re: “Rush seems to be simply saying that we have two choices for President, so if you don’t like either, you can choose the lesser of two evils.”
The irony is that any candidate - even your favorite - has evil/sin in them - this is true of even the most conservative one. All of us are sinners - all do evil from time to time.
The question is - do you vote for more evil or less evil?
Put another way - do you vote for more good or less good?
We vote for the most good and the less evil we can get.
Even if the candidate is only 1% less evil than the other one, you obviously vote for the less evil. It’s a no-brainer.
The problem with some is that they think that both Romney and Obama are equally evil. I think that way of thinking is so twisted that it is pointless to argue with those who conform to that idea. Especially the ones who think Romney is GREATER evil than Obama! Oy vey.
I’m afraid the bulk of the posters in this thread will cut off their noses to spite their face.
Romney is not Obama. Do not confuse the two.
And for all of the pro-life absolutists, it ain’t getting over turned in your lifetime. At best we can hope to minimalise the occurrences.
Ain't that the truth.
Not if you're moral. Only if you're shallow and expedient. Using your logic you would vote for the 36 count serial murderer over the 37. In fact, there has to be a threshold level which, if exceeded, makes the candidate ineligible and in fact causes him or her to represent the dark side. Massachusetts' premier promoter of abortion (same as serial murderer above, but way more than 37) and father of gay marriage is WAY over that threshold. Just admit, Lucifer has (at least) two candidates in this race and he wins either way. That's the team you want to be on?
How can you vote for a man who says this?
Mitt quote: “..gay couples raising kids. That’s the American way.”
So, hypothetically, if Stalin were running against Hitler and Hitler was 1% less evil than Stalin, you'd vote for Hitler?
You just summed up how insane the lesser of two evil strategies is.
Voting for evil or a liberal, advances evil and liberalism.
You don't advance conservatism by voting for liberals. Liberal Republicans advance liberalism with your vote. That is why Republicans keeping winning elections and conservatives keep losing ground.
Romney is the greater evil because he corrupts otherwise good people into voting for liberalism. When both parties are advancing a leftist agenda, there is no hope to stop it.
And, yes, the consequences of a Romney President are FAR worse -- Liberal legislation passed with the help of RINOs that Obama could only dream of getting enacted, Democrats taking back Congress, wiping out the gains made in 2010, and the White House, repeating the cycle we just went through from 2006 to 2008. A Romney Presidency puts us right back where we were after the 2008 election with a Democrat just as bad as Obama in the White House.
I am in total agreement. I am not happy about voting for “lesser of 2 evils”, however, if we manage to get this President out of the WH and gain back the Senate and keep the House, we will be forcing the Republican candidate to pivot further to the right. Nothing is a guarantee here.
Romney must be forced “By the People” to move to the Right of center. We then can keep him in check and hopefully in the time he is in office, new stars will take hold and rise up. Alan West, Rubio, etc.
In doing this, we will save babies and the elderly from being abused by the system that is about to take hold, Obamacare.
There is so much at stake here and to think that we are all fighting over this election with the candidate for the Repubs instead of taking out the main target, well let’s just say, I am having a hard time sleeping over this.
I have nothing against being a purist mind you, but our liberties will never come back to us if this President gets 4 more to solidify his agenda. God knows that I have made peace with him, and to save those I can right in this moment, I will vote for Romney. But rest will never happen in my lifetime again, for my eyes will never be shut to who ever is in power.
I suggest we all take a deep breath and remember who and what we are fighting for. For me it is my grandkids and a Downs Syndrome Niece, who if the health care is inacted will never reach a ripe old age for she will be of no service to the country.
To all those purists and patriots that are fed up and standing their ground, I respect you, but I pray that what you are doing is really what is good for the country. As this post has really been too emotional for me to say, please respect that this is MHO. Not looking for a fight, just laying out my thoughts.