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Hold Your Nose! Voting for the Lesser of Two Evils?


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I first heard liberals’ rationale for voting against their own values and interests during the infamous 2000 presidential election: “I’ll vote while holding my nose!” In the decade since then, my reaction to that gutless cop-out has gone from outrage to annoyance to mild amusement to hysterics.

In every instance, my question has been the same: “how much longer are you going to sit still for the Democratic Party’s abuse? What are you going to do when the stench gets so bad that holding your nose doesn’t work?” I’m still waiting for an answer.

The brain-dead philosophy of Liberal America, “holding your nose” and voting for “the lesser evil”, has yielded absolutely zero benefits. In fact, the continued insistence on acting against their own interests fits the classic definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.

So, you can imagine my shock and chagrin when I saw this recent article by Sam Smith, published at his Progressive Review. Normally a bastion of sanity and clear, independent thought, Smith’s statement of capitulation to lesser-evilism advocates an “Obama One Night Stand” Movement. I don’t know whether to laugh until I piss myself, or lay down on a railroad track.”

The D.C. Mic Check will be running a series of articles, editorials, and cartoons on Tuesdays (leading

up to Election Day on Tuesday, November 6) about the decision to vote or not. This is the first in the series.


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