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 done so.
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 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).