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Friday, September 21, 2012

Listen Up, Mitt

I've been meaning to write this blog ever since these videos/sound clips of you leaked out on Tuesday morning. However, I've been too busy with my full time job to get a chance until now. First of all, let me say that I will not be voting for you in November. Wild horses couldn't drag me to the polls to push the button for your name. Before you write me off as a "victim" unwilling to take "personal responsibility" let me give you the top 4 reasons why I will not be voting for you:

1. You fail to represent about 99% of the population. You are a white supremacist, a sexist, a homophobe and a classist. You believe that you are better than women, people of color, people who make less money than you and people who aren't straight like you. That in itself should be a red flag for your campaign trail.

2. I am a college graduate who worked 3 part time jobs to make ends meet for the first 6 months after graduation. I am now working full time with a child care center that offers medical and dental insurance and a 401K package. Don't you dare call me a victim. Also, don't patronize me and try to act like you know my experience or anyone else's because you "ate a lot of spaghetti" in your 20's.

3. I am a woman. That in itself makes your entire campaign, including your running mate, particularly abhorrent. You told me all I needed to know when you and your party decided that I don't have the intellectual capacity to make decisions regarding my body and reproductive system and that the big, strong men know better. Also, I know that you and your constituents have tried your best to distance yourself from misogynist pigs like Todd Akin, but when you lie with dogs you get up with fleas. I am not an incubator, I am a human being, and all sex or sexual activity requires consent whether it be in a marital bed, after too many drinks or while someone is asleep. Period, end of story. Women have had enough of victim blaming to last another 1,000 years.

4. I have friends and loved ones who identify as bisexual, queer, pansexual, gay, lesbian, transsexual, etc. They deserve to have the rights and respect given to them as everyone else in this country and that includes marriage (and all of the financial and social benefits marriage entails) and whatever procreation methods they decide on. You don't get to decide how much respect someone deserves based on your heteronormative, sexist, classist worldview.

I don't agree with everything Obama has done in the last 4 years and I'm sure that I won't agree with all of his decisions if he gets elected this year. However, I disagree with pretty much everything you stand for on a fundamental level and THAT, Mr. Romney is why you will not be getting my vote or the vote of many other American citizens.

I hope that cleared things up.