Another Election Over

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Registered: 09-07-2000
Another Election Over
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Wed, 11-07-2012 - 4:23pm

Regardless of who won, I knew I would be glad when it was over.  I've been staying away from Facebook because I'm hearing there's a lot of negativity out there.  I took Ian and Lucy to vote with me yesterday.  I always take the kids to vote, but this was the first time where Ian was actually interested in the process.  He wanted to see the ballot, see the candidate names, and watch how I filled it out.  He helped me put the ballot into the box and was full of questions.  We forgot to get our "I voted" stickers, but that's OK.  There wasn't much of a line either, but that might be because we went after school.

How was your experience at the polls yesterday?

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Registered: 07-26-1997
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 7:23pm

Dh and I absentee voted. So not sure how it was at the polls in our area. I am so glad it's over. Not in favor of Obama. He rubbed me the wrong way. But at least no more ugly ads and phone calls.

 

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Registered: 07-26-1997
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 7:23pm

Dh and I absentee voted. So not sure how it was at the polls in our area. I am so glad it's over. Not in favor of Obama. He rubbed me the wrong way. But at least no more ugly ads and phone calls.

 

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Registered: 09-07-2000
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 10:06am
Yes, we got hit with a lot of horrible ads in the mail. They waited until a week before the election to send them out (all local candidates, it seems). I've heard from a lot of people that the sudden appearance of the negative ads worked against a lot of the candidates, and I believe it. Some were just too much.
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Registered: 08-26-2000
Sun, 11-11-2012 - 10:46pm
Glad it's over. Sorry for the way it turned out. DH and I got to our polling place before 6 a.m. (when they open) and there was already a line. By 6:15 we were done. The line had doubled or tripled by that point. Went to Mass on Wednesday feeling especially defeated. My good priest always knows what to say. The readings that day were very appropriate. http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/110712.cfm Our priest started off by noting that he was glad he lived in a country where there change of government happened in an orderly fashion and not by military coup. Then he said that whether we were happy with the way things turned out or not, we must always remember that we are citizens of Heaven first, and citizens of this country second. He spoke about the cost of true discipleship (pick up your cross and follow me) and said that we could expect to suffer in this life if we truly work and live for peace and justice. He mentioned how if society is sick, it is because we are sick. For there to be a change, we need to first start with the person we see in the mirror in the morning, and then go from there. He ended by saying "Be not afraid. The Lord is with us." All things being equal, I felt better when I left than when I got there.

 


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