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  •  But the Republican idiot would do worse? (3+ / 0-)
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    What was the other option?

    "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

    by justmy2 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 02:48:46 PM PST

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    •  the other option was "Better Democrats" (7+ / 0-)

      If more of us had demanded better Democrats, we would have gotten better Democrats.  But really early in the game, the majority of Democrats decided that offering any kind of resistance to Obama's corporatist/ pro-rich tendencies would be exactly the same as giving the White House to Mitt Romney.

      If Democrats aren't going to demand a President who acts like a real Democrat, we're not going to get one.  

      •  A "better Democrat" is a Democrat (4+ / 0-)

        who lets no bill cutting Social Security benefits out of the Senate.   We'll see if we have even one.

      •  Ship kind of sailed before November? (0+ / 0-)

        You are free to vote for who you please, but the "other person would be worse" on election day was a reasonable point of view.

        Pre-primary was the time to win that argument....and now is the time to oppose the Democrats and policies that will hurt the country in the future.

        "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

        by justmy2 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 03:59:40 PM PST

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        •  heh (1+ / 0-)
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          except they can do and vote for whatever they want.  Now is the time...for you to wait to see how hard you get fucked.  Unless you are in the one percent.    You voted.  Now you get to reap the bennies.

          "I'll hold my nose and vote but I won't hold my nose and canvass or call or donate." Some Dkos Comment

          by onemadson on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 04:43:25 PM PST

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        •  Pre-primary? (0+ / 0-)

          Seriously?

          Or did you mean the 2007-2008 primaries?

          I don't recall an alternative to Obama running in the 2011-12 primaries.  I do know what the cheerleading squad here at DKos and other sites would have done had anyone suggested anything of the kind.

    •  options? (1+ / 0-)
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      achronon

      Stop cheering for Democrats who fuck us over on every level.  Stop buying into the lesser of two evils.  

      Do any of you have kids?  Do you tell them that in life the best they can hope for is to pick the option that sucks less? Do any of you think that maybe you should be able to not talk about the lesser of two evils?  Or is America just one big let us take the less worse option, but one that is still really fucking worsey?

      "I'll hold my nose and vote but I won't hold my nose and canvass or call or donate." Some Dkos Comment

      by onemadson on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 04:49:54 PM PST

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    •  I will grant you this (0+ / 0-)

      There is no other option on this site.

      They love to laugh at Republican supporters for being idiots, but they will be quick to tell you the only option is to support the great liberal H. Reid.  

      On this site, there is no other option.  Which is fine.  If you don't mind your SS  bennies being cut.  

      "I'll hold my nose and vote but I won't hold my nose and canvass or call or donate." Some Dkos Comment

      by onemadson on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 04:53:52 PM PST

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