Monday, November 3, 2008

There is nothing more to say; go vote for best people; here is my list of who I will be voting for

Thankfully, this mind-numbing nightmare of mostly nonsensical and biased political experts and media outlets of the past two years is almost over.

Please, trust your own common sense, faith and the circumstances in your life and those of your neighbors in casting your vote tomorrow for president, Congress, the state Legislature and state referendums.

And remember, your vote counts.

That point was made to me after I watched HBO's movie "Recount" last night about the Florida vote in 2000.

For me, for the record and not tell you who to vote for, here is how I will be casting my ballot:

PRESIDENT: Sen. Barack Obama. And unoffically his wife, Michelle, who will be the greatest First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt.

CONGRESS: Anyone other than Marsha!Marsha!Marsha! Blackburn.

Anyone who would not support House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh and Gov. Phil Bredesen -- both Democrats -- in cutting $600 million from the current state budget from programs to help the most vulnerable, particularly those on Tennessee's Medicaid program, TennCare. Tennessee has the worst fiscal situation in the nation, shows statistics from The Wall Street Journal.

NOT IN MY DISTRICT, BUT IF COULD VOTE FOR THEM: State Sen. Diane Black, R-Gallatin. She is a great lady, a former nurse and helped us fight the governor's TennCare cuts in 2005.

Congressman Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, the only true progressive Democrat in Tennessee running for re-election.

State Sen. Kay Hagan for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Incumbent Liddy Dole has run a campaign of hate against immigrants in the state. Morally, she deserves to lose. She, Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Michelle Malkin and their ilk must be routed from the American political system like a virus before more of this nation's citizens are sickened in division, fear and hate of one another.

WISH THEY WERE RUNNING: State Rep. Frank Buck, the most honorable man I have ever covered in politics. He is retiring, after serving as one of the few watchdogs against the powers-that-be in both political parties.

Please vote. And may the best people of both political parties and ideologies (or better, no ideologies) prevail.

May God continue to bless the United States of America through its people who are moved to act for the greater good of us all.

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