I see it a lot. We want something different; deep down we want something different than another democrat or another republican. Something different than the conventional conservative or liberal.
Yet when decision time comes, we always scurry back to what is most familiar to us – the democrats or the republicans.
In just a few days Oklahoma will be deciding the governor election (along with other offices, of course) and they will have two clowns to choose from: Dorman or Fallin. Now when it comes to ideology they aren’t all that far apart. Look at Dorman’s voting record, and it actually looks very conservative. Of course one must ask why he would choose to align himself with the Democrat party, but that’s another issue.
Fallin is something else entirely. Her ads smearing Dorman as an extension of Obama’s Policies in the state (“You wouldn’t vote for Obama, so why would you ever vote for Joe Dorman”) but she hasn’t been the great Conservative warrior either. If the Common Core shows us anything, how she was for it, before she was against it…? But if you slap together a few anti-Obama ads and put them on Oklahoma televisions, you are unstoppable!
The Big Blog of Freedom and Justice endorses none of these, but rather, Richard Prawdzienski, Independent candidate with profound Libertarian philosophies.
And the Big Blog of Freedom and Justice encourages it’s readers to never fear voting for an Independent candidate. It’s time we start pulling the rug out from these clowns.
On November Fourth we will see a great mass of voters mozy out to the polls, convinced it is their civic duty to sustain their particular party machine. Not because they believe in the Republicans or the Democrats, but rather they fear the other worse. Lesser of two evils. But vote for an independent candidate? Out of the question. People avoid voting for independents simply because they don’t know enough about them, thanks to the media and how people never want to look very far into these matters, or because they don’t want to be part of the loosing team.
And we find that they will vote for the names they recognize (and justify it with, “oh, well, I guess they’re doin’ a good job…”) or worst of all, they will vote straight party ticket. How long must this circus go on!?
Disclaimer: Not that all independent candidates are free of the political machines or senseless affiliations. For instance, Greg Orman in Kansas is the independent running for Pat Robert’s seat. Orman is the popular Democrat choice, and indeed is just another democrat (‘Is a thorn by any other name still a thorn…?’)