November 2, 2010
I stopped blogging politics quite some time ago. There were many reasons. A lot of it had to do with writing at BlogHer.com. It wasn’t the right forum for me. No pun intended. The truth is a lot of the things I love about politics I hate just as much.
Tonight I voted for Republicans. I voted for pro-life candidates. Many people get upset with me for one-issue voting, but the right to life is the most important issue for me. I cannot vote for a candidate who does not oppose abortion. I just can’t do it.
I couldn’t vote for Feingold or Lassa. They voted for the health care bill despite the fact that the majority of Americans were against it. It was a slap in the face to so many Wisconsin residents. I truly believe that Wisconsin went from a blue state to red state because of this issue. And perhaps because our unemployment rate is the highest it has been in many years. My job is on the line. The company I work for is opening a factory in Mexico. They will most likely relocate the corporate office to Texas. Three hundred-fifty jobs are at stake in my hometown.
I know that the Republicans are not going to magically make things better. Americans are sending a message that they are upset with the current situation. I think it’s time our politicians listen.