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posted by CharlesB in Politics

Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama. Will other liberals in Athens?

November 5, 2012

"Friedersdorf explains that serious liberals should have serious problems with President Obama on war, civil liberties, and executive power, issues on which Johnson is superior."--Brian Doherty

Libertarian Gary Johnson Should Win the Election
http://reason.com/archives/2012/10/03/libertarian-gary-johnson-should-wi...

Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/why-i-refuse-to-vote...

"There is a candidate on the ballot in at least 47 states, and probably in all 50, who regularly speaks out against that post-9/11 trend, and all the individual policies that compose it. His name is Gary Johnson, and he won't win. I am supporting him because he ought to. If I vote, it will be for Johnson. "--Conor Friedersdorf, a staff writer at The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/search/?q=Conor+Friedersdorf+

Here is another excerpt from Conor:

"Tell certain liberals and progressives that you can't bring yourself to vote for a candidate who opposes gay rights, or who doesn't believe in Darwinian evolution, and they'll nod along. Say that you'd never vote for a politician caught using the 'n'-word, even if you agreed with him on more policy issues than his opponent, and the vast majority of left-leaning Americans would understand. But these same people cannot conceive of how anyone can discern Mitt Romney's flaws, which I've chronicled in the course of the campaign, and still not vote for Obama."

"Don't they see that Obama's transgressions are worse than any I've mentioned?"--Conor Friedersdorf

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