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Bad Choices Split the Vote
The argument about a third party splitting the vote so the republican wins is a strong one. I used to be one of those people who was angry with Ralph Nader for "splitting the vote" in 2000 and 2004. I remember a reporter asking him how he felt about those who said he split the vote and ruined the democrat's chances at winning the election. He said "The Democrats are responsible for losing their own election." (paraphrasing). At the time I rolled my eyes. But that was back when I had been asleep and bored with politics. I just grabbed the nearest dem talking point. I didn't look closely enough at the system itself.
The past three years have made me realize that I did throw my vote away in 2000 and 2004. I didn't know that I was supporting a party and system that was perpetrating a decades-long con job. Look at what Clinton did at the end of his second term. Lifting regulations like Glass-Steigal. That was really the beginning of this recent bubble and bust. But I wasn't paying attention, I didn't have all the facts. I thought Glass-Steigal was a new window cleaner!
Feeling fully-awake now, I will not throw my vote away again. Even if it does split the party votes and the right wins. I cannot allow them to use that to keep us down any more. Each Progressive should look in the mirror each morning and say "I am not responsible for the poor choices of the President or the democrats. I will not cover for them." Unless that's your job, then I suggest you find a new line of work.
The corporate employees who work the system and like it the way it is, or professors and such who think they are well-informed on this issue can live with their own reasoning and choices. They can shame us if they must, but we must stand strong!
Ross Perot was a republican candidate and is a false equivalency to what Progressives today could do. There are 69 million disappointed voters out there, even if one third of them won't admit it and continue to support Obama. With each bad decision and capitulation to the right, Obama robs his supporters of any defense of his actions. It gets more and more difficult every day to defend poor decisions. You just can't do it with a straight face anymore.
With each bad decision and capitulation to the right, Obama robs his supporters of any defense of his actions.
Look at Vermont. Do you think they would have gotten anywhere with a Progressive party if people had just given in to the system and said it would never change? What about Canada? People who say that it will always be this way are just ensuring their future employment within this dysfunctional system or are misinformed or misguided.
So, I will never throw my vote away again supporting either of these corrupt parties. They can run the devil herself against Obama and I won't budge. And it won't be my fault if they lose, it will be their own fault for making poor choices. Breaking that hold on our guilt is the only way the system will ever change.
Let's capture those 69 million voters who stood in line for hours to vote for a big lie, but this time, it won't be a lie. Let's be unyielding like the brave people in the streets demanding democracy all over the world. Let's stop trusting the culprits to reform the system to our liking and take matters into our own hands by boycotting the two-party system.
The world won't come to an end if Obama loses and don't let them tell you otherwise. Progressives would finally get more attention than we do now instead of suffering the constant humiliation of their repeatedly frustrating, yet more and more predictable choices. I want Obama to lose so we can stop the damage he is doing. This con they are running is working too well for them. I say give them less time in there to make anything worse. I know it's like picking the lesser of two evils, but that's what our system is anyways. For now. But not for long if we seize this moment. A comment Obama used often in 2008 and abandoned in 2009.