I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they’re voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed as they are), and that they disagree with him on gay rights. Fine. Then look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say, “My taxes and take-home pay mean more than your fundamental civil rights, the sanctity of your marriage, your right to visit an ailing spouse in the hospital, your dignity as a citizen of this country, your healthcare, your right to inherit, the mental welfare and emotional well-being of your youth, and your very personhood.”
It’s like voting for George Wallace during the Civil Rights movements, and apologizing for his racism. You’re still complicit. You’re still perpetuating anti-gay legislation and cultural homophobia. You don’t get to walk away clean, because you say you “disagree” with your candidate on these issues.--Doug Wright, Pulitzer and Tony winning writer
And here's my response:
I wish my liberal Democrat friends would simply be honest. They are one-issue voters and can't face the reality that the present administration has set this country on a crash course with disaster. They can't look me in the eye and say "My groupthink and ideas and the stifling of any opinion that does not match with ours combined with the fact that we need to take your money and give it to others for their cell phones, their $200 tennis shoes, and their EBT cards (which can now be used at fast food joints everywhere) and the steady erosion of the the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments of this country to further our political agenda mean more to us and the furtherance of our socialist agenda than your dignity, your self-determination, and your ability to live without constant government intrusion into your lives."
It's like not even understanding that George Wallace was a Democrat and not realizing the irony of bringing his name into a missive like this. You don't get to walk away clean because of your ignorance of the facts and your blindness to the reality that your candidate really doesn't agree with you on the issues you're pitching a hissy fit over in overblown and self-important Facebook posts.
Midwest Chick--Nobody Special From Flyover Country