Posts tagged ‘elections’

August 21, 2012

A message for anyone who’s thinking about voting Republican

To anyone who is thinking about voting for Romney/Ryan, or any other Republican this season, largely on their economic plans and rhetoric on fiscal responsibility and without regard to their other policy stances, I have a message for you:

Wake the hell up.

To have an idea of what will really happen if Republicans win a majority of the contests this year, we need only look back to the midterm elections only two short years ago. The “Tea Party-backed Republicans who stormed into the House and into state legislatures around the country promised to focus on jobs and fiscal responsibility,” much like they are doing this year. But once elected into office, their true MO becomes clear:

1. Attacking abortion and women’s rights

2. Attacking evolution and trying to push religion back into schools

3. Attacking Obamacare and the very notion of cheaper health care for everyone

4. Attacking gay rights and same-sex marriage

5. Disenfranchising as many voters as possible using voter id laws, specifically to win elections

Absolutely none of this has anything to do with job growth and economic recovery. In fact, pushing these policies often comes at the expense of the more pressing economic problems we face.

The point is this: the modern day GOP has no other way to grasp the more general class of voters needed to win elections than by focusing on the poor economy. But all their other agendas often go against the majority of these voters. Somehow, they’re able to convince people that if you vote for them on this one issue, then they’ll be fine with not pressing all these other issues that would make them look bad. They’re trying to do it again this term, and if it works, it’s going to result in the same bullshit.

Don’t let them keep winning with this strategy.

June 13, 2012

Bribery by Another Name

Sheldon Adelson donates $10 million to Mitt Romney.  (h/t Daily Show)

American Politics is officially a joke.

June 5, 2012

This is why I hate American Politics

$63 million has been spent on the Wisconsin recall election.

The 2012 Presidential Election is going to cost approximately $6 billion.

Even in 2010, a non-presidential election year, $3.6 billion was spent on all federal elections.

In American Politics, there are no financially responsible politicians.