It’s that time of year again when everyone makes pleas to just get out and vote. This is something I’ve never understood. Why would I try to convince people to vote if I think they’re going to vote against my interests?
Why would I want people to vote if only 36% of them even understand our three branches of government and what they’re designed to do?
Instead, I’d like to see vote those who can think critically, who closely follow the events of this country and can come to obvious conclusions given the information available to them.
For example, how many of you have heard about how the Republicans are obstructing progress in our government. Did you know that they’ve got 352 bills sitting on Harry Reid’s desk that aren’t getting a vote?
For those who don’t know (which would be another signal that you probably shouldn’t vote), Harry Reid is the majority leader of the Senate and a Democrat.
The House has passed 352 bills – 98% bipartisan, 55 of which were brought to the House floor by Democrats and 50% passing with unanimous vote – and Reid won’t bring any of them up for a vote. And Obama calls the Republicans the “Party of No.” It’s so disingenuous, it’s a little amazing. But not as amazing as how the mainstream media won’t report it.
So here’s a rundown on those bills:
If you’re one who heard Obama tell you the Republicans won’t act and you didn’t question his motives or why he might be saying this (or you just believed it and moved on), then please… do what you’d normally do on a Tuesday. Your vote won’t help.
But if you’re one who thought that didn’t sound right and decided to do your own research. And, you were open minded to what you might find, then I think this would be a fine election for you to cast a ballot.
(As an aside, it’s amazing to me the Republican Party still doesn’t know enough about marketing that they can’t find a way to get this information out to the general population. The Republican Party: the worst marketing organization in the history of marketing.)