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My memo to errybody: vote!

Last month, I wrote a post "My memo to blacks: vote!" The basic point was to tell African Americans that in certain races today, their participation could mean the difference between their Democratic representative staying in Congress or being replaced by a Republican. What's required is for them to show up, which many pollsters believe -- and history suggests -- will not happen. Not in the numbers needed to stave off a GOP stampede of the House, anyway.

But on this Election Day, I want to expand my declaration to include all those who care about this country. Democrat, Republican or Independent. Straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Liberal, conservative or libertarian. Mad as hell, mildly perturbed or just plain weary. People fought and died for you to have the right to exercise your franchise. So exercise it. Vote.

By Jonathan Capehart  | November 2, 2010; 7:04 AM ET
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It takes a real racist goober-gobler such as yourself to assume that blacks will vote democratic. You're patetic!

Posted by: mgrantham2 | November 2, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Come on Mr. Capehart! To infer that black districts that are segregated and safe Democratic seats have a ghost of a chance (boo!) of turning over to the opposition is so silly a concept.

Who is running against them and spending good money in some pie-eyed pipe dream?

There are not many Carly Fiorinas, who really needs a head shrink to examine why she should wanna spend that much on a long shot in Bluesville West Coast, the Big Burrito.

But you have to scare your folks to have them get excited over this midterm election.

The opposition is super motivated... your side ... not so much.

Keep to plugging for the overturn of DADT; that seems to be your best voice and most coherent thought process anyways.

Posted by: adamnescot1 | November 2, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

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