I’m only going to make one post election comment.
On Tuesday I sat at the polls all day as an election inspector. At about 9am the local Democrat and Republican parties collaborated and brought coffee and donuts to all the polling stations in our town.
They worked together and did something good.
It was a joy to see so people actually getting out and voting. We had about a 30% turnout which was piss poor in the district I was working. I live in a fairly small town. I knew a lot of the people who were listed in my ballot books. I’m very unamused by the fact that some of the mouthiest Facebook politicos didn’t turn out to vote.
I didn’t read posts on the day or night of the election. I was working the election for 16 hours and I was burned out by the time I got home to be honest and I just needed to sleep. I woke up on Wednesday to some true ugliness and it’s sad.
On Monday I was friends with you regardless of who you were going to vote for. I was friends with you if you did or didn’t like Indian food, if you rooted for the Giants or the Cowboys, if you liked snow or if you didn’t like Star Wars.
I have been deleted by two people I thought were friends on Facebook in the last couple of days. Other than posting how to check where your polling place is and reminding people dates for registering to vote and to vote, I stay off political commentary. I’m assuming I was deleted because I had followed a few candidate pages. One has posted on his page that he was removing all intolerant assholes from his friends list. The irony is kind of beautiful actually!
My point is this. If you voted on Tuesday, I’m proud of you. If your candidate did or didn’t win, I was your friend yesterday and I should be today. The two local parties worked together to do something good yesterday and we can do that every day.
Treat each other with respect and kindness and be the change you want to see in the world. I want to see your usual posts about life, families, fun and food! Tell me what you’re having for dinner please not alternate crowing or griping!!