There is a term “seeing red” which is defined as a state of irritation or annoyance. Here in the east metro we have been seeing a lot of red these days with the campaign signs for Senator Ted Lillie.
Red is an attention color saying “look at me.” When I see the Lillie signs I get the look at me message loud and clear. But while I get that message the signs actually give me the “seeing red feeling” of irritation and annoyance.
These signs make me “see red” as they remind me of his support of using tax payer funds to defend the sex scandal related to GOP then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. I “see red” as they remind me of his vote to end the Homestead Tax credit.
I “see red” as I recall how he violated state campaign finance laws by using taxpayer money for partisan campaign literature. I “see red” for his use of educational funds to balance the state budget.
I “see red” when I remember my emails the Senator did not respond to. I “see red” when I remember the meeting I attended with other concerned citizens from the religious community when he was too busy to give us more than 5 minutes to discuss issues of the poor and vulnerable.
Each red sign reminds me of the day that he failed to show up for a scheduled meeting at his office with members of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender community from Woodbury. I “see red” with each sign as I remember the note I left him at his Senate office that he did not acknowledge.
Every time I see a red “look at me” Senator Ted Lillie sign they make me “see red” and remind me exactly why Senator Lillie is not going to get my vote.