Saturday, October 06, 2012

Just Say No to Kesha

A local Houston TV station had a news item yesterday about a local congressional race. It seems that the Democratic nominee is running against a Republican incumbent and she hasn’t a snowball’s chance in H-E-double hockey sticks of winning.
Gee. No kidding.
Here in Red Texas this news item is about as interesting and unique as a dog bites man story.
Oh but wait, there’s more, the Democrat in this case is Kesha Rogers and she wants to impeach Obama for all of his high crimes and misdemeanors.
Like being a puppet of Elizabeth II.
Like ending the space shuttle program.
We here in the Fighting 22nd as Texas Congressional District 22 is lovingly referred to by some have experienced The Kesha before. She was the nominee in 2010 also and got trounced. In that election I wrote a blog post about how to vote a straight Democratic ticket and then go back and deselect Kesha Rogers. So I was mildly amused to read in the KHOU piece that “Democratic activists considered launching a campaign telling people to vote against her, but they worried confused voters might cast ballots against other Democratic candidates with similar names.”
The article went on to say that the current plan is to encourage straight ticket voting.
One way that one could look at that strategy is that no one expects any Democrats to win any of their races so go ahead and vote straight Democratic because sending Kesha Rogers to congress is never going to happen.
So despite my blog’s  moniker I refuse to give in to this kind of pessimism. Every time I go in to vote I go to cast my ballot for the winner and then go watch the returns on MSNBC, fully expecting my candidates to win. That this happens only rarely doesn’t change things. If I thought my candidates would probably lose I probably would just give up and not vote.
And so again I am casting my NO on Kesha vote by deselecting her from my straight Democratic vote. Heck, this year I might go ahead and vote for the Green Party candidate.


PDiddie, aka Perry Hussein Dorrell said...

"Heck, this year I might go ahead and vote for the Green Party candidate."

Good choice.

Just so you know, there a couple of Greens running statewide that don't have Democratic opponents (SCOTX and RRC). They are worthy.

My best source for who's what running for which is the Texas Tribune brackets.

Rhymes With Right said...

Given that Democrats have decided for the second election cycle in a row that Kesha is the best they have to offer up against the incumbent, what does that tell you about the futility, fecklessness, and shallowness of the bench in CD22?

Hal said...

Yep, Greg, it's an absolute fact that this year the Democrats couldn't bring in a Washington DC insider who hadn't set foot in the district for years and years. Maybe next time.