Plain talk for OWS, Anons, and Greens
Both candidates are the same.
Both parties are corrupt.
They get the same money from the same people.
Dogs and cats are the same.
Wait. How are these statements the same? They are generalized opinion statements, unsubstantiated – in any meaningful way – by facts.
Dogs and cats are similar. They are both animals, both mammals, and some people keep them as pets. But they are not the same.
The two major Party candidates relate in the same way. They are both married males, fathers, and running for President. But they differ greatly in political philosophies and their visions for America.
That there is corruption in both their Parties doesn’t mean that both parties are totally – or even equally — corrupt.
The two candidates do receive contributions from some of the same sources. But relatively few of their donors are the same, or contribute to them equally.
Electing one or the other will greatly affect the course of US history – for better, or for worse.
In the history of the United States, no third-party candidate has ever come close to winning a presidential election. If you don’t vote this year, or if you vote for a third-party candidate, your vote will help elect one of the major party candidates.
If you’re a member of #OWS, Anonymous, or the Green Party, your vote may help elect Mitt Romney. But there’s an even scarier scenario.
In the case of an Electoral College tie, the presidency would be decided in the Republican dominated House of Representatives by people like these:
Michele Bachman, Joe Barton, Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Darrell Issa, Steve King, Ben Quayle, Joe Walsh, Allen West and Joe Wilson.
You can find the full list here: http://www.gop.gov/republicans/name
A president selected by the right-wing political and religious extremists in this House, could be worse – a lot worse — than Mitt Romney.