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  •  What do you think of this quote from Chomsky? (2+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, westyny
    there is indeed a difference between the two major parties and their candidates, if only a narrow one. While they both serve elites, Chomsky says, the Democrats, over time, help people.
    http://www.truthdig.com/...
    •  I totally agree (3+ / 0-)
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      tardis10, pfiore8, corvo

      But Chomsky also says:

      "I happen to be in a non-swing state, so I can either not vote or — as a probably will — vote for [Green Party candidate] Jill Stein.”

      Raw Story (http://s.tt/...)

      •  That's fine if you live in a non-swing state (0+ / 0-)

        Chomsky's vote or anyone's vote in a non-swing state will not count, thanks to the Electoral College. But again this brings me back to my main point. Can a third party candidate like Jill Stein win the election? The answer is no. Hence, it is futile supporting her, it's a waste of a vote, unless the vote is more symbolic...as if an act of rebellion against the status-quo.

        If that's what you want to do and you live in a non-swing state, then so be it. It just won't impact the election and you still will end up with either Obama or Romney.

        •  You are right (2+ / 0-)
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          tardis10, corvo

          A vote for Jill Stein, for example, in a safe state won't change the outcome of the election. But, after the election such vote would be more visible to the democratic leadership in terms of what policies some people on the left would rather see enacted. A vote for Obama, on the other hand, will be rightfully seen as a full endorsement of his policies since there is no way to qualify votes.

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