Monday, August 25


In light of my previous post, I say this to my friends and fellow travelers who have urged me to vote for John McCain:

I understand what you're saying, and I'm very tempted to agree, but I can't. The situation reminds me very much of my youth in the sixties. I was passionately opposed to the Vietnam War and fervently in favor of the civil rights movement, but I took the road of working within the system and trying to amend it rather than the Bill Ayers path of trying to blow it up. I demonstrated, I sat in (even slept in, which is where The Sage proposed to me), I was even arrested at a protest, but I would not participate in violence.

To me, to vote for John McCain is a kind of violence in itself. It's a vote for more senseless war, it's a vote to continue the disastrous Bush policies the world has had to suffer for eight years. It's a violence against women itself. So I'll be protesting once again by not voting for either candidate. That's the only path I can see for myself at this point.

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Anonymous insightanalytical--GRL said...

I'm not ready to vote for McCain either. I've never NOT voted, but this could be the first time. They only way I may consider voting for McCain is if it looks like Obama will take NM. It will be a protest vote against Bill Richardson's role in all this, as well as against the superdelegates et al who rejected the voice of the voters here by throwing over Clinton, who won the state...

This is one disgusting campaign season all around...

And consider this: either there's another race-victim card coming down the pike or Team Obama is planning to do the same job they did on Bill Clinton and
smear McCain....The latest Zogby interactive poll has a load of questions on race, and they must be from the DNC. I discuss them in the piece, as well as CNN yesterday:

Pundits, Pollsters and Should We Be Getting Ready for the Next Play of the Race Card?

9:11 AM  
Blogger Motherlode said...

Yeah, I read your post. Heaven help us.

4:50 PM  
Blogger BJinChicago said...

Motherload, I appreciate your sentiments, but urge you to reconsider. The Obama campaign has indulged in dirty Chicago-style politics and it's been embraced by the DNC, hence the moving of the party's operations to Chicago. If the Democratic Party wins the presidency, the message will be that misogyny, sexism, ageism, race-baiting, and vote fraud are condoned by the electorate. Our country is being threatened by fascists. Wake up and live in the now; they must be defeated.

Chicago-style politics is dirty; any slight is answered in kind, i.e., a tooth for a tooth, an eye for an eye. The Dems played dirty in hopes of a guaranteed win; they must lose or we will. It is the Chicago way.

A McCain victory will force a purge of the DNC leadership (bye, bye, Dean and Brazille), thus enabling the FDR faction of the party to rise like a phoenix from the ashes. The Clintons will then be allowed to take the party in a new direction that actually puts the interests of Americans over corporations. Country before party; McCain 2008 and Clinton 2012!

Motherload, please your country needs you. While our soldiers fight in Iraq to guarantee that country's citizens a democratic vote; our leaders have worked to defraud us and rob us of our rights guaranteed by The Constitution. How dare they? Can we allow it? The answer you know in you heart is "No."

4:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody is dirtier than the Republicans. This stuff is just nutty.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Greenconsciousness said...

I wont vote anti choice -had a butcher abortion in the 60s. BUT I will not vote Obama who used sexism, ageism and race baiting plus corrupted delegates and operatives by buying their votes. Used caucauses to defeat working class voters who wanted Hillary.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Greenconsciousness said...

I put this on another post but I want the readers here to see it too.

I am putting this on all the blogs I link to suggesting we do not have to be slaves to the places they push us.
Who are you voting for?

I am Writing-In Hillary and joining the New Democrat PUMA party.

Listen to the Aug 29th radio show on your computer from the PUMA people who went to Denver.

I called in at the end of the first hour.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Greenconsciousness said...

Follow this link and see if in your state you can write in Hillary

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you. I'm voting for Cynthia McKinney (who the DNC trashed as a practice run against Hillary) and the Green Party. The Green party supports all the ideals you and I hold dear, and didn't treat the woman who became their front runner like garbage, nor her backers, and not only do you get one liberal woman with the Green party, but two! I urge all liberal and progressive people to vote Green Party (no, we won't win against the powerhouse parties, but our votes will fit our ideals, and the more votes the Green Party gets the more political power it will have. We need a party that will really represent progressive and liberal ideals. The Green party is no first timer party either, they've been around a while and their voting base has been steadily growing. I'd love to see them win 10-15 percent of the vote- that would be a big wake up call to the Dem party that they've lost a good chunk of the liberal progressive vote too, and if they don't want to die as a party they darn well better treat all the real liberal and progressive voters with respect. What you don't hear in the analysis of primary voters was that Hillary consistantly got the majority of voters who call themselves both liberal and very liberal, the only section of liberals that Obama won were people who called themselves moderately liberal.

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