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Mesa, Ariz. Woman Runs Husband Over With Her Car for Causing Obama's Re-election

Seriously:

Mesa resident Holly Solomon thinks it’s her husband’s fault that President Obama was re-elected last week, because he didn’t vote. Not only does Solomon, 28, have a thorough misunderstanding of our nation’s electoral system, she also ran over her husband with her car because of this, according to Gilbert police.

In an e-mail to media, Gilbert police Sergeant Jesse Sanger says the argument started in a parking lot Saturday morning over Daniel Solomon’s lack of voter participation. “According to Daniel, Holly believed her family was going to face hardship as a result of President Obama’s re-election,” Sanger says.

Witnesses told police that there was a lot of yelling before Holly Solomon hopped in her Jeep, and started chasing her husband around the parking lot.

Her husband tried to use a light pole to shield himself, and Solomon drove around the light pole several times as she continued to yell at him. Eventually, her husband made a run for it, but Solomon hit him, pinning him under the car and on a curb, according to police.

Daniel Solomon’s currently in critical condition at a hospital. Holly Solomon was booked into jail on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault, and there are no indications she was impaired by alcohol or drugs at the time, according to Sanger.

At the risk of sounding like a cold cynic, voter outreach: you’re doing it very, very wrong.

But in all seriousness, I wish I were shocked this happened. But after the insane demonization of Barack Obama by right-wingers, I’m more shocked something like this didn’t happen sooner. In a strange way, it’s sad that she was so convinced her family was going to face hardship that she had such an extreme reaction to her husband not voting to stop it — not that his vote would have prevented Obama’s re-election or ensured Arizona’s electoral votes went to Romney, which they already did. And she did this, according to police, stone-cold sober.

Holy hell. I feel like there’s more to this story.

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Twitter is flat-out killing me right now… neo-cons are having a goddamn meltdown. 

They don’t seem to get that Obama’s foreign policy is actually uncomfortably close to their own. It’s up to us to keep the pressure on regarding drone strikes, kill lists, civil rights, and the PATRIOT ACT. 

Fuck “Who is John Galt?” BS. Who is Bradley Manning, President Obama?

Twitter is flat-out killing me right now… neo-cons are having a goddamn meltdown.

They don’t seem to get that Obama’s foreign policy is actually uncomfortably close to their own. It’s up to us to keep the pressure on regarding drone strikes, kill lists, civil rights, and the PATRIOT ACT.

Fuck “Who is John Galt?” BS. Who is Bradley Manning, President Obama?

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motherjones:

Elizabeth Warren: Are you asking me if after a year and a half here, I am more attracted to coming to Washington?

David Corn: That’s one way of putting it.

Warren: That’s one way of putting it. Yes, that, or I can stab myself in the eye.

Corn: Is that a no?

Warren: It’s my view about Washington.

That was Elizabeth Warren speaking with MoJo’s David Corn in 2010. Someone please keep the Massachusetts Senator-elect away from sharp objects tonight.

Oh yes.

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This is why your vote counts. Right here. In Wyoming, we’ve had local races decided by less than five votes. State and local measures affect you directly. 

We have a mill levy for a public bus system in Laramie that serves the elderly and students primarily, but is open to the community at no cost. Think that should continue? Hell yes. But it won’t if people don’t vote for it.

Rumor has it there’s a presidential election. There’s local stuff too. Don’t bitch your vote doesn’t matter. It particularly does down-ballot.

This is why your vote counts. Right here. In Wyoming, we’ve had local races decided by less than five votes. State and local measures affect you directly.

We have a mill levy for a public bus system in Laramie that serves the elderly and students primarily, but is open to the community at no cost. Think that should continue? Hell yes. But it won’t if people don’t vote for it.

Rumor has it there’s a presidential election. There’s local stuff too. Don’t bitch your vote doesn’t matter. It particularly does down-ballot.

Filed under election 2012 vote politics all politics are local election gotv gotmfv