[[ So.....you will abstain from voting if your choices are a COMMIE DEM or a RINO? ]]
If the RINO candidate is Christie or Rubio (or a few others), yes, I _WILL_ "abstain" from voting for them. I might vote in state/local elections, but that's it.
Remember the attitudes around THIS web site after Christie's [quite literal] embracing of Obama in 2012? Boy, folks sure forget quickly, don't they? Even folks at the GOP briefing room.
I'm tired of guys like that. They ain't gonna do you no favors when they get elected -- they're gonna sell you out, like the McCains and the Grahams do.
Of course, I _know_ the 'rats are going to do that. I'm just not giving my endorsement to Republicans who will do so, as well.
You also wrote:
[[ Will that assuage your conscience? Make you sleep better at night? ]]
Yup. Don't think much of politics when I lay down to sleep at night. Not gonna start now.
Aside: how can one live in "DC" these days, and call themselves a "patriot" ???