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In reply to the discussion: WRITE-IN WARREN! [View all]


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15. So essentially, you're saying that ...
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 01:25 PM
Nov 2014

you don't give a crap about protecting a woman's right to choose, environmental and energy regulation, ensuring that marriage equality is extended to all 50 states, immigration reform, the right to collectively bargain, etc. etc. etc. You'll be just as happy when the Republicans manage to rescind the extension of Medicaid to millions of poor Americans.

All these things are official positions of the Democratic party, and whether they are always successful or not, these are things (along with others) that Democrats at least TRY to enact/enforce. The official position of the Republican party is dead opposite on these issues. See, for a start, http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/files/2012/11/Party-Platforms-Compared.pdf

Real liberals don't just think about themselves when approaching voting. It's not about your conscience. It's not about YOU. It's a social contract for the communal good, and it's about making a hard decision about what is best for others who may be facing critical needs even when you don't. So if you care, for example, about gun violence or racial discrimination or safety nets, you don't throw up your hands because, say, you didn't get a public option. There are critical governmental posts and court appointments that make a true difference, depending on whether a Democratic Congress or Republican Congress gets elected. We are still living with the insanely bad effects of the 1990s Republican Congress. But you don't care, because you didn't get your pony. I find that illiberal to the max.

WRITE-IN WARREN! [View all] R. P. McMurphy Nov 2014 OP
That's basically my plan, except I expect that there will be better candidates named on the ballots. NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #1
Welcome President Walker! yeoman6987 Nov 2014 #29
I don't care. I won't vote for Hillary Clinton. nt NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #32
Who said you have to? yeoman6987 Nov 2014 #33
Hillary is the best thing that could happen for the INdemo Nov 2014 #30
I love Warren, but DFW Nov 2014 #2
Great plan! rock Nov 2014 #3
lol! Indeed. nt Zorra Nov 2014 #5
Writing in a candidate in the Presidential election is complete fail. Zorra Nov 2014 #4
I am no longer willing to vote for the lesser of two evils. I know there are many others peacebird Nov 2014 #6
Bull. Shit. Rosco T. Nov 2014 #8
Nope. Just saying I will no longer give my vote to the lesser of two evils peacebird Nov 2014 #11
But you will help the 'thug win by lessening the Dem's vote count... Rosco T. Nov 2014 #19
+1 Historic NY Nov 2014 #31
So essentially, you're saying that ... frazzled Nov 2014 #15
No it's cause they don't get a pony... Rosco T. Nov 2014 #20
In states that are sure to go Blue, it's not. NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #7
did we learn nothing from this disaster election? backwoodsbob Nov 2014 #14
Bingo! peacebird Nov 2014 #16
The only solution is world revolution. Not voting for a Democrat is not going to change the system. Zorra Nov 2014 #17
I understand what you are saying backwoodsbob Nov 2014 #18
Yes, I realize that. But they know, and we know, that they have us by the short hairs. Zorra Nov 2014 #26
I 100% agree with that backwoodsbob Nov 2014 #27
I figured you would. Zorra Nov 2014 #28
true enough backwoodsbob Nov 2014 #34
There are no write-in votes in my state. NaturalHigh Nov 2014 #9
Translation: Hi guys, I'm useless. nt Ykcutnek Nov 2014 #10
Well now, that sounds like something a crazy person would suggest. The_Commonist Nov 2014 #12
Kind of early Andy823 Nov 2014 #13
The GOP would just love that.. DCBob Nov 2014 #21
Yeah, that's a winning strategy! n/t beaglelover Nov 2014 #22
How about waiting to see who runs before deciding what to do? MineralMan Nov 2014 #23
Why don't you just write in Ralph Nader? You'll get the same results. eom Cleita Nov 2014 #24
To be honest, if she was the nominee I'm not sure I would be able to vote for her. Bluenorthwest Nov 2014 #25
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