I was hassled Tuesday night as the kids and I were leaving the polling place.
handing out the Republican sample ballot asked me if I needed one. I declined (note: I also don't take
the Dems sample ballot. I work in politics and policy and do my homework before
I get there. I resent the implication that people are too stupid to know how to vote if left to their own devices. Of course, most people are, but I digress...) and she said she was surprised I wasn't a Republican because of the boys and that good mother would care about their
future. I replied that I did care about their futures and that's why I vote for
responsible energy, environmental, and job policies. She began yelling after me
as the boys and I walked through the parking lot. Sheesh, what the fuck lady?!? I showed up to vote in a freakin' primary.
This prompted a ton of
questions from Batman about whether he was a D or an R. I told him that we are
all Americans but that Republicans and Democrats want the government to help people in different ways,
just like our friends who go to different churches because they support GOD
differently than we do. He pressed again whether he would grow up to be a Democrat or a Republican. I said that I very much hoped he would be a Democrat, because that's what Mommy believes, but I will still love him if he were a Republican (but maybe not if he's an asshole that yells at people outside the polling place.)