I'm glad I voted for him.
I'm glad I didn't vote for him.
I wish I had voted for him.
I wish I hadn't voted for him.
Ask and you shall not receive. Do not be let down by your ideology, reevaluate it and figure out if maybe there is something deeply flawed about your convictions, instead.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
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I'm an actual liberal. I always knew that Obama wasn't really a liberal, but liberals don't run from the supposed liberal party. There's probably only a handful of real liberals in the Democratic party.
Understanding this, it becomes a vote between a reactionary and a centrist. I voted for the centrist. He has turned out to be only a little less centrist than his campaign, which in terms of politicians, isn't too shabby. I'm still glad I voted for him, and I will again. Not because I think he's amazing or that he truly represents my beliefs. But because I won't vote for a reactionary, and he's doing ok considering what he has to work with.
Well, it's not like voting actually matters anyway; all the 'candidates' are chosen for you, and there is really only one 'Party', with two marginally different wings, targeted at different demographics, and in effect neutralizing them all from any influence.
At least the old Soviet Union gave you a better option in their elections: 'None Of The Above'.
Last edited by Oberon; 06-29-11 at 08:02 PM.
"I don't have a comprehensive and cohesive principal that guides my beliefs. Being consistent is for illiterates, pseudo-intellectuals, and those that care to take the time to do something silly like make sure their beliefs don't conflict each other."
Taking the time to look at how your beliefs fit together takes far more work than to develop them in a vacuum, as though they have no effect on each other. No one ever said your ideology had to fit cleanly into any pre-existing ideology - that is simply your fashionable misunderstanding.
Last edited by SmokeAndMirrors; 06-29-11 at 08:40 PM.