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Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:18 AM

 

Not happy about the Supreme Court? Thank those who didn't vote or voted 3rd party.

Elections have consequences. People were told, and told, and told, and told what would happen if this rotten thing now polluting the White House got into office. Sure, Clinton didn't run the best possible campaign and there was Russian interference and the Comey letter. Still, we had an obvious monster running for President of the U.S. and we had Clinton, a well qualified and sane candidate. And still MILLIONS voted for Johnson and Stein, and millions more who voted for Obama didn't even vote at all.

Elections have consequences folks. Elections have consequences.

So, the most important thing now is to get very active for the midterm elections and vote out as many Republicans as possible at every level of government. CRUSH that party at the voting booth. That's what we have to do. Simple as that.

In Maine in 2016 we passed a referendum initiative for Ranked Choice Instant Runoff Voting (RCV). The establishment in the legislature (overwhelmingly the Republicans) attacked it along with several other of our progressive referendums. They even passed a disgusting bill to essentially repeal it (again, mostly done by the Republicans but with a few Democratic establishment enablers). So what did we do? In the middle of a freezing winter last winter we gathered 80,000 signatures and put it back on the ballot freezing the repeal bill so we could use RCV in the June 12th primaries which we did with great success and we killed the repeal bill and voted to keep RCV in place. Political action works folks. Do it. I have been right in the thick of it and will be again in the fall elections making calls, knocking on doors, and making small donations. Get involved and bring people with you.

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Reply Not happy about the Supreme Court? Thank those who didn't vote or voted 3rd party. (Original post)
LBM20 Jun 2018 OP
manor321 Jun 2018 #1
tonyt53 Jun 2018 #2
PJMcK Jun 2018 #3
DarthDem Jun 2018 #4
LBM20 Jun 2018 #5

Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:32 AM

1. Yep

 

Also the assholes and lowlifes who voted for Nader in 2000.

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Response to manor321 (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:42 AM

2. Thanks for tossing in Nader.

 

The people that voted for Nader, had the most to lose by Bush being elected. The same goes for those 3rd party voters in 2016 in regards to trump.

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:02 AM

3. Ideological purity has no place in a pluralistic society (n/t)

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:19 AM

4. Very Well Said

Congrats on being a part of those great accomplishments in Maine!

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Response to DarthDem (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 02:01 PM

5. We won by EIGHT POINTS because we ran a strong POPULIST campaign. People voted on this as

 

as way to send a great big FUCK YOU to that rotten governor LePage (aka LePUKE) and the R's (and a few turncoat Dems too, sadly).

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