"'Staying home is the same as voting Democrat.' Heard them all too many times."
Well maybe you have heard it many times but apparently repetition hasn’t improved your outlook. Three million Republican voters did stay home on Election Day 2012. Three million predominantly white voters stayed home. The state run media mime was that the Republicans lost "the white vote." True enough but the Democrats didn't get them. They just didn't show up, and it wasn't voter suppression that didn't turn them out. Those stay at homes gave us a reelected obama and all the unholy results that entails.