I rarely, rarely get political on this blog and it’s for a reason… but I really hope that you, who live in the US and are allowed to vote, will vote today in the midterm elections.
Because I can’t. Because as a permanent legal resident, who works and pays taxes, you still don’t gain the right to participate in making the decision on who runs this country and who makes the decisions that affect you, too.
I know, politics can be frustrating at best and upsetting and downright futile at worst, but if you’re not making use of your right to vote (which still a very high percentage of people in this country do not – and I wish I could use one of their votes as my own), you’re just aggravating the problem.
It seems ridiculous to me that people who voted for Obama in 2008 are ready to switch to the other side of the aisle again, just because they don’t think Obama is doing a good job. I mean seriously, do you really think that two years is enough time to accomplish everything he’s trying to do, while jumping over the obstacles that the GOP is putting in his way at the same time?
I wish people wouldn’t have such a short term memory – and short attention span and so little patience for that matter.
You know, I get it that the Republicans are still angry that the McCain/Palin-duo didn’t make it into the White House (now you know how the Democrats felt for 8 years!), but simply calling everything Obama is trying to do “socialism” without even giving it a second thought and just voting against everything that he proposes out of principle, is not really the answer.
Just simply try your hand at a little bit of bipartisanship, for god’s sake. It’s really not as scary as you might think. In fact, in Germany, bipartisanship is overall doing a pretty good job at representing minority groups in the legislature.
Make your voice heard. Make your vote count today.