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It really ticks me off when I see these “progressives” who declare they won’t vote for “the lesser of two evils” and will vote 3rd party.
I really just want to shake the crap out of them and scream, “look around knuckle-head! The right-wing fundementalists who have, for years claimed Mormonism is a cult sure seem to have no problem with the lesser of two evils thing now that push has come to shove.”
Those staunch defenders of “real Christianity” may not have wanted the cult member they got for a nominee, but they’ve been quick to jump on his bandwagon while holding their noses.
Because they want to win, and even if it means they have to reveal their hypocracy by dancing with the devil they will do it. They want—need—to install their regressive social agenda on America to validate their bigotry and superiority.
So if you pull that lever for someone other than the lesser of the two evils, don’t try to tout your “sticking to my principles” as something to be admired.
Because sticking with your principles is only righteous when it does no harm. A republican win will do untold harm to those you claim to support.
I’ve set the heat about as low as I can. I really don’t mind wearing a sweater in the house during the cold weather. I got used to doing that when we were a young, married couple with kids. Most people we knew did the same thing.
I guess I never really thought that I’d be doing it again in my senior years. But then I don’t think anyone tends to think that far ahead really.
Granted, the chill seems to seep a little deeper into the bones at this age, but you do what you must to stretch the income to at least keep pace with the outgo. And that, unfortunately, gets a little harder to do with each passing year.
I saw in the news they’re saying SS checks will go up by 1.7% starting in January. They said it’s the smallest increase in (x) number of years. Actually if you count the 2 years we got nothing that’s not strictly true, but any more it seems close counts in more than just horse shoes and hand grenades. Considering the sale price on a gallon of milk in my area just went up 3.6% I’m not thinking that 1.7% increase is going to do much for the bottome line.
My greatest fear at the present is a GOP win in this election. When I look at how little the republican party thinks of people like me (you know—us “taker” types) the future looks pretty disasterous if Romney is sworn into office in January.
Oh yeah, I hear Mittens and Lyin claiming all those “beneficial” changes they plan on making “will not affect anyone over 55”, but how can you trust anyone who will bald face lie even when the truth would do just as well? OK, in their case the truth wouldn’t do as well, but it would still be kind’a nice to hear just one honest statement or see one honest action from them.
I’ve done what I can—cast my swing state vote early for the Democrats. The end result will be known next week. Then I’ll know if I need to crank the heat down a bit more and wear two sweaters AND thermal underwear, or if I can keep that thermostat at almost as far down as it can go.
Ohio resident here.
I swear I may stab my ears with a pencil if I have to listen to 1 more lying piece of crap Romney ad! One lie after another after another.(
5 Romney ads (each one containing at least 1 lie) in one commercial break on CBS. I really feel like vomiting.
Tuned into the Weather Channel to keep an eye on Sandy for a big part of the day. Wave after wave of political ads for Mittens with his weaselly voice announcing, “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.”
Of course he does! Each one contains at least one blatant lie. And we all know Mitt Romney approves of lies.
A concise summation of the foreign policy difference between Mitt Romney and President Obama in one simple sentence.
Life consists of choices, large choices—small choices. Choices have consequences.
Funny thing. Sometimes the choices that other people make have a bigger impact on our lives than than the ones we make ourselves.
There is a choice to be made this November 6, and the results of the choice made by millions of Americans on that day will have a resounding effect on each individual in this country, rich and poor, young and old, straight and gay, voter and non-voter.
If the republicans win American looses. It’s just that simple. There is no other way to put it.
The rich will get richer. The middle class will dwindle. The elderly, the children, the poor, the LGBT, the POC will suffer. Women will be on their way once again to second class citizenship and mothers will watch as their children are slaughtered in another unnecessary GOP act of aggression in a far off land.
These are the consequences we face with a Mitt Romney presidency.
I may not be a political genius, but I do have enough years of experience under my belt to recognize an egocentric sociopath when one is paraded in front of me.
I will cast my vote for Obama this election. It will be negated a hundred-fold just by people I know, but cast it I will.
Unlike other election years, I will also vote for any person with a “D” beside their name regardless of who they may be. And all those positions I see each election in my area that only have one candidate and that candidate is a republican? I will NOT give them a vote.
The party of fear—the party of hate—the party of war deserves no consideration. The GOP has become so radicalized, so phobic, so cruel. I have nothing but scorn to give you.
You have trampled any in your own party who lift a voice of moderation.
You have pandered to the bloviators of the so-called “Christian” right whose only gospel is virulent hatred for any they consider to be “the others”. You have aided and abetted them in corrupting the faith. And they have aided you in your quest for power and domination.
I have seen your blatent lies, innuendo and half-truths convince people around me, people who I once respected, that compassion is an evil to be destroyed.
I will make my voice heard at the ballot box. Win or loose, I will not be silenced.
Beginning Monday my television will be providing me nothing but network programs. I rarely watch network television.
But, thanks to another rate increase from my cable provider combined with some unexpected (and may I add, unwelcome) automotive, vet and human medical expenses, a choice had to be made.
I bet the Mitt Romneys of the world have never had to make those kind of choices.
Come to think of it, from the kind of remarks I see and hear from republicans in general, you would think not a one of them ever had to make those kind of choices.
Which only goes to prove that republicans really are dumb enough to vote against their own best interests. Either that or they are gullible enough to be convinced that they are all immensely wealthy.
For many years I held a great deal of respect for evangelist Billy Graham. I didn’t always agree with him, but still he seemed, at least on the surface to be less hypocritical than the smarmy bunch who found it to their advantage to jump into the television money pool.
I no longer feel that respect. I have learned he can lie and connive like the best of the worst.
To endorse a candidate that you considered a heathen cult member right up to the moment of that endorsement—to scrub your website of those cult references as soon as that endorsement becomes public?
No, Mr. Graham, you have just sullied the reputation for honesty that you had so carefully crafted, and shown your are in fact, just as sleazy as those who followed in your footsteps.
I wonder Sir—do you think Jesus is proud of your duplicity?
I’ve got to admit to being a little scared.
Scared for myself. Scared for my country.
I avoid television news. Actually I’ve been avoiding television period for the most part because I can’t handle the mis-leading Republican backed political ads that flood my swing state’s air waves. They make my stomach churn, and I finally realized they have helped create in me an almost visceral hatred of the GOP and its agenda. Not a particularly good thing considering most of the people I know are members of that particular political brand.
No matter how I try, I can’t totally avoid the news, the polls. And what I’m hearing is frightening.
Romney making headway. Romney pulling even. Romney ahead.
I’m like everyone else. The first thoughts that cross my mind are, how would a Republican win affect me?
Retired. Dependent on a Social Security check to keep a roof over my head and food on the table. Dependent on Medicare to help me afford my health care requirements.
I know I am considered one of those “takers” who must somehow be transformed in the Republican view of America. I suppose I should take heart in knowing that I am one rung above those truly reprehensible welfare queens and kings that demand food and shelter as though they actually deserved those luxuries.
At least the GOP is willing to pretend they don’t actually intend to make my life more difficult than it already is. They have their rote set of lies all lined up in a row and can reel them off at the drop of a hat about how they are the only ones who can “save” Social Security and “rescue” Medicare. Two programs that they have fought to eliminate from their very inception, they now claim to be stalwart supporters who would never, NEVER take away from poor vulnerable senior citizens.
Yes, I’m afraid for myself and others like me on a personal level.
And I’m afraid for the country I was born and raised in as I watch the power hungry robber barons of the 21st century stoke the anger and fear inherent in the minds of religious conservatives. Convincing them that Jesus was a schmuck who had that whole “caring for the poor and sick” thing totally wrong—that prosperity is the highest reward of the virtuous soul.
That he who has the most toys when he dies wins.
Letters from right wing, mega buck Republican CEOs threatening employees with job loss if Obama wins re-election.
And thanks to the Citizens United (Corporations are people too my friends) ruling this voter intimidation method is perfectly legal.
This election season has taught me one thing.
I don’t know near as many Christians as I once thought I did.
OMG, we are so far in debt!
We must cut our income immediately, said no sane person ever!
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