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  •  it wasn't always so (2+ / 0-)
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    Zack from the SFV, smartalek

    In my voting life (since 1971), I have cast ballots for Republicans twice.

    In 1972, my very first vote in a federal election was for Clifford P. Case (NJ-Sen), an early opponent of the Vietnam War and a leading "Rockefeller Republican".

    While in grad school at UMass in 1974, I proudly and happily voted for Silvio O. Conte (MA-01), as staunch a supporter of environmental action, scientific research, the social support system, and peace in Southeast Asia as there could be. I would submit that Congressman Conte was more liberal than any Massachusetts machine Democrat in his day. And more liberal than just about every one of today's MA Democrats (Barney Frank, Mike Capuano, Ed Markey, and Elizabeth Warren might -- or might not -- be exceptions).

    Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. -- K.Marx A.Lincoln

    by N in Seattle on Fri May 10, 2013 at 10:20:56 AM PDT

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    •  and I voted for Bill Weld over John Silber for Gov (1+ / 0-)
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      N in Seattle

      and was happy to do so.
      Course, I also voted for Pat Buchanan in one of the Publican primaries here (we have "open" primaries) -- but that was an early instance of a raft*ck vote.  (You didn't think Rush invented that, did you?  He hasn't the brain for it.)

      •  Weld was excellent. He used to use a (0+ / 0-)

        word-of-the-day in all his press conferences as part of a bet with his staff.  Words that even WF Buckley might not know... I also remember talk of him running for Prez in 2000 (1996?).  Interestingly, I also did a countervote for Robertson in the 1988 primaries against Bush I.

        The ground for taking ignorance to be restrictive of freedom is that it causes people to make choices which they would not have made if they had seen what the realization of their choices involved. A.J. Ayer, Sir. "The Concept of Freedom "

        by Memory Corrupted on Mon May 13, 2013 at 09:59:58 AM PDT

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