Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's final: I'm writing in Kucinich

Whether it's ordering drone attacks all over the Middle East and Pakistan and killing indiscriminately, or sending death squads to kill bin Laden, or keeping an attorney general who's possibly been caught perjuring himself in front of Congress -- Obama is doing nothing to earn my vote.

I realize that he's had to fight an uphill battle to do anything to help the economy or any of us 99%ers, thanks to a determined repug strategy to defeat pretty much every little thing Obama wants to do. They just want to make him look bad and keep the power in their own hands; I understand that.

But he's doing plenty all on his own to make me feel like maybe we SHOULD let a repug take over. This whole troop withdrawal thing is nothing but smoke and mirrors; he'll pull the fighting men and women out and send in the "advisors" and the "trainers" and every other contractor who wants to earn mad money for risking life and limb and blowing away a few random Iraqis. There's no way the Pentagon lets go of their little toys in the Middle East.

God knows the repugs are not going to do any better, as they have no ideas and no consideration for anyone but themselves. Still, it's hard to see how things could get much worse, as I commented on I Can't Believe It's Not a Democracy after reading GMB's comment about letting the repugs take this shit over for a while and see how they like it.

This idea intrigued me; think how little Mittens or (oh gees) Herman Cain (as if) could do to right this ship. It couldn't be any worse than the little that Obama's done, thanks to the repugs blocking his every move, could it?

So while I had been thinking that I would have to hold my nose and vote Obama, I'm starting to wonder if maybe I should just write in Kucinich (aka "waste" my vote) and be done with it.


Dad E said...

It will be more than a wasted vote. It will aid the clown that runs against Obama. Hope you re-consider.

dguzman said...

Dad E - I know you're right, and I'll probably regret it just as much as the Nader voters in 2000. But every single day I hear more about our "drone wars" in Pakistan, and I just want to vomit. I don't know what to do anymore.

gmb said...

dguzman: There is no reason for the democrats to earn your vote if you are willing to hold your nose and give it to them when they have done nothing in return. "He sucks more than me" is not a compelling argument, after all. And, as someone has noted, when you vote for the lesser of two evils, in the end you are left with evil.

I should add that a republican president with a democratic house--or just a democratic senate--will note (or should not) be able to go after social security, but Obama's been putting it on the table. that is, if a republican gets the white house, but the democrats get the house and maintain the senate (or jsut maintain the senate), then the democrats have to act like an opposition party or curl up and die. Better that we find out what they are sooner rather than later.