Guess which people won’t get this
brian kemp, republican
one question: why would the guy running for an election that is decided by votes get to decide who can vote? It’s reported that about 70% of the 53,000+ voters kemp recently had purged from the voter rolls are blacks/minorities which of course he assumes would vote for his opponent.
Seeing some people on Tumblr still bitching about how it’s too late for voting and the only thing that will fix things is revolution.
How about you fucking vote anyway? It’s not going to seriously cut into your “sitting on the couch waiting for a revolution to start” time.
There’s no “none of the above” option here. You want a revolution, fine, but there’s still little shit to do in the meantime.
You can vote AND protest. They’re not exclusive. Hell, you can even protest the person you voted for when they fuck up. You’re not signing a blood oath with your ballot. But a desire for an ideologically pure candidate or nothing only serves the status quo right now.
The effects of voting may be blunted by moneyed interests and gerrymandering and vote purging, but people fucking DIED to make sure you had THAT RIGHT.
Failing to vote because you don’t have an ideologically pure option on the ballot isn’t really all that different from boomers and right wingers saying “things could be worse, stop fucking whining”. It’s rationalizing preemptive failure and never changing.
Please vote. Yes, it’s not a panacea, but it’s all we’ve got. Don’t give up. Your vote is valuable and desperately needed.
strategy not philosophy
Republicans are flexing after the Conservative Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013. Justice Roberts was dead wrong in his majority ruling. Racism is alive and well.
Every politician should want more people to vote, yet we have Republicans closing polling places and going after voter rolls.
Vote for Democrats and end these attacks.
Conservatives have reduced all their morals, ethics, and values into a ’$’.
Give a Republican money and they will literally say, do, and vote exactly as you want.
Whatever Republicans thought about the Clinton Foundation, the Trump Organization is a million times more obvious.
Every decision Trump makes is based on ‘how does this make money for me’.