1. If you think that those Americans who fight our wars, police our streets and heal our sick don’t deserve equal rights and protections under our laws because they happen to be gay – then you might want to vote Republican.
2. If you think that another war in the Middle East is the best way to prove America’s superiority, then you should be voting Republican.
3. If you believe that global warming/climate change isn’t real, then you might want to vote Republican.
4. If you think that those who have amassed vast fortunes in America earned it because they worked harder than you and I, then you should be voting Republican.
5. If you think that our Constitution imbues corporations with the same inalienable rights as people (despite the fact that corporations are never mentioned in the Constitution), then you might want to vote Republican.
6. If you think that legislators have the right to force women who have been raped or who are the victim of incest, to bring the resulting pregnancies to full term, you might want to vote Republican.
7. If you think that those with extreme wealth should be allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence America’s elections, (and the resulting laws and public policies created by those they elect), then you should be voting Republican.
8. If you think that “clean coal” is real, and that coal is America’s 21st century energy solution, then you should probably vote Republican.
9. If you think that women seeking an abortion should be forced to go through invasive – and medically unnecessary – vaginal ultrasounds, you might want to vote Republican.
10. If you think that access to affordable health care for every American should be considered a privilege rather than a basic human right, then you might want to vote Republican.
11. If you think that Big Oil companies should be subsidized by collecting more taxes from middle-class Americans, then you should be voting Republican.
12. If you think it’s justifiable that, over the past 25 years, the wealthiest 1% of Americans have seen their income increase by 275% while the rest of us have seen our incomes increase by only 40%, then you should be voting Republican.
13. If you think that the greed-fueled banks and financial institutions which caused America’s 2008 economic collapse should be rewarded with less oversight – rather than more oversight – then you should be voting Republican.
14. If you think the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should be gutted or abolished, then you might want to vote Republican.
15. If you think that creating obstacles for legal citizens to vote (including immigrants, minorities, the poor and the elderly) furthers our American democracy, then you might want to vote Republican.
16. If you think anyone with the cash should be able to buy automatic, military-style assault weapons – weapons which are specifically designed to kill other humans – then you should be voting Republican.
17. If you think that life-saving, embryonic stem-cell research should be prohibited in the U.S. because of certain religious beliefs, then you should be voting Republican.
18. If you think that President Obama should have allowed our automobile industry to collapse, along with nearly 1,500,000 related American jobs, then you should be voting Republican.
19. If you think that immigrants to America are a problem, then you should be grateful that your ancestors arrived when they did, and you should probably vote Republican.
20. If you think that America should create laws to enforce religious ideology and beliefs upon all citizens – then you should be voting Republican.
21. If you think that businesses and corporations should be allowed to influence our elections and public policy, then you should be voting Republican.
22. If you think we actually need to cut back on the number of American school children who go on to college, you might want to vote Republican.
23. If you think the U.S. Department of Education should be abolished, you might want to vote Republican.
24. If you think that environmental and consumer protections (like food safety; workplace safety; toxic waste; air and water quality; drug and medical testing; etc.) should be weakened or eliminated because it costs businesses money to ensure their products will not endanger the lives of American citizens, then you might want to vote Republican.
25. If you think that industries like banking, Wall Street, oil and gas exploration, insurance and food production should be unfettered and allowed to police themselves, then you should be voting Republican.
26. If you think that women do not deserve the same pay as men for equal work, you might want to vote Republican.
27. If you think that the safety of retired Americans’ Social Security earnings should be dependent upon the whims and integrity of Wall Street investment bankers and the stock market, then you should be voting Republican.
28. If you think that “drill now, drill everywhere” is a sound energy policy for America’s future, then you should be voting Republican.
29. If you think that the current national minimum wage of $7.25/hour is too high and should be eliminated to make businesses more competitive, then you should be voting Republican.
30. If you think the interest rate on student loans should be allowed to double, making it harder for America’s children to get a college education, then you should probably vote Republican.
31. If you think that businesses should be allowed to get tax breaks for sending American jobs overseas, then you should be voting Republican.
32. If you think that the law-abiding children of illegal immigrants, who were born and have lived their entire lives here, should not be given a path to citizenship, and the ability to further their education, then you might want to vote Republican.
33. If you think that Medicare should be turned into a “you’re on your own” voucher system, you definitely want to vote Republican.
34. If you think that the poorest and most impoverished amongst us should be required to pay taxes so they “have some skin in the game”, then you should probably vote Republican.
35. If you think America’s school children – the hope for America’s future competitiveness in the world – should be taught that creationism and evolution hold equal weight in the scientific world, then you might want to vote Republican.
36. If you think this election is about Bain Capital or President Obama’s birth certificate . . . then you haven’t been paying attention.
37. If you care about what kind of country America becomes over the next 4 years, you better get out and vote on Tuesday Nov. 6th
38. If you think that I made all this up, then you need to click on these links:
and on the humorous side, though with more than a bit of truth: