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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-19-07 08:49 AM
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60. I promise only to vote for
candidates I believe will benefit the future of the nation. There are some candidates who are better than others, and stretch who would test my loyalty, I'll hold my nose and vote for them.

The expression you despise is just another way for a person to explain they've compromised. There are Democratic candidates who stink so badly that I will not hold my nose, because I'd take their stench home with me if I did.

It is a metaphor, sorry it upsets you so.
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  -"Holding my nose" to vote - stupidest phrase EVER WildEyedLiberal  Aug-18-07 06:48 PM   #0 
  - No problem..  BobRossi   Aug-18-07 06:52 PM   #1 
  - At least you're open about it  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-18-07 06:56 PM   #4 
  - That's your decision  emilyg   Aug-18-07 09:34 PM   #39 
  - Wow Wild, what a beautifully written post! Congratulations!  saracat   Aug-18-07 06:52 PM   #2 
  - I agree with you, I've never voted for a Democratic candidate I didn't like  billyoc   Aug-18-07 06:54 PM   #3 
  - no prob - I am already planning to write in my candidate if the DLC succeeds in getting HRC in  peacebird   Aug-18-07 06:56 PM   #5 
  - I'm considering a write-in too in the event a candidate I can't vote for is nominated  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-18-07 07:00 PM   #7 
     - This is where I am right now as well  Yael   Aug-18-07 11:24 PM   #41 
  - I'm no saint.  BleedingHeartPatriot   Aug-18-07 06:57 PM   #6 
  - well said. n/t  cobalt1999   Aug-18-07 07:01 PM   #8 
  - Speaking of sanctimonius windbaggery..  sendero   Aug-18-07 07:07 PM   #9 
  - That is crazy - I never heard people saying that  karynnj   Aug-18-07 08:02 PM   #27 
  - I voted for John Kerry...  sendero   Aug-19-07 06:23 PM   #79 
  - Exactly. Thank you for pointing that out...  TankLV   Aug-18-07 08:09 PM   #31 
  - You should post this thread every fucking day and twice on Sunday  durrrty libby   Aug-18-07 07:15 PM   #10 
  - This seems like a bunch of sanctimonious bullshit to me...  Solon   Aug-18-07 07:18 PM   #11 
  - Saying you're "holding your nose" is the HEIGHT of sanctimonious bullshit  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-18-07 07:22 PM   #12 
     - The fact of the matter is that at least 90% of Politicians....  Solon   Aug-18-07 07:31 PM   #14 
     - All right, WEL, how about this situation?  tomreedtoon   Aug-19-07 12:45 AM   #44 
  - it is ReThug propaganda mind control to get us not to vote.. freeper shit  sam sarrha   Aug-18-07 07:29 PM   #13 
  - * is the poster boy for Democrats not voting for the nominee..  Redstate Red Herring   Aug-18-07 07:36 PM   #15 
  - I don't get it.  lwfern   Aug-18-07 07:36 PM   #16 
  - Yes, the OP is hyperbolic. It's a rant.  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-18-07 07:48 PM   #19 
     - seriously?  lwfern   Aug-18-07 08:08 PM   #28 
     - Maybe you are, I dunno  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-18-07 08:16 PM   #33 
        - Well, you know, that's not "literal"  lwfern   Aug-18-07 08:21 PM   #36 
     - Every other thread? Oh, dear.  sueh   Aug-20-07 12:03 AM   #85 
  - I'd rather see people "hold their nose" but cast their vote for the Dem...  InvisibleTouch   Aug-18-07 07:37 PM   #17 
  - Me, too. n/t  ElizabethDC   Aug-18-07 07:49 PM   #21 
  - Me three. nt  mcg   Aug-19-07 01:09 PM   #71 
     - Me four. n/t  hisownpetard   Aug-19-07 11:55 PM   #83 
  - Point taken...  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-18-07 07:50 PM   #22 
  - Fine, I won't SAY it!  kdmorris   Aug-18-07 07:44 PM   # 
  - "suck it up" "vote for the lesser of two evils"  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-18-07 07:53 PM   #25 
  - Actually, I've NEVER said it before you posted this  kdmorris   Aug-18-07 08:00 PM   #26 
     - You think only Democrats read DU?  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-18-07 08:09 PM   #29 
        - Yeah, I get what your saying, but you're being pretty nasty about it  kdmorris   Aug-18-07 08:20 PM   #35 
           - Well, in complete honesty, my OP was a rant and was intended purely as such  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-18-07 11:35 PM   #43 
              - Oh  kdmorris   Aug-19-07 08:34 AM   #59 
  - I think the problem was that Republicans were super enthusiastic  beachmom   Aug-19-07 10:23 PM   #81 
  - well, i would rather the held their stupid noses  pansypoo53219   Aug-18-07 07:44 PM   #18 
  - My thoughts exactly. n/t  ElizabethDC   Aug-18-07 07:48 PM   #20 
  - Is it really too much to ask for a candidate who bases their positions on facts, not fantasy?  Solon   Aug-18-07 07:50 PM   #23 
     - Yes it is  riverdale   Aug-19-07 09:21 AM   #63 
        - This has little to do with religious belief, I'm talking policy and politics...  Solon   Aug-20-07 04:24 AM   #89 
  - I love it when young people are active, involved .... and very smart.  Husb2Sparkly   Aug-18-07 07:53 PM   #24 
  - Don't like it - fucking tough shit! DEAL WITH IT!  TankLV   Aug-18-07 08:09 PM   #30 
  - Another brilliant, thoughtful, and articulate post from TankLV  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-18-07 08:18 PM   #34 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-18-07 08:09 PM   #32 
  - You go girl!  pirhana   Aug-18-07 08:26 PM   #37 
  - Going to give you a *star  emilyg   Aug-18-07 09:17 PM   #38 
  - I had to hold my nose to read your post,  LWolf   Aug-18-07 09:37 PM   #40 
  - I'll say "lowered my standards" instead. n/t  rucky   Aug-18-07 11:33 PM   #42 
  - uh huh.  dionysus   Aug-19-07 12:49 AM   #45 
  - And like all the other self-righteous breast-beating martyrs at DU,  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-19-07 02:18 AM   #48 
  - saying you will "hold your nose and vote" is usually worse than just not voting for them  JI7   Aug-19-07 01:45 AM   #46 
  - Thank you  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-19-07 02:20 AM   #49 
  - I don't care what appendage people hold while voting, but I do hope they vote for the democrat  fishwax   Aug-19-07 02:02 AM   #47 
  - This thread just made me laugh. Talk about pot/kettle/black...  acmavm   Aug-19-07 02:25 AM   #50 
  - I'm not the one telling other people that I'm a better progressive than they are  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-19-07 02:29 AM   #51 
     - No, you're the one telling everyone what's acceptable to think, do, and  acmavm   Aug-19-07 02:35 AM   #52 
        - Wow, I didn't realize it was "moral superiority" to have an opinion about idiotic things DUers say  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-19-07 02:46 AM   #53 
           - You're hilarious.  acmavm   Aug-19-07 02:48 AM   #54 
              - Thanks. I'm here all week.  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-19-07 03:03 AM   #55 
  - I'd rather someone vote Democratic and complain that they had to "hold their nose" than not vote  Hippo_Tron   Aug-19-07 03:12 AM   #56 
  - I'm holding my nose as I read this thread.  Guy Whitey Corngood   Aug-19-07 03:19 AM   #57 
  - Shut up? SHUT UP? SHUT THE FUCK UP?!?!  tkmorris   Aug-19-07 03:46 AM   #58 
  - yes, but will you actually (literally) hold your nose while you vote?  orleans   Aug-20-07 12:52 AM   #87 
  - I promise only to vote for  spotbird   Aug-19-07 08:49 AM   #60 
  - I'm gonna hold my pecker and vote for the Dem. candidate.  Vickers   Aug-19-07 09:05 AM   #61 
  - Take your blood pressure medicine.  Concerned GA Voter   Aug-19-07 09:17 AM   #62 
  - Actually, in 2008, I'm not going to hold my nose  depakid   Aug-19-07 09:33 AM   #64 
  - I sure as hell understand the sentiment "I'm done with Republican lite". n/t  Poll_Blind   Aug-19-07 12:24 PM   #70 
  - Farting in the polling booth is bad form.  alfredo   Aug-19-07 09:44 AM   #65 
  - i'm going to hold my nose and post on your shitty thread.  tomp   Aug-19-07 10:34 AM   #66 
  - Unity Uber Alles!  Moochy   Aug-19-07 10:42 AM   #67 
  - I strongly disagree - voting for someone you have to "hold your nose" for often makes sense.  Donald Ian Rankin   Aug-19-07 11:23 AM   #68 
  - You kind of channeled a pissed off Sam Adams or Ben Franklin or Tom Paine there.  Poll_Blind   Aug-19-07 12:21 PM   #69 
  - sorry but I'll hold my nose and vote  bluedog   Aug-19-07 01:13 PM   #72 
  - sophomoric twaddle  GreenArrow   Aug-19-07 01:35 PM   #73 
  - Sometimes the choice is a turdburger or a shit sandwich  Throd   Aug-19-07 01:59 PM   #74 
  - Hahaha...  Vektor   Aug-19-07 02:21 PM   #75 
  - Wow. What a rightous load of crap that OP was.  lojasmo   Aug-19-07 02:43 PM   #76 
  - Get over yourself.  grace0418   Aug-19-07 02:49 PM   #77 
  - Fortunately few, if any, people care about your opinion. If people did follow your advice  greyhound1966   Aug-19-07 02:51 PM   #78 
  - If it changes nothing in the end... then why NOT stay home?  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-19-07 11:59 PM   #84 
  - I agree  KT2000   Aug-19-07 09:02 PM   #80 
  - Bad advice  lwcon   Aug-19-07 10:38 PM   #82 
  - Cut down on the caffeine!! Take some slow, deep breaths and put your head  hisownpetard   Aug-20-07 12:15 AM   #86 
  - Held my nose and read this stupid post  sampsonblk   Aug-20-07 01:12 AM   #88 
  - Locking  rasputin1952   Aug-20-07 09:39 AM   #90 

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