|Rodents of Unusual Size - 2013-08-19 |
oh and this
|Bort - 2013-08-19 |
That's what a 41% turnout rate gets you, in a year when you know there are a whole lot of Teabaggers scrambling to get into office.
In 2010, three out of five people who knew Walker was trouble, couldn't be troubled to vote. I wonder if we're going to be any collectively smarter this time around.
The formula's pretty simple: vote for whoever can beat the Republican in the general election (probably a Democrat), and the rest of the time, try to improve the Democrats / Independents. Despite what the kids will tell you, a great many Democrats and Independents genuinely want do do what's right for their constituents and their country, and are amenable to reason. That doesn't necessarily mean they will agree with you, though.
Here's a video of Barney Frank trying to talk sense to some supporters of single payer:
All they seem to be able to hear is "sellout" and "traitor", no matter how much sense he makes.
Props and kudos to you, Scrimmjob. Over in Ohio, I voted to keep Kasich out of office, manned a phone bank in the weeks leading up to the election too. Seems Ohio and Wisconsin are in a race to the bottom, to see which state the Republicans can fuck up faster.
I voted for a piece of shit president twice that stood by and watched amused as almost every Southern state governor lived out a Confederacy COSplay LARP all over the Constitution without saying a word.
The parties aren't the same, they are differently garbage.
Hillary's first speech better start with a sincere apology to Democrats, or I'm punching the first person that says I should have voted. America is not amusing, and its politics are offensive. The earth is sliding into darkness, and this country's slot machine democracy is not a solution, not even close.
I will gladly punch back anyone childish enough to think that because one candidate in one office didn't hand deliver them a their own personal unicorn, everyone should give up on democracy forever.
When it is Voting Day, my dad makes sure that he's one of the first people to vote in our district, and he'll also make sure to call me up to remind me to vote even if it is a primary and I'm only voting for one candidate who running unopposed.
We are Democrats from Kansas, and if I don't vote, he doesn't let me hear the end of it. You vote on Voting Day or you shut the fuck up and get chewed out.
Thanks Dad. If I am half the man you are, then you have raised me well.
"The parties aren't the same, they are differently garbage."
Even if it's that simple, I still have my preferences when it comes to garbage. Stacks of newspapers neatly bundled with twine are far preferable to garbage cans overflowing with diarrhea and used tampons.
With the Democrats, the problem is that they brought us the ACA but it doesn't provide quite enough coverage and it's not as good as single payer. With the Republicans, the problem is that their version of healthcare is to make a woman pay for the coathanger herself. Which problem would you rather deal with?
|Gmork - 2013-08-19 |
My, look at all the acne-riddled, fat, white-moustached beer receptacles with guns and badges.
There's a little Ernst Rohm in every brownshirt (there is so much to go around).
|infinite zest - 2013-08-19 |
Oh.. the last 30 seconds made me cry. I got my mom that same "Wisconsin Mom" shirt. They got me a "Fuckem Bucky" shirt. Fuck em up, AARP!
|Spaceman Africa - 2013-08-19 |
For a second I thought my favorite singer had done something bad.
|cognitivedissonance - 2013-08-19 |
Rome gets the Emperor she deserves.
|samstein - 2013-08-19 |
I am glad to be done with school. Teachers are so obnoxious.
|SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-08-19 |
Remember when Tommy Thompson was the right-wing douchebag who couldn't make things any worse? Those were the days...
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