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Posted on 09/23/2011 5:44:03 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
A republican friend of mine is pissed off at me because I told them straight up that if Romney got the nomination, he won't get my vote. I'm not cutting off my nose to spite my face. So then the usual lecture came out "if you vote third party or stay home, what you're really doing is voting for obama".
I thought to myself about this prospect. Really?
If I vote zero times for Romney, I'm really voting once for Obama?
So then obviously, if I vote once for Obama, I'm really voting twice for Obama?
This is truely interesting math indeed.
Look, sometimes you have to accept the fact that you are going to have to rebuild from ashes. Mitt Romney is "ashes", ok? He's just not going to happen, and if he gets the nomination it's 4 more years of Obama.
Wrap your noodle around this: if you do not vote, that is akin to voting “present.” Are you sure you want to emulate a certain someone?
No, you are not voting for Obama by staying home. What you are doing is saying that you would give up a fought-and-died-for opportunity and responsibility to shape the direction of your country.
Vote how you see fit, but vote. Don’t throw that precious gift back in the face of those who fought and died to continue the freedom to do so.
Reserve your right to bitch and moan. VOTE. If you don’t vote, then just shut up and go away.
I am almost 60 and I have always been one of those people telling you that. I always believed that. However from all of my years voting for “at least he is better than...” excluding Reagan we have always got a place holder or worse. I won’t do it this time. Not Romney, not Perry. If the GOP wants my vote they have to give me someone to vote FOR.
C O R R E C T
If you don’t vote, you don’t count!!
Yes...if no conservative is on the ballett we can write in Sarah. Good idea.
that you would give up a fought-and-died-for opportunity and responsibility to shape the direction of your country.
Exactly my point. If you do even that, at the very least you’ve taken a stand and not just bowed out.
I was going to say that you can vote more than twice. Just wait the interval between elections, and vote in more than one election.
A long time ago I decided to vote for Sarah Palin for prez in 2012. It’s up to the Repukes to make sure I don’t have to write her name in but that it be on the ballot next to the letter R.
They were able to rig the nomination for McChurian in 2008. Now, if they want my vote they’ll rig it for Palin.
Ball in their court. They have ALL the power and I have one vote in a state that’ll vote for Obamsky no matter what anyway.
F*&k it. I’m votin’ Palin.
If you re-read my post you will see that I did not endorse any certain person. I said quote: Vote how you see fit, but vote.
For the record, I do not like Romney either. But if he wins the nomination, I will not stay home.
I had been wondering what would happen if Romney got the nomination. Last time, plenty of people sat out, either thinking McCain would be a disaster or that Obama wouldn’t be so bad.
Now that Obama’s been unquestionably the worst president in the history of this country, I was expecting that a lot of people would be able to vote for the Republican candidate, whoever it might be, recognizing what is at stake.
I see, sadly, that is not true. Let me thank you and your kind in advance for bringing us four more years of Obama (and what is likely the complete destruction of America as we know it).
Philosophically, voting for the lesser evil is still voting for evil, and if I choose not to vote for evil, I haven't given my stamp of approval to anyone. In practice, I have voted for the lesser evil (just to slow things down some), but with the hellbound train pulling into the station, no more.
Simple math: 20 people vote: 9 Democrats vote for Obama; 8 Republicans vote for Mr. X; 3 Republicans decide they can’t vote for Mr. X and don’t vote. Result, Obama wins 9-8, and 3 Republicans are smugly proud of throwing the election to Obama “on principle.”
That is, of course, your choice. Just as it was the choice of many Florida voters to not cast a vote for a presidential candidate in the 2000 election. This forum was quite supportive of those abstentions, IIRC.
I see where you’re coming from but I can’t agree with that logic. An old preacher friend of mine once said (and I’m sure he wasn’t the first), “I’d rather be that person who is a 1000 miles away from God and taking that first step towards Him then to be the person 2 inches from Him and taking the first step away from Him.” Apply that to politics.
Everything is contantly moving in one direction or the other. To vote for someone with whom you are agree with 10% over someone with whom you disagree with 100% is stilling moving in the right direction.
Why they can’t grasp this is something I don’t understand.
Perhaps in 2008 it could’ve been attributed to ignorance. Nobody really knew Obama would be this bad, did they? OK, maybe some of us speculated, but we can’t know the future.
Here, three unimaginably bad years later, I cannot believe people are still saying this crap. They’ll be proud to “stand on principle,” but what they’re doing is guarding their homesteads in what is likely to be a proverbial post-apocalyptic wasteland that was once America.
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