You’ll see lots of headlines like that in November. The Republicans will be taking over the Senate and if you thought this was a do-nothing Congress before, just wait until they’re in charge. They’ll pass bills outlawing abortion, abolishing medicare and Obamacare, allowing for discrimination against gays and women, and otherwise work to reverse many gains we have made in the past ten years.
No, I’m not exaggerating. These are all things they’ve either said they’d do or they’ve tried to do over the past six years but have been unable to because they weren’t in the majority.
They can be stopped, you know. We Democrats outnumber them. Many of these races are very very close and winnable.
But we have to vote. We have to actually do the absolute minimum a democracy requests of you. And Democrats are terrible at that.
We vote in big numbers in presidential years and we win lots of House and Senate seats. Then in the off years we sit on our butts and watch while every gain we made is rolled back. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Whining and bitching about how things are when you have the ability to change them does not convince anyone. You want change? Do something about it.
Today is Register to Vote Day. So use the right. Register. Then vote.
Seriously, what do you have to do today that is more important?