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Tomorrow’s election will see me voting for two Democrats. That’s the first vote I can remember casting for a Democrat since we first moved to the San Antonio area in the late ’80s. At that time, our local (D) state legislator had a 100 percent rating from the NRA. We later moved to a much more rural county. Our candidate for county commissioner this time is a complete grifter (I know him personally). He is the only local candidate who actually has an opponent. I’ll make a protest vote for his Democrat opponent (who is a decent guy).
On local issues, there likely won’t be much difference in their decisions but I want the local party to see bigger numbers against someone I see as unfit for the office. The same goes for our Texas agriculture commissioner, another all-hat, no-cattle politician.
I really, really hate voting for someone with a “D” behind their name, but I can’t see any other way to express my discontent. And I was very involved in the primaries at the local level, so it wasn’t like I didn’t try. The fact is, I know that my vote won’t make any difference in the outcomes, so maybe that makes me insincere.
I still plan to grit my teeth and check the box for the two D opponents. We have had Republican Party domination here for a long time and this is the inevitable outcome – all the grifters know which party to use to get elected.Published in