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Mother Of Four

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Tue Nov 4, 2014, 09:02 PM Nov 2014

I don't get it... I just don't [View all]

My husband just went to bed, he had the range today and was bone tired. He really wanted to stay up for results but couldn't do it. We took our family, plus our grown kids friends to go vote. We got three more to vote this time then last, so that's a good thing.

Even with that good thing, when we got home hub and I had a talk and I just don't get it. If we were to vote for only our own benefit instead of the country's, then we would have gone red. We are all blue. Why are we blue? We're blue because we give a damn about our friends and neighbors, we give a damn about our future grand kids. We CARE about what happens to the people without health insurance. We fricken CARE about more than ourselves. We want safe schools, good roads, healthy people. We don't want to see even one more child die because of guns. We want living wages, womens rights that we have already kept intact, and those threatened beaten down with a stick (reproductive rights). We want equal pay for equal work because it's good for ALL OF US.

It was a progression for us to go blue, slow but steady. It was a progression that was right, and it's really the only moral way we can see.

I want to shake people and yell at them "If we can't stand together we ALL fall. ALL of us."

I don't understand. I really don't. I get like this every election, I get sick and sad. Normally I try to paste on good vibes but for some reason this time is hitting me super hard. Thanks for letting me vent.

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