Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Liberal FAIL

This makes me look like such a fucking idiot, I don't even know why I'm writing about it. But it did make Mr. FGD almost pee his pants laughing at me (damn gun-toting republican) that I figured I may as well just embrace my idiocy.

So, as some of you know (e.g. my Facebook and Twitter friends), yesterday I went to vote. I've been a registered Dem for the past 13 years. Or so I thought? After I signed in (uh, they never checked my ID....Nice), I went over to my little polling machine (with my LGBT-friendly candidate sheet in hand, of course) and started scrolling through candidates I didn't even really recognize. And for some weird! reason, NONE OF THE NAMES WERE SHOWING UP ON MY LGBT-FRIENDLY VOTING GUIDE.

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I looked up at the top of the sheet, and it said REPUBLICAN something something something (I glazed over after I saw the word REPUBLICAN). So silly me kept flipping through the pages thinking....hmmmmm....maybe the Democrat section is after this?

Yes, thank you, I already acknowledged my idiocy. Let's keep going.

As a side note, I will say that Tom Campbell, a Republican dude for Senate who came out again Prop 8 was on my lovely Republican ballot, and I did take a second and vote for him. Not that he won, of course. (Fuck you, Carly Fiorina)

Anyway, back to my fucktardness. So I scroll through all the Republican pages, get to the Ballot Measures, vote on those and think, huh. Is the Democratic section at the end? This is so weird!

So I keep going, and then I get to the review & submit section. At this point, I realize something is probably wrong, but I'm soooo embarrassed that it took me this long to figure it out that I just review my votes and hit submit.

It wasn't until I was walking out that I looked down at the "access code" sheet they handled me to login to vote, and realized that under "Party," it said Repub.

So, there you have it, my gun-toting husband wins. I'm a Republican.

12 Comments, shout outs, and other gold diggin' love:

weezermonkey said...


Ams said...

Oh noooooo... that's terrible!!

Tameka said...

Chagrin. I will still associate with you. Some of my best friends are Republican.

Serendipite said...

I am actually a registered Republican. I did that on purpose so I could vote against the biggest Republican A-holes and try to keep them from getting to the main election. Once I get to the Big Show, it's Democrat (and sometimes even more liberal) all the way. I also was able to vote for Tom. Too bad it didn't make a difference.

So, did your gun-toting Husband do this to you?

dapotato said...

oh dear. i'm registered non-partisan, so i was REALLY confused at my absentee ballot.

wan said...

the hub and his entire family are all republicans to the core. it makes gatherings sometimes incredibly uncomfortable for me, but i just sit in the corner and stuff my face. i'm registered as "independent" and just vote according to what makes sense to me.

FIL thought it would be hilarious to send me a subscription to the limbaugh letter a few years ago. i've been getting republican bullshit in the mail ever since. i always have a ball tossing it right in the trash.

10yearstogether said...

That freaking sucks. I'm sorry. I know how important voting LGBT friendly is to you.

Bev said...

I was going to say what Serendipite was strategy, right??? Right? And you did vote LGBT-friendly (I'm typing in the dark, so that came out KGBYT), yay! Think of it this way, the Republicans need more people like you. :)

ssinca said...

H+P, my friend! carly scares the shit out of me, I really hope she gets her ass handed to her in nov.


Winnie said...

Ouch :(

On the other hand, I like seeing that most of your commenters are democrat or independent :)

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Wait - are you in California? I don't think there was a Democratic primary in a lot of the races (I may be looking even stupider now) -- but I'm pretty sure that there was only a Republican primary because the Dems already have their candidates (a lot of them are incumbants, i.e. Boxer)

I don't know... I do know that I got a Republican ballot so that I could have some say on the election, like Serendipite. I didn't have to register Rep to do it.

amber said...

I know lots of folks that register for the opposite party to vote against the best candidate in that party. So see, just blame it on strategy. Or should I say "stratergery." ;)

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