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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-02-10 10:05 AM
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61. no. democrats have had a mandate since 2006
and they continue to act as tho they can't take a shit unless the right wing approves.

they continue to act as though liberals must vote for them no matter what.

you do know that people are pissed off with the legislative branch, right? --that feeling is not because democrats were too liberal, since the majority of Americans kept trying to vote out right wingers.

yet, Obama presented a republican bill for hcr and this is a great thing. while the majority of Americans wanted public option - he kept it off the table.

so the democrats pander to a minority because... I don't know why, still.

I will not vote for either candidate in my state. I'll write in a name. Or I'll stay home.

the point is, this is not a negotiable issue for me. I simply will not vote for an anti-choice candidate. If Obama came out and stated he was anti-choice, I would not vote for him. At that point, there would be no reason to give a fuck about politics in the U.S.

I don't care what your opinion is about this matter.

that's the bottom line for me. that's the line I will not cross. that's the line at which democrats will lose votes from people like me.

get it? I'm not going to vote for an anti-choice candidate.

Choice is the majority opinion. Choice is part of the democratic platform. If democrats want to put up a candidate that is against that position then they'll face the consequences from voters.

and all the arguments presented don't really mean much to me when I see a democrat abusing teachers, unions, refusing to begin with a liberal position on issues...

that's voter suppression - on the part of the democrats. they govern like republicans, they lose the support of people. THEY suppress the vote by their anti-democratic positions and actions.

so, as I said before, when democrats field a candidate worth voting for, I will.

otherwise, they don't get my vote.

you and others here apparently do not realize how betrayed many liberals feel at this time. the only voice that gets acknowledged is the one spoken in the voting booth.

in the meantime, democrats are leaning over backwards to pander to the religious right. so, let the religious right vote for them if that's who they want to please.

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