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Voting Against your own Self Interest

© Chris Rock

I don’t see it as “voting for the lesser of two evils”. I see it as voting for the person who is trying to fight evil and not always winning, but is willing to keep trying.

Yes, I can (and do) fault Obama for not ending the war in Afghanistan sooner, but he wasn’t the person who started that war (or the war in Iraq, which Obama did end). I can fault him for not closing Gitmo, but he didn’t open it and fill it with people, some of whom we now know were innocent but we have held them so long that we can’t release them because we tortured them and gave them a good reason to hate us. I can fault Obama because the economy is not recovering as fast as I would like, but how can anyone think we aren’t better off now than we were in 2008, when the economy was in free-fall, people were losing their homes at a record rate, and Wall Street was imploding?

And while I would not equate the Republican party with cancer, I think a cancer is taking over the Republican party, fueled by carcinogenic amounts of special interest money and influence peddling.



  1. westomoon wrote:

    See, now, I would equate the R Party with cancer. It is completely impervious to normal checks and balances, it performs no useful functions in the body politic and many harmful ones, its sole imperative seems to be to grow and crowd out healthy “tissue”, and you can’t make it understand that killing the “host” (America) means it will die too.

    Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 9:26 am | Permalink
  2. Carlos wrote:

    This has got to be one of the most moronic quotes I’ve ever seen attributed to ANYONE! How do you equate firing a failed problem solver with embracing the problem he failed to solve? Hey, Chris, ever hear of getting another oncologist? How ’bout “I’m gonna vote for someone else who can maybe actually CURE the cancer?”

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink
  3. Evan Leigh wrote:

    Carlos, your response is moronic… He’s only a failed problem solver if you believe a false believe he’s failed. In other words, believing prayer has a better cure rate against cancer than modern medicine! It’s the Bizzaro world argument!

    Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Permalink