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Election 2012

Song Lyric of the Day:

We forward in this generation / Triumphantly. / Won’t you help to sing / These songs of freedom? / ‘Cause all I ever have: Redemption songs / Redemption songs / Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery / None but ourselves can free our minds

Bob Marley / “Redemption Song

A couple of weeks ago, I took Coraline with me to vote. That was her third time accompanying me to vote, and her first presidential election. After carefully reviewing my selections, I let her press the red Cast Vote button. I expect taking her to vote will continue to be a tradition for us, especially as she gets older and begins to understand the importance of a person’s right to vote — particularly ours as women.

In an ideal world, everyone who is eligible to vote would be able to exercise their right and privilege to do so. And while this is in fact not an ideal world, I hope that everyone reading this who is able to vote does so.*

In honor of today’s presidential election — and to provide some levity — I thought I’d post some Simpsons clips regarding voting and politics. Because I can tie almost everything in life back to The Simpsons. Much to my mother’s (and Rich’s) dismay.

Here’s a clip Fox created just for this year’s election:

Then there’s an endorsement for Romney from Mr. Burns (Smithers’ comment about the tax return is spot-on):

And then there’s the opening clip from the “Treehouse of Horror XIX” Halloween special a few years ago where Homer votes for Obama:

*I’m respectful of people’s opinions, even dissenting ones, if they actually voted. If they didn’t vote, eh. I mean, if they don’t care enough to make their opinions count, why should I bother humoring them?

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