Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:34 PM
AaronMayorga (128 posts)
An Obama Victory
In less than twelve hours, the polls will be opening, and people will be headed there to cast their ballots for the House, the Senate, and most importantly. Throughout the nation, people will be voting in swing states like Nevada and Florida, North Carolina and Wisconsin, Ohio and Colorado. It is these people who will decide this election, and these people will be choosing the path that this nation will take.
Folks, we all know what's at stake in this Election, whether its Women's reproductive rights, the future of Medicare and Social Security, the fate of the president's healthcare reform law, and immigration rights among other important issues. However, this election determines America's standing on the world stage whether it is willing to stumble into the trap of austerity that has plagued the European Union for nearly two years or whether it is willing to stand up for what's right to create a more perfect union.
This election also determines how we as a nation will tackle the debt problem. Will we tackle the problem with tax breaks for millionaires and eviscerating medicare or will we fix the problem by using policies that are past proven to have worked?
But, the economy is not the only thing that will be determined by the outcome of this election. As Joe Biden noted in the Vice Presidential Debate that "Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance," the winner of this election will likely shape the future of the Supreme Court. Are we willing to sit idly by and allow Mitt Romney to take the White House and appoint conservative judges to upset the balance. Are we willing to bring back reproductive rights to pre-1970s and take women's health decisions from the hands of the women and into the hands of politicians. What if a conservative SCOTUS, under Romney, finds the Defense of Marriage Act as constitutional? Are we willing to allow gay rights to be set back and the blood of activists like Harvey Milk to be shed in vain? I say Hell no!
If President Obama wins tomorrow, he will become cemented into American politics as a legend. His gutsy decision to take out Osama bin Laden in 2011 and his unpopular decision to bailout General Motors and Chrysler, and his standoff with the Congressional Republicans during the debt ceiling crisis will only be rivaled by President Clinton's standoff with Newt Gingrich in the 1990s. Furthermore, he will be remembered in history as the president who stared down right-wing extremists and against all odds managed to defeat an obstructionist Republican party. If the President wins a second term, he would have been the first President since Franklin Roosevelt to be re-elected with unemployment as high as it is.
If President Obama wins a second term, it means that we will have chosen the path to create the more perfect Union that the founding fathers had wished to create. It means that we are willing to stand on the right side of history when it comes to gay rights and women's rights. It means that we are willing to take the more difficult path that leads to a better place. It means that we are fed up with right wing extremism and trickle down economics. It means that we are willing to stand up for what's right and preserve universal healthcare for the millions of uninsured living in this nation of ours.
If President Obama wins, it sets up a potential 2014 re-taking of the House, and eventually sets up a successful run by Hillary Clinton in 2016 or whoever the nominee for the DNC is. An Obama victory redefines the political outlook for the next four years and potentially the next twelve years.
However, this future of progress can only work if President Obama is elected to a second term. This is the choice that America faces as Bruce Springsteen said, "The separation between the American Dream and the American Reality" will be determined in this election. Let us put an end to Willard Mitt Romney, let us put an end to this terrible incarnation of the Republican Party, let us make the right choice and move FORWARD!
Let's do this...
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