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Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by JohnE, Aug 3, 2012.

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Your vote...

  1. Barack Obama

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  2. Mitt Romney

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  3. Another guy...

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  1. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Quick, un-scientific poll. If the election was today, who, between the presumptive candidates and an unknown independant, would you vote for.
    No pontificating, just post who would/will get your vote.

    Me? Obama
     
    #1 -   Aug 3, 2012

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  2. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    it's either going to be a black guy or white guy....still not sure.
     
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  3. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    I'd love to be able to vote for a liberal, but since there isn't one running I guess I'll vote for Obama.
     
    #3 -   Aug 3, 2012
  4. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    I've always thought the elected pres shouldn't be able to pick a VP, it should go to the guy with the 2nd most votes. (3rd would get Secretary of State)

    That would change everything.
     
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  5. ridiculous

    ridiculous Turbo Monkey

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    Given the mentality that "the choice not to choose is every bit as participatory as is the choice to choose," is there a legitimate case for not voting this time around if you are beyond fed up, don't like the mantra of "lesser of two evils and have no faith in the system at all?

    ...aside from pissing in the faces of those who fought for this right of course.
     
    #5 -   Aug 3, 2012
  6. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Not really.

    Because the choice to not choose has all the participatory legitimacy of a 4 year old's tantrum and being 'fed up with the system' and removing yourself is exactly what caused 'the system'.

    The 'lesser of two evils' is a childish way to feign real understanding. Perfection is for people who believe in angels. If you can't tell the difference between the two choices, you're not more informed, you're deliberately obtuse. Be an adult and accept the reality that no one running is 100% you.
     
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  7. Pesqueeb

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    Quoted for truth and posterity. Rep given.
     
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  8. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    I'm not voting in this RM poll until it reflects the vagaries of the electoral college system. Almost all of your votes don't matter a whit, ya know. The 'squeeb may be an exception, and perhaps there are FL and OH monkies as well, but NY and CA aren't in play.
     
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  9. Pesqueeb

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    My vote gets nullified by $tinkle though.
     
    #9 -   Aug 3, 2012
  10. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    booyah!

    if elected, in his first official act, romney should extend an olive branch & have himself baptized for obama's dead father in the reflection pool, right where forest gump chased after jenny
     
  11. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    nc?

    we have to worry about the blacks who hate gays from stealing the election from barry.
     
  12. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Meh, is it OK to blame Obama for Romney winning the GOP?
     
  13. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    My vote will count!! :weee:
     
  14. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    I just can't vote for Obama with the way he's continued to erode our rights. I can let some stuff slide, but I won't tolerate those who sh!t on the constitution.

    edit: And there ain't no ****ing way I'd vote for scumbag Romney.
     
  15. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I'd like to hear more about these rights he continues erode - please specify.

     
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    dante Unabomber

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    I'll echo Kidwoo, but have you worked towards change at your local level? Voted in primaries, supported candidates in House races that represent your views, campaigned for them, knocked on doors advocating him/her? Have you worked to influence your state party's platform, and to recruit more people whose values are closer to yours?

    A portion of my support for Obama is to keep nutjobs like Bachmann as far away from the reigns of power as possible. If Republicans in Congress weren't utter psychopaths, and if Romney was his '02 moderate version as opposed to his "out teabag the teabaggers" '12 version, it might be a different story.

    If you don't vote, you don't get to complain when the winner does stuff that you don't like. Period.
     
  17. Pesqueeb

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    Works both ways.
     
  18. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    This must be one of those eroding rights I've heard about.
     
  19. Pesqueeb

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    I just had this conversation. "I can't buy an assault weapon or armor piercing ammo! He's a commie! Slippery slope! blah blah blah! Froth froth froth!"
     
  20. ridiculous

    ridiculous Turbo Monkey

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    I typically vote locally and I have voted for president all of the times I was eligible Im just raising the question: does my vote matter at all at the higher levels anymore? And if not, why the hell vote? Sure, voting one way or the other is a noble expression of opinion, but at this point, haven't we lost touch of all of that given how the electoral system works? Also given the fact that im not registered to vote in a swing state I feel like its more effective to place my vote by supporting the corporations that support the candidate I would rather see in office. Which goes back to the "understanding" my current understanding of all of this is that EVERYONE SUCKS! I'm not just saying that purely based on emotion, I say that because it seems that all of our leaders continue to ignore the immutable laws of math, and if this current extend and pretend track continues, forces way higher than a single man or congress will correct our society for us (global markets).

    This is not a plea for acceptance to be lazy. I just don't see the logic in wasting my time in this election season and wanted to raise the question to see if I am alone. Also, given the maturity of our candidates, the "legitimacy of a 4 year old's tantrum" may just be inline.

    /contrarian.
     
  21. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Buy in store or on line...

     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Killing American citizens without due process? I guess that's cool with you?
     
  23. Pesqueeb

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    Point made.
     
  24. Pesqueeb

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    ridiculous Turbo Monkey

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    Most of my participation has been with the state and country governments, mainly for education and bike related stuff at that.

    ...So if I do vote, and something doesn't go my way, I get to complain here on the internetz right? I just want to make sure that there is something for me rather than adoption to change, responsibility, and possibly hope.
     
  26. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    understand, he's biased
     
  27. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    Last I checked Americans never had the "right" to take up arms against this country without the possibility of getting killed without due process...
     
  28. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Well, here's the dealio - you are not special or unique nor do you the ability to influence an election through your single vote, it takes yours millions of likeminded individual votes to make an impact. In order to validate your vote you must respect the agragate and live with the outcome.

     
  29. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    :rofl:
     
  30. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    well then, you need to check again with uncle ted, possibly tonight on hannity (guest hosted by chuck "balls deep" norris)
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Most of the time it is but thats not the point; summary judgement is nothing new and, in certain instances, it is due process.
     
  32. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Some of you guys have a heck of a lot more trust in the government than I do.
     
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    i don't trust them, but they pay me; so like a good little boy, i clean myself up after i leave the rectory
     
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    Recall Walker!
     
  36. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    i prefer feats of strength.
     
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    I don't think I can vote. I was told a conceal carry permit or a Chick Fil A card were the only acceptable forms of ID.
     
  38. Pesqueeb

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    /r/liberalcirclejerk
     
  39. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    is it too late for palin kegal lifts?

    (maybe 3 kids back, i s'pose)
     
  40. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    obviously, make sure it's current: