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2014-07-25 04:12:21 PM  

Gulper Eel: Not when the choice is between "worse than the status quo" and "much worse than the status quo" - in a case like that, the much-worse side is useful if only to bring both breeds of foolishness to a halt. Yay for checks and balances. It's not putting the worse group in power, it's a first-do-no-harm principle.


You're trying to rationalize voting for the objectively worse group, but you don't have to.

It's okay to just admit that it is tribalism on your part, and that you are voting for them because they may be destructive, regressive, antiscience cretins, but they're *your* destructive, regressive, antiscience cretins, and you don't like the other guys.

As soon as you try to make yourself feel better by offering explanations like "gridlock" you run into pesky little issues like a lack of consistency, or that empowering the worse side only sets them up to succeed with their plans that you acknowledge are worse when they ultimately regain power as the political pendulum swings back. Unless there are threads from 2004-2006 in which you were strongly supporting the Democrats in order to achieve gridlock that you want to link to?

If I have you confused with someone else, and you're not the incredibly partisan right winger I'm thinking of, please pardon my mistake.
 
2014-07-25 04:26:42 PM  

Jon Snow: Unless there are threads from 2004-2006 in which you were strongly supporting the Democrats in order to achieve gridlock that you want to link to?


Hey, if the president can evolve on same-sex marriage to the point I was at 15 years ago, then I can evolve on the issues too. I didn't go left, but I did move strongly libertarian on national politics.

I got sick of the Republican overreach in '06. You know how all politics is local? My local Republican congressman was being a drunken spousal-abusing jackass - and unlike certain deluded partisan supporters of a legendarily negligent senatorial spousal-abusing drunkard (a belated happy 45th anniversary, btw), I wasn't keen on my congressman being re-elected even once, let alone for the next four decades, if that's how he was going to be. So I voted for the Democrat (Gillibrand) because she seemed reasonable and not as obviously thick-skulled and corrupt as others of her ilk in my state. I voted for her again in '08 because the Republicans nominated an empty suit.
 
2014-07-25 04:45:58 PM  

Gulper Eel: I didn't go left, but I did move strongly libertarian on national politics.


So what does that mean? You voted for Badnarik, Barr, and Johnson? That you wrote in a name? Or did you vote for Bush (or Kerry)? McCain (or Obama)? Or Romney (or Obama)?
 
2014-07-25 05:14:16 PM  

Jon Snow: So what does that mean? You voted for Badnarik, Barr, and Johnson? That you wrote in a name? Or did you vote for Bush (or Kerry)? McCain (or Obama)? Or Romney (or Obama)?


I voted for Johnson in '12, left '08 blank. Wrote in McCain in '00 and '04. 

I've been pretty well disgusted with every major party presidential candidate since Clinton, and the last time I enthusiastically voted  for anybody was Perot in '92 but that's because I had seen an address by his running mate Adm. Stockdale many years earlier and was tremendously impressed - even without having to compare him to those two insufferable silver-spoon asshats Gore and Quayle.
 
2014-07-25 06:31:59 PM  

Gulper Eel: Jon Snow: So what does that mean? You voted for Badnarik, Barr, and Johnson? That you wrote in a name? Or did you vote for Bush (or Kerry)? McCain (or Obama)? Or Romney (or Obama)?

I voted for Johnson in '12, left '08 blank. Wrote in McCain in '00 and '04. 

I've been pretty well disgusted with every major party presidential candidate since Clinton, and the last time I enthusiastically voted  for anybody was Perot in '92 but that's because I had seen an address by his running mate Adm. Stockdale many years earlier and was tremendously impressed - even without having to compare him to those two insufferable silver-spoon asshats Gore and Quayle.


Fair enough. If you're not empowering the GOP I withdraw my criticisms made on the assumption you were. Apologies.
 
2014-07-25 07:23:31 PM  

Gulper Eel: Both sides ARE bad, so vote for whatever outcome is most likely to see them chained to each other and drowning.

That dream will not be fulfilled through voting alone.
 
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