Each year in the middle of the Academy Awards, the progressive festivities come to a screeching halt with the obligatory introduction of the “vote tabulators” from Price Waterhouse Cooper. Two stiff-suited, FBI-looking gentlemen walk onstage carrying a briefcase, smiling awkwardly at the cameras and are talked about as if they’re holding the Holy Grail. I mean seriously–Lord help us if anyone happened to read the wrong name for that acting trophy—can you imagine the uproar? Remember the 1992 Oscars when Jack Palance supposedly incorrectly read Marisa Tomei’s name? The folklore surrounding the story—true or not–still looms around Hollywood.
Even reality shows like American Idol and Survivor now have high profile accounting firms tabulating their votes in order to ensure everything’s on the up-and-up.
Yet when it comes to presidential elections, where are the Price Waterhouse-types? Where is the top security ensuring our American vote tabulations are counted correctly—and where is the outrage when there are allegations of fraud?
And since we’re searching for outrage, what about the fact that Mitt Romney got zero votes in 59 precincts in Philly and zero in 9 precincts in Ohio? Doesn’t that sound a tad, I don’t know, mathematically impossible? Or for all you TV addicts, can you imagine if Shawn on Dancing with the Stars got zero votes and was booted off the show?
I’m at the point of curmudgeon-ness and pessimism that I believe If Mitt Romney had an awesome singing voice or if he had been up for an Oscar instead of president, maybe people would be as upset as we Conservatives are that there were so many “oddities” surrounding the election.
America, it’s time we get our voting priorities in order on both the Left and the Right. Even progressives should want to win “fair and square” and not hear “you cheated” every time an election takes place. Can you imagine the outrage and the immediate call to action by the Left had the election ended up in Romney’s favor with allegations of voter fraud? By now they would have already organized an entire army of Price Waterhouse-types to take over the elections!
We all need to step up and get involved NOW in cleaning up our American voting process and I promise, as editor of PolitiChicks.tv, that I will do everything in my power to help facilitate this.