I like doing the Democrat thing not only because I find electoral politics interesting, but because I can do things like chant Me-di-care, Me-di-care, Me-di-care and know I did something that will directly help its preservation (victory party for a special Congressional election at the beginning of the summer). And while the similarities between the Democrats and Republicans often disappoint me, there's still a lot of difference between the two parties. (For example, the Democratic governor of Montana has a disappointing energy policy, but is pushing for single-payer healthcare. And while Cuomo's execrable stand on the millionaires' tax doesn't distinguish him from a Chris Christie, but his support for gay marriage does.)
On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 10:46 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I usually voted for third parties until Bush's second election, when I switched to the lessor evil thing, and now I'm sorry I did, because the Democrats keep passing and signing Republican policies, and the Republicans get to blame "the liberals" for the resulting disasters. I'd rather have Republicans taking credit for the disasters wrought by supply side economics and deregulation.
On 11/01/11, Andy Anderson<email@example.com> wrote:
As much as I hate to say it, I think a choice of lesser evils may be better for the country than protest voting. Its early and next year should bring us many more people that are awake. But that may also make things more dangerous, both for us in particular, and for our supporters. An idiotic ideologue that ends up bringing in our military "to keep the peace" would not be good for anyone. My solo opinion, and I know it could be argued for hours. Just something to think about.
On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 12:08 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I think its a little late for it this year, but a write-in the 99% campaign for next year's presidential election might be effective.
On 11/01/11, JeremyToG<email@example.com> wrote:
So Election Day is on the second, and even if it's not the most
important year for the consequences of it, I had a neat little idea to
express dissatisfaction with the candidates shown and show solidarity
for the movement's purpose:
When you vote, if you don't particularly care for any of the options
available, instead write-in "The 99 Percent" as a protest vote.
I wonder how many we could get...