Showdown 2012

voting day in a small town

voting day in a small town (Photo credit: Muffet)

This election in November has all the elements of a classic western showdown like High Noon. We have the good guy in a white hat representing democracy and the bad guy in the black hat representing the GOP. We don’t know the outcome yet, but we do know that one or the other is going to be defeated and likely die from his wounds.

If democracy loses, the GOP will move to restrict voting rights even further in the next four years so that they will be assured winners forever. If the GOP loses, the party is likely to split into at least two factions and may disappear entirely. In this election, the GOP appears intent on proving that they can elect anyone if given sufficient campaign funds.

Needless to say, that this election is critical in preserving democracy and the America we have known. My solution is to overwhelm the GOP with the number of our voters. The GOP is a minority and the one thing they cannot do is manufacture more voters.