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Mon Mar 14, 2016, 04:30 PM

Yes, I'm 'Voting Blue No Matter Who'óand here's why

Yes, I'm 'Voting Blue No Matter Who'óand here's why
Itís simple.
On a humanitarian level, most Democratic lawmakers on their worst days, far exceed most Republican lawmakers on their best days. Even if I donít care for the Democratic candidate who becomes the partyís nominee, even if I canít stand the sound of that personís voice ó I refuse to give my vote, by default, to the Republican Party.

When I hear a progressive/liberal/Democrat say theyíre not voting unless their favorite candidate wins the nomination, Iím stunned. When the Left doesnít vote, we are essentially giving our votes to the Right, which means we are helping to elect politicians from a party where racism, misogyny, homophobia and xenophobia dominate their congressional voting, lawmaking, and profit-making agendas. Itís a party that has obstructed/blocked every good bill President Obama has introduced. Itís a party that produces hate mongers like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Not voting is not only bad for Democrats, itís a bad deal for all Americans. If you think your vote doesnít count, think again. Letís take a look behind GOP doors to see what kind of prizes we can win, Monty.

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Reply Yes, I'm 'Voting Blue No Matter Who'óand here's why (Original post)
Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 OP
revbones Mar 2016 #1
Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 #2
revbones Mar 2016 #4
Post removed Mar 2016 #3
revbones Mar 2016 #5
sharp_stick Mar 2016 #6
revbones Mar 2016 #7
saturnsring Mar 2016 #9
revbones Mar 2016 #10
saturnsring Mar 2016 #11
gollygee Mar 2016 #13
joshcryer Mar 2016 #15
maxsolomon Mar 2016 #8
HuckleB Mar 2016 #12
lamp_shade Mar 2016 #14
Canadian Interloper Mar 2016 #16

Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 04:34 PM

1. 0 + 0 != 1 Math.

 

Not voting for Hillary does not equal voting for Trump or another Republican.

0 votes for Hillary + 0 votes for Trump = 0 votes

I'm not sure where you get the extra vote from in your math but I'm tired of the loyalty oaths and bogus math.

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Response to revbones (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 04:35 PM

2. LOL you guys are hilarious.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 04:36 PM

4. The ones promoting false math such as yourself are even better. nt

 

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Mon Mar 14, 2016, 04:37 PM

5. Math. It works.

 

I just said I was tired of the loyalty oaths AND bogus math. While he doesn't expect a loyalty oath in this particular thread, he's pushed elsewhere, AND he uses the same bogus math here of 0 + 0 = 1.

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Response to revbones (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 04:41 PM

6. I haven't called anyone dogshit yet

just wait until after the election.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 04:46 PM

7. Really? Such language... v. mature. nt

 

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Response to revbones (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 05:37 PM

9. because it is not 0+0 it is 0+1 the zero is where you would have voted

 

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Response to saturnsring (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 06:01 PM

10. That makes no sense.

 

If you don't vote it's 0. There is no 1 anywhere except in the fiction of your mind.

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Response to revbones (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 06:43 PM

11. to the willfully blind

 

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Response to revbones (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 06:48 PM

13. Because every single one of them is voting

So you aren't cancelling out a vote you might have cancelled out.

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Response to revbones (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:18 AM

15. If you voted for Obama that math doesn't work out.

But sure, people who don't vote don't matter to the equation.

Basically if you didn't vote the the Democrat in the last election and don't vote now, sure, you're technically correct. You're correct even if you voted Green because you'd just be one of those disillusioned voters who always votes that way.

I expect the Green Party to maybe get 1% of the votes this time around. Good for the party, but it won't even get them matching funding. Libertarians would get more of the vote as always (voting for Trump, who they consider an authoritarian, would be mind boggling). Libertarians get 2x as many votes as Green (CPUSA isn't even a rounding error).

I'm not terribly worried unless the Green's run a credible candidate (Jill Stein is not that candidate). Libertarians I'm not worried about. Trump is more authoritarian than Clinton in their eyes. On immigration and trade Libertarians would flock to Clinton.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 04:49 PM

8. I'm not going to get a say in the Primaries

because I'm in a Caucus State, and I'll be sitting on a raft in a Utah canyon that day. Not a valid reason for a Proxy Vote.

I don't get to choose who the Stupid Party nominates, either.

So, you bet your ass I'm voting blue no matter who.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 06:44 PM

12. I remember 2000, all too well.

And the outcome would be even worse, if the GOP won this time around.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:47 AM

14. To not vote for our Democratic nominee suggests to me one thing... Trump troll. nt

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 09:36 AM

16. You'd be crazy not to

 

I mean, President Trump? President Cruz? YIKES!

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