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circumspectly
Feb. 26th, 2004 11:03 pm (UTC)
oh well FUCK.

since when is this country all about discrimination? i'm so sick of everybody and their holier-than-thou BULLSHIT! */rant*

yeah...i don't know who to vote for anymore. i'm of the mindset that anyone is better than bush, but is that really true?
drakemonger
Feb. 26th, 2004 11:11 pm (UTC)
No. A braindead toad would not be better than Bush, for example. But someone who, though he will not see the issue as clearly as we might like, at least will see *part* of the issue is certainly better than Bush, who will pay lip service to tolerance and protection while screwing us all.

I wish it were possible to vote one's conscience, but since we have a plurality-based voting system, it isn't. It's pretty much a mathematical fact that in a plurality-based voting system, a vote for any unpopular candidate is equivalent to no vote at all.
futabachan
Feb. 27th, 2004 04:28 am (UTC)
A braindead toad would not be better than Bush, for example.

...for the simple reason that if A == B, then it's not true that A > B.
red_frog
Feb. 26th, 2004 11:14 pm (UTC)
I certainly don't want Bush for President anymore. Sometimes the devil you don't know is the better bet.

I'm not surprised by this. Kerry more or less said the same thing on the 10th (I linked to the Post story in my journal), and again on the 15th in this from SFGate:

Kerry opposes a federal constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, which has galvanized many social and religious conservative groups and could be debated in Congress this summer.

But the senator has sought to avoid the state constitutional amendment fight in his own backyard, which is where Democrats will be holding their nominating convention this July.

In an interview last week on National Public Radio, Kerry was asked whether he would support a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in his own state.

"Well, that depends entirely on the language of whether it permits civil union and partnership or not," he replied.

I'd much rather have someone in favor of civil unions as compromise. It's not what I'd like, but it's an improvement over things today.

futabachan
Feb. 27th, 2004 01:59 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm talking about next Tuesday. Whoever the Democrats run against Shrub gets my vote in November -- even if it's not a choice of good vs. bad, I'll take "bad" over "worse" anyday in a bad vs. worse contest.
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