[FoRK] How Barack lost my vote forever

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> on Wed Apr 23 12:29:03 PDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>
>  I'm with you on the desperate desire to vote *against* the Republicans.
>
>  OTOH, I'm not sure that's a valid reason to vote for a Socialist, as
> opposed to a Democrat.

I still think you're crazy to think that someone who (among other
things) was offered a job at the most ideologically puritan and
economically conservative law school in the country is a socialist,
but obviously that's not something I'm going to persuade you of, so I
won't waste my time. Again, I highly recommend reading the TNR piece
on his policy shop I linked earlier.

>  And OTOOH, I'm not sure McCain really counts as a Republican.  He certainly
> didn't before right-wing media's attempt to manipulate their own primary
> backfired through collateral damage and left McCain the only man standing.

You mean, besides campaigning for Bush repeatedly, voting for the war,
and for the torture, and for the spending, and stocking his campaign
bus with lobbyists? The man is a to-the-bone Bush II Republican (oh,
how I pine for the days of the Eisenhower Republicans, or hell, even
the Bush I Republicans). Don't let the 'I'm a maverick' bullshit fool
you.

Luis

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