Democrats: To Vote or Not To Vote?

By virtually all accounts, the Democratic Party will be battered by a massive Election Day tsunami that will hand control of the House and possibly the Senate to Republicans.

The scene: Election Day. The Character: A Democratic Party progressive pondering whether to vote.

To vote, or not to vote–that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of an outrageous Republican victory
Where we could lose the House and Senate
Or to take arms against a sea of political troubles
And by opposing vote for our party. But how CAN we vote
When there was no public option?

In a time when various calculations put unemployment at close to 10 percent, Gallup puts the Republican advantage among the independents over Democrats at 10 percent. If Democrats turned out to defend their party’s candidates, some of the perceived political “firewalls” might partially limit the predicted GOP landslide. All signs point to that not happening due to intense vote anger – even among groups that supported Obama — and an “enthusiasm gap” between both parties.

To vote, to proactively support
No more–and by not voting to say we end
The heartache of not getting the public option
And Barack Obama being like George Bush
And the thousand natural political shocks
Because he has proven to be a centrist, corporatist and
Tried to appeal to those moderate Republicans.

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