In a nutshell, this is my politics.
I oscillate between disgust with national Republicans and voting for Republicans in state and local races out of pragmatism.
In my case, I live in Alabama and every federal, state and local race in the 2022 midterms involves the choice of whether or not to vote for someone here. Specifically, I have to decide whether Gov. Kay Ivey, Katie Britt and Rep. Barry Moore are worth supporting along with whether or not to vote in other state and local races.
I’m not really angry at any of these people. Gov. Kay Ivey didn’t go crazy during COVID and has been an improvement over Robert Bentley aka The Love Gov. The Alabama state legislature banned abortion and passed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Katie Britt has been more critical of Ukraine spending than MAGA Mo Brooks and Rep. Barry Moore has mostly voted the right way on issues like gun control and gay marriage.
Who is even on the ballot in your state? Everyone here likely has a different choice to make.