let’s not forget that Obama has repeatedly floated Social Security cuts as a bargaining chip in negotiations with GOP leaders.
Perhaps the most worrying consequence of a GOP-controlled Senate will be the extension of the damaging austerity agenda. Think, for example, about the next debt-ceiling fight. Republicans have repeatedly used the debt ceiling to hold the economy hostage, but they have relented each time because they knew that they would be blamed for the consequences—not the president. But if Republicans take control of the Senate, that calculus will change. What happens when they send Obama a bill to prevent default on our debt at the eleventh hour, attached to a bill that ravages Social Security? The Republicans will be able to force the president to choose between impossible options.
So, vote for someone who can’t win. Ever. Under an circumstances.
Even worse, stay home and give up the right that has been fought for, for so many years. Feel PROUD that bugfuck nuts people who’s goal is to “prove” that government doesn’t help ANYONE, are being elected due to your self-righteousness. Be very proud of letting the EXTREME RW win, because “democrats aren’t good enough”.
I’ll have to live with the consequences.
But, WTF is the problem with sending a few million Americans to a miserable death, without health insurance or a guaranteed income, as long as “we” “send a message” to a Democratic party that (as we claim) “doesn’t listen to us”.
We’re going to win, by letting the other side (John Birchers, mostly) win, because … PRINCIPLE!!! And don’t forget “IDEOLOGY”!!!
Meanwhile, life in the good ol’ US of A, as well as the rest of the world, is going to suck because
You guessed it
… “Principle !”
Or maybe “the ends don’t justify the means.”
Which is kinda like saying “bring a knife to gun fight” when your enemy is the Koch Brothers, and the GOP.
I’m hopeful. I think we can all agree that the USA, if not the entire world, is under assault by the RW. The GOP in America, by other parties world-wide.
When are we pushed so far that we give up the “Nancy” label and fight back?
I’ll abandon my “principles” (I’ve spent nearly $10 grand on a fucking CAT, fer fucksakes, merely because I love him) to DEFEAT THE RW.
So, honestly, if you can’t join me in voting in a way that defeats Republicans, at the very least, we’re not “allies”.
Vote (and support) the way you want to. But, if you’re voting in a way that allows the Republican to win, I’m not giving you a ride. Republicans suck. I’m convinced of that.
Vote for the candidate who can beat the sucky Republican.
Or, we’re on opposite sides.