2014-THANKSgiving

I voted today

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I voted today because, as a mother, I can’t imagine not wanting my children to someday marry whomever they choose.

I voted today because love is love, and I can think of no cause more important.

I voted today because nobody has the right to dictate what me, my daughter, or any other woman does with her own damn body.

I voted today because rape is rape. Period.

I voted today because my friends with special needs children deserve every possible resource the country can give them.

I voted today because I care about the earth that my children and their children and their children will inhabit.

I voted today because I believe we should help those less fortunate than us.

I voted today because this election is too important not to vote in, and every single vote counts.

I’m not telling you who I voted for.

But I’m pretty sure you can guess.

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  1. 5

    Lu says

    What a blessing it is to live in a country where we have the freedom to express what we believe. Don’t understand those you do not vote when it is such a priviledge.

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    Voted says

    I also voted. I voted for reduction in our Federal government spending
    Put an end to Obamacare. A program we can’t afford.
    $6+ trillion is more debt than was accumulated by all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton combined

    If Barack Obama wins re-election, the national debt will hit $20 trillion. America’s gross federal debt will reach $20.3 trillion at the end of 2016 under Obama’s budget path

    10,215 new federal regulations from the Obama administration are costing consumers, businesses and the economy overall $46 billion annually, more than five times the regulatory price tag of former President Bush in his first three years in office.

    Republicans are not going to repeal Roe v Wade, period. If the only thing you are concerned about is birth control and same sex marriage (he was against it until just this year) you haven’t been paying attention. I am sure this falls on deaf ears and I am saddened by the lack of information most liberals have about the real issues. Continue to watch Entertainment Tonight for your all your political news then wonder why you have less money due to increased taxes, fewer jobs, sky-high gas prices.

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      Grits says

      Oh, Lordy…you’re gonna make me fact check you…

      Obama’s deficit is the direct result of two wars that were “off the books” and massive tax cuts for the wealthy. Only $1 trillion of that debt is actually spending on the part of Obama. It funded the bailouts on Wall Street and in the Auto industry…two entities that if failed would have destroyed our country. Republicans are the ones who took our country’s credit rating with AAA down to its lowest ever. Ever.

      A vote for the GOP is a vote for a step back for society, not just women. We cannot afford another G.W. Bush, and I’ll thank you not to be so insulting as to assume that women with a voice against nonsense get their news from Entertainment Tonight. I get my news from everywhere…I am informed. You should probably do the same unless you are okay with being denied your social security benefits upon retirement, having no health care, and watching our economy hit the tank.

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          Evalynn Rose says

          Voting is fantastic. The thing that saddens me is this mentality:

          You are uneducated because you think differently than me. Also insert: stupid/liberal/conservative/republican/democrat/ “not one of us”

          I am an independent, and I always will be. I watched both candidates closely, and followed unbiased sources like factcheck.org to JUST get the facts. You know what? They both lied. They both played politics. They both pandered to those who payed them. It is upsetting to me that we are so blinded by political loyalty and an “us vs. them” mentality that we don’t hold our leaders accountable. We learn by their example, hating people on the “other side,” smug and self satisfied that *we* are different, because *we* are right. And in the end, besides being down right rude and disrespectful to others, that tears our country apart and creates a system that is steeped in corruption that won’t be undone because everyone is too busy getting in pissing contests with each other. If your guy wins, you won’t critisize him, because he’s *your* guy and he is just so beautiful, responsible and fantastic, and he has all the answers. If the other guy wins, *everything* he does is wrong because he’s *their* guy, and he is stupid, and he is trying to destroy us all. I don’t know when people decided that we had to find and elect God as president, but I’m a little frickin sick of it. No one is perfect, least of all a politician… and to play that they are is dangerous because they have a lot of power – and they will use it. We keep them in check – the little guys.

          The reality is that for a while now, we haven’t had good candidates. Our government is corrupt and so we vote in the lesser of two evils, and hope that things will get better. But the cycle continues: we fight, we disrespect, we hate, and nothing gets done.

          I am so glad that the election is over. I hope we can move forward… to that part where I hope things get better. But I don’t think it ever will get better from the top down. I think it has to start with us, the people.

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      • 21

        I hate fatties says

        I wish your kids good luck in paying back all that debt.

        Oh and they should enjoy the stories you will be able to tell them of the glory days when medical care in this country was actually good instead of just “being available” for everyone.

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    Stephanie Wilson says

    Thank you for your post! I voted for the same reasons and more. I get my information from unbiased stations that don’t include Fox News or entertainment shows like Entertainment Tonight. I don’t believe all Republicans are as ignorant as the person above me but Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will take us back in time, not Forward. But don’t trust one comment. Do your research. Knowledge is power. Period.

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    • 25

      Jill says

      Thank you for saying what I wanted to say but could not articulate without sounding angry to the poster above. Now I will go back to sitting and worrying about the results :)

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  4. 28

    Megan King says

    I’d only add two things to my list: I am a Women’s Health nurse. I see first hand the incredible need for affordable, reproductive healthcare. Also I have a pre-existing condition which requires visits with Specialists, expensive medical tests, and multiple, daily medications. This is personal. Shit just got real. Forward!

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    Jodi says

    I voted last week. I voted for my country and the freedom we have/had. I voted because I can. I voted because I believe the government does not have the right to invade my privacy. I voted because I know I can do better for myself then the government can do for me. “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” JFK

    I do believe, as women we have the right to our own bodies but the government does not belong in it. It is our right and our body. You have choices, one way you may suffer for a little while but if you have a mind-shift it can be a beneficial and beautiful opportunity. The other way, you suffer for a life time until you reach heaven to embrace what you banished from your life. Believe me, I know first hand.

    I do believe in loving who you want to love. Again, the government has no right to be behind my home door saying who I can love and who I cannot. I have beautiful people in my life who bring me joy and happiness because they are who they are.

    I believe in making it on my own and what is unfortunate is, I have stooped below my ethics, standards and principles to receive food stamps and I am ashamed for it because I am better then that. I have discarded this service for the betterment of myself. I now have several opportunities of multiple income streams working for me so I can help others.

    I believe in ethics not rules. Rules were in place in Nazi Germany. Unfortunately these rules were put first before ethics and humanity. I ask, what happened?

    All in all, we have the wonderful freedom to vote. We may not believe in the same thing right now nor possibly ever. Bottom line, we can vote and make a choice we have convictions toward. Thank you.

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    Liz says

    Yes, yes, yes! Some people are using scare tactics (like Voted comment above) to try to argue their point. I am better off financially now than I was 4 years ago. And if we’re lucky enough to have the same President, I’ll be even better 4 years from now. But that’s just me, and I don’t vote in this election for me. I vote for my grandma, who worked hard all her life to raise a family but never earned enough to have a retirement plan. Now she relies on social security as her only source of income. I should know, I balance her checkbook and do her banking. If she didn’t have that, she’d have to sell her home that she’s lived in for 40 years. My grandpa was a laborer and left her with a small pension, that’s not nearly enough each month to even cover a mortgage, let alone utility bills or food. She has so many doctor’s appointments, that she wouldn’t be able to afford her healthcare and monthly prescriptions for her diabetes and other ailments if it weren’t for Medicare. My grandparents have always worked hard and lived a very frugal life, but it wasn’t enough to retire and without things like Social Security and Medicare – things Democrats created – she’d not only be homeless, but possibly not even alive today.

    So I vote today, not for myself, but for my grandma and everyone like her. One candidate sees her as a deserving human being; the other one calls her the 47%.

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