The Gitmos: Why Vote? + Rap News 16: Obama v Romney – the Final Presidential Debate

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Oct 15, 2012 by CornFlu

Video by Marshall J. Baumgartner and Scott Hughes.
The Gitmos Great Seal artwork by Todd N. Kennedy
Tell us why or why not you plan to vote!

Why vote?
When there’s no one worth voting for
Why vote?
Every politician is a whore
Why vote?
The problems never go away
Why vote?
You don’t pat attention anyway
Why vote?
‘Cause some rock star said its cool
Why vote?
He just laughs, you play the fool
Why vote?
For another corporate shill
Why vote?
When its you that pays the bill

Why should you vote, they’re gonna rig it anyway
The fix is in, come election day

Why vote?
For the lesser evil of the two
Why vote?
Every one of them is screwing you
Why vote?
For a suit with some power hair
Why vote?
He gets paid to pretend he cares
Why vote?
You can’t believe the media
Why vote?
Or the people that you elect
Why vote?
When supporting the status qo
Why vote?
Is a national train wreck

Why vote?
For another Democrat
Why vote?
For some Wall Street fat cat
Why vote?
For another Republican
Why vote?
For another Company Man
Why vote?
There’s no transparency
Why vote?
There’s no legitimacy
Why vote?
Its all a joke, ya see
So why vote?

The Gitmos: Why Vote?


Oct 15, 2012 by thejuicemedia Juice Rap News – Episode 16: Electile Dysfunction. It’s nearing the end of 2012, and bastion of world democracy (The United States of America) is displaying its free and open process of elections for the world to observe. As is customary every four years, the rigorous selection process has served up a number of philosopher kings and queens from which to choose. But why have so many choices when with a bit of effort you can whittle it down to two candidates and let the people pick from those? Especially when it makes for such scintillating debates. Join Juice Rap News stalwart host Robert Foster as he shares his dreams for the Presidential Debates… and then receives something of a rude awakening.

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RAP NEWS 16: OBAMA v ROMNEY – the Final Presidential Debate

From the archives:

The Four Faces of Obama by Luke Hiken and Marti Hiken

How Do You Take Your Poison? by Chris Hedges

Wake Up: Reject the Two-Party Plutocracy by Joel S. Hirschhorn + Gary Johnson: Let’s End The Growing Police State

Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson: Debate on Obama’s Presidency + Glen Ford: Obama is not the lesser evil

Is Obama the Trojan Horse, A Psychopath, A Bad Boyfriend or all Three? by Jill Dalton

High Time to Boycott Elections by Reza Fiyouzat + Debate Remix