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@slutmagazine Same answer: not even voting season so it's contingent on who is running. There aren't any politicians I'd vote for "because they're the Democrat running" or any other party, though the Libertarians usually align most consistently with my inclinations whatever they get involved with. My inclinations tend to lean "liberal" but that does not mean I feel any affinity or loyalty to the Democratic party as it has actually existed my whole voting age life.
California ballot measures I virtually always vote NO because no matter who's endorsing it or the window dressing applied, they usually involve HUGE voted indebtedness and are a tool to bypass the state's Prop 13 that limits annual property tax increases and precludes huge pork barrel projects. Sometimes the ballot proposition tool gets used as intended and gets through popular laws and legislation (without an asinine money grab attached) that the regular political mechanisms deliberately fail to address; those are the types of propositions likely to get a yes vote from me.
Democrat or Republican on the surface, most mainstream politicians are running Oligarchy Game for personal gain, in actual practice. This applies particularly to well established Congressmen and Senators, no matter how populist and idealist they were in their early years.Read More
@slutmagazine I can't even relate to the concept of "Voting [party.]" I consider each candidate and proposed legislation on their own merits and vote accordingly. If there are no candidates or outcomes I accept for a line item I will leave it unvoted.
@slutmagazine I agree with the "both parties work for the same people" part. I'm saying "they" don't need to set up elaborate (read: resource intensive yet without guaranteed outcomes) plans "to distract the voters" like you're suggesting. Abortion's main universal political utility is its power to attract, engage, and retain young voters; that is the primary long game at play here. People find their own distractions just fine without assistance much less central planning and direct steering.
@slutmagazine It's been a long damn time since I've watched or caught any of their acts. Stewart was okay as I recall, though I wasn't a fan of his show's formula and pacing so would only ever watch him because someone else was. Colbert has that Saturday Night Live reputational curse of "Used to be better." He seemed to get insufferably smug and snotty when The Colbert Report was peaking and I have no idea what he's talked about in recent years. Oliver... didn't make an impression on me; I can't remember a single thing he said or even that I ever watched his act really.