Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Low voter turnout is unacceptable ... by gimleteye

Sometimes you just want to grab voters by their shirts and shake them: get to the fucking polls! Do your job as citizens!

In Florida's most populous county, the most important news of the day/month/year is not that a Democrat, a woman, a non-Hispanic won election to the county commission, defeating a Republican Hispanic woman who represented the lobbyist class and the development supply chain.

The news that should make EVERY citizen recoil in horror: in Miami-Dade County, an unknown number of immigrant children are being held in detention centers after being ripped from their parents by the Trump administration.

If you are not DISGUSTED, you are not American.

If you are not motivated to get off your ass and VOTE, well then: pathetic you.

Let's be clear: 15 percent of eligible voters participated in yesterday's county commission election in District 5. That means 85 percent did not. Disgraceful.

I look at it another way.

85 percent of district voters failed to connect their responsibility to vote and the tragic consequences of a Republican president, Donald Trump, and a GOP Congress that supports incarcerating children under the supervision of private corporations and hourly employees minting millions from this "service". "NBC News’ Julia Ainsley reports: "The cost of holding migrant children who have been separated from their parents in newly created 'tent cities' is $775 per person per night, according to an official at the Department of Health and Human Services — far higher than the cost of keeping children with their parents in detention centers or holding them in more permanent buildings."

What Trump and the GOP Congress are doing and supporting is un-American. If you failed to vote, that makes you complicit. Complicit, as in a crime. Complicit, as in I stood by and watched the world's great democracy sink beneath the tide of history.

By failing to vote, you are a stain on our history, our traditions, and our democracy.

So thank you, voters who did elect Eileen Higgins; the best candidate for District 5 in Florida's most populous county.

But for the non-voters here and throughout the nation, the next time there is an election, pin this fact to your choice to vote or not: one political party in the United States of America stands for ripping immigrant children from their parents because a "chaos" president thinks building a wall at our southern border will solve our immigration problems.

Now watch and listen to the consequences:


Anonymous said...

I guess i'm a single issue voter now and the single issue is not putting babies in cages

Anonymous said...

I take it you're not turning out as a candidate, right? Haven't seen you qualify yet...

Anonymous said...

I could not agree with you more. It is unconscionable that people do not exercise their right (I feel it is a duty) to vote. Appalling!

Anonymous said...

Put Stormy Daniels on the ticket, remember her?

Anonymous said...

Breaking news, MS-13 and Iran support democrats. Good luck in November.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad Bruno Barreiro lost three times. His wife lost. He took $95,000 from his donors and gave it to his wife, who lost. His donors are not giving him (or her) any more money. His campaign is toast. But Bruno gets the last laugh. He screwed the taxpayers out of $3 Billion he diverted to Jeff Loria, the "most hated man in sports".