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"I suggest you familiarise yourself with the reality of parliamentary politics under proportional representation systems before you throw hissy fits at people who are actually doing something."

It pains me to admit it, but Jake has for once a point.
You can't just take the american two party, first past the post system  and assume that everything in other western democracies works in the same way. Even in the UK, regional third parties are quite viable. Say what you want about the SNP, but voting for them instead of Labour is hardly symbolic.

So you assumption that voting for a non PSOE party on the left is useless depends on what party and in what circumstances.

generally I don't think you should transfer your slights with the american "left" here. We are not just convenient replacements for the sector of the american left you don't like, after all.

by IM on Sun Nov 20th, 2011 at 11:48:56 AM EST
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