Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Voting Matters

When you ask someone why they don't vote, you'll often hear the response, "my vote doesn't matter." Speaking as a moron who voted 3rd party in Florida in 2000, that's just not true. It especially isn't true for residents of Kentucky and Louisiana.

The fine teabillies of Kentucky just elected themselves a new tea party governor who promised to free them from the scourge of Obamacare. "Kynect," Kentucky's state run healthcare exchange was one of the true red state successes of the Affordable Care Act.
Obamacare has cut Kentucky's uninsured population by more than 40 percent, signing up roughly 360,000 residents since enrollment opened up on Oct. 1, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Some 75 percent of them -- 270,000 -- were previously uninsured. That means Kentucky's uninsured population of 640,000 has come down by 42 percent.
That is all ending now. But while poor white people voted to take away their own health care coverage in Kentucky, thousands are gaining access to it in Louisiana.
Gov. John Bel Edwards, who made expanding Medicaid rolls a key promise of his campaign last year, is “already delivering for the people of Louisiana,” Obama said. Edwards signed an executive order Tuesday, his first full day in office, that will allow low-income adults in the state to begin signing up for Medicaid starting July 1. Lousiana became the 31st state, and the first in the Deep South, to undertake the expansion.
By rejecting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion 3 to 6 Floridians die every day, absent medical care they should be receiving. Not only does your vote matter, your vote matters life and death. Not voting is rude, like farting in a crowded elevator – if your farts contained poison gas. The time to get your voters registration in order is NOW.


Anonymous said...

Are those widgets on the assembly line made to proper scale?

Godwhacker said...

They are taken right from my TSA scans. #trueFact

Cocaine Princess said...

GW @ 10:44,

3rd party voter in Florida in 2000 said...

"Speaking as a moron who voted 3rd party in Florida in 2000, that's just not true."

Count me as a 3rd party voter in Florida in 2000. Am I a moron? No.

The 3rd party existed for a reason.

You might be correct that a relatively few 3rd party voters in Florida in 2000 gave the election to Bush. You could even narrow the culprit further to a public radio station in Tampa that beat the drum for 3rd party candidate Ralph Nader.

Or you could look at Hacking Democracy

Or look to the usurper SCOTUS coup d'etat a.k.a. Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000)


Obamacare is better than walking to Pittsburg, but it is still an antiquated jalopy.

Medicare For All. Now, and Forever.

Bernie Sanders YouTube video

Analysis of HR 676: Medicare for All would save billions, Physicians for a National Health Program, by Gerald Friedman, Ph.D. "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Martin Luther King, Jr.

H.R. 676: Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act 113th Congress, 2013–2015.

Now called H.R.1200 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

See PBS FRONTLINE, Sick Around The World.

Five Capitalist Democracies & How They Do It

Q&A: T.R. Reid, former Washington Post reporter and author of "The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care."


okay, enough widgets. see Gay Men Touch Vagina For The First Time!

Anonymous said...

Indeed, you are a moron. If you couldn't see the difference between Al Gore and George W. Bush, you deserved all that occurred by not recognizing the difference. Thanks for giving us tax cuts for the rich, the Iraq War, and all the rest. Please find your own blog.


Original Nader Raider

Godwhacker said...


I've touched more vaginas than many of my straight friends. Diversity of experience is good for the soul. Yes, "Medicare For All. Now, and Forever." Hear, hear.


I will regret that vote for the rest of my life. But I have my own blog, thanks very much. You're reading it.