09.27.12 at 3:27 pmIf you could find a number of examples of someone arguing “that it is always or definitionally the right thing to do” to vote for the Democrat this would look a lot less like whiny narcissism
Every time some faux-liberal like Scott Lemieux argues that Nader cost Gore the 2000 election, he is saying that liberals voting for anyone but the Democrat is wrong. There are lots more examples from others of these authoritarians who don’t believe that people have the right to vote differently from the way the authoritarian thinks they should.
Shorter Bill Murray *
"'examples of someone arguing '...always or definitionally...' ' ...
the 2000 election, ..."
Even shorter Bill Murray "'always" = 2000."
Arguing with people too pure to vote for either of the candidates with a chance of winning is frustrating. It's like groundhog day all over again.
Also and separately Murray assumes it is obvious that anyone who criticizes anyone else is an authoritarian who thinks the other person doesn't have the right to make the criticized choice.
By (automatically) hosting Murray's comment, Crooked Timer keeps up the tradition of putting exceptional reasoning on the web
* I am aware of all internet traditions that exist, have existed, or might ever exist in this and in all possible worlds, so I know I am misusing the concept of "shorter" (and in the comment thread of post which is largely a quotation of Daniel Davies too). My reducto ad absurdum was achieved almost entirely by elision. My total creative contribution = "=".
ps I know this is just a flame not a flame war and that only in my dreams will anyone bother responding to my juvenile snark. Now I am tired and off to bed to sleep, perchance to dream of flame wars.