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  •  In a two dimensional game (0+ / 0-)

    like the one we have, "voting for the candidate who represents your views" is not only close to impossible in some cases (like mine), but can have rather dangerous consequences.

    And standing yourself while a very optimistic sentiment can also be a dangerous one, too, I think.  Not everyone is cut out to be a politician, or a leader  If we had more of an understanding of what it means to represent and to lead we'd be better off imvho.  

    But I do understand and share the underlying analysis of your comment, even as I disagree with the dismissal of complexity that it seems to embrace.

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    by a gilas girl on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 09:18:11 AM PDT

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    •  thanks for your comment (4+ / 0-)

      Please think about why you used the word "dangerous" - twice. If I were as heavily invested in the status quo as the dems and repubs, that's EXACTLY what I'd want you to think.
      I take it you mean in the first instance "could lead to a repub winning as the dem vote fractures", and in the second instance perhaps "divert and dilute effort"?
      But honestly, do you really think ANY dem that stands for eg president is going to be THAT much different from a repub? Can you REALLY point to a substantial difference between Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama? A REAL, substantive difference, not just a tinkering-with-the-presentation-difference?
      So what to do; hold your nose and pretend you're ok with the lesser of 2 evils? Imagine that the dem you vote knows or cares about what you REALLY want?
      Or cry ""I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore."

      •  Sure: Alito & Roberts vs Kagan & Sotomayor (0+ / 0-)

        ...for starters.
        ACA for another.
        I learned my lesson from voting for Nader (in Massachusetts, where it clearly wouldn't change the outcome) in 2000.
        Did you learn nothing from that debacle?

      •  Only everything they stand for (0+ / 0-)

        Repubs: Greed, hatred, and delusion, the Three Fires of Buddhism, on every issue

        Dems: Considerably less greed, none of the major hatreds and only a few of the delusions.

        There is too much support for Israel, and a refusal to hold any high-level RW criminals to account, whether torturers, stealers of elections, or financial criminals. When we clear out the overt racism, misogyny, bigotry, Dominionism, and such of the Right, we can discuss that and the rest.

        Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

        by Mokurai on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 05:49:06 PM PDT

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