Like Wayne, this is my first blog ever! I am a sixty one year old Teamster Truck driver who since the 1960’s has been a Conservative. I am a Vietnam War Vet and like to speak my mind. I would like to let everyone know about a phone call I received this past week.
I got a phone call from a pollster who asked me if I was going to vote in the November election.
I said, “Yes”.
Then they asked if I:
Strongly support Barack Obama
Moderately support Barack Obama
Lightly support Barack Obama
Or do I
Strongly support John McCain
Moderately support John McCain
Lightly support John McCain
I said I strongly support John McCain and there was a long pause.
Then the voice said, umm”
She then said, “Is this Mr. Kolopsnski?”
(She could not pronounce my last name right, but Polish names can be tricky).
I told her you got the name close enough and yes, this is he.
She then said, “You are a Teamster right?”
I said “Yes!”
She then said, “You do know that your Teamster union has endorsed and is supporting Barack Obama?”
I said, “Yes I do and I will tell you what, you can take the Teamster president and ten of the toughest teamster members and tie me up and drag me to the voting booth and try to force me to vote for him and I would not vote for him!”
She hung up on me!
In the America that we live in, everyone should be able to vote for who they want and no union, group or individual should make you vote for someone you do not want to vote for.