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Old 11-03-2010, 08:07 AM   #91
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I've said it before, and i'll keep saying it. You need mandatory voting. If everyone who is a legal resident of the USA over the age of 18 was made to vote you would have a much clearer picture of what the people want and not have this 'disinterested' type of vote where now the replublicans are let back in and everyone complains bitterly about it. If they were voted by 60% of the population, well then you knwo where u stand, but the fact that young people, who are going to have to live with these types of governments and people a lot longer then older people can't be fucked to turn up and vote...well enjoy it.
Im sick of living in a everything needs to happen and change NOW world. Why not wait till 2012 to see whats been happening, if anything has changed, obama administration inherited a fucking HUGE debt that grew under the former admin who were too busy spending all your fucking money on a stupid wasteful war and didn't give a shit that your financial centre was being run by big fat can't see past their own arses managers.

Like a lot of non americans, i fucking give up. You have stuff so fundamentally wrong in your country yet you still harp on like you're the fucking beacon of hope and light in the world. I'll take my tips from China first. (not really, but you're heading that way)
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:21 AM   #92
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:38 AM   #93
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Yep. All led by one homophobic man who had the money to get on the airwaves and spew his hate.

Des Moines is actually a very open city, progressive. but you start reaching out towards the rural/hick areas, and you get them scared that soon Bob is going to start marrying his horse.......this is what happens.

3 justices removed because of one vote.....one vote that has no impact on 90% of the population, and the other 10% thats affected by it just means they have a piece of paper that says they are a couple.

pathetic, and so is this country.
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Well, for a couple of years Iowa was more progressive than California.

I'm curious what kind of money was spent in Iowa to defeat those judges.
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I'm not disappointed with the country or the voters.
Big money owns this country and the media and will keep voters angry about the wrong things (gay marriage, public debt, illegal immigrants, etc.) and ignorant of the important things (Citizens United ruling, CEO and Board pay, outsourcing, "free trade," etc.).

The truly important next step is for Democrats to retain the Presidency in 2012; There likely will be one or two more Supreme Court justices to replace in the next 6 years. An even more conservative, big business-friendly Supreme Court will keep the majority of Americans ignorant and sufficiently poor for decades to come.
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CNN has declared that the GOP has won control of the House of Representatives, that means they will pick up 39 + seats


Fox News has projected the GOP will pick up 60 seats.

The polls have not even closed on the West Coast
we have over 2 1/2 hours to go.
baffling. cnn declared every winner in new york state with zero districts reporting.

a winner declared, without a vote counted.

obviously those who they projected were going to win, but come on now... did they all just forget the lessons of 2000?
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The truly important next step is for Democrats to retain the Presidency in 2012; There likely will be one or two more Supreme Court justices to replace in the next 6 years. An even more conservative, big business-friendly Supreme Court will keep the majority of Americans ignorant and sufficiently poor for decades to come.
a real, truly important next step would be for our country to elect a president who isn't tied to either party.

sadly, i believe that's still a ways off, and we'll have to be so paralyzed by partisan politics (as if we're not already) before the masses stand up and say enough is enough with this ideological bullshit.
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a real, truly important next step would be for our country to elect a president who isn't tied to either party.

sadly, i believe that's still a ways off, and we'll have to be so paralyzed by partisan politics (as if we're not already) before the masses stand up and say enough is enough with this ideological bullshit.
Jesse Ventura's TV show ratings aren't great...just sayin'

He shocked the world once.
(And, his political views are very reasonable, despite what people think---government control where needed, government out where it's not welcome.)
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Florida just elected a Republican governor who once ran a medical company. A few years ago, while he was CEO, that medical company was indicted on over a billion dollars' worth of Medicare fraud spanning fourteen felony counts. And this is a state with a large percentage of senior citizens.

I still am completely unable to comprehend that this man was electable, while a homosexual or atheist would never stand a chance.
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Jesse Ventura's TV show ratings aren't great...just sayin'

He shocked the world once.
(And, his political views are very reasonable, despite what people think---government control where needed, government out where it's not welcome.)
jesse ventura thinks the world trade center was brought down by government insiders using thermite paint. he's a wackjob, and is not who i want as a third option.


i want the democrats who are ostracized for agreeing with the republicans too many times, the republicans who are seen as agreeing with the democrats too often, and everyone in between to come together and form the "both parties suck so vote for us" party.

most reasonable, rational thinking americans have certain things that they lean right on and certain things that they lean left on. and come election day all we get to choose from is a douche or a turd sandwich.

enough is enough.
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Florida just elected a Republican governor who once ran a medical company. A few years ago, while he was CEO, that medical company was indicted on over a billion dollars' worth of Medicare fraud spanning fourteen felony counts. And this is a state with a large percentage of senior citizens.

I still am completely unable to comprehend that this man was electable, while a homosexual or atheist would never stand a chance.
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jesse ventura thinks the world trade center was brought down by government insiders using thermite paint. he's a wackjob, and is not who i want as a third option.
Well, there is that.
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i want the democrats who are ostracized for agreeing with the republicans too many times, the republicans who are seen as agreeing with the democrats too often, and everyone in between to come together and form the "both parties suck so vote for us" party.

most reasonable, rational thinking americans have certain things that they lean right on and certain things that they lean left on. and come election day all we get to choose from is a douche or a turd sandwich.

enough is enough.

Term limits would help all sides of America.
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Term limits would help all sides of America.
no. more options would help.
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and is a major element of the tea party...
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