I'm getting old enough to have noticed; not that I'm that old or that it's that hard, that MIDTERMS FUCKING MATTER!
If President Obama has in some ways disappointed you well; every president will unavoidably disappoint everyone, and if that be a glib truism than let us make the most of it. As for me I am generically 'conservative' enough to accept that sometimes one needs to support the least bad. If you find the thought of supporting the least bad to be less than inspiring then; well again I am both generically "conservative" and "old enough to say: 'Inspiration? Fuck that shit! Either buck up & grow up or watch fucking Star Wars if you want inspiration!"
With that in mind: Nebraska's midterm primary is on Tuesday. My Democratic ballot will have perhaps a dozen total names for all contested offices and I should need no more than forty seconds to fill it out. But I'm doing it. Because I am a better citizen than you; and there's coffee.
Truly, the one "meaningful" choice before me on Tuesday would probably be the state senate race in my district. (North Lincoln; generally puts lefiish-Dems in the officially nonpartisan Unicameral.) I'm leaning towards Adam Morfeld in that one, but I could easily change my mind and go for James Bowers instead.