A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote to deny care to the sick

A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote to deny care to the sick October 27, 2012

When you vote for Mitt Romney, you vote to deny health care to sick people.

This is not theoretical, this is not hypothetical and this is not rhetorical: When you vote for Mitt Romney, you vote to deny health care to sick people.

That’s Violet McManus on the right. If you vote for Mitt Romney, you are — unambiguously and undeniably — voting to repeal her health care. She is a real person and what really happens to real people really matters. Elections are not a game.

This is an actual thing that will actually happen to millions of individuals and families. This is a real and significant thing that you will be doing to them. It is a real harm in which you will be an active participant. It is a real harm that you will be helping to inflict.

What really happens to real people really matters.

This is not theoretical, this is not hypothetical and this is not rhetorical: These are actual, flesh-and-blood real people with names and faces.

Eric Richter.

Wendy Parris.

Robin Layman.

Daniel Menges.

Violet McManus.

Declan McNulty.

Shavon Walker.

Ben Trockman and Caroline Long.

Carolyn Cunningham.

Jennifer Lee.

If you plan to vote for Mitt Romney, you should look at their faces and learn their names. Maybe you can recite them to yourself as a reminder of how “pro-life” you are.

When you cast your vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and for their promise to repeal the law that eases the pain or saves the lives of all these people, at least have the decency to own up to it.

Say it. Say it out loud. Say it defiantly. It’s what you’re doing, so at least have the stones to say it.

Say, “I don’t give a damn about Eric Richter.”

Say, “Screw you, Wendy Parris.”

Say, “Sucks to be you Robin Layman and Daniel Menges.”

Say, “Violet McManus, your pain means absolutely nothing to me.”

Say, “Declan McNulty, I do not care at all about your life.”

Say, “I’m not looking out for you, Shavon Walker, Ben Trackman or Caroline Long, I have more important concerns.”

Say, “Carolyn Cunningham can suffer and die, for all I care.”

Say, “Jennifer Lee means nothing to me.”

Whether you say it out loud or not, you’re saying it. You’re choosing it.

You’re doing it. To them. To real people with names and faces. Millions of them.

Congratulations.

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