Thursday, 1 November 2012

Dear Moderate Republicans

Dear Moderate Republicans,
I'm speaking to those of you who are 'fiscally conservative, but socially liberal.'  Some of you are Christian, but not radically so, and many of you aren't Christian (or perhaps any religion) at all.  You are ashamed with how the Republican party touts to the extreme Christian right and appalled at the misogynistic, homophobic, anti-Muslim (or frankly anti any religion that's not Christian) rhetoric coming from a 'few' loud-mouthed bad apples tainting the entire party.  However, you don't agree with the financial plans of the Obama administration because you're possibly in a tax bracket that would benefit under Republican rule.  (Or, you're hoping to be.)
So, you're still going to vote for Romney despite disagreeing with him on his social issues.
Okay, fine. That's your choice, but I'd like you to do one thing for me before you cast your vote.  I want you to stand in front of the mirror, look yourself in the eye and say the following.
"I'm voting for Romney because the amount of money I make means more to me than the health and individual rights of my female friends, the basic civil-rights of my homosexual friends or the First Amendment in the Constitution, which establishes the freedom of religion.  I'm voting for Romney because money means more to me than any of that."
Then look me in the eye and say that to me the next time I come to visit.  Frankly, if the only reason you're voting for Romney is a fiscal one, you've just admitted money means more to you than other human beings.
You don't have to vote for Obama.  There are other options, but there are plenty of Republicans for Obama. So perhaps you should listen to what they have to say.  At the end of the day it is, as I said, your choice, but to me it speaks volumes about your character.

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