Originally Posted by Direckshun
One-issue voters wrap their vote around one issue -- as you do.
The only plausible way you can deny you're a one-issue voter is to claim there is virtually no such thing as a one-issue voter, as you did right there, by incorporating either unrealistic or grossly outdated issues as an additional issue. Because I'm willing to bet 99.99% of one-issue voters would probably agree with you on that score.
Unlike yourself, I base my decisions on a multitude of issues. Not just one.
So I can understand how you can look at my condemning of the Obama administration's actions in Bahrain as puzzling, considering I'm virtually guaranteed to vote for his reelection. But to people who aren't one-issue voters, that's just the world we live in. It's a lot more difficult to sort issues out.
He didn't describe himself as a one issue voter. Where are you coming up with this?
Would you vote for a President who completely eliminated medicaid without putting anything in place to provide for medical care for the poor? I'm assuming that your answer is no. That doesn't make you a one issue voter. In fact, there may be several issues that would be a no-go for you (or for Saul Good).
If you don't have any single issues that are important enough for you to make you decide not to vote for Obama, you probably don't really have any guiding principles other than party loyalty. But I don't think that's really where you are. I think you're starting from a premise that Obama won't cross you on any of your fundamentally non-negotiable positions, whatever they are.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will