November 2, 2012

"Principled" Voters: Bill Whittle Would Like to Appeal to Your Principles

Know anyone who's thinking about a protest vote for Ron Paul, Gary Johnson... or no vote at all? This is for them. If you don't this is for you. Required listening. Do it.

"I will not see this country I love fall because my standards of perfection have not been met."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 2, 2012 9:08 AM
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It isn't a protest vote.

Posted by: Banned Name at November 1, 2012 7:02 PM

It does feel as if we're about to retake a hill for the first time in American history. God forgive us is we ever allow any man or woman to the left of Mitt Romney again. 2010 was the warm up.

Posted by: RedCarolina at November 1, 2012 8:15 PM

Correction: God forgive us if we elect any man or woman to the left of Mitt Romney as POTUS again. Obama delivered hope and change, only not the kind his leftist handbook described. He thought it would be a walk in the park. Is he delusional? Or are his enablers and his groomers delusional? Bill Ayers, Oprah. His "handlers" Axelrod and Valerie Jarrrett... and Michelle. Did these Chicago amateurs really believe they could fool the entire world? Tuesday can't come fast enough.

Posted by: RedCarolina at November 1, 2012 8:23 PM

So when Obama wins are the republicans going to blame it on voter fraud, and the third party candidates, or are they going to admit that Romney was a pretty sh*tty choice?

Posted by: BannedName at November 1, 2012 11:06 PM

I'm a Brit, so I won't have to make this particular choice. However, in 2015 (probably - our election dates aren't set in stone as American ones are) I'm going to have to make a similar one. Do I stick to my principles and vote for UKIP, the only party not made up of closet Nazis that cares about the sovereignty of my country - or do I vote for the Conservatives while holding my nose?

Because in many cases (not actually sure about my constituency, because boundaries are changing as well) voting for minority parties will let in Labour, the party of red-in-tooth-and-claw unionist Luddism and state control, by default.

All countries with two main parties and first-past-the-post electoral systems have this problem. I admit to not knowing how to solve it, except perhaps that some form of PR might.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at November 2, 2012 3:11 AM

Do most Americans care, or even know, that Western Civilisation is at stake when they mark their cross on the ballot paper next Tuesday? Romney may not be the complete answer, but sure as hell Obama and his string pullers exemplify the problem. The Benghazi eruption should be the final wake up call. There have been many straws in the wind prior to it, but if a majority of your citizens vote for a traitor to remain as POTUS, after that egregious debacle, you deserve what we already have in the UK: a country in the thrall of international socialism - on the verge of European totalitarianism once again, despite the oceans of blood and untold treasure (yours and ours) wasted in previous attempts to stamp it out.

Btw Mr Vanderleun. Have you a theory about mechanics of whatever it is that manages an almost entire MSM blackout of reportage of facts about Benghazi and the cover-up and mendacity perpetrated by the Obamob? Is there some sort of Leftie 'D'Notice mechanism that clicks in? Only Fox has followed the story - and even the Murdoch empire is inconsistent because SKY news here is not covering it directly, or even reporting their US counterparts' good work.

Glenn Beck has of course done good work, but somewhat spoiled his effort by raising a list questions based on data, then answering them himself with some hyperbolic speculation (which may be true, but is probably beyond proof, given the deceased status of most of the witnesses). His latest piece to camera is nonetheless worthy of a quarter hour of our time, if only to direct the voting instrument toward the correct space:

Posted by: Frank P at November 2, 2012 7:36 AM

Well Bill, when you strap on battle rattle, go down range, and duck bullets, then you may have standing to suggest what my voting principle might be. Till then, you can shut the F#*& up!

Posted by: Tom at November 2, 2012 12:26 PM

Tom, just go pull the lever for barry. Freedom dosen't need you.

Posted by: ck at November 2, 2012 3:00 PM

The republican party doesn't stand for small government or freedom, please don't give me that lesser of two evils crap. A vote for Romney is a vote for the same big government Obama is giving you, it just has an "R" after it.

Posted by: Banned Name at November 2, 2012 3:57 PM

Sorry, Banned. You are wrong. You were wrong when you first had this "idea" decades ago. You are wrong today. And you will go on being bitterly wrong until the last ding-dong of doom.

Posted by: vanderleun at November 2, 2012 4:25 PM

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, still exists.

The reality is either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will be President in 2013. Ron Paul won't. Gary Johnson won't. Jill Stein won't. The only reason to vote for one of those is if you live in a bright red state or a dark blue one, where your vote couldn't possibly have an effect on the predetermined outcome (*cough*California*cough*). But if you live in a state that is in any way in play this year, you have to face the fact that "voting your conscience" or not voting at all isn't going to get your guy elected, but might possibly help Barack Obama get re-elected.

Because one or the other is going to win.


Posted by: Kevin Baker at November 2, 2012 8:35 PM