Let me be VERY clear about something: Over the next couple of weeks (and time is running VERY short) we are in the fight of our lives. This is our VERY last chance to start to fix the economical, moral, and constitutional damage that has been inflicted on our country.
Nothing infuriates me more than to learn that someone just doesn't know the facts about this election. They aren't even trying! They're just blindly voting for who their friends tell them to vote for, or who looks cooler, etc.
Listen, as an adult, as a voting-age AMERICAN it is your PATRIOTIC DUTY to expose yourself to every FACT you possibly can. It is your duty to make a well-informed, fact-based decision based on every scrap of evidence you can find. It is your duty to research the candidates, their records, their failures, their lies, and their accomplishments and make a decision based on that, rather than on what Jon Stewart tells you. It is your duty to listen carefully to the words they tell you and fact check them.
Nothing in this world is harder than admitting you were fooled, or you were wrong. That makes you look bad, and nobody wants to look bad. I get that. It sucks to have to say "0bama fooled me. I voted for him, I championed him, I supported him, but I was wrong. It's time to right my wrong." But guess what? That's part of being an adult.
0bama made a lot of powerful promises in 2008 (none of which he's been able to keep) and it's become clear that he only made those promises to get elected. Now he's making those same false promises, and people are too proud to admit the truth of it.
As a businessman myself, nothing in this world is more apparent to me than the fact that we all make mistakes, we all get lured in at one point or another, we all get tricked by a greasy salesman. That just happens, and that's part of life. And when people that work for me make a mistake, I demand that they own up to it, take responsibility for it, and correct it. I don't get angry with people for making mistakes, I get angry with them for the "on-purposes".
NOTHING gains tremendous amounts of respect from me than when someone comes up to me and says "Yeah, I did that. My mistake. But I learned, and now I'll know, and I'll make it better". And by contrast, NOTHING infuriates me more than when someone makes a mistake, KNOWS they made a mistake, but tries to worm their way out of it, lie about it, blame someone else for it, and refuse to accept responsibility for it. THAT will get you fired.
So, today's challenge for all of you is to talk to your liberal friends and family (if you've got any) and tell them this. Tell them it's OK to be wrong, that you've been wrong before, that you've been duped before, that you've been lied to before... but continuing to follow the same wrong path makes you look a thousand times stupider than admitting you made a mistake. Promise them you won't make fun of them or rub their faces in it, because it NEEDS to be done. There is SO much more at stake this election than wounded pride.
Ask them to join you in being furious at being duped, lied to, deceived, and played for a fool. Ask them to join us all in saying "Mr. president, you're FIRED." ~Vox