Originally posted by Leon Trotsky
If they are too far away, what is the problem? It seems they aren't an imminent threat. Can we all just get along?
...sorry, I'm a Peacekeeper at heart. Won't happen again.
I guess I'm too much of a bleeding heart to go for a Conquest victory, but if that is what you are up to, fine. The problem is, in my humble opinion, that you are trying to play a warmonger's game with a builder approach. In the scenario you present, and since you have already angered most voters, I suggest waiting for a transcendance victory. Either that, or try to negotiate peace, and hope you get enough population to be elected as a Supreme Leader.
You may still take over the world, but it looks as you have lost the momentum (as of 2100)
. If you continue the attrition war, well, why not building a few ships and destroying improvements near their capital and neighborings? It's not like you were going to get those bases anyway.
By the way, you ARE making good use of your probe teams, aren't you? If you can't deal with them, make them join you. And, while you are at it, snatch some valuables.