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Why would you vote for people who hate you?

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Paul Waldman

Democrats hate their base and Republicans fear their base.

Why would you vote for people who hate you? People who do not merely fail to share your values, but actively despise them? Why would you vote for people like that? Even if the left of center emergent party candidate has no possibility to win, why would you support someone who hates you? That is truly wasting your vote.

It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it. --Eugene Debs

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Submitted by MontanaMaven on

Waldman needs some new material. He's been saying the same old thing over and over. People have short memories, I guess. Rather than "why vote for somebody who hates you" shouldn't we ask with Russell Brand, "why vote?" And even then, the Dems don't hate their base; they use them. They see them as easily played suckers in an on going sting. To hate bestows power on the hated. But the Democratic base has no power. So there is no hate, only contempt.

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Submitted by V. Arnold on

@ MM;
I like Russel Brand's option; and have exercised it for more than a decade.
Voting is and has been a rigged game for a very long time; which renders it a charade.