Steel City Cowboy

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Already?! Geez.

Okay folks. I thought it would take longer than this, but it's already starting to happen. The election hasn't been over for two whole days and already supporters of Mr. Obama are showing their weakness. Scratch that -- they're not mere supporters, they actually cared enough to go out and canvas for him (btw, that's something I wish I had done now)! So, they were like super-supporters. Well, they were until they started this crap. Now I guess we'll have to call them "former supporters."

Anyway, they're whining about not getting paid for the work they did. And that the line for getting paid is too long and is moving too slowly.

Here are some quotes from the linked article (hit the post title for the link):
"Still that's not right. I'm disappointed. I'm glad for the president, but I'm disappointed in this system," said Diane Jefferson, temporary campaign worker.
Personally, I think the reporter should have called her "temporary hero," but we can deal with that sort of lack of enthusiasm later.

Anyway, another:

"They gave us $10 an hour. So we added it. I added up all the hours so it was supposed to be at least $120. All I get is $90," said Charles Martin.

"I worked nine hours a day for 4 days and got paid half of what I should have earned," said Randall Waldon.
Come on, people.

Come. On.

You all need to examine the way you're thinking about this, and about the tiny little bit of negativity this casts on Mr. Obama. Unacceptable. Get with the program.

Since you don't seem to be the swiftest (and I would never say that about anyone with the proper purity of vision and thought), let me lay it out for you:

Your attempts to use things like "math" and to disguise your critique of Mr. Obama as just being "disappointed in the system" are nothing more than distractions from the real problem, which is that you should probably undergo some kind of licensed, professional evaluation. Look, if Mr. Obama says that you earned a certain amount of money, that's just the way it is. Be happy about it.

And think about this: you got to help Mr. Obama win! That's something I can't be happy about this time, because I didn't help. But I will next time. And then we can be happy together, which is the most important thing, no?


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