Dear Moderate Republicans,

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 2, 2012
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“I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they’re voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed as they are), and that they disagree with him on gay rights.


Then look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say,

“My taxes and take-home pay mean more than your fundamental civil rights, the sanctity of your marriage, your right to visit an ailing spouse in the hospital, your dignity as a citizen of this country, your healthcare, your right to inherit, the mental welfare and emotional well-being of your youth, and your very personhood.”

It’s like voting for George Wallace during the Civil Rights movements, and apologizing for his racism. You’re still complicit. You’re still perpetuating anti-gay legislation and cultural homophobia.

You don’t get to walk away clean, because you say you “disagree” with your candidate on these issues.” ~ Pulitzer and Tony winning playwright Doug Wright

(via Chloe the lovely Matas Rytas Vilgalys our former intern…)

Amen. And remember, Dems going back have done far better for our economy, too. Numbers:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Dear Moderate Republicans,”

  1. Ben_Ralston says:

    This is the crux of the election this time – so many people are voting for Romney based on, to quote someone I know – "I'm worse off than I was 4 yrs ago".
    Sorry, but that's just utterly selfish.
    You all need to vote for the guy who is doing his best for the GREATER good.
    And if Romney gets in, I'm afraid that very, very few people will be better off in another 4 years (but Romney will *sure* be one of them).

  2. Edward Staskus says:

    I don't see the GOP's policies as "ill-formed and tenuous". They may not be specific about details, but they are very clear about their policies. I don't think it is an exaggeration to say they yearn for a time that predates the New Deal. That is what makes Romney and the GOP especially dangerous.

  3. Bek Nelson says:

    Wow so judgmental. Who are you to decide what the greater good is? Where is your compassion? Where is the effort to understand the other side? How about less of the judgmental ranting and more time trying to understand that which is abhorrent to you? If both sides spent less time on inflammatory rhetoric and more time practicing compassion and understanding we might actually get somewhere.

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