That’s What This Election Is All About Charlie Brown…

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In a not so astonishing development, Senate Republicans have once again rejected ANY sort of action on gun control.

That’s right, thanks to the GOP, people on the terror watch list–people we won’t even let get on an airplane–can still buy guns. And background checks? Schmackground checks. Republicans want to see your ID if you’re going to vote, but not if you want to buy a gun.

Well, I suppose it makes pretty good sense, right? After all, as John McCain and the Donald said the other day, the Orlando shooting was President Obama’s fault–fucking wetback fags deserved to die anyway.

Oh, wait, just ignore that part–unless you’re part of the Republican base that’s homophobic and racist–then go ahead and pay attention.

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If this all sounds pretty horrific, congratulations, you’re a decent human being. The terrifying part is that this Republican Party controls both houses of Congress, because for some reason, people still vote for them.

It’s time for that to end. No, really–it is. In fact, why anyone would vote for them at all is quite astonishing. Let’s just remember, if you vote Republican, this is what you’re saying about your values–we’ll call it the Republican Pledge:

  • I want our elected officials to blatantly ignore the will of the people, even on issues where there is widespread, bipartisan agreement (like, oh I don’t know, on guns, where over 90% of all Americans and 80% of gun owners think we should have universal background checks).
  • The reason I want out elected officials to ignore the will of the people is so our Congress can do special favors for their campaign donors.
  • I want millionaires, billionaires, and large corporations to be in charge of running our government.
  • I support a party that hasn’t done ANYTHING to help ordinary people in the last 20-30 years, and pledged, for purely political purposes, to shut down any legislation that would help our economy during the Obama administration.
  • Lying, cheating, and distorting the truth is A-OK with me as long as it helps my political party win.
  • Corporations are people and money is speech.

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  • Hypocrisy doesn’t bother me, which is why I support a party that cites Christian values even as they openly attack the poor and disabled.
  • When making public policy, I prefer that our elected officials IGNORE economic data, statistics, evidence, and scientific studies; instead, they should just go off their personal opinion.
  • I may or may not be a racist bigot, but I prefer to vote for the same people as white supremacists and homophobes, who have praised the recent shooting in Orlando.

I could go on–but I think you get the point. See, this isn’t about tax policy. It’s not about supporting the troops. It’s not about being a Christian. It’s not about abortion. It’s honestly not even about being a conservative.

The point? Republicans aren’t good people. They aren’t doing good things. Actually, it’s pretty clear that they don’t give a damn about anyone as long as they can maintain power and get elected. And please understand, those aren’t partisan statements. That’s just the plain truth.

That doesn’t mean Democrats are wonderful people who always do the right thing and are never influenced by money or lobbyists. They don’t and they are–but at least they’ve got their eye on the ball. At least Democrats don’t just blatantly ignore the problems we face. At least they’re trying to make things better for ordinary people. And at least they’re willing to look at evidence, science, and statistics when trying to govern.

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So let me cut to the chase: this election isn’t about Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. A lot of people will try to make it into that, either because they can make money off it (the mainstream media), or because they’re working an angle (i.e. #BernieOrBust, Tea Party, NRA, etc.). But 2016 isn’t about electing our next President.

It’s about rejecting, finally and completely, the Republican Party. It’s about rejecting money in politics and blatant corruption. It’s about rejecting a do-nothing Congress. This election is about making the statement that this is the United States of America: we don’t do racism and we don’t do hate–we are an intelligent, forward thinking, innovative people that demands the same of our elected officials. If you won’t govern, then get the fuck out!

That’s what this election is all about Charlie Brown. So register to vote, and this fall, make it clear: #NoMoreRepublicans.

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