Thursday, November 15, 2018
The Age of Incompetence: Election Recounts
By Chuck Marshall
I'm so confused.......
Here in Florida we have an official recount going on for three candidates from the midterms. The Agriculture Secretary, the Governor and the Senator. I'm not going to get into too much detail about who the players are or what the problems are at the moment because it's such a predictable bore. Just keep in mind this is a consequence of our two party system where we have grown adults acting like 4 year old children and the incompetence of most anything the government does is glaringly obvious.
In reference to my last blog regarding the fact that some people should just NOT VOTE., I have to point out that one of the issues includes re-counting the ballots where the person who did the "filling out" didn't follow instructions. For example, they mark an x instead of filling in the bubble so the machine cannot read the ballot. If I filled out a standardized test in grammar school or a final in college where I marked and X instead of bubbling in the proper answer then I would have missed the question because I didn't follow instructions. If you can't follow instructions properly - given that there are all manner of volunteer "helpers" there to instruct you on the complications of bubbling in a ballot- then you should not be voting. That's the hard, cold reality of life as an adult. If you don't follow instructions then you "got it wrong" and consequently you lose money, you lose the job, you don't get what you want. We all must deal with this harsh reality-- try again next year ! Because of these "instruction challenged people" here we sit as our "so called" leaders squabble over how to recount people's wrong answers ! What a colossal waste of everyone's time and energy because people can't bubble in a ballot. As always, incompetence thrives in our times.
Who benefits ? The media conglomerates with their nauseating and hysterical breakdown of the current "controversy", a feast of incompetence for the incompetent and their viewers..... In My Humble Opinion.