Now please try to play nice, and, if you have taken the time to understand what you’re voting for, please vote.

Just a gentle reminder, amongst all the partisan hatred out there today:

To the Democrat partisans: Not all Republicans are reactionary selfish plutocrats, nor are all the religious entirely intent on shoving their religion down your throats. And, by the way, forcing “businesses” to pay for stuff (like health insurance, for example) is usually an incredibly inefficient and inequitable way of doing things. Moreover, voting against bad laws is just as important, perhaps even more so, than voting for good laws.

To the Republican partisans: Not all Democrats are godless socialists or communists intent on redistributing all the proceeds of hard work to the lazy. Nor are they all trying to keep the religious from their own beliefs. Moreover, voting for flawed but well-intentioned laws isn’t a sign that they are corrupt. The response to flawed laws which have passed is not usually simple repeal (especially because, get over it, it’s just not going to happen) but rather /fixing/ them.

To both: you may disagree with your opposition, but recognize that the vast majority of it, however much you disagree with them, comes from good intentions. Hating them doesn’t help. When you disagree, please try understanding where they are coming from, and educating them rather than vilifying them.

One more thing — there are reasonable moderates in both parties. Really.

Thanks. Now please try to play nice, and, if you have taken the time to understand what you’re voting for, please vote.

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