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Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

rgreer945 Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 3:43 PM
It was the 2008 election that convinced me to become a GREEN so I officially registered as one though I had been one in fact for many years. It had nothing to do with Obama or Hillary but their primary battle convinced me that neither one was a Roosevelt progressive. Though both sometimes used progressive slogans, it was clear from the beginning that both accepted the basic conservative trade dogma that created the world crisis we now experience. The answer is quite clear for me. The way I see it, I just refuse to waste my vote casting it for a Democrat instead of voting for what I believe. Why should I reduce my expectations for others. I shall never vote Democrat again.
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 3:57 PM
I have considered joining the Green Party. But if I did I'd still vote for Obama. The Green Party can most effectively advance it's agenda in smaller races, and build over time.
eleanornjim Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 4:01 PM
You would vote for Obama if there was a smoking gun in his hand and you were dead at his feet. He would make sure you did.

YOU'RE A PASSIONATE and committed liberal. Four years ago, enthralled by Barack Obama's biography and inspired by his oratory, you voted for him with pride. You embraced his promise of hope and change. You were deeply moved by the racial progress he symbolized.

But above all you voted for him because he expressed such enlightened views.

You didn't just want a Democrat back in the White House, you wanted one who would bring progressive clarity to US national policy.

For eight years, you'd fumed at George W. Bush's offenses against the Constitution; now at last, you believed, you were supporting a...