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Congressional Republicans have record low popularity ratings for very good reasons. They’re cowardly, corrupt, ineffective, greedy, selfish, often amazingly stupid, haven’t had an original thought in years, and seem utterly unable to field candidates for national office capable of independent thought. There isn’t a leader worth a bucket of warm spit among them. They can’t be trusted to keep their word, and they can’t be trusted to do the right thing.

But we, gentle readers, have to vote for every Republican we can see on or before Tuesday. Mrs. Manor and I voted early. We showed our driver’s licenses and our voter registration cards and were glad to do it. We walked in and out of the polling place within 5-6 minutes.

I know what you’re thinking: if Republicans are so bad, why vote for them? They’re all corrupt buffoons and liars, Democrats, independents, whatever. Just stay home.

Unfortunately, Democrats are worse. Much worse. And we, fellow Americans, aren’t much better. We get exactly the politicians we deserve, and boy are we getting it good and hard these days.

We have six years of damage to undo–if it’s even possible–and two more years of even more and more lawless damage to endure. If we don’t take both houses of Congress now, we may never undo the damage. If we don’t take the majority in the Senate, we may never get the chance.

Mr. Obama has already appointed more than 200 leftist federal judges. They don’t see the Constitution as anything special or as a restraint on their desires for social experimentation. Some 90 more are waiting in the wings for confirmation. Stopping at least 90 of them may be the difference between preserving some semblance of our representative republic and tyranny. It may preserve the Second Amendment and maintain some semblance of national sovereignty and border integrity.

Shall I go on? If you’re reading this blog, It’s very likely you read others, and you’re better informed than the average bear. I don’t have to tell you what’s at stake.

But it might be worthwhile to remember that we need to start somewhere to repair the severe damage already done to the foundations of our republic. Republicans are a disreputable lot, the appellation of “the stupid party” is well earned. They seldom miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity and spend huge amounts of other people’s money, but they’re not nearly as bad as Democrats. Getting rid of Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader is sufficient reason in and of itself to vote Republican.

It’s a sad state of affairs, but we don’t have anything better at the moment. Vote in the Republicans, and thereafter, we can work on electing honorable people, people that will honor their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. That process can’t begin until we clear out the Democrat majority in Congress and begin to clean out the Democrat corruption that is strangling the permanent bureaucracy and America. It is, for the time being, a holding action: one thing, one thug, at a time.

Vote, gentle readers, if you haven’t done it already, VOTE!