I'm An American...
I posted this the day before Election Day, but who knew I needed to wait until after the election to come across this magnificent graphic to complement it?
I usually don't do things like this, so, deep breath...
It's almost Election Day, and if it's not too late, or if you haven't yet decided, I have some thoughts for you. Our Presidential race is a close one. It is an important one. Especially to somebody like me, and here's why I'm voting for Barack Obama.
If Mitt Romney is elected and actually does some of the things he says he will, people like me will lose our much-needed Social Security or Disability benefits. People with cancer or any other pre-existing conditions, like myself, may not be able to get affordable insurance. Many of our parents' retirement dreams could be shattered. The list goes on, and you all know someone who could be detrimentally affected by Mitt Romney's bold statements about the 47%. I'm in that 47%, and I don't know what I'll do if our government decides to pull the rug out from under government services that I've paid into, and currently depend on, all because some rich, heartless, powertripping Republican says he'll "never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
Please consider how your vote effects the country as a whole, including your friends and families. It's really important.
But it's not over, just because the guy I voted for is still going to serve as our President for four more years. A lot of people are very upset that their guy didn't win, and I have some thoughts on that, too.
Enough is enough with all this US vs. THEM nitter-natter! WE didn't WIN, and THEY didn't LOSE. We're all Americans, and Barack Obama is our great country's President. That is an undisputable fact, whether you like it or not.
So - what's better for our country, our economy, our families, and the entire world, for that matter?
Continue all the polarizing, partisan bickering, which only serves to make America less functional, not to mention that our behavior resembles that of pouty schoolchildren? Or how about we work together, like the adults and proud Americans we are, and get behind the guy who's trying to help us?
(He does ride a Unicorn and shoot rainbows out his wrists - how bad can he be?)