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Why I Won’t Vote for Mitt

Romney is right. The lazy 47% should learn to work hard and acquire wealth the way he did: by inheriting the money, power and prestige from his father. If each American would simply hop on a DeLorean, add a Flux Capacitor and change his or her lineage, we wouldn’t have people clamoring for such luxuries as food and shelter and healthcare.

Oops, it turns out that doesn’t work with the space-time continuum paradox.

People speak of education policy as if it’s limited to NCLB or Race to the Top. However, immigration laws, poverty and medical access affect my classroom in profound ways that one doesn’t recognize while running large corporations.

And here’s the thing: I don’t trust a man who views my students as government mooches. I don’t trust a man who considers me a beggar demanding a handout when I suggest that my children should get affordable healthcare. So, I’m not voting for Romney. No matter how disappointed I may be with Obama, there’s not a shot in hell that I’ll vote for Mitt.

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I teach. I write. I live. I want to do all three authentically.

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4 thoughts on “Why I Won’t Vote for Mitt

  1. I appreciate your honesty but how can you vote for another four years of failure, and please don’t attack me I’m just asking what has he done for us middle class, I would just like to pay less then $4.00 a gallon of gas. To me the number one issue is energy this country became great because of cheap energy and if you’re going to double and triple the price of energy for what ever reason America will never be great again. JMHO

    Posted by J. Granite | September 17, 2012, 11:20 pm
    • I’m doubtful that the oil industry will drop the price of oil if Romney is in power. And, for what it’s worth, there are bigger issues to me than the price of gas. I’d like kids to have healthcare. I’d like immigrants to have a shot. I’d like gays and lesbians to have a chance to raise families and qualify for benefits.

      Posted by John T. Spencer | September 17, 2012, 11:27 pm
  2. Thank you for saying this John!

    Posted by dloitz | September 18, 2012, 12:25 am
  3. With you John all the way.

    Posted by Kirsten Olson | September 18, 2012, 8:12 am

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