If you’re a smug, “civil liberties progressive” who’s voting for a third party candidate, you’re actually voting for this:
Q: Waterboarding: do you think it’s torture?
Romney: I don’t. … We will have a policy of doing what we think is in our best interest. We’ll use enhanced interrogation techniques that go beyond what’s in the military handbook right now.
A vote for a third party candidate over President Obama is a vote for Mitt Romney and all of the accompanying awfulness he would resurrect. I don’t care who you think you are or what kind of smartypants progressive hipster you comport yourself to be, these candidates are worlds apart on everything, including the war on terror and civil liberties. If you can’t see this vast and obvious distinction, you’re a phenomenal idiot — beyond the idiocy it requires to believe that you can somehow divorce politics from policy.