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Friday, August 31, 2012

Before I vote Republican

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep voting for Marxists and we'll need to expand the city 'llimits' a bit, hon.

Michael Commini said...

Since when does "not Republican" equal "Marxist"?

Jason said...

^ Since False Dilemmas became the logical fallacy du jour.

John Scott said...

Very close election this year, with a real – though incomprehensible - possibility that the Obama administration will remain in (and simultaneously “out of”) control for another four years. Yes, the RNC are acting like control-hungry, stupid buffoons and making bad choices. I suppose on some level that’s because they’re terrified of losing this election, as am I. A bad time for Ron Paul supporters to throw angry righteousness fits and boycott Romney. All that accomplishes is guaranteeing victory to the Democrats, and stuffing this great nation firmly down the toilet – an action I and lots of other hard-working folks on the brink of economic disaster deeply resent. Every election is a study in compromise. Deal with the current reality, focus on the REAL enemy, and (with respect) act like a grown-up.

Gregory Valentine said...

Actually there is a Hell, MI and it does freeze over.

Alice Linsley said...

The USA is in a sad state of affairs when people rally around a Mormon to oppose a collectivist.

Agnikan said...

As someone who will vote for Obama in 2012, I have to say: do most Republicans think Eastwood's performance (including the "slice-throat" hand gesture) was a "good" thing?

http://easterwine.wordpress.com/ said...

America has always been a two-party system. So, unless one of the two main parties we have dissentigrates (as the Whig party did between 1846--1852), nothing is going to change. What new party are you thinking of as an alternative to the Republican party? Unless a new alternative emerges to the Republicans, then simply "not voting Republican" is a vote for the Democrats. Which, granted, may not be that mush of a difference in the grand scheme of things.

Michael said...

Here is what the late George Carlin had to say about the matter:

"I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don't vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, 'If you don't vote, you have no right to complain,' but where's the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote -- who did not even leave the house on Election Day -- am in no way responsible for what these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created."

Makes a lot of sense to me!