Sunday, October 17, 2010

Why Democrats should vote on every election

Democrats have been called every name in the book when it comes to politics. They have been accused of being spineless and not engaged. They have been called socialist and intellectual (as if that was a bad thing). They have been called ineffectual and big spenders and have been accused of raising taxes.


Intellectuals: Democrats are intellectuals because they value a solid education that will allow them, and their offspring, to mingle effortlessly with the rest of the world. This can be taken as a fact and rejected as the insult it has become.

Spineless: Democrats don’t want to polish their guns and declare violence against offensive behavior. They like to reason and meet in the middle. If that makes them spineless so be it, because people who value an education are repulsed by violence, racism, and aggression.

Big spenders: Democrats are very likely to spend tax payer’s dollars on education, job training and creation as well as health care benefits.  Republicans on the other hand don’t think twice about blowing trillions of dollars on wars, contractors, oil companies and obsolete weaponry.

This may very well be a tie depending on how we look at it, however, one could argue that social investment is more profitable in the long run that destruction and genocide.

Engagement: To hear the pollsters, Democrats are sitting out this mid-term election and yet, everyone I talk to is voting early and for democratic tickets because they can’t stomach another 8 years resembling the previous administration.

On November 2 we will find out if this is true or just another lie to discourage people from showing up at the polls. Perhaps the best way to counteract this mind game is by quietly, intellectually, and efficiently proving this to be wrong.

When President Obama stated clearly in his many speeches “I can’t do it alone”, it is unlikely that he expected those who elected him to shrink the democratic stronghold in Congress and the Senate during the mid-term elections.


It is an accepted notion that Democrats have always been on the side of human beings and Republicans on the side of corporations. In times of prosperity there was room for corporations to milk the constituents, but in today’s economic climate, balance must be restored for the good of the people and not the benefit of corporations.

For those who scream “I want my country back” (presumably all the way back to the Middle Ages or Revolutionary days), Democrats need to continue on a path of “Taking our country forward”, presumably towards the 21st century where the rest of the industrialized nations happens to be.

If Democrats want to become on par with industrialized nation, they should NEVER skip an election; Local elections matter and vetting everyone running from dog catcher, to city council, to mayor and governor MATTERS.

If Democrats want to maintain their VALUES of social fairness and equality, they should NEVER miss an election.

If Democrats want their children to learn facts and truth, they should NEVER miss an election.

If Democrats want to avoid seeing unqualified candidates polluting the airwaves, they should NEVER miss an election.

If Democrats want to prove that they truly believe in a better future while improving the present, they should NEVER miss an election.

If Democrats want to stop the idiocy of treating elections like a football game with clear losers and winners, they need to VOTE because the future of our country is not a game, it is a very real and serious situation that demands clarity, maturity and well though through objectives.

It takes intellect and reasoning to move forward because any jackass can destroy, but only people of good will can build a strong and healthy nation.

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