If taking one good look at the Clown Car doesn’t give you a big enough reason to vote in 2016, here’s 8 more reasons why you can’t afford to sit this one out…
As we watch the Republican party fall further and further into the dark abyss of insanity, it is important to remember that there are significantly more of us than there are of them. And the crazier and further to the right they go, the more their numbers will continue to shrink. So then how do these lunatics continue to get elected? One answer. Dems get lazy and don’t show up to vote.
So if you need a little encouragement and motivation to get yourself to the polls next November, here’s just a few important reasons why you must vote in 2016….
1. The Supreme Court
By the time the next presidential term is over (January 20, 2021) the average age of the court’s nine current justices will be 75. If Justices Ginsburg, Scalia, Kennedy, and Breyer, who are the four oldest members, stuck it out for another two terms, their average age would be nearly 89. Just imagine for a moment what it would mean if a Republican President from the current Clown Car were to seat four new members of the Supreme Court to go along with Roberts, Thomas, and Alito! The damage that court could do to our nation would be beyond disastrous.
2. Climate Change
Most Americans now agree that climate change is a real thing (71%) and caused by human activity (69%)…most sane Americans, that is. The Clown Car, on the other hand, still insists that global warming is nothing more than a Liberal hoax. So if a Republican wins the White House, there will most certainly be no environmentally friendly legislation passed or even considered. If you care about the planet, or about leaving your children and grandchildren with clean air and water, then you simply cannot afford to sit home on election day.
Education is another area where the two parties drastically differ. If you show up and vote, you will be assuring things like affordable higher education for all Americans, college loan reform, money allotted to help poor performing inner city schools, a holistic approach to education from pre-school through college, and a dedication to improve our public school system, just to name a few.
If you stay home, you are guaranteeing things like No Child Left Behind, the Bible being taught in Science and History classes, all education standards being set at local levels, increased college tuition to keep up with the free market, and a core belief that all public education is Liberal propaganda.
4. Discrimination and Bigotry
President Obama has done A LOT in the areas of Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination. But if you stay home on election day, you can bet that things like The Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell‘, all of the work for gay rights and gay marriage, The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, The Violence Against Women Act, and The Civil Rights History Act will become a thing of the past. Republicans will gladly trample over all of Obama’s hard work in these areas and replace them with Freedom of Religion laws.
5. Health Care
A Democrat winning the White House in 2016 will ensure that all of the good parts of Obamacare will remain intact, and the bill itself will be greatly approved upon. If you stay at home, The Affordable Care Act will be repealed, and we will either go back to the old broken system that we had before or we will be at the mercy of whatever crazy idea that the Clown Car comes up with–which will undoubtedly improve the lives of the 1%, while keeping everyone else at the mercy of corrupt insurance companies.
6. The Economy
There is no denying that President Obama has turned this economy around and saved us from the brink of a Great Depression. Keeping a Dem in the White House will keep us on the path we’re on and continue to allow the economy to grow. If you decide not to vote then you are allowing the Republicans to return us to the days of trickle down economics….and we’ve already seen how well that always turns out…..the rich will get richer, and the rest of us will be fighting to keep our heads above water.
7. Every Vote Matters
If you doubt this one for even one second, I have just two words for you. Hanging Chads.
In 2000, George Bush won the presidency over Al Gore by getting 271 electoral votes out of the 270 needed. The presidency came down to a recount in Florida, and had the courts not stepped in, it’s certainly possible that Gore could’ve won the state and, thus, the White House. As it turned out Gore did win the popular vote by 543,816.
And just remember, you have to cancel out your teabagger brother-in-law’s vote!
8. So You Can Complain With Integrity
If you don’t vote you can’t complain.
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the people and burn their behinds, then they will have to sit on their blisters.” – Abraham Lincoln