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Forum Post: Will Voting for Obama Elect Romney?

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 12, 2012, 6:24 p.m. EST by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA
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By Peter Breschard

It appears the Democratic riff-raff has taken to pooh-poohing conscientious voters who refuse to cast their vote for candidates of the Corporate Democratic Party by claiming that casting a ballot for the Greens is the same as voting Republican. This is an interesting, however illogical, point of view. The bias of these Democratic diehards appears to be that there is no chance of a Green Party win, so moral Americans have to hold their noses and vote for a candidate who refuses to prosecute torturers, assassinates by drones, pours the contents of the Federal coffers into corporations, etc., etc., etc..

In sports this type of attack is known as “trash talk”. An opposing team member attempts to psych out the opposition with verbal abuse so the opponents mentally concede the competition even before the game has begun. It’s an infantile technique, but politics has never been above childish tactics.

Let’s face it, Obama has no stamina. He was fine at the sprint four years ago, but it’s obvious he’s no long distance runner. He’s out of it. He’s winded. He’s had the shit beat out of him for the past four years and he’s not getting up for the count. He’s an outside shooter forced to take the ball inside and he’s paid the price. He hasn’t got the legs to cross the finish line.

But, using their very own logic, isn’t it possible that a vote for Obama is the most certain way for Romney to win? Isn’t a vote for Obama the surest way of guaranteeing a Republican victory?

Four years ago millions of voters bought the Obama line that he was a force for change. You should be ashamed of yourself for falling for that canard. As is obvious, Obama has been bought and paid for by the usual corporate crooks. Right now the only major difference between Obama and Romney is that if Romney is elected there’s a hope Senate Democrats will not allow outlandish powers such as Obama has accrued, like the NDAA, to be legislated into Republican hands.

An incredible number of Obama voters, having realized he is not the man they voted for in 2008, will not be voting for him this time around. He has lost so many supporters it is virtually impossible for him to win.

If you believe corporate polls, I refer you to the glorious victory of Dewey over Truman.

How should a conscientious liberal Democrat vote, knowing there is no way for the current Democratic candidate to achieve victory this November?

Of course, if any particular Democrat really does support drone assassinations, treating healthcare like a commodity rather than a human right, and they really do want to throw their vote away; they can support the doomed candidacy of Barack Obama. But voting for the Democratic candidate almost assures a Republican victory. And as can be assumed by them being Democrats to begin with, the last thing they want to do is have Mitt Romney become the next president of these United States.

What to do? What to do?

Vote Green.

Since the Democrats have no chance of putting their candidate back into office, the only chance of defeating the corporate candidate is to vote Green. Voting for Obama is like voting for the Republican. The only way to defeat Romney is to vote for Jill Stein and the Green Party.

If you vote for Obama you’re throwing your vote away and you might as well become a registered Republican.

Don’t throw away your vote.

Don’t throw away your conscience.

http://open.salon.com/blog/breschard/2012/08/12/will_voting_for_obama_elect_romney

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[-] 3 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

Guess which party has the most members?

No, not the Democrats. The non party, Independents do with 40%, next Democrats with 31%, then Republicans with 27%.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/151943/record-high-americans-identify-independents.aspx

Both parties are dying, why prolong the agony while the entire country suffers? Don't vote for any party at all. Vote for the person who most closely matches your viewpoint even if you have to write in his name. It's so simple.

[-] 0 points by LeoYo (5766) 2 years ago

What about eligible non-voters? What percentage are they? If they could be factored into the equasion along with the Independents, a set of issues important to most in both groups could really change things.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

On average, voter turnout in the US for Presidential elections has run in the low 50's for decades. I'd guess it probably covers just about every demographic, although some are more represented, of course.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781453.html

http://www.voterparticipation.org/program/2011-and-2012-programs/

[-] 0 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Can I vote for shadz? ;-)

[-] 0 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

If that's his legal name.

[-] 0 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Maybe the fact he is a Brit might get in the way too.

[-] 2 points by Shule (1976) 2 years ago

How do I know you're not a Republican?

Now that Romney chose Ryan as his running mate, people have a reason to make sure Romney does not make it into the White House, even if that does mean voting for Obama. If a person's name is not even on the ballot, chances of such a person actually winning is nil.

Sometimes one needs to set principles aside, and be prudently practical.

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[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Make her a viable candidate.

As it is, her polling isn't too good.

Instead of quoting blogs, get her some real press and air time.

Create the ground swell, and I will gladly vote for her.

The reversal crap in the essay, just doesn't ring true.