THE COMMON ILLS re N-O-T-A Voting: "Make it Clear You Don't Support That Crap BEFORE The Election!"
From THE COMMON ILLS, Thursday, September 16, 2010--I Hate The War
Today's snapshot mentions Libbyliberal's post a Corrente but does't include a link. My apologies. In the post, she argues that those who would normally vote Democrat withhold their vote this November for the various crimes and ongoing wars. As noted in the snapshot, the likely outcome of the midterms is that Dems lose seats. That's historically the outcome and it's been the most likely outcome since at least February if not before.
So that's probably what's going to happen. Forget Libbyliberal's post for a moment. Pretend it wasn't written. Here's what happens in the weeks after the election:
*Dems lost because they were too liberal.
*Dems were out of touch and too liberal.
*The country doesn't like liberal.
*If Dems want to win, they're going to have to get more conservative.
If you find the above steps unlikely, you haven't been following elections for very many years. This is exactly what'll happen if the Dems lose the House. Instead of recognizing that ObamaCare is a poison pill for consumers and a gift to Big Insurance and the PharmaLobby, the claim will be, "See people don't want universal health care." Universal health care was not offered by Barack. There was and is nothing left about ObamaCare.
Barack has spat on the left forever and a day. He trashed the peace movement when running in the primaries....
Barack is a Corporatist War Hawk. That's all he is, that's all he'll ever be. And you can be damn sure that DLC Barack (the self-billed "New Democrat" -- which is DLC) and his pow-wow group will use a mid-term loss as their argument that they can't do anything and must move (even further) to the right.
Want to blow that (predictable) narrative? Make it clear that you don't support this crap before the election. Then there's a chance that the narrative after the election, should the Dems lose, has to compete with the reality that when Democrats sell out their voters, it will cost them votes.
But the only way that reality stands a chance of getting into the post-election analysis is if people right now start explaining why they're not voting Democratic and why their votes cannot and should not ever be taken for granted.
What a wonderfully reasoned argument for voting "NONE OF THE ABOVE" re legacy Dems at midterms!