I vote for the candidate!
I vote for the party!
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I will always vote for the candidate over the party. I've voted for Democrats who closer espouse my beliefs, even though as a rule of thumb I vote Republican.
A symbol is no replacement for a platform, and for anyone to vote the former over the latter is truly a lost soul - part of the degradation of the American republic.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain
So, if you house was burning down and the options were to a) do nothing, b) dowse it with water and c) dowse it with gasoline, you would favor b and c over a because both represent action?
Again, how do you define progress? Progress toward what? Away from what? To accomplish what?
A crystal Vase that sits on a shelf is not making any progress. A crystal vase falling toward a rocky ledge is making progress toward the ledge. All things considered, it's better for the vase to be on the shelf than continue its progress toward the rocky ledge.
So yes, politics isn't a beautiful woman, but it's a necessary, and traditional bitch of a service provided to mankind.
Last edited by Fiddytree; 08-19-12 at 05:07 PM.
"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