Sunday, February 21, 2010

well, of course.

and now for the good news, andrew sullivan.

If we can afford [military imperialism] but we cannot afford some basic health insurance for working poor Americans, something has gone seriously wrong.

you won't feel that way when you see what happens to medicare in the next couple of years.

He is real. He is sincere.

he was in 2008, too. but do voters want sincere? flash back to 2008. this is the list of states that went to mccain over ron paul in the republican primary, but then went to obama over mccain in the general election.

WA, OR, CA, NM, WI, IL, IN, OH, PA, NY, NH, VT, RI, CT, NJ, DE, MD, DC, VA, NC, FL, HI.

they total 300 electoral votes. note that obama won the electoral vote 365-173. even if you assume there was no significant raiding, the answer is no. the majority vote did not want a sincere man in the general election, and at no earlier point did their opposition minority want a sincere man. not at all.

normal, emotionally-balanced human beings might want sincere statesmen to hold office. voters don't.

2 comments:

  1. Voting is the act of delusional narcissists. It's all about whats in it for them and screw the rest of you! Oh, and by the way, we already pitched our so-called "principles", like so much bath water, out the window long ago. Best to steer clear of the voting Hoplites and head for the hills.

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  2. only when it is voting with the implicit knowledge that the outcome will be illegitimately enforced. to vote in the use of social power is not quite as damning as in the use of state power. but i knew what you meant.

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