Punishing Who?

I’m starting to hear people saying that they are so mad at the Democrats for voting for war with Iraq that they’ll sit out this election. This is sort of a Naderist view, and I can almost sympathize with it. There really wasn’t a difference between the Republicans and many Democrats when it came down to the vote on whether to go to war. And what could be more important than that?

The problem is that sitting out the election might punish the Democrats, but it is cutting off your nose to spite your face. If the Democrats lose the Senate it’s US who are really punished. Look at the terrible things Bush has done so far and imagine what will happen if there is nothing in place to hold him back.

But why do the Democrats have to make it so difficult to support them?