I decided months ago how I would vote. This year itís a no brainer. Except for the one nobody paid attention to, the Republican candidates for president were embarrassing, including the one they selected.
Following the two-year outrageous performance of the congressional majority with its 8 percent approval rating and the bizarre legislation of our statehouse, I think any concerned, thinking person will vote for Democrat state and national candidates. Here are a few reasons:
Republicans want to privatize just about everything, including Medicare, Social Security, prisons and even schools. Think about it, particularly when, at gut level, they are averse to applying any regulations or controls on the privateers.
Their plans for Social Security and Medicare are procedurally designed to gradually erode both completely away.
Private prisons are most profitable when every cot is full, sentences long, and employees poorly trained and paid.
Who is likely to win when our kidsí learning is weighed against shareholdersí interests?
Democrats know some things should never be part of the for-profit system. They will keep working to someday make that a health care reality.
Republicans have passed laws to make it more difficult for the poor minorities, the old and the young to vote with no justification. Seems their multi-billionaire backers figured out that voter suppression works to their advantage and even wrote the legislation for them.
Republicans are committed to the notion that pollution equals prosperity as they lock arms with the most obscene industrial polluters to gut all the environmental protections that gave us clean air and water back when bipartisanship committed to and advanced good sense.
Unmitigated bully arrogance and obeisance to a moneyed class without a shred of patriotism propel Republicans these days. Itís Democrats who stand for ordinary folks. How more obvious could it be?