Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
I agree that there is not much difference in the two parties any longer. But what would you have us do? To refuse to vote is to role over and play
dead, something I refuse to do. I choose, instead, to look at the candidates and decide which one come under the standards I feel would make the
What a lot of people seem to be mislead by is the fact that if you feel you HAVE to vote then you have to vote for one of the two (possibly three)
candidates that are on the ballot. It is entirely possible to write a candidate of your choosing in. That is what I plan on doing this year. I
absolutely refuse to vote for either of them. I loathe the fact that it seems like people are starting to vote against the other guy instead of for
the person they want. Does that make sense?
I don't want to vote for either because I despise McCain but that's not going to make me vote for Obama because, even though I don't dislike him as
much as McCain, I don't think he's good for the country, especially in our current state of affairs, either.
In response to the OP's post: I couldn't agree more. We've become so incredibly polarized. It seems to have gotten to a point where if your a
Republican you absolutely cannot agree with a single thing a democrat has to say and vice versa. If you do agree with one side or the other people
automatically assume your for that side.
Like if I agree with something McCaim says people will assume I'm republican. If I agree with something Obama says, they assume I'm democrat. When
in fact I'm neither. I just don't have so much pride that I can't bring myself to admit I agree with someone I don't usually agree with.
I'm so tired of one side or the other completely shooting down anything at all the other has to say. Like it's a prerequisite or a requirement to
be able to call yourself a true democrat or a republican.
Another thing that has started to really get to me is that people would rather spend their energy bashing someone they don't like instead of pointing
out what they DO like about their candidate. Usually when i see this it makes me think they really don't know why they like their candidate.
Here's where it needs to start. Find things we can ALL agree on:
Health care for all
Cutting back pollution in all forms
Now, I'm not naive in the fact that both parties have two completely different ways to solve the issues above, but my point is is that everyone can
at least agree that these are things that are issues that need to be fixed. It's a matter of finding common ground. Not being stubborn. Not catering
to the special interest lining your pockets.
For example, I'd be willing to say that offshore drilling should be implemented. Just not to the extent that they want. And in return, a
comprehensive plan needs to be brought to the table to focus strongly on finding alternative renewable energy.
What's funny is that was part of the Paris Hilton rebuttal ad against John McCain. Sadly, she made a heck of a lot more sense than either of those
two. It's okay to give way a little in order to solve a problem. You may not get everything you want but at least it's a step forward and you can
also look at it as your not giving the other side everything they want either.