Shady money, voter suppression, shifting positions, murky details and widespread apathy.
If there is a road map for a Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan win in November, that’s it. Distasteful all.
Thank goodness Romney/Ryan (R/R) has all that money backing them up, huh? Otherwise the voter suppression and murky details might cause them a problem. Oh wait, R/R are counting on the listed items to get them elected in November. It’s all good.
Charles M. Blow, beside being a gorgeous man, is absolutely brilliant. In his article, he talks about the various lies, equivocations, flip flops, secrecy, and abject hypocrisy of the Romney/ Ryan ticket.
America, this is the Republican ticket. Although most smart political observers currently have Romney losing the Electoral College, Romney, following this repulsive road map, is virtually tied with Obama in national polls of likely voters.
“Virtually tied” with President Obama in the polls. Un-friggin-believable. Why is R/R in a virtual tie with Obama/Biden?
Yep, you read that correctly. Voter apathy is a HUGE problem in this country — even now, with so much as stake.
As USA Today reported, the 90 million people who are unlikely to vote in November prefer Obama over Romney by 2 to 1, and “they could turn a too-close-to-call race into a landslide for President Obama — but by definition they probably won’t.”
I want to know who these people are. I want to know what — exactly — is going on in their pathetically tiny pea brains. I want an explanation as to WHY they just can’t be arsed to get themselves into a voting booth. I want them to tell me, and then I want to put a big red “D” for DODDERING DUNDERHEADED DUMBASS in the middle of their foreheads, as a sign to the rest of us that these people are dangerous to the well-being of this country and her people. I want to know all of these things, and then I want them to shut the fuck up, because not being involved enough with the country that made it possible to have such fascinating lives that they can’t exercise their civic duty by getting into a voting booth is something that pisses me off.
It pisses me off so much that I’m going to call them what they are: FREE-LOADERS. They live in this country, enjoy our freedoms, our clean air and water, and take advantage of the commons we all contribute to via our time, effort, and tax dollars, but they just don’t care enough to bother finding out about the people they’re voting for, or about how it all happens until they wake up and realize something has, or is about to, affect them and families in some manner. This is how teabaggers are born.
If this underhanded dirty dealing by the Republican ticket doesn’t jolt some of these unlikely voters into likely ones, I don’t know what will.
Nor I, Charles, nor I.
Read Charles Blow’s whole article here.
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