I voted here in California yesterday. What had already got me and Republican friends pretty steamed was the way the Conservative candidates were always listed on the ballot way down at the bottom of each category. Every one of them.
I always walk into my voting place in a sour mood because I know I’m surrounded by liberals who I believe haven’t given much thought to the choices but just know “Democrats are nicer.” You know the stupid drill. Provisional Ballots also get me steaming, too… It’s not fun for me to vote, let’s face it. But I almost always do.
All that to tell you about the surprise of PAMELA! Pamela was the first person by the door when I walked into the auditorium at Brockton Elementary School, my voting precinct. She took my name, had me sign, and handed me the ballot….she added “By the way, make sure you look at all the pages before you vote, some candidate choices are on two pages and you want to see them all before voting!”
I thought “Good thing she said that because my candidates are ALL on that ‘next page’ and I know that’s planned so many Conservatives don’t even see them.” I voted with that on my mind, struck by how she felt that important to mention.
I went back, turned in my ballot, and told her I thought it was good she said what she did….and added (I held my breath hoping I was right, or I’d feel even WORSE at my precinct!) “Did you mention that because ONE PARTY is always at the end of the list?” She raised her brows and said “I SURE DID!” My heart skipped a beat!
“So are you a Republican?” I whispered to this Black precinct worker. “I’m an INDEPENDENT,” she said, which I figure is “Yes, I’m a Republican” in code if you are working liberal West L.A.’s precincts! And if you’re Black! We chatted a while about how Democrats are so pro entitlements, I mentioned how self confidence and feeling proud of our successes are things of the past, and she told me she had to quit working at a university because she couldn’t take the snowflake mentality! I was glad it wasn’t busy at the time I voted so we could talk.
SO, PAMELA and I had a great time! Me, especially…..I am speaking to a Conservative Black precinct worker…oh HAPPY DAY! I said “I’ve gotta hug you!” She got up and hugged me like a VICE…and for a long time! She said “you’ve just GOT TO HAVE HOPE!”
As I skipped out of that precinct to my car, I thought “And Pamela, you just gave me MORE HOPE THAN YOU’D EVER IMAGINE!”
And darned if a Republican, John Cox, won’t be running for governor in November in California! Here in California, we now have a ridiculous thing I call a non-primary primary where everyone votes for any party….so it was expected it’d be Newsome and Villaraigosa, but NO…Cox did very well! Miracles happen! You have to have HOPE!
BUT HERE IS THE BEST NEWS!
“California Democrats have been denied their supermajority in the state Senate, in a key vote that means Senate Democrats won’t hold the two-thirds majority needed to pass tax and fee increases. Democrats temporarily lost their supermajority in February when a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct resigned. They likely would have gotten it back in a special election in August. But then they lost another seat on Tuesday, when voters in an Orange County district recalled Democratic Sen. Josh Newman from office over his vote to raise gas taxes last year. Former Republican Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang won the seat. The development comes amid other good news for the GOP in the Golden State Tuesday.”