Allow me to echo Patti Abbott’s call on everyone to go out and vote in today’s U.S. midterm elections, if you haven’t already mailed in a ballot.
This election season has been dominated by right-wing extremists, who hope to do everything from privatize Social Security and Medicaid, to undermine President Obama’s health-care reforms, intensify hatred against immigrants, increase the dominance of corporations, discontinue needed economic reforms, and start a war against Iran. Those extremists are depending on voters who disagree with their positions to stay home, stay quiet, and let them have their way.
Now is not the time to ignore your responsibility as a citizen to vote.
READ MORE: “The Limited Value of the ‘Vote for the Person’ Maxim,” by Steve Benen (The Washington Monthly); “A Record to Be Proud Of” (The Progress Report); “The End of the ‘Do-Something’ Congress,” by Ezra Klein (The Washington Post); “‘A Rare but Clear and Unobstructed View of What that Party Stands For,’” by Steve Benen (The Washington Monthly); “It’s Not the End of the World,” by Paul Waldman (The American Prospect); “A Tea Party Rant,” by David Terrenoire (A Dark Planet).