I've blogged, I've argued, I've pleaded and I've explained.
I've fought steadily for what are basic progressive principles.
I slept in
That said, I've also backed many former GOP positions for years such as the health care mandate.
Watching the very party which birthed that fine idea use every means at their disposal to popularly pervert it into some allegedly "socialist scheme" is a testament to just how close our nation might be to the very end of a truthful exercise in Republican Democracy.
We are, as I have probably said often enough, through the looking glass.
After writing about politics nearly full time here at the Hand for three years, I don't have a lot to add.
I will simply say this...
Conflating the two parties, much as some very smart people I know insist upon it, is some seriously smug, destructive, self-serving and elitist horseshit.
I know many good Republicans.
For the most part, they're all smart enough not to be voting for the Republican Party this time around.
The reason for this is simple and obvious;
The contemporary GOP is a den of festering proto-Fascism in thrall to Dominionists and currying favor with tyrants who would have us all grovel while giving thanks for the privilege of dying at work punching holes in sheet metal for slave wages.
Obama is still a deeply flawed President, but he possesses greatness and has achieved much.
Romney is still a sociopath.
We haven't recovered enough from the Imperial trappings claimed during the Bush years to give the highest office in this country to a man so plainly monstrous.
There you have it.
I'm voting tomorrow and every other citizen should, too.
It's not a privilege.
It is my right.
It's also my responsibility.
The future of this nation depends greatly on the outcome of this election.
Whether or not, or perhaps in what manner, I continue this site remains to be seen.
See you on the other side.