The Alternative Would Have Been Worse

This has been the refrain I’ve been hearing for months now as progressives and liberals desperately attempt to cling to the image of Obama that they want to believe in, instead of the one they got. So let’s take a look at this claim, shall we?

The subtext of “the alternative would have been worse” is that Republican policies would be furthered if McCain had won. Sometimes it means that we’d be worse off with Hillary Clinton, but only media-manipulated 20- & 30-somethings of the professional class believe that anymore, and that’s only because they can’t let go of the little black seeds Republicans & the media planted in their hearts during their childhoods.

No, what they really mean is that Republicans are the alternative that would’ve been worse. But how so? Here are some talking points to push back against the pro-Obama chorus, and to add a little amplification to the voices of opposition. Feel free to copy and paste this list anywhere on the web (but please try to redirect readers here when you can).

Doh! Yeah, the alternative would’ve been so much worse. We might actually have a Republican promoting the Republican agenda, instead of a Democrat promoting the Republican agenda. So, again, how’s that hopey-changey thing working out for ya? Oh, and can you hear me now?

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6 comments on “The Alternative Would Have Been Worse

  1. Anna Belle says:

    This post is dedicated to walrusoct9 on twitter. Also, please don’t forget to rate this post using the star system at the top!

  2. It is nice to see you weighing in again, Anna Belle.

    Yep.. we got a whole lotta nothing this past election. But…. oh well…. That is what happens when there only one party to select from.

  3. Anna Belle says:

    Thanks for stopping by, SYD. I couldn’t agree more. One big corporate party.

  4. roofingbird says:

    I guess when you decided start “mouthing off” again you decided to tell everyone. Look at all those links!!

  5. marille says:

    so well said AnnaBelle. I will distribute your list “If McCain had won..”. thanks

  6. vtrucs says:

    I can think of exactly one thing that would’ve been worse if Obama hadn’t been made President: we wouldn’t have the proof we do now of just how bad he would be.

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