Originally Posted by juiceeQ
But I have to disagree with voting solely along party lines (if that is what I am to take this statement to mean). I think that that can be just as detrimental. Do your homework on all candidates, and vote for who/what makes sense regardless of party lines (fwiw, I am neither Republican nor Democrat).
In principles i would agree...
your congress is highly partisan. And if you look at the voting records, the leftmost republican votes more to the right than the rightmost democrat. In that context, voting along party lines actually makes a lot of sense.
Also, fwiw, your congress is highly partisan because the republicans moved wildly to the right while democrats essentially moved neither right nor left. Obama healthcare is actually quite similar to what republican Richard Nixon would have done if he had gone to the end of his mandate.