Buying the Whitehouse


I received the following email from Obama’s camp today:

If we win this election, it will be because of what you did in moments like this
to help close the spending gap.

Because this is real: Just last week alone, Mitt Romney’s campaign and his allies
outspent our side by at least three to one in North Carolina, Iowa, Michigan,
Minnesota, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, all states we need to win.

That could swing the election — but it doesn’t have to.

It doesn’t have to, if I donate $5 right now.

Like my $5 is going to help Obama outspend Mr. Moneybags.  I don’t want Obama to lose, but I don’t want to be a part of “buying” him the privilege to be President.  If Romney makes it it will be because he bought the votes.  He might just as well have sent every Republican $50 if they promised to vote for him.

While I believe everyone has the right to vote, some of us just shouldn’t.  I admit, it’s prejudiced, but really, should stupid people vote?  I know that they do it–need I mention the George Bush Eras.  If the second Bush Era taught America anything, it was that our elected officials should have greater than a “C” average in school.

For god’s sake, the demographics of the US says it all, the “red” states are in the same states with problems with racism, sexism, poverty, poor education, and heavy with fundamental religious groups.  What does that tell us?  Coincidence?

7 thoughts on “Buying the Whitehouse

  1. I don’t live in America so I have no idea what is going on – your posts about the political situation are welcome, informative and incisive – bravo to you. I have definitely taken my sunglasses off!

    1. America in the last months of an election year–I wouldn’t visit now.

      I remember when I lived in Okinawa. We were there during an election. They had hired cars driving around the city at all hours of the day and night. Speeches were played out of loudspeakers set on the top of the cars. The noise of those echoing on the narrow streets would be a welcome respite from the lies being flung here.

      I understand it’s not much different no matter the country. Around the world, the middle class is disappearing. At least now I’m pretty sure Obama didn’t cause that single handedly, , though that’s what Mitt Romney (“Mr. Moneybags” the republican candidate) would have you believe.

      Do your reps tell you what they will do for you if elected, or do they just lie about their opponents? It seems like it’s getting worse here, but I’m sure my mom said the same thing 40 years ago.

  2. I do not agree with Jason. I have voted in several state and local elections that were very close and my vote did make a difference.

  3. “It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes.” – Joseph Stalin

    Need I say more?
    Despite what Corporate Media wants you to think, there is another way. I wanted more and became an ex-pat. I have never been so happy! Bon courage et bon chance.

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