Don't sit out this election, even if you only have local and state races.
This November Fifth (remember? remember?) is Election Day in many parts of the USA.
It's our first opportunity to show the Republican Party just how much we haven't enjoyed their recent antics.
This video advises you on your vote. Music's by me, a version of "imiopia" (Google it.)
Sorry 'bout the double-letterboxing effect. It's basically a slideshow anyway.
Here's the text:
Many Americans are angry at the Republican Party.
We're especially angry at the Republicans in Congress.
Instead of doing their jobs, they prefer to pose in front of flags and yell at park rangers.
They've turned the party of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt into a bad cartoon. I mean, the sort where they run in place while the same bits of background go past, over and over.
Come the twenty fourteen elections, we can kick the Congressional Republicans out of office and maybe force them to get real jobs.
But we don't have to wait a year to vote against Republicans.
On November fifth of THIS year, there are elections all across this nation, for local and state offices.
So VOTE! On November fifth, vote against every Republican on your ballot!
Now, I admit, there are two ways this might not be simple for you.
The first complication: Often, especially in local elections when the incumbent has been in office for a long time, there are no opposing candidates on the ballot. In this case, exercise your right to write in a name of your choice. If you can't think of a name, I suggest "Jane Doe."
And the other problem is that every now and then, the Republican candidate is actually worth voting for. Or perhaps they're a relative or a friend or you. In that case, it's time for the write-in option again. Write their name on the write-in space. The vote goes to them, but not to the Republican Party. And if a candidate gets more votes as a write-in than as a Republican, that will really send a message.
So. November Fifth Twenty Thirteen. Go out and VOTE. Vote against the Republican Party!
Even if you're in New Jersey and voted a couple weeks ago, and by the way, whose fault was that?
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