On Mindless Partisan Boosterism

2 comments May 17th, 2012at 07:02am Posted by Eli

Not only is it not okay when our guy does it, it’s actually worse, because he’s supposed to be the one who doesn’t do it.  That’s why he was our guy in the first place.

I will not be an apologist for betrayal, and I will not adjust my core principles based solely on who’s in power.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Obama,Politics,Wankers

2 Comments

  • 1. Spear and Magic  |  May 17th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    > I will not adjust my core principles based solely on who’s in power.

    That used to be a core principle of mine, too, but I adjusted it about three and a half years ago.

    Naw, seriously, I just cannot vote for Obama this time. On matters of policy, I might buy the argument that the outcomes would be at least marginally better with Obama in office than with Romney. It’s the matters of principle that stick in my craw. How can I support a candidate who supports indefinite detention, military tribunals, extrajudicial killings in noncombat situations, etc.? The list of fundamental rights violations this administration commits is truly embarassing. I know that these violations would continue under a Romney administration, too. But I can’t in good conscience support any candidate who goes in for this bullshit. It’s the Greens for me, I think.

  • 2. Eli  |  May 17th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I’m not even sure outcomes *would* be better with Obama than Romney. There is a school of thought that Democrats would be more willing to oppose pro-corporate, pro-war, anti-civil liberties policies if they come from a Republican than a Democrat.

    Judicial nominees are still kinda scary, and probably the only thing that could persuade me to vote for O. Not sure that’s gonna be enough tho.


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