It’s the day after mid-term elections. Ballots have been counted and deemed official. There is a challenge for a recount in a Senate race in my state, but those rarely overturn initial results. We’ll see how that pans out.
The campaigns, on many levels, were ugly. The aftermath sort of feels like the day after some kind of worldwide, catastrophic event.
To me, that “I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I” rhetoric is counterproductive. It tells me these candidates don’t have much to say about themselves so they have to disparage their opponents. It’s sophmoric.
Despite the school-yard banter, early numbers indicate that voter turnout was significantly higher than pervious midterm elections. Based on what my friends were saying, they were angry and were fighting back the best they knew how – with their vote.
Results didn’t satisfy everyone, but now Congress is split – Senate, Republican; House of Representatives, Democrat.
If our legislators were childish before, it’s only going to get more contentious leading up to the Big Election in 2020. I can’t wait (sarcasm emoji inserted here.)
I’m counting the days, nay, the hours before my mailbox is inundated by campaign junk mail and spam touting the excellence of X candidate for Y office.
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.” William E. Simon
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What to do:
Using “decision” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.
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