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  •  I draw a distinction... (3+ / 0-)
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    drewfromct, tb92, JerryNA

    ...based on the area that is represented by a conservative Democrat.  

    Or, to put it another way, I wouldn't have minded Joe Lieberman as much if he were representing, say, Indiana instead of Connecticut.  

    And I used Indiana intentionally, because we're going to be constantly frustrated by our new Democratic senator from that state...and will need to remember that he's still far better than the Republican alternative.

    Similarly, I would have been delighted if Paul Sadler had won the senate race here in Texas.  I'm sure he would vote well to the right of what I would prefer...but he still would have been worlds better than tea party nutcase Ted Cruz.

    As for voting third party...I generally reserve that for instances where the Democratic party doesn't have a candidate in a race.  Here in Texas, that's a pretty common scenario...and given a choice between voting for a Republican, Libertarian, or Green, I'll take the Green.  For that matter, given a choice between the Republican and Libertarian, I'll vote Libertarian.  If the Republican is on the ballot alone, I simply don't vote in that race.  

    Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

    by TexasTom on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:42:49 AM PST

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    •  Yeah, I guess (1+ / 0-)
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      JerryNA

      the thing to do, especially at the higher levels, is to go with the lesser of two evils. But I still hate knowing that some of us are forced to vote for "Democrats" who enable the worst of the Rethuggery. Max Baucus, for instance, shouldn't just be kicked out of the party for sinking the Public Option--he needs to be kicked good and hard in the balls!

      As for races where a Rethug runs unopposed, why not show up and write in a protest vote?  I've been toying for years with the idea of having my name legally changed to "None Of The Above" and then running a write-in campaign  :-)

      Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

      by drewfromct on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:12:05 AM PST

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