I’d like to take a moment to talk with all my friends around the country who haven’t decided if they will vote this year…

Quite frankly, there is not much of a choice here: if you don’t vote, you will condemn us to changes in our country that will be hard to live with and harder to overcome in the future.

For instance, Republican Senate candidates Linda McMahon in Connecticut, Rand Paul in Kentucky, John Raese in West Virginia, and Dino Rossi in Washington have all pledged to roll back or eliminate the minimum wage.

Sharron Angle in Nevada, Ken Buck in Colorado, and Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania have all talked about privatizing Social Security — or eliminating it altogether.

Twenty of this year’s Republican candidates for the Senate have been asked about climate change, and 19 of them have said that the science is wrong.

Taking stances this extreme has serious consequences. However, Pat Toomey is slipping in Pennsylvania; In Wisconsin, Ron Johnson is losing ground; Raese, Paul, and Buck are running out of steam. If you get out and vote, either in early voting this week or on November 2nd, you will have the effect of helping the progressive force in Congress solve the real problems made in the eight years of the Bush Administration.

So PLEASE VOTE. And encourage your friends to vote. And, if you have the time, send out e-mail or make phone calls to get folks to vote.

You won’t regret it.

About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on October 24, 2010, in blogs, campaign, Congress, Economics, editorial, Education, history, Internet, News, Opinion, Politics, Science, Taxes, vote, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. For those folks having trouble facing a vote for Joe Manchin, even in the face of John Raese’s no minimum wage, to hell with the environment, sunday school every day instead of public schools, no bans on child labor know nothing campaign:

    emile zola, when suffering the calumnies and excoriations of the anti-Jewish French press in the 1892 Dreyfus trial, was asked how he managed the ordeal. He replied: “Each morning I eat a live toad. Thus I am assured nothing worse will happen the rest of the day…”

    Swallow the toad — defeat Raese!

    john

  2. Great post, Bill. I’m putting it on Facebook and Twitter. Gotta keep this going!

    Ramona

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