Originally Posted by Direckshun
Again, the only way to escape the label of being a one-issue voter in Saul's case is to invent either unrealistic issues or hopelessly outdated issues as if they are feasible "other" issues to be attentive towards. Saul Good invented slavery, you're inventing the eradication of Medicaid. Both are about as likely to be an issue in 2012 as setting up a moon colony.
He's admitted to being a one-issue voter. It's not how I do it, but it's fine if that's what makes him a content voter.
Where he's out of line is shitting on other voters who don't share his simplistic perspective.
You're wrong about all of this. It doesn't have to be eradication of medicaid. I just used that as an example to get you to look at it from your own point of view. A person could refuse to vote against any POTUS who nominated a pro-abortion justice to the SCOTUS (as Saul said he would) while also refusing to vote for a POTUS who supported a gun control measure like the Brady Bill, who supported a campaign finance reform intended to reverse the Citizen's United ruling, who vetoed an effort to repeal Obamacare and/or who refused to defend DOMA, etc. etc. In other words, Saul may have several issues that would cause him to withhold support from a POTUS. That would mean he wasn't a single issue voter.
"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