When you lose the primary you’re stuck with a lesser of two evils type of choice. Sarah Palin realized this. That’s why she advised conservatives to vote for Romney in the months before the election. That’s the logic of Bill Buckley and a thousand other principled conservatives. Rather than beating your head in futility against this basic reality, you should direct your energies into winning primary elections. Or, even more fundamentally, into changing the politics of this country by helping conservatism march back through the institutions that it’s been tossed out of over the last century.
You can’t short circuit reality. What’s required is hard work over time to win the public back to conservatism. When people agree with your ideas, you win elections, and you get the government you want. It’s work that gets us out of this hole, not whining, not staying home on election day, not hoping for SHTF to straighten the country out.
But no matter how you or I or anyone else rationalizes it, the hard material reality is that when you vote for a functional Democrat, which Romney was on FIVE MAJOR ISSUES as his documented record confirmed, then you vote FOR making leftism more powerful in both parties.
Oh, I used to do what you do and deny it and justify it and rationalize it. Things kept getting worse and worse. Then I finally woke up and understood Einstein's definition of insanity, which obviously YOU have yet to fathom.
It's ironic and sad because YOU are the one short-circuiting reality, INTENDING to choose the "lesser evil" but ACTING to move the whole thing dramatically leftward.
Yardstick, it's time for well-meaning folks you to wake the hell up and be ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT YOU VOTE FOR.
You're trying to hold me and others accountable for what happened because Obama won.
I am and will only BE accountable for what happens if my guy wins. You are and will only be accountable for what happens if your guy wins. If your guys is evil, even if it is "lesser" (ha ha, like water that is less wet than that water over there), then YOU are to blame, YOU are accountable, YOU are responsible for the evil YOU voted FOR. BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT YOU VOTE FOR and stop with trying to hold others accountable for what happens when your guy loses.