It is important to exercise your civic duty and vote tomorrow. Please think long and hard about for whom you cast a ballot. We have President Obama, who inherited an economy that most economists said would take 10 years to recover. Obama also had to fight a group of lawmakers who colluded to not pass any of his legislation-even if they originally sponsored it. Is Obama perfect? No, we shouldn’t expect a perfect leader-just one who does his best for ALL of the country.
Then we have Romney, a remarkably flexible man who has twisted himself into so many knots to fit a narrow-minded, reactionary, ill-informed group of followers and actually is in a close race. Romney is a vulture capitalist-who benefits from the misery of many others. He used his church to hide taxes through deductions, and he is the textbook definition of a sociopath. Smooth exterior, only HIS needs matter, and he really, really needs to be President. His dark side is just below the surface when he doesn’t get his way-and he always gets his way, regardless who he hurts in the process.
Romney’s Vice Presidential running mate, Paul Ryan, is a privileged person who has only worked for government his entire life-the same government he wants to dismantle. He wants no social safety net, no Social Security, Medicare, food stamps, welfare, no minimum wage, environmental protections, and no work place rules for worker safety and protections. Ryan does, however, want to micromanage lady parts. No birth control, no abortions-even to save the life of a mother- will be allowed if the Fetal personhood bill he wrote is enacted. He also has redefined rape. Rape is rape, I thought. I didn’t know it is only forcible rape if you fight back. Never mind if you were slipped the date rape drug and got raped. Guess what? You didn’t fight back, so it wasn’t forcible rape.
Since corporations are people(as all good capitalists believe) then I suggest that all mergers be regulated like they want to regulate human people’s sex lives-only male and female companies may merge. Any corporation takeovers must be defined as hostile only if the company put up a good fight. Have the clergy who supposedly control peoples’ souls and eternal salvation browbeat them into doing your bidding. There is nothing like spiritual blackmail. Scare your flock and tell them they must vote republican to save their eternal soul. Employers are also telling their employees to vote for the republicans-or they will lose their jobs. Then we have the whole voter suppression and shady undertakings by republican operatives. Ballots being thrown out(Virginia),polling places with hours cut(Florida), even though people have to wait hours in line to vote, a hostile partisan Secretary of State(Ohio), who is throwing out provisional ballots without proper cause.
Obstruct the sitting President to ensure he loses a second term
Be a chameleon and become the candidate that whatever group you are talking to wants.
Pick a smarmy, egotistical frat boy who walks out on interviews if asked tough questions
Have a very vocal subgroup of knuckle dragging; misogynist men-and the insane women who agree with them-dismantle a woman’s humanity. Reduce all women to uteri and how many babies are birthed, and threaten them that a wrong vote condemns them.
Use emotional blackmail-perfected during the Inquisition.
By all means make voting extremely difficult for anyone who may vote democratic, and if that fails, then cheat.
I feel like we have lived this before, but I realized it is like a real life John Grisham thriller. We have dark and shadowy behind the scene puppet masters(Koch Brothers), a compliant group of drones to carry out their evil mission(Republican governors, senators, congressmen), and a woefully ill-informed populace who had been deluded by talks of socialism, Muslims, gay people indoctrinating your children, and who believe the earth is only 9,000 years old. I guess we cannot fight stupid, but stupid has morphed into bat-shit crazy!