Jay Smooth: Vote for ‘karmic retribution’ against Republicans

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 18:46 EDT
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Jay Smooth wonders about Mitt Romney
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Activist and social critic Jay Smooth thinks Americans should feel good about enacting “karmic retribution” on Tuesday by casting a ballot.

Republicans, including Mitt Romney, have criticized President Barack Obama for telling his supporters that “voting is the best revenge.” But according to Smooth, getting revenge is a grand American tradition.

Romney tried to make Obama’s comment into “some nefarious plot, like that meant Obama was rounding up an army of communist Kenyans to get revenge on you for starting a small business.” he said.

“What really disturbs me is the underlying message here, which is that Mitt Romney is trying to deny that revenge is awesome,” Smooth continued. “I mean, who doesn’t love revenge? Revenge is everybody’s favorite. That feeling of finally settling the score, getting the big payback, instant karma, that’s a joy that all Americans hold dear.”

Watch video, courtesy of ANIMAL New York, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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