I'm glad VA has easy-access early voting and that people have 6+ weeks to vote and I wish it was even easier for people everywhere to participate in politics.— Matt Glassman (@MattGlassman312) September 18, 2020
But standing in a long line to vote 45 days before an election is a truly ridiculous form of virtue signaling. pic.twitter.com/TjQriVIIhc
You can show up anytime in the next 40 days, starting this afternoon, and get no line. Showing up this AM is a decision *to* stand in line. And that's fine! People are enthusiastic! More power to them!— Matt Glassman (@MattGlassman312) September 18, 2020
But c'mon, it's pretty funny.
Or even the idea of "virtue signaling":
People are voting for democracy Matt. They see fascism right around the corner and feel an anxiety about getting started sooner than later. No virtue signaling involved.— The Elites (@elites_the) September 18, 2020
Maybe the problem is you. Besides, there's the counterpoint:
I wonder how many people saw that picture or the video it is screencapped from? A million maybe? Maybe a lot more than a million?— John Pijanowski (@John_Pijanowski) September 18, 2020
All of those people could spent 90 minutes canvassing for votes tomorrow, anyway. And how many people who see this picture, or a video, are thinking "Damn, now I want to go vote ASAP!"? Even one would be one more, and about as effective as canvassing.
People pointing out "virtue signaling" in others are usually doing it themselves. That log in your eye, man; it's really pretty damned easy to see, ya know.