Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jonathan Alter: Why the Midterms Matter

If you're thinking of not voting this Tuesday, or if you're uncertain of how to vote, Jonathan Alter would like to have a word with you.

I was trapped in Washington, D.C. during the big government shutdown in 1995.  Do you have any idea how boring Washington, D.C. is without access to the Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Portrait Gallery, or the Freer Gallery?  If the Republicans gain control of the House and/or the Senate again, you can expect a government shutdown at the very least.  Plus two years of total gridlock.  Remember how the Republicans in Congress decided that there was nothing more important than dedicating all national resources into hunting for anything they could get on President Clinton?  How they started from an investigation into a real estate deal and ended up impeaching him for lying about a sexual dalliance?

And remember how Osama bin Laden took advantage of that distraction to lay the groundwork for the September 11, 2001 attacks?

Yeah.  We've got all that to look forward to again. 

Unless YOU do something about it.


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