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  •  Drives me crazy (1+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe
    When you have people who are worrying about can I get a job - can I get to work - can I put food on the table - when election day on Tuesday comes around, that is the furthest thing from their minds.
    I get this, I really do. But it's a huge mistake.  People who are worrying about putting food on the table seriously need to get to the voting booth.  If you want minimum wage raised or some kind of jobs bill you need to vote for a Democrat.   I know it's hard for some people but they need to do it, It's one day a year and it really matters to the poor more than anyone else.
    •  Of course they do. (0+ / 0-)

      But tell me honestly which you'd choose in the following scenarios:

      1) Vote and get fired, or not vote and keep your job.
      2) Vote and leave your bedridden mother alone for the 4 hours it takes in your neighborhood, or not vote and care for your family.
      3) Vote and leave your kids unattended for hours (and possibly get arrested for doing so), or don't vote and take care of your kids.
      4) Vote and risk your health to stand in line in the hot sun all day because there mysteriously aren't enough machines, or don't vote.
      5) Try to vote and not have your vote counted because some asshole politician purged you from the voting lists, or not vote.
      6) Try to vote and get turned away because you don't have the right ID because the law was explicitly designed to stop you from voting, or don't vote.

      "And the President of the United States - would be seated right here. I would be here. And he would be here. I would turn - and there he’d be. I could pet ‘im." - Lewis Black

      by libdevil on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 06:27:58 PM PDT

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