Wednesday’s presidential debate has launched us into a national orgy of excuse-making. On Thursday the media were all making excuses for their president’s abject and humiliating failure. On Friday various persons were making excuses for having voted for the guy. (“Oh, I knew he was totally unqualified to be president! But I was so afraid of Sarah Palin…” That’s what happens when Democrats try to think.)
Here now are some of the excuses people have volunteered to me for not voting for Romney… which I think is the same thing as voting for the communist community organizer who hates America and is trying to wreck it.
1. “I’m not going to vote at all because there is no righteous candidate that I can vote for.” Hey, Ace, do you realize what you’ve done? You have decided to let the unrighteous decide who rules over the righteous. Think that’ll turn out good?
2. “I’m not voting because Republicans and Democrats are exactly the same.”
When he wrote his famous Dictionary, Samuel Johnson defined “pastern” as “the knee of a horse.” (It’s the ankle, BTW). When a woman asked him why he wrote that definition, he replied, “Ignorance, madame–pure ignorance.”
Admittedly something happens to Republicans when they go to Washington, particularly if they have been elected to the Senate. But when it comes to the differences between millions of Republicans and millions of Democrats, only pure ignorance can back the assertion that they’re all the same.
3. “Well, I’m voting for that great and wonderful third-party candidate!” Again, pure ignorance–no clue as to how a president is actually elected. In 1992 Ross Perot became the most successful third-party candidate in my lifetime, racking up (if memory serves) some 15% of the popular vote and boosting Bill Clinton into the White House through the bathroom window. Now, that’s a lot of people voting for Perot–but guess how many electoral votes he got?
None! Zip, zero, nada! We have a two-party system and there’s no way anyone from the Green Party, the Vegetarian Party, the Libertarian Party, or the Face on Mars Party will ever be elected president.
4. “I’m not voting because the globalist puppet-masters control everything that happens, and nothing I do will make the slightest difference.” This is a posture of radical despair. The good thing about it is that it totally absolves you of any responsibility as a citizen. And of course, the globalist puppet-masters want you to think like that!
Well, that’s enough of this depressing topic. If you’ve heard more creative excuses for not voting, please share them below.
As my old sixth-grade teacher used to say, “Excuses are the patches in the garment of failure.”