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A McCain win does not necessarily constitute a win for Republican ideas. And vice versa.

What we do between now and the next election could effectively make a McCain administration ineffective in the same way that what Republicans do during an Obama administration could make an Obama administration ineffective.

Illusions about Obama must be suspended if we are to move forward so, for third party voters and others, in these final days before the election I will write a series of articles on “the differences” and on third parties that continues the work I did earlier when talking about third party voters being “parasites” surfaced.

This slur (yes, slur, do you see me calling anyone a namby pamby liberal?) leveled at those with the courage and fortitude to stake out and work towards a way out of this mess is unwarranted and perverse.

For those of you who get that McCain-Palin are bad and want to quit beating a dead horse, turn to my writings in the final days before this election. I will talk about Obama and McCain and this two-party system which we must deal with now and during the next administration.

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Kevin Gosztola is a writer and curator of Firedoglake's blog The Dissenter, a blog covering civil liberties in the age of technology. He is an editor for OpEdNews.com and a former intern and videographer for The Nation Magazine.And, he's the (more...)

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Kevin, your authorship here illustrate the clarity... by Adnihilo on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 at 11:54:18 AM
Good stuff and right on the mark. However, I ... by arlen custer on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 at 1:22:05 PM
I'm encountering the same thing Arlen, particu... by Adnihilo on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 at 2:51:34 PM
Kevin, I wish you had pointed out that most us, al... by alan17b0 on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 at 5:18:26 PM
Vote your hopes and not your fears. People who are... by Kevin Gosztola on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 at 7:11:18 PM
when you wrote me about this - and even when John ... by Rady Ananda on Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 at 1:13:22 PM
I think your political evolution has been happenin... by John Kusumi on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 at 5:20:17 PM
I don't know. But stay tuned. I'm just get... by Kevin Gosztola on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 at 7:12:49 PM
Of all the years that somebody should be throwing ... by John Kusumi on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 at 8:31:22 PM
you said it - THIS IS THE YEAR... but methinks the... by Rady Ananda on Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 at 1:29:29 PM
you vote Democrat or Republican you vote the insan... by jeff prager on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 at 9:44:18 PM
Great article Kevin.  I heartily agree, and a... by Michal Mudd on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:45:07 PM
All this talk about voting or not voting for a pro... by gravity32 on Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 at 8:07:41 AM
A vote for a third party candidate or a non vote i... by Tommy News on Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 at 8:31:15 AM
This is a 15 second commercial for radio. ... by Kevin Gosztola on Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:16:13 AM
And it's also repeating the same lesser evil a... by rhalfhill on Friday, Oct 31, 2008 at 6:01:37 AM
which would be a vote  for a Republican or a ... by Jack Harrington on Saturday, Nov 1, 2008 at 1:50:06 AM
the way all these progressives are defecting from ... by Rady Ananda on Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 at 1:19:56 PM