Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Just do it

"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Words are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests." Gore Vidal, writer, playwright and political commentator 

OF THE 200 and some quotes I've added to my posts, I haven't repeated any, but I make an exception for this one by President Roosevelt because there's no way to say it better: protect your right to vote by voting. I also feel duty bound to share the second quote because I am hoping that you will not "solemnly vote against (your) own interests."

Here's my crib sheet:

— If you're a woman, vote for Obama. Romney will not protect access to and Federal assistance for contraception, mammograms and breast and cervical cancer screenings. He also thinks that if you become pregnant from rape or incest, or if your life is in danger from pregnancy, you should be required to continue the pregnancy.

— If you make less than $250,000 a year, vote for Obama. Romney is one of the ultra-rich, and the policies he advocates are designed to make sure he and the rest of richest of the rich remain so. Being wealthy is not a club Romney will invite you to join in exchange for voting for him.

— If you feel safer without Osama bin Laden, vote for Obama. Romney has no commander-in-chief or foreign relations experience.

— If you're at or approaching retirement age or have a disability, vote for Obama. Do you really want to risk the weakening or privatization of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that Romney favors?

— If live in an area that has had or is prone to having tornados, severe flooding, hurricanes, forest fires or earthquakes, vote for Obama. Romney said that he wanted to do away with FEMA by privatizing it. Do you think any private company anywhere has as many resources to bring to bear as the entire Federal government? Think back to what it was like after Katrina when pretty much every insurance company in the country that had significant claims in effected areas was working overtime to find reasons to deny claims. That's privatization in action. Romney is so out of touch with what to do in a state of emergency that in the aftermath of Sandy, he asked people to donate canned goods whereas the Red Cross was saying, "No, no, don't do that! It's a logistical nightmare."  

— If you want safe air and water, vote for Obama. Romney does not support green energy sources such as solar and wind because the oil and gas industries have invested heavily in him.

— If you want to go to college or there's someone you love who does, vote for Obama. President Obama has instituted programs to provide more aid to college students. Romney thinks that if you want a higher education, you and your parents better be able to pay for it. 

— If your skin color is other than white, vote for Obama. Please, do you think that Romney has any idea whatsoever what it's like to be you?

Vote for your own best interests.
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