryan { 11.03.12 at 1:12 am }

You still have some Democrats over in Escambia County, but they don’t bother to run in Okaloosa.

Hell, even my local libertoonian newspaper got their knickers in a twist over what the Repubs are trying to do to the court system. They hate it that there are limits on their power.