Don’t Waste Your Vote on a Third Party Candidate

Please!  I mean it.  This election is too important.  When you are in that booth and it is just you and God in there, no one will ever know your vote.  Alison Lundergan Grimes has proved that; you never have to tell whom you voted for.

So, please, push the big “R.”

My daughters had to go to my local Republican meeting with me recently.  My 10-year-old read or something, her political activist career hadn’t begun yet.  But, my 13-year-old must have been paying attention.

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On our way out she said, “Sheesh, that could have been a Democrat meeting!”

I said, “What do you mean?”

She huffed, “The way they were ripping apart all of the Republicans they could have been liberals!”

And, she is right.

As Republicans, we are very informed, engaged and opinionated.  That is good.  We don’t fall in line behind our party blindly.  We read, we listen and we have very strong opinions on lots of issues.

BALLOT-TRASH-BOXDemocrats, by contrast, rely on low-information voters.  They hear cool tag-lines like “hope” and “change” and vote for democrats.  Even though Republicans are selling awesome things like personal responsibility and freedom, liberals make all of their campaign slogans sound like, “We love puppies, we love trees and we want everyone to get free stuff and be happy!”

No one gets a puppy, tree or is happy.  Liberals just keep on pumping out the “free stuff” and have lifelong voters.  And, loyal democrats dutifully fall in line with the party no matter who is in power.  If Hillary supporters hadn’t dutifully set down their signs and immediately switched over to Obama, this disastrous president wouldn’t have been able to do so much damage to this country.

Wouldn’t that have been great?

Now, back to Republicans, listen up, I want to talk to you.  I know that the candidates aren’t conservative enough for you.

YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR THEM ANYWAY.  Whatever we get will be exponentially better than having democrats in control.

Think about that for a second.


Mitt Romney wasn’t conservative enough.  So, you stayed home.  You ordered from that cool pizza place down the street and caught up on Game of Thrones on Hulu.

How did that work out?

Is that pizza place still in business?  The cost of groceries has tripled, the price of gas has been doubled for the past 6 years.  (Thankfully, we are getting a brief reprieve from that right now.) Health insurance premiums have doubled and you can’t even use your insurance.  You have a deductible of about $6,000.

Don’t vote for a third party candidate.  Please.  Vote for the Republican.  It will work out better than not voting.

A vote for a democrat or NOT VOTING for a Republican because he or she is not conservative enough IS A VOTE FOR OBAMA AND HIS DISASTROUS POLICIES THAT HAVE:

-raised taxes

-increased regulations

-increased the size and scope of government which has allowed:

-the failure of the VA

-the NSA spying on all of is

-the IRS using its power to torture political opponents of the president

-the retreat from Iraq that has caused the rise of ISIS, exactly as Geroge W. bush said would happen

-the incompetency that has caused us to completely leave our southern border open and

-the negligence that has led to not one but two cases of Ebola in the United States.

Don’t waste your vote on a third party candidate, no matter how informed you are, please.  Vote for Republicans, even if they aren’t conservative enough for you. It will work out better in the end.


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Julie Love

Julie Love is a former CPA who currently home-schools her two children. She earned her MS in Journalism from Ohio University in 2002. She was raised in rural Ohio and now lives in the big city of Cleveland.
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