Cesca is my partner in quite a few internet endeavors these days so it's rare I come right out and push his stuff here because I really don't have to. His piece over at the Daily Banter today, though, is required reading for anyone still trying to take President Obama down from the left -- over drone strikes, the drug war, supposed broken promises, etc. -- and those still thinking that in the current climate and with political reality being what it is, voting for a Gary Johnson or a Jill Stein is a nice little "screw you" to Obama and the two-party system in general.
Bob lays out in detail the reasons why, as trite a cliché as it may sound, a vote against Obama or an abstinence from the process altogether in the name of protest really is a vote for Romney -- and a vote for a disastrous near-future for this country.
I've always felt that those who relentlessly hector Obama from the left and center-left need to come to terms with the idea of "smart accountability" -- namely that you're never going to get a perfect candidate since that's not the way our system works and it's better to have someone in office who for the most part shares your ideals and delivers you political victories, say, 70% of the time than someone who stands in stark contrast to everything you hold dear and will give you nothing you want.
Anyway, take a look at Cesca's piece -- and be sure to circulate it to the pissy, sanctimonious friends on Facebook who continue to browbeat you about how Obama has let them down.
The Daily Banter: Anti-Obama Progressives are Voting for a Romney Disaster/10.29.12