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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-21-09 11:03 AM
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3. Frankly, the alteranative is worse.
>>Just some food for thought this morning. I've been mulling over the nature of this sad relationship for years now and I'm sorry to say it's getting mighty hard to defend why we stay.<<

Unlike personal relationships, in which there are many potential partners - and none at all is a perfectly good alternative - in the political realm, in the US, there really are only two partners. The other is worse, and opting out pretty much means waiving all potential for influencing the laws that govern our lives.

That said, the Democratic party (or candidate) does not get my unquestioning loyalty. I always consider the alternatives, and if the alternative is the better candidate in a given race that candidate may get (and in some instances has gotten) my vote.
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