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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:18 PM

Damn. I goofed, and mom voted for a republican, or two.

Well, I hope it was only one. She voted Biden for President, but apparently someone put a bug in her ear about the need for "checks and balances" in government, so (and yes, I damned near threw up) she voted for a republican John Cornyn for Senator.

Ironically, she was ranting about how evil republicans are after I mentioned how Biden would need the Senate to make any real headway, so I almost missed it when she said something about "checks and balances." Huh?, I managed to say after my heart dropped into my lower intestine. "You got to have checks and balances," she said. A moment or two passed before I remembered to breathe. I asked "How many republicans did you vote for, mom?" She said "Well . . ." When my mom says "well," in that manner, it's her way of saying she's out of steam and can't really explain herself. She's over 70 and got an 8th grade education in rural Texas back when Texas was loathe to spend resources on educating black people.

I couldn't be mad at mom, but I could be angry with myself. I had preached to my cousins about the importance of voting down ballot and I spoke to my uncles and aunts, but I thought mom was a sure fire straight ticked Democrat.

"Just one," she said. "Maybe two, I think."
"That's how they hurt Obama, mom. Republicans fought tooth and nail when they were in the minority in the Senate, and they essentially shut progress down when they got the majority."
My words sounded kinda hollow at that point. The election was over, and I kept telling myself it was only one vote. I kept thinking, though. If "they" convinced my mom and her circle of friends and relatives, that's more than just a few votes.

I remember hearing McConnell or Graham or one of the other evil f*cks talking about checks and balances a while back, and I thought little of it. They were simply switching gears to limit republican cross-over votes. Silly me didn't consider that it would be an effective way of getting Democrats to cross-over.

Live. Learn. Fight.

Peace

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Reply Damn. I goofed, and mom voted for a republican, or two. (Original post)
OneBro Nov 2020 OP
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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:36 PM

1. If it makes you feel any better, Cornyn's race wasn't even close.

Your mom's vote wouldn't have made a difference.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:09 PM

2. Danke'

At some point I'll circle back and ask "How did they get to you!"

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:30 PM

3. Dang it! It's a work in progress.

Good one. This made me chuckle

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