Can we stop this special snow flake bullshit please? No one thinks you’ve discovered some hidden truth that no one else has thought.
srsly. I mean I think Obama’s policy on pretty much everything is either outright terrible (see drone attacks and a general support for continued foreign imperialism) or just a really weak version of what needs to be done (not to mention a complete lack of interest in electoral reform which is perhaps most egregious because the american voting system is even more fucked than the British one and that’s saying something) BUT I mean christ
there seriously IS a lesser of two evils
Even if Obama represents all the things I dislike about lukewarm Amerocentric liberalism, what good is done by allowing through abstention (because abstention pretty much always favours conservatives) the election of Romney? Not just “what is the lesser of two evils” but what good is done. You haven’t fixed anything. You’ve just allowed things to become even worse out of some puerile adolescent pseudo-intellectual truculence.
in full agreement w/ the bits about obama’s foreign policy (tbh, in this post 9/11 environment we can expect a prez of either party to act like this and for zero transparency) & how our system needs a complete overhaul (neither will change in the next 15 years, unfortunately ) when it comes down to it, though, voting third party is cute if you’re a privileged white dude having fun up on a pedestal who thinks throwing away their vote is alright - not all of us can afford to think like that. yes, jill stein is lovely, and i like her. yes, gary johnson is pretty cool, i could see myself getting behind either candidate potentially - but not when you fucking KNOW neither of them have a chance of winning