Whatever position someone takes on the issues or political parties, November is a very important time to vote. Often mid-year elections are skipped by many voters as not being significant; but this one will be.
If you want to see Congress involved in trying to impeach President Obama, if you want to see tax cuts for the rich stay right where they are, if you believe environmental issues don't matter, if you think the Ten Commandments are the basis for this country, if you want God running your country and trust politicians who say they are being guided by God, you will be voting in November.
But if you have been disillusioned by Obama, if you aren't sure you like the direction of the country right now, you might not vote thinking you'll get back to it in 2012. I hope you will rethink your choice as this election might say a lot about what happens the next two years.
I think some of what led to the lack of action on Osama bin Laden, despite the warnings, was the government's obsession with impeachment both on Clinton's side and the Congress'. It will not help us as a country to find that is what a Republican led Congress under John Boehner wants to deal with rather than employment, environment, wars, economy, and so much else that impacts our daily lives like health care. There are no grounds for really impeaching Obama but Issa is talking as though he wants to see it happen; and if the Republicans take over the House or Senate, it's what they will try to do-- disable him for the next two years. That is their goal now-- stopping Obama from doing what he was elected by the majority of the people to do.
Anyway if you are a rightie, I know you will be voting; but if you are a leftie, you may be thinking it's not worth it. It's no different no matter who gets in. Think back to the 8 years of Bush and I bet you can rethink that position.
Although we cannot vote yet, this is a good time to research candidates, see what their positions are on various issues important to you, and maybe even donate money to someone in a different state if they seem important to the future of this country. You can bet it's what the right is doing. The left needs to also.
There is a difference and whether Obama has done all we hoped (he hasn't), we will see what that difference is if the right takes over the Congress in November. Listening to the right, hearing their deliberate distortions on Obama's record, should be enough to convince you to get out and vote.
Incidentally, in case you are one thinking Obama hasn't kept any of his promises, this is from Politifact-- Promises Kept.
And if you happen to be a Republican and still reading here, I hope you work to get a reasonable candidate to run against Obama. Sometimes I wonder if the Republican right hasn't wanted to put up losers recently. It's time for them to put up a real choice and the grassroots is where that can be forced into happening. I would like to see it be hard for me in 2012 to make a decision on who to vote for... Some lefties would love to see Palin be the candidate because they think she'd lose; but I just think it should be two really good choices with different political philosophies. That's what would be good for America in my opinion.