If You Don’t Vote ….

If you don’t vote in the 2010 mid-term elections ….

Nevada could have a senator who is out of touch with the issues of her state’s immigrant population and believes any girl or woman who is raped should be forced to carry the rapist’s child because, after all, it’s better to make lemonade out of lemons.

… Delaware could have a senator who doesn’t care to educate herself about the Supreme Court, the current makeup of the U.S. Senate or the First Amendment.

… Kentucky could have a senator who thinks the Civil Rights Act was a mistake.

… Colorado could have a senator who thinks date rape is more like buyer’s remorse.

… we could see the rise of a political movement that wants to believe President Obama is a socialist from Kenya.

… and we could be on the road to a country where our next President is more concerned with landing reality shows for herself and her children than she is with standing up for the rights of all women, not just her grizzly mamas.

So when you’re thinking that you’re too busy on November 2nd because you’ve got get yourself to work and home, then run the kids to after-school activities, and get dinner on the table before you allow yourself to collapse on the sofa with that glass of chardonnay and the DVR’d episode of the Mad Men finale, please think about how mad our country could end up being if you don’t make sure you have your say.

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5 Responses to “If You Don’t Vote ….”

  1. Meredith Says:

    This is an immediate retweet/facebook share type of post. You’ve written everything my muddled brain was trying to articulate, and you added links. Nice.

  2. PunditMom Says:

    Thanks, Meredith! Or, as they used to say in Chicago, “Vote early, and vote often!” ;)

  3. Jan Dumas Says:

    Sadly it’s to late in the process for me to move from Boston to vote in any of those races. I can only press my nose to the window and hope.

  4. Amy Says:

    I appreciate your post, but I’m a voter who has major conflicts of conscience with all candidates what do I do? Do I have the right to exercise my right to not vote?

  5. PunditMom Says:

    Amy, that is an excellent question. Are there any candidates you’d feel comfortable writing in on the ballot?


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