Less than six months before the November presidential elections in an exceptionally distressed United States the narrow, unpleasant parameters of political possibility are emerging. Two alternatives confront the American people, both to the right of center.I think that pretty well sums it up. It's a choice between bad and badder or worse and worse still. If there was ever an election that catered to the idea of voting for the lesser evil, this one certainly fits the bill.
1. If President Barack Obama is reelected, with the Democratic Party retaining control of at least one chamber of Congress, there probably will be four more years of economic stagnation, high unemployment, increasing poverty and inequality, more wars, erosions of civil liberties and global warming.
2. If Mitt Romney is elected, with the right/far right Republican Party dominating either House or Senate, every particular of the travail afflicting the country today will be multiplied, with emphasis on fulfilling the desires of the 1% at the expense of the 99%.
What else could be expected during the present conservative era?
~ from The Electoral Tunnel by Jack A. Smith ~
And this is why I will not vote for either of these candidates. I might cast a vote for the Green Party candidate, but I probably won't even do that. What's the point?
Whoever the rest of you decide to vote for in the presidential race, it's going to be a wasted vote...well...unless you're a member of the 1 percent. In that case, you will get your money's worth and more. The rest of us will get the shaft.