I am sick of hearing how people are upset with the POTUS. Crazy ideas like people pushing him as worse than W. Things like, "since my life isn't peaches and sunshine, he must not be a good President." These things pushed me as being a sociopath who doesn't care about people when I responded to a question that should be as innocuous as, "are you better off than you were 4 years ago?" with "Yes." It doesn't mean I don't care about people who aren't. What this means is that I am better off, and the question you should be asking yourself is, "Would I be better off with the other guy?" That is likely a No with Mitt.
I vote Democratic because I believe in Demand side economics. To vote for Republicans is just offering up money to the rich at the expense of the middle class. It would mean that our economy would die from eating itself (all of the money would be with the people who own the businesses, demand would plummet and there would be no incentive to hire anyone at livable wages).
I want to keep government spending that helps people. The Republicans only want to pay for the military, and that is so that they can continue to invade places on a whim (usually resources or religion).
I want to make sure racists don't take control of this nation. The Republican party is predominantly ruled by one race. These people, for the most part, are one religion. These people have dominionism at their hearts. These people want to limit opportunity for minorities at every chance so that they can consolidate their power and make this land theirs alone.
I vote Democratic because I believe that women should be able to decide their fates and anyone who tries to victimize them should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The GOP is trying to rip women's rights from them at every turn. They often go so far as to make it harder for victims of rape and violent crimes to report their attackers to authorities and get justice.
I vote Democratic because I am not too short sighted to want to give in and deny people healthcare because of a pre-existing condition. I don't see any life worth losing just because someone had a condition or financial problem. I believe that Obamacare is not tyranny of big government, but a triumph of humanity. It offers care to those that need it, even when they never thought they would need it.
By voting Democratic, does that guarantee me that I will have all of these things at all times? Will I get everything I want? Will it stop recessions from happening? Will it stop corruption completely? No to all of these. The thing about our system is that even a candidate that isn't perfect is the best candidate. It isn't just the lesser of evils, it is that there is no perfection in politics. There may not be perfection, but that doesn't mean that there aren't good candidates. I vote for Democrats because to vote GOP would be to give up on everything I believe.
With this in mind, I ask that we stop insulting our candidates because our lives aren't perfect. There will always be work to do. These are candidates, not deities. The truth is that we will always have a system that is not perfect, but the side I agree with will always be clear.
To those that feel disgusted with the President, what would you like to do? Do we invent a candidate that doesn't exist? Do we see that Obama has done so much good that he has earned our support or give in to the other guys and say that since life isn't perfect, we should vote for the opposition and lose all of our principles? I can't do it because I care too much to bite my nose off to spite my face. No matter how frustrated I am, I am not foolish enough to lose sight of the big picture.
If you feel differently, let us all know what your grand vision is below. Maybe you really believe in Mitt...