[Ed. note: Worthy post deserving far more discussion and dissemination.]

Hat Tip to Eternal Vigilance for her/his comment last night.

Why would I vote for a party that promised me hope and change in the form of a new personality?
Warning Signs: Quick Involvement, Desperately pressures you for a commitment so you’re in a relationship in less than 6 months.

Why would I vote for a party that is actively trying to cut social security and has cut medicare?
Warning Signs: Elder abuse, Steals from you or take your money, Rigidly controls your finances, Engages in unlawful activity

Why would I vote for a party that is willing to follow the previous administrations politicization of DOJ?
Warning Signs: Has a history of bad relationships, Destroys the lives of others for political gain

Why would I vote for a party that is willing to let 45,000 Americans die each year from lack of health care?
Warning Signs: Causes physical and emotional battery or death

Why would I vote for a party that cuts back on the food stamp program?
Warning Sign: Withholds basic necessities

Why would I vote for a party that thinks it is just fine for the president to kill any American he chooses?
Warning Sign: Engages in unlawful activity  . . .

Why would I vote for a party that is actively endangering a woman’s right to choose?
Warning Signs: Withholds basic health care, Disrespect for women in general

Why would I vote for a party that supports a president that helped BP get away with the murder of humans and an ecosystem?
Warning Signs: Ruins employment, Causes physical and emotional battery to you and/or your ecosystem

Why would I vote for a party that is willing to bail out the banks over main street and enables the banks to foreclose rather than negotiate?
Warning Signs: Locks you out of your home, Steals from you or takes your money, Repeated attacks on your sense of worth

Why would I vote for a party that believes that bipartisanship is more important than governing?
Warning Sign: Making the victim feel that there is no way out of the relationship

Why would I vote for a party that is willing to tax citizens for health care and hand the money to corporations while said corporations are responsible for deaths of citizens?
Warning Sign: Withholds health care as a basic human right

And speaking of murders, why would I vote for a party that continues the wars in the middle east?
Warning Signs: Fascination with weapons, Causes physical and emotional battery and death

Why would I vote for a party that had huge majorities and the presidency and did nothing with it?

I am walking away from my abuser. I am not walking into the arms of the other party. This is the only way I can see to save myself and my country. By taking the first tentative steps to freedom I know that a process will be found for representation that looks to the citizens of this country and not to the oligarchy.

[photo: Elephant wearing striped pants via Flickr]