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  •  Am I understanding this incorrectly? (0+ / 0-)

    ...I know people here won't vote for any of the GOP nominees. But are people here saying that they're going to stay home rather than vote a Democrat who supported Bush's invasion of Iraq--no matter who the GOP nominee is?

    Wouldn't that make the GOP voters who do vote--more powerful at next election time?

    Bill Prendergast also posts his stupid satire at the Stillwater Tribune

    by Bill Prendergast on Tue May 08, 2007 at 10:07:56 PM PDT

    •  Yes. Incorrectly. (5+ / 0-)
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      Meteor Blades, nolalily, CocoaLove, lizah, deha

      The vast majority of us will vote for the Democratic candidate.  Regardless.  Some of us have already made peace with that, and many more will grudgingly do so after the primaries.

      (Been there, seen that before.  It's like watching spring turn to summer turn to fall.)

      But that doesn't mean that we don't have judgments on those who... failed us.

      And it doesn't mean that there are not consequences for the actions of those politicians.  Votes have electoral consequences.  There are going to be years of primaries where people will be beaten with those votes and failures.  For cause.  Justly.

      Vote Democratic in the general election, by all means.  Essentially without fail.  But be upright and demanding in the primaries.  Only the constant threat of a serious challenge if a candidate caves in and becomes spineless or corrupt keeps most candidates on the straight and narrow.

      "I desire what is good. Therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor." King George III

      by ogre on Tue May 08, 2007 at 10:41:04 PM PDT

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