Obama caves, kills federal budget and Social Security with useless ...

Obama fights to keep don't ask don't tell in place

Obama keeps faith-based initiatives

No Public option, but forced to buy from known crooks called insur...

No Cap and Trade, no real environmental policy

The banks run free

I'm done. How can I keep voting for these people? Are these stances different from the Republicans? Sure, Democrats are fore regulation of banks, and stopping global warming and giving people healthcare in THEORY, but in practice they are Republicans.

I'm going Socialist and/or Green party, with some independent thrown in from now on...to hell with the Democrats.

Did I mention that I make over 40,000 a year, buy the best health insurance my corporate job offers, and I still can barely pay my medical bills? Oh, and I have no serious conditions.

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Comment by John Secular Smith on December 8, 2010 at 8:56pm
By the way, thanks everyone for the input.
Comment by James Beckerleg on December 7, 2010 at 11:25pm
Vote green!
Comment by John Secular Smith on December 7, 2010 at 10:44am
I've heard of the Coffee party...but I haven't heard about them much.
Comment by John Secular Smith on December 7, 2010 at 6:31am
I really think we need to start backing third party-ish candidates like the Tea Party did. That gets voters out and has the power to maybe move a party some. We need progressive challengers to ever weak Democratic seat.
Comment by John Secular Smith on December 7, 2010 at 6:27am
Let me be clear: I will never vote for a Republican. That's not at issue. I will also continue voting. I may vote for individual Democrats that I know have supported the causes that I hold dear, but voting for the re-election of Obama? I don't think so. I'm hoping for a solid challenge in the Democratic primaries, although the entire party is so gutless that seems unlikely.

I think Louis has it best, do I want something useless that will destroy the system eventually, or something that will actively destroy the system.
Comment by Louis on December 7, 2010 at 1:23am
I look at it this way:

You have scurvy and want some orange juice, but you only have three glasses in front of you:
1) is filled with water
2) is filled with poison
3) is filled with -- maybe a little orange juice, you can't tell because it's so little

They're each pointless in their own way. The water will at least sustain you though not deal with your more pressing issue. The poison -- well... The glass with maybe a little bit of sort of orange juice might deal with your pressing issue, but it doesn't look like it'd be enough to actually fix anything.
Comment by Marshall on December 6, 2010 at 11:44pm
I can assure you that life in America would be much worse had we elected McCain. Many Dems asked the same question during the Bush/Gore campaign, but few now claim that there was no difference between the two.
Comment by Earther on December 6, 2010 at 11:27pm
I like the label Independant.
Comment by Earther on December 6, 2010 at 11:25pm
I stopped voting for democrats a while back, I vote for myself now. That way I can continue to support my voting civil right. You have to look at where the money is to know where politics hovers.
Comment by Louis on December 6, 2010 at 11:19pm
No. No you can't. To maintain any kind of moral integrity you can't vote Democrat again. They're absolutely useless. As long as no one is prosecuted for torture. I cannot morally vote Democrat.

Unfortunately, what's moral and what's sensible are different here. Look at all of the Republicans right now and ask yourself which one of them would do a better job than Obama? Which one of them would make life more livable than Obama?

Sure you could go for a Third Party but why? They've never worked. Never in the history of any kind of government short of proportional representation has any Third Party successfully run a candidate. Now isn't any more special than yesterdecades passed. Third Parties don't work in theory and they don't work in practice.

Now, I'm totally fed up with Obama. Wholly and completely given up on that useless twat. I don't want to vote for him in 2012, but I will. And I hate myself now because I know I will and I will hate myself again in 2012 when I will have done it. But fuck. What the fuck am I supposed to do? I'm trapped between something useless and something I hate. It's not a great place to be in.

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