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If you don't vote, you don't get to bitch about the outcome.

sigh I am very concerned about the future of our country, and about the outcome of this election in particular. Reading statements from folks who are actually on a ballet somewhere that say stuff like "If I'm elected, my entire goal while in office will be to see Obama not get reelected" makes me so helplessly angry. Now, look, I'm not Obama's biggest cheerleader. He's made some good moves, he's made some bad moves, he hasn't explained his reasoning very well so the American public can't see the big picture towards which he operates. (He doesn't seem to get the fact that most Americans can only see about a foot in front of their own noses and are mostly focused on the contents of their own wallets.) But to publicly state that your whole purpose for running for office is to make sure that nothing gets done in the next two years is fucking criminal. Not only should these people not be elected, they should be arrested and possibly jailed for treason against their country. How dare you be so divisive when we're in real trouble as a nation. How dare you.

Bipartisan-ism is killing this country. It shouldn't be about who's in charge, it should be about doing the best for the American People, you know, the VOTING PUBLIC. I look at the state of our public schools, at my Aunt with Parkinson's and her husband with severe diabetes who are already benefiting from the healthcare bill championed by this administration and would be kind of screwed without it, at this 2.1 million dollar mansion that my republican essentially-tea-party bosses are building, and I despair for the possible results of today's election.

So please, whatever your belief system, whatever your feelings about the economy/gay marriage/the healthcare bill/abortion/taxes/*Republican Catch Phrase of the Day*/etc.: Vote. Vote because it's the only way for our small voices to be heard amongst all the bipartisan screaming. Vote your conscience and vote for whoever you believe will actually make a difference instead of just gumming up the wheels of our flailing "democracy."


eta: Your Misha Collins themed Unicorn Chaser

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Date: 2010-11-02 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I heart Misha and his dad!

I agree that people should just shut up if they aren't willing to exercise their 'voice' by voting, but I also hate that politicians spoil politics.

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Date: 2010-11-03 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I just want to hang out with his whole family. They seem like Neat People. ♥

Politics is a dirty word. Government is not. *nods* At least the anti-masturbation "But I'm Not a Witch" woman went down. I understand the impulse not to vote when you don't like any of the candidates, but really, politics has been about choosing the lesser of the two evils for as long as I've been alive. The only time this hasn't been true for me was when Obama ran. I believed in him (still do to a point) and it was an amazing feeling the night he was elected. *sigh*

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Date: 2010-11-14 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wonder what his son's first word will be.

I agree, it was a pretty amazing thing when Obama got elected. There was kind of hope for the rest of us that the US could become a positive icon again.

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Date: 2010-11-15 08:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee, me too! ♥

There was kind of hope for the rest of us that the US could become a positive icon again.

Yeah, if we could dump all the teabagging Republican rejects into Boston Harbor. *sigh* It's a scary time to be a thinking American.

But enough of that! MORE MISHA!

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Date: 2010-11-21 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Did you see his latest stunt? LOL

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Date: 2010-11-22 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The tree or the proposing to the Asylum attendee? ♥

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Date: 2010-12-05 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The tree. I hadn't heard about the proposing. LOL

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Date: 2010-11-08 09:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

But. Yes. What you said. Stuff needs to be done and we need sensible people to get on and do it and stop bitching and moaning at each other. Politics makes me sad and angry.


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