Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)

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Pretty sure he hates both candidates. Since they are both old as shit.
Ah, well, I suppose we all have opinions on that. Age doesn’t matter much to me so long as the person can do the job, and I think Biden still can. Trump, conversely, never could and never will be able to.
If we live in the timeline where Biden wins the election by a single vote in Florida of all places I will take back everything I said about our universe’s continuity.
I keep thinking about how hilariously great it would be if Kennedy ended up taking half of Trump’s voters in every red state, and as a result of that Biden won in all 50.
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As much as I’m glad to see him convicted, I have a sinking feeling this might backfire, given that Israel/Palestine is probably just going to fracture whatever lead Biden has just enough to let Trump slip through.
I am not ready to be deported for this.
At least some of you guys are American citizens/ live overseas.
Background Pony #7A74
Unless he is jailed or taken out legally in some other way Trump remains a threat. Time is running out if they are going to stop him from running.
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In Vino Veritas
Call me selfish, but if it comes to the affairs of another nation, or the protection of democracy in mine, I’ll vote to protect democracy.
Do you think things will be better in the middle east if Trump wins? I will put money on him sending US troops into Palestinian, or drone strikes. A wasted 3rd party vote will probably get more Palestinians killed, and cause even more strife in the middle east.
Trump has already said that “Israel isn’t doing enough” and wants to deport Muslims. You’re falling right into Trump’s and the GOPs trap.
What will your conscious say when even more US bombs rain down in the middle east?
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@igotnopicks
Well, it would severely hamper him and hopefully turn enough people against him, costing him the election. But again, time is running out. If he is to be stopped from running it has to happen soon.
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@Terton
One can hope someone at Boeing gives him some tea or shows him the view from a very nice window in New York.
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@Zincy
Yeah, if there’s one thing most of the politicians on both sides agree on, it’s the support for Israel unfortunately, and I wouldn’t be surprised if even the 3rd parties threw in their support as well on their platform.
Zincy
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In Vino Veritas
I can’t afford to “vote on my conscious” about far flung shit.
I’ve got to put food on the table, and protect me and mine, and that’s as far a field my voting is going to go.
I’m a federal employee, as is the misses. I’ll vote for the party that is most likely to keep me and mine employed. The misses is a vet, and I’ll vote for the party that will keep the VA funded. And I’m an LGBTQ+ person and member of an alternate religion, so imma vote for the party that won’t send me to the camps.
I feel for those people dying, I really do. But I cannot afford to “vote with my heart”.
Zincy
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In Vino Veritas
It’s not comfort, it’s preventing more suffering here at home.
Do you have any idea what living in a fascist state is like? You’ll find out real quick if Trump gets back in and the GOP are able to get away with that “project” of theirs.
You have no idea what’s coming if you think it’s only about “feeling more comfortable”.
The death of democracy is not a fiction and has happened before. Make no fucking mistake about that.
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Time to get spooky
@Penguin Dragneel
Sadly, I think Trump will benefit by you not voting Biden. Third parties almost never wins, so in practice voting third party is akin to voting for Trump. We live under extreme circumstance, and voting wrong will be worst than feeling bad about who you vote for. Take it from a conservative who’s going to vote for Biden because I don’t want Trump to fuck any more people over, including LGBT+ people like you. Better to feel guilty for choosing the lesser of two evils if it means you get to live and try to improve your country.
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At this point in time, there are only two candidates that can be realistically expected to gain over 40% of the vote.
That effectively means any vote not for one directly helps the other.
This isn’t a system where protest voting does anything other than help one of the candidates.
We’re in a situation where you have to chose between dying of gangrene or amputating a limb. Doing nothing or taking an aspirin isn’t going to help. So, assuming you actually want to live, grin and bear and grab the bonesaw.
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Honest to god, shit like this is why there needs to be a fucking overhaul with the government. When the main choices for president come down to a genocidal pig and a more overtly genocidal (and bigoted) pig, then that’s a sign that maybe we should stop letting these old bastards run the damn country.
If it comes down to it, I’ll pick the lesser of two evils, and I don’t blame anyone else for going down that route as well. But I am fucking sick and tired of these decisions being made by dipshits who were raised in an era where segregation was considered “A gOoD tHiNg.”
Background Pony #7A74
Vote for Biden. Don’t run Putin’s errand and vote for Trump or Kennedy. Russia/China will use all sorts of social issues to cause division. America is under immense pressure now, I hope it can weather the coming storm.
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Completely agree. Biden sucks and I’m sick of having to vote for the lesser of two evils. Electoral College needs to gtfo and something better put in place. Instant runoff voting or similar needs to be the law for elections at all levels. That way I can stop.
Now, as for my own thoughts about folks staying home or voting third party to spite Biden. First, in my own experience, I think the number of accelerationist leftists who are actually going to do so is proportionally small.
Most of the arguments breaking out over on Bluesky involve my leftist comrades who absolutely are going to vote for Biden, but are complaining about having to and how shit he is. They’ve clarified multiple times they are planning to vote for him in November, but that doesn’t stop liberals from flooding their mentions with threats of Trump putting them in camps. Like, one straight up said the quiet part out loud: They care more about people being excited for Biden than actually voting for him, and they take it as a personal insult when people who vote for him out of necessity complain.
Heading into November, this is what I have advocated: If you live in a state that is really red or really blue, where your vote is extremely unlikely to affect the outcome, you are excused from voting Biden this year - but I heavily recommend showing up to vote Dem on the downballot if the local races are competitive. If you live in a swing state, you’ll not have the option. Try to see it more as a vote against Trump instead of a vote for Biden.
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Time to get spooky
@Penguin Dragneel
I’m not arguing against fixing a broken system and burning the rot away, but getting to that point requires keeping the man who wants to replace that system with a dictatorship out of office.
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