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Over the past several months I’ve posted political cartoons (and a few comments) focused on Mitt Romney’s shortcomings in effort to get Obama re-elected and as you can see it worked.
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Letter to a Non-Voter …from Michael Moore
Sunday, November 4th, 2012
To my friend who is not voting on Tuesday:
I get it – and I don’t blame you. You’re fed up and you could care less whether Tweedledee or Tweedledumber wins on Tuesday – because on Wednesday, your life will be the same, unchanged, regardless who is president. Your mortgage will still be underwater. You will still owe $50,000 on your student loan. Your son will still be in Afghanistan. Your daughter will still be working two jobs to make ends meet. And gas will still be at $4.
Four years ago you gave in and voted – and you voted for Obama. You wanted to believe he would go after the Wall Street crooks who crashed the economy – but instead the banks that were “too big to fail” four years ago are now even bigger and more dangerous. You thought there’d be universal health care – but the new law only went so far (with most of it not taking effect until 2014). You were tired of war and homeland security measures that violated our civil liberties – but we’re still in Afghanistan, we’re sending in drones to Pakistan and basic constitutional rights to privacy and a fair trial have been ignored. And you thought you’d have a middle-class, good-paying job like your dad had – but you didn’t know that Goldman Sachs was Obama’s #1 private campaign donor in 2008, and well, he was beholden to corporate America in more ways we cared to think about.
So, I get it why you’ve had it with all these politicians and elections. In the end, it doesn’t really seem to be our country any more. It’s run by those who can buy the most politicians to do their bidding. Our schools are made a low priority and women are still having to fight for just the basic human rights we thought they already had.
So, it’s hard for me to ask you for this very personal favor. It’s OK if you say “no,” but I’m hoping you don’t.
I cannot believe it is possible that, after a group of rich plutocrats wrecked the economy, threw people out of work and stole our future, we may actually hand the keys to our country over to…a rich Republican plutocrat who made millions by throwing people out of work! This is insane, and despite all the legitimate criticisms of Obama, he is nothing like the tsunami of hate and corporate thievery that will take place if Mitt Romney is president. As bad as it feels now, it will only get worse. I need your help to stop this.
I can’t promise you that your life will get better, easier under Barack Obama. I do think he cares and I know for sure that if the other guy is sitting in the Oval Office, I can guarantee you that not only will your life not get better, it will get much, much worse. Don’t take my word for it. Just ask your parents what life was like before a 30-year pillage by the Republicans of the middle class. Your parents bought a house and eventually owned it outright. They weren’t in debt. College was free. They bought a new car every 3 or 4 years. They took vacations and were home for dinner by 5 or 6 PM. They had a savings account in the bank. They didn’t live in fear of not knowing if they’d even have a job next year.
That’s all gone. I don’t know if we can get it back, but I do know that Mr. Romney would love the chance to complete the final elimination of the middle class and the American Dream.
He must be stopped. Take 20 minutes on Tuesday and go vote. If you don’t want to do it for your country, then do it for me! It’s the only favor I’ll ever ask of you.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I know that you care, and care deeply, about your future and your kids’ future. You have every right to be cynical about all this. And you hold the power to stop the bastards who plan on squeezing every last dime out of you that they can. Take a stand. And make a statement to those who are hoping against hope that you’ll stay home on Tuesday. Your presence at the polls is what they fear most.
Go scare the s**t out of them! For me.
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A pretty little girl named Suzy was standing on the sidewalk in front of her home. Next to her was a basket containing a number of tiny creatures; in her hand was a sign announcing “FREE KITTENS.”
Suddenly a line of big black cars pulled up beside her. Out of the lead car stepped a tall, grinning man.
“Hi there, little girl. I’m Mitt Romney. What do you have in the basket?” he asked.
“Kittens,” little Suzy said.
“How old are they?” asked Romney.
Suzy replied, “They’re so young, their eyes aren’t even open yet.”
“Oh, my. And what kind of kittens are they?”
“Why, they’re Republican kittens,” answered Suzy with a smile.
Romney was delighted. As soon as he returned to his car, he called his PR chief and told him about the little girl and the kittens.
Recognizing the perfect photo op, the two men agreed that the Romney should return the next day; and in front of the assembled media, have the girl talk about her discerning kittens.
So the next day, Suzy was again standing on the sidewalk with her basket of “FREE KITTENS,” when another motorcade pulled up. This time, it was followed by vans from ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and CNN.
Cameras and audio equipment were quickly set up, then Romney got out of his limo and walked over to little Suzy.
“Hello, again,” he said, “I’d love it if you would tell all my friends out there what kind of kittens you’re giving away.”
“Oh, yes sir,” Suzy said. “These are Democrat kittens.”
Taken by surprise, Romney stammered, “But… but… yesterday, you told me they were REPUBLICANS.”
Little Suzy smiled and said, “Yes, I know. But today their eyes are open!”
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To Donald Trump: I will donate one million dollars to the charity of your choice if I may be allowed to pull whatever that thing on your head is to determine whether or not it is real hair and that you are not an alien from outer space. You have until midnight of November 2 to accept my challenge.
To Mitt Romney: You smile and tell us of great things you will do for this country, and I can’t help thinking I wouldn’t buy a used car from you. I must admit, some of what you say sounds great…BUT, I don’t believe you. Just like that line from an old song, “Your story’s touching, but it sounds like a lie.” Mitt, you tell us you know how to create jobs and you know how to fix the economy, but you’ve yet to outline how you intend to accomplish these things you supposedly know. With so much hot air, I’m surprised your feet stay on the ground. Does your magic mormon (deliberately not capitalized) underwear have pockets for lead weights?