I appreciate your position. But how do you finally make a choice?I have to slightly disagree a little bit. At least speaking for myself. I personally complain about the voters or the voices that want the easy fix as you put it. I am not following the political winds of the time either. I will vote for things that may not be directly beneficial to me as long as it does benefit this country as a whole.
Sometimes I feel the fool for feeling so idealistic with the choices that we have to vote for at election time.
I used to debate an independent who is staunchly pro-2nd Amendment, which is typically not the position of democrats. But on the other hand, he believed tax increases were necessary, and he despised the top 1%. He ended up voting for Obama in 2012, and needless to say, he has buyer's remorse. But that aside, I honestly don't get that kind of dilemma. Anyone who knows anything about democrats, knows that their ultimate objective is to ban guns. They are also in thick with Wall St. and the wealthy. All their rhetoric is designed to do, is to pit one "class" of people against another, in an attempt to not only get votes, but also fool the lower classes into supporting tax hikes. But what the lower classes refuse to understand, is that they will not be immune to tax hikes, once those doors are opened.
Maybe two of the core problems for many independents is a lack of understanding of history, as well as an inability to see that the rhetoric of some politicians doesn't match the ideology.