Here are the results of the Republican vs DINO poll.
And here are your comments.
From Oso on February 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm.
I'm with Lisa G. We need an Other. I'd vote for a rotted dead dog over a blue dog. I'd campaign for a rotted dead dog over a blue dog.
From Kevin Kelley on February 19, 2010 at 11:29 am.
My selection was "I'm a Republican - The Dino"... with my logic being that the DINO would be closer to what the Republican party used to be and give an excellent balance, while hopefully lacking the crazy social conservative religious garbage that has polluted the GOP.
If congress was filled with Blue Dogs and Democrats, I think America would do just fine...
From Lisa G. on February 16, 2010 at 8:33 am.
We need another category (like there aren't enough choices already) for Other. You always include the Other, but not on this one and I don't think I've used it yet. This time I need it.
From TomCat in reply to Lisa G. on February 20, 2010 at 6:28 am.
Then put it in a comment. :-)
From TWM on February 16, 2010 at 7:25 am.
As an independent I don't find any answer acceptable regarding my stance on the question ergo I will forgo voting in this poll and watch with shallow eyed disgust at whatever the outcome of the elec...errr poll is.
From Diane on February 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm.
Wow, I'm the first one to vote, so right now it reads 100% Independent Party (of course that will change quickly, I'm sure).
Diane - Laughlin
I posed this question to make a point about strategic political thinking. I am a Democrat, and I voted DINO. Why would I, one who rants regularly and vehemently against DINOs vote that way?
In the polling booth we have at most three choices. We can vote for a Democrat, vote for a Republican, or vote for a third party candidate. I did not include third party candidate in the poll, because the electoral deck is so stacked that they can’t win. Therefore, third party candidates only split the voters on their side of the political spectrum. As such, any vote for a third party candidate becomes an effective vote for the opposite side of the spectrum. Voters for third party candidates are actually voting against their self-interest. I learned that lesson the hard way.
That leaves the Republican or the DINO. Now, it the Republicans were to put up a progressive candidate here who would not hesitate to work and vote with progressive Democrats and there was a DINO in opposition, I would vote for the Republican. However, since progressive Republicans are as common as flying pigs, I don’t see that happening anywhere in the foreseeable future. As much as I would hate voting for a DINO, I see it as critical that the Republicans not get control of either body in Congress, where they can control committees and sub-committees. That makes the DINO the strategic choice.
The new poll will be a quick one.