Last night they pre-empted Heroes for some wierd SNL skit.
Today I've stayed away from the TV, the power switch is in the OFF position.
Elections are always depressing, especially when they don't go the way you voted.
The only time I didn't vote was during the last (2004) presidential primary election when it was necessary, because of federal court decission, to declare a party affiliation in order to have your vote count.
This year the Top 2 primary system the citizens in the state of Washington voted in after the Supreme court said our open primary was unconstitutional allowed us to vote without declaring a party affiliation plus the candidates don't have to either. The US Supreme court found the top 2 (WA & LA) constitutional.
I refuse to declare for a specific party regardless of the candidate and I've never voted a straight party ticket in my life. I've always considered people who vote for only one party, regardless of the candidate, as having a lemming mentality.
Straight Democratic ticket = lemming.
Straight Republican ticket = lemming.
Mixed ticket = some actual thought went into who each candidate is and what they stand for. I'll vote against any candidate that is not an avid supporter of the 2nd Amendment, regardless of the party. Afterall, if you lose the 2nd Amendment you lose the power to retain the rest of them.