Who’d You Vote For?

So who’re you voting for?

Umm, Obama.

So you’re a Democrat.

Uh, no.

Well, you’re voting for Obama.

Technically, I already voted. And yes, I did vote for Obama. But I don’t consider myself a Democrat.

Well you voted for one.

Yeah, but that doesn’t make me one.

Well, if you didn’t vote for McCain then you’re a liberal.

What? That doesn’t make any sense.

Sorry, that’s just the way things work.

Yeah, but I’m not a party-line kinda guy. I find blind party affiliation intellectually lazy.

Well, the world is much easier to understand if you simply act according to your role within said world. You voted Democrat; hence, you’re a Democrat. Get with the program.

Well, there are some Republican policies I agree with, and there are some Democrat policies I agree with. It’s just that I think Obama is a much better choice for the country than McCain, which is why I voted for him. In 2012, the Republicans might have a stronger candidate than the Democrat candidate, which will mean I would vote Republican.

<sigh> One more time: you vote Democrat, you’re a Democrat. You vote Republican, you’re a Republican.

But that’s just fucking stupid.

No, that’s the way of the world. Live with it.

<sigh> Fine…I’m a duh…deemmm…demmmmooo…..Look, I can’t simply force myself into a slot in which I don’t fit.

Oh, I get it now. Sure. We get this all the time. That just means you’re supposed to vote Nader, and we throw your vote into that trash can in the corner. Isn’t representative democracy fun?

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