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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

vote today or shut up

thats what i want to say to people
if you dont vote then quit complaining about things

now i have done early voting in the past
but i like to go to the polls on election day
it just feels different
theres usually a little bit of a circus going on
further away from the election place
a gauntlet you have to run

i just smile and move on
then i like waiting in line and talking to folks
i like talking to them and listening
not giving my voting decisions away
like to know what people are really thinking
is what i do

i am white grayheaded man dressed not looking
like a professional
people always assume i vote a certain way based
on all that

wrong is what they are

i look forward to voting this morning after the early
morning rush happens
well not much of one
since i get to vote in an old recreational center in a small
country community near here

here are my thoughts on this midterm election

it looks like the republicans will win the congress
and its probably the democrats fault
for not showing up to vote and for not grabbing
some of the good things they have done

like yes healthcare
the republicans shied away from this one but the
democrats never took advantage of it
especially in states where its popular like
kentucky and arkansas

the economy which was in the tank when obama took
can you say almost a severe depression
and now its so much better
employment is down significantly
the stock market is real high
the housing market has recovered in most places

never heard them talking about this at all

financial protections for all us
things congress keeps taking away from us

mostly getting us out of the middle east wars
yep they never talked about these things

then im sorry but if you are a democrat you voted
for obama
if you are a republican candidate you voted for romney
just say so and quit making yourself look stupid

i agree with senator mary landrieu from louisiana
part of the problem with the lack of support amongst
white voters in the south is because he obama is black
quit attacking her since we who live her know
thats correct
just like part of the reason he has so much support
in the african american community is because he is

thats reality

then all that money thats poured into the elections
yes not our money but those rich folks
who go by the motto
the rich get richer the poor get poorer
buying our government is what they are doing
both sides are guilty
allowing this is the worst thing that has happened
to our democracy in years
its obscene

then finally we really really need a new party
an independent party
that has most of our interest at heart
since thats where most americans are in the middle

wouldnt it be nice to have a person to vote for
that is not holden to any party
not required to spit out the same rhetoric that is
programmed for them to say
really take the middle of the road on issues
instead of the far right and far left we have now

i think most of us whether democrat or republican or
independent are all tired of the inaction in washington
but heck we keep sending the same folks back
its our fault i guess

so even if the republicans win the congress
nothing is still going to get done
unless the sides start working together
it will be a do nothing congress again

so if you do complain to me about politics
the first thing i will ask you
whether you are a republican independent or democrat
did you vote
if you say no
then i will raise my open palm
and say

talk to the hand

the organicgreen doctor

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