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Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:26 AM

The American People Need To Vote For Their Best Interests and Stop Being Morons

After 8 years of Bush II...after the Florida recall debacle of 2000, 9/11, the outright lies leading to the invasion of Iraq, the secret torture, the WMD lies, the poor economic performance, Katrina, the housing bubble, the financial collapse, the recession..after all of that and more, to think that the Republicans can still muster significant political support angers me greatly.

I am losing all patience with the American people and American politics in general. At some point, the American people have to protect themselves and vote their best interests regardless of who is running for office.

A vote for Romney/Ryan is a vote to end Medicare as we know it. If Romney/Ryan are elected, then many Americans will lose health care coverage when they reach a certain age. Many more Americans will lose Medicaid coverage.

A vote for Romney/Ryan is a vote to cut taxes on the super-wealthy while either raising taxes on the middle class to pay for it or exploding the deficit.

A vote for Romney/Ryan means a new war in Iran/Syria and an endless continuation of the war in Afghanistan.

A vote for Romney/Ryan means a threat to women's reproductive choices.

A vote for Romney/Ryan means no economic safety net for you if you lose your job and cannot get another one.

If one debate performance makes you vote against your own best interest, then you are a f**cking moron, and you deserve the hell coming your way AGAIN.

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Reply The American People Need To Vote For Their Best Interests and Stop Being Morons (Original post)
Yavin4 Oct 2012 OP
randome Oct 2012 #1
Yavin4 Oct 2012 #3
randome Oct 2012 #7
leftstreet Oct 2012 #2
Yavin4 Oct 2012 #4
leftstreet Oct 2012 #5
Yavin4 Oct 2012 #8
leftstreet Oct 2012 #9
woo me with science Oct 2012 #10
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #6

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:27 AM

1. No. We need to vote for the best candidate.

 

If everyone voted for their own interests, we would be no better than robots.

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Response to randome (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:34 AM

3. This Isn't American Idol

You have to vote for the candidates that will protect Medicare and Social Security.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:43 AM

7. Agree. That's not necessarily in my best interests now but it's something I support.

 

Voting to keep abortion legal and voting for gay rights are also not in my best interests. But they are two issues that make me vote for the Democratic party.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:31 AM

2. Stop blaming voters

These voters you're complaining about are the same ones who kicked the shit out of the GOP in 2006 and 2008. They destroyed the GOP, voted Democratic, and they voted for hope and change.

THEY didn't revive a dead political party

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:35 AM

4. The Voters Also Elected Bush II n/t

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:37 AM

5. (Once.) Guess he was a better campaigner than Gore n/t

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:45 AM

8. So, It Really Is About Who Is A Better Campaigner

Well, when you're old and sick and cannot get medical treatment, you should be okay with that because the president that took it away from you so that his wealthy donors can buy yet another jet was a "better campaigner".

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:47 AM

9. Yes

In your example, if no candidate is running on a platform of Single Payer Non-profit National Healthcare then yes it becomes a popularity/celebrity contest.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:04 PM

10. Well said. nt

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:40 AM

6. Yes--I am no longer going to vote for Obama, because...

he was TOO SUBDUED AND POLITE in the debate! Seriously, I am done with that man. What this country needs is another aggressive lying asshole who will kill thousands of our soldiers in another pointless war and replace the Medicare I paid into with a COUPON! That will show Obama!

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