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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by earllogjam, Oct 1, 2010.
Just trying to gauge voter apathy....
Yep, no question about it.
I think that absolutely everyone who is eligible should vote next month, unless they're a Republican.
Yes, 100% I'm trying to motivate people who voted for Obama the first time to come out and vote again. The last thing we want is a senate and republican controlled house.
Your's is a typical "liberal" point of view, that is to say, only your opinion counts because you know better how to run everyone's life than they know themselves. I plan to vote against all incumbents, regardless of their party affiliation. In some cases I may write-in a name because I can't vote for either candidate. Understand that I don;t vote party but I vote for the candidate.
That's a pretty reckless way to vote. What if the incumbent is doing a great job for the constituents?
What if the other candidate is a moron? You still gonna vote to put a moron into office to represent you?
Hear, hear! This anti-incumbent fever is just shallow, stupid, irrational, and anti-intellectual. People unthinkingly voting based on their frustrations, emotions, etc. Cathartic, maybe, but not good for the nation.
It's not about my or anyone else's opinion counting. It's only about power. And I plan to do everything I can within my immediate scope to keep Republicans out of power, where they belong.
Speaking of "themselves", that's all many Republicans think about, except the most stupid among them who, by voting Republican, vote against their own interests.
Incidentally, I vote for the individual candidate, too. It's just that most individual Republican candidates suck, as does their party as a whole.
WoW, really? Because of people like you we're getting people like Christine O'Donnell. That's the worst thing you could do for our nation at a time like this.
I always vote. The way I look at it if you don't vote you can't bitch about the results afterward. I always research the candidates and vote for who I think will do the best job. Sometimes I'm right, quite often I'm not.
Vote? Vote for WHO? NJ election's over, I don't live in NYC, and quite frankly, the local politicos in my area are jokes.
Well this didn't take long to devolve into the same old tired-ass partisan shitslinging, did it?
Actually it doesn't sound like you'll be voting FOR the candidate at all.
You crack me up Hazel.
Hey, at least I voted. :biggrin1:
I will vote. but for who and what is my business
But Hazel, we're just trying to have our own little simulation of Washington. :smile:
What a dull twit. Don't get out much, do you? In many countries it is illegal NOT to vote. Argentina is a good example. Every Argentine is issued a DNI (national identity card) that is more important than a birth certificate, drivers license, or passport. In contains, among many things, lots of pages blocked off into quadrants which are stamped when you vote in ALL elections. You get pulled over for a traffic citation or apply for a government job they always ask for the DNI first, and then any other doc -- such as a drivers license. If any of the quadrants are obviously empty -- especially when you go to vote in the presidential election -- and you have not previously applied for and received an exemption stamp for a particular election (they have many different exemption stamps, but if you're in hospital they come to you with a ballot, box, and pen), you are automatically fined a hefty sum for not participating in the Argentine system of democracy. And Argentina is not and has not been particularly liberal over the last hundred+ years.
Imagine if it were illegal NOT to vote in the USA. Since only about 50% (on a good day) of US citizens bother to vote, if almost 100% were forced to vote there would be no problem sustaining a system of more than just two major political parties.
However, I think it's great you vote for the individual rather than the party line.