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  •  It's one thing (3+ / 0-)
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    Mannie, orestes1963, AdamSelene

    to have to choose between the lesser or two evils when there are, quite literally, no other choices.

    It's one thing to vote for the lesser of two evils when you believe that by voting your conscience, you could put the bigger evil in office (see Bush/Gore/Nader).

    This is not one of those times.  It is a time when liberals could have safely voted their conscience - at least based on the results of the Q poll, which showed him winning by +15 over Astorino with a liberal challenger in the mix, but +30 without one.  There was almost no danger of Astorino winning.  Even Markos stated he had considered endorsing the liberal WFP candidate because of this - until they named Teachout, anyway.  And we know how he is - he adamantly states he will never endorse anyone but a Democrat - so for him to consider putting that aside, clearly, the consensus is Astorino had no chance.

    He wins this election by a walk no matter what.  There was no danger of the bigger evil winning the day.  There has never been a safer opportunity to send a message to a wayward Democrat that this in all my time of voting.

    "There was no such thing as a "wealthy" hunter-gatherer. It is the creation of human society that has allowed the wealthy to become wealthy. As such, they have an obligation to pay a bit more to sustain that society than the not-so-wealthy." - Me

    by Darth Stateworker on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 07:15:51 PM PDT

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