I wouldn't say the OP was being an "a-hole" but, personally, I'm perfectly OK with a 2 hour front 9. For me - I would like to play it faster than that. . but 2 hours is below my "annoyance threshold". 2 hours is about the limit, though . . longer than that and I definitely start to feel the crush of slow play. More than 2.5 hours and I'm considering bailing on the back 9.
Like it or not it's a 2 party system. One of them is going to be president and nominate members to the Supreme Court. One of their VP's will break ties in the Senate.
I love the "I want to send a message" argument. The only message the eventual winner hears, is that they won. Decide who you want that to be, cuz there are only 2 choices. A third party vote is no better or worse than staying home and not voting at all. They message is the same. "I don't want to have a vote in who eventually gets elected."