I was reading this Telegraph article article, and part of it popped out at me:
Now, I definitely lean more towards the Democrats than the Republicans, and I’ll be voting for Obama, but I don’t really like the idea of one party having control of too much of the government. And it got me thinking - should I vote for a Republican Congresscritter, to prevent it? What’s more important - having a government you agree with, or having a healthy opposition (bear in mind, I’m not even talking about a Republican-controlled Senate, just one without 60 Dems)? What think you all?
Personally, I don’t think California’s 8th District is going to elect a Republican no matter how I vote, but if I was in a different place, I think I might well go for it. I wasn’t exactly thrilled with how a Republican-dominated government policed itself, and I don’t think I trust the Democrats to deny themselves power. That’s the crux of it, for me - that old saw about absolute power and all. I may agree with most Dem positions, but I don’t think it’s good for them to have a blank check.