abc15 (1)
free counters We welcome newcomers!

Remember: if you participate with us, please link to and mention us in your post.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

R is for Right to Vote



The Election is over in the United States and we aRe moRe than Ready to move foRwaRd? Even though Republican Running mates Romney and Ryan did not win the Race, I am hopeful that our countRy will eventually find its way to a conseRvative RecoveRy. I was pleasantly suRpRised that the State of West Virginia went Red this time. I am veRy pRoud that our state is not divided like some states. I just wish that we could lose the electoRal college and come up with a betteR pRocess.

Did you exercise your right to vote?



48 comments:

  1. http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/abc-letter-r-relatives-rooster-roast.html has a bit of fun reminiscing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Absolutely I voted. I think we are living in troubled times and need every available avenue to make our voices heard. We need shorter campaigns with less money thrown around!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree, Kate. We also need many more debates. Also, I didn't even KNOW there was a Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, on the presidential line until I saw the ballot.

      All parties deserve the same exposure. We need campaign finance reform for REAL! Amy

      Delete
    2. I wasn't aware of the Green Party as well.

      Delete
  3. I always exercise my right to vote in my country. I am very glad Obama won. We love the guy here in the Netherlands.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Rose - I'm surprised that you're surprised about WV, which has not voted for a Democrat in a Presidential election in any year starting with the number 2.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Roger, based from what my other half told me (I am not into politics), WV has always been a blue state but then again, he was away for twenty years of serving in the Navy so you are probably right.

      Delete
    2. Must point out, pundits say Wisconsin was "red" last time and is now "blue," but no state is either one or the other. Every state is and must be considered its own hue of purple. In fact, on election night, hangin' with the lefties downtown, I wore a purple shirt to symbolize that.

      Delete
  5. I think it is good that we are all able to exercise the right to vote. I was thrilled with the outcome of the presidential election, although I was disappointed that NC went red this time. I was so happy in Pres. Obama's first race when my state of NC went blue. I think being able to disagree respectfully is important so I'm happy you were happy about WV and how they voted even though I'm very relived and very, very happy that Pres. Obama won and Romney lost. Cheers, Carver

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I respect your preference, I am glad that you are happy with the result.

      Delete
  6. Yes, I did indeed exercise my right to vote! However, many here in Rio Rancho were not able to-the county totally blew it on not having enough polling places and enough voting booths-lines were miles long and the wait for many was over 4 hours. Many gave up and did not vote as a result. Our local results are still being tallied, so those who thought they won their race last week are now realizing that that is not the case!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Paula, I feel your pain. This was voter suppression in its boldest style. Hope your local races work out all right. Amy

      Delete
  7. Am living here Roger, but still a Dutch citizen. Yet, I followed the elections since the results effect me just as much as an American! That comment from Paula Scott and someone from Facebook were in a similar slant, which gives me a flicker of hope.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm traveling...ugh..but looking forward to linking up with all of you! A new meaning to home away from home!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I voted and have since I was 18...but this year I was very dissapointed with the campaigns and the results of the election. I love this Country and will support and pray for the Pres. even though I don't agree with his policies.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are on the same page Ms. Wanda.

      Delete
    2. Wanda, I voted for the president, but I prayed for George W. Bush and always pray for all world leaders. It's nice to hear this type of mature opinion. We all need to get active now, rallying for our causes. I even included a link for getting phone numbers and addresses of all national elected officials in the process notes of my poem! Thanks, Amy
      http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/11/13/rejoice/

      Delete
  10. My candidate won and I'm relieved. But something has to be done about the voting mechanics we've seen in the last few elections. Waiting in line to vote for 2, 4, 6 hours is insupportable.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. See my comment to Paula. It's voter suppression... and in Oakland, I'm not surprised. Amy

      Delete
  11. I have exercised my right to vote and rightfully so and am relieved that it is over. Now our country can recover.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Mine is call REJOICE! but I think it more rightly should be called RELIEVED. I'm sick of the whole process. The electoral college, the hype of expensive conventions... we could have put all that money toward covering children's health care this year. Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/11/13/rejoice/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I totally agree with you Amy. Those millions of dollars spent during the campaign and election process is ridiculous!

      Delete
  13. I enjoy this site very much and I am sorry that you chose to make a political statement on what is normally a fun and artistic place. I have noticed that people are only upset with the electoral college when their candidate loses. The President won both the popular vote and the electoral vote for the second time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am sorry that you feel that way, I do believe that it is just a timely topic for the letter this week.

      Delete
  14. I also think that this is not the place for political debates. Statistic wise 90 % of the whole world is happy that Obama won. And all Europeans countries too, I agree with Reader Wil, in Belgium we love Obama too I followed the News in Italy and Germany !

    ReplyDelete
  15. Glad the Republicans failed and Really hoping Obama will be Radical this time around!

    ReplyDelete

  16. For a minute, with all the politics, I thought I was on my Facebook account! The USA is so dichotomized as a nation, we are no longer able to have political dialog. R is for a request to be Reasonable and Responsible.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Of course, I voted! As I've told my kids, if you don't vote you forfeit the right to complain if the result is not what you wanted. Personally, I was happy with the result. If we could change something about the process, I'd get rid of the Citizens United decision. The founding fathers are probably rolling over in their graves.

    ReplyDelete
  18. America had had an election?
    lol!
    Great introduction to R! Very lively comments - don't you just love ABC Wednesday!
    Thanks so much
    Denise ABC Team

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha, I know that's why I chose to post something about politics because I know this would get a lot of reactions.

      Delete
  19. Yep ~ voted ~ thanks hosting this site ~ it is wonderful! (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am so happy the elections are over as well. It's tiring to listen to all the negativity throughout the process. This year was especially bad with smear tactics. I make it a point to vote because of the many women before me who fought long and hard to give me that right. The states are so divided right now; I really hope some "purpling" will happen soon.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I strongly believe that everyone should vote, it is often those that don't who complain!

    ReplyDelete
  22. yep glad it is over too! Voting is very important in our family and am glad that my children also feel it is their duty as well as their right.

    Happy Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am so relieved it is over. I was so tired seeing political campaigns and other stuff, it's sickening to watch it over and over again.

      Delete
  23. I did vote! I'm praying that in spite of the election results that we will go forward as a country having freedom of religion once again.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Your point is well taken! As a Canadian, I didn't get to vote this time, but it is Really high on my list of priorities whenever new government officials are elected here.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Voting is our fundamental right and duty. I never miss voting in my country.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Very best of luck for your President and your country! Hats off to all sorts of good views about voting here!

    All the best. xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. Everyone in India rooted for Obama and whoohoo He won!
    Now only if someone will care to explain an politically ignorant me why it was important for him to get elected.

    We have elections next year and I will vote for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  28. wow, better late than never? guess I fell out there, for a bit, but I'm back for today at least! looking forward to seeing what you all have been up to!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Being from WV, I was totally surprised to see they carried Romney/Ryan, too. I guess they are still sore thinking about the Dems threats of taking away their gun rights. A major no-no! Of course, being conservative I totally get the value of our second amendment and definitely don't want Big Government stepping on my toes. It would be so awesome to see our country leaned toward a unified conservative movement of getting this nation back on track, but I think the selfishness of many are keeping this from happening. Thanks for visiting!

    ReplyDelete
  30. WOW,I'm REALLY late this week but I still wanted to join in. We were desperatley disappointed by the election!!!I'm afraid that the debates have just begun over all the changes that are due to start in the near future.
    YES WE VOTED>
    Ann

    ReplyDelete