posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 11:09 AM
I never thought this
My mom (a Romney fan) and I went to the polling place. The wait felt approximately as long as the line for a semi-popular ride at Disney World during
busy season. But none of this mattered much, because I was eager to add my vote for Gary Johnson.
In the line, I arranged a day out with my mom tomorrow. We would have a great time. Today would be a good day too. Vote for Gary Johnson, go home, get
some coffee, relax.
But it wasn't to be...
In the car after we were done voting, she asked me if I voted Republican, and I told her the truth without thinking.
She-- blew-- UP.
She said some pretty creative things that I didn't think a person would ever be inclined to say to one's own daughter.
"You are so stupid"... "I feel like I have a traitor in my own home"... "I asked you to do this ONE THING for me"... (For a few minutes I thought she
was going to kick me out of the house.) Her biggest rant was that I just wasted my vote, and that I basically gave one to Obama.
I made the point that a vote is only wasted if it's for someone you don't believe in. I also mentioned sadly that this election has divided everyone
like no other, family member against family member. She scoffed icily at everything I said, and continued on to say that she never even heard of Gary
Johnson at all... and then that I knew nothing of politics and couldn't possibly make an informed decision...
I'm alone in my room now. I'm kind of scared of how she'll act towards me. One thing's for sure, our nice day out tomorrow is probably called off.
I wanted so much to make the point that this country is based on freedom, and that includes the freedom to vote for who I want. But it wouldn't have
made a difference.
edit on 6-11-2012 by EllaMarina because: (no reason given)