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Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:20 PM

Showing up on Twitter right now: #VoteBlueNoMatterWho

Some interesting images showing up, too (I'll link to them to save bandwidth):

https://twitter.com/esd2000/status/694202526179139584

https://twitter.com/lessguns/status/689905868910006273

https://twitter.com/VoteBlueAlways/status/693836337972154368

https://twitter.com/JOEL5H/status/692225162561851392

https://twitter.com/malasadasbooks/status/689704605165301760


Full disclosure, if I could vote in a US election, I'd be feeling the Bern in a big way, but there's no way to pretend that if Hillary got the nom, that Rubio, Paul, Cruz, or Trump would make a better leader. No way at all. Hillary may be more of same, but the alternative is almost totally unconscionable.

Check out the hastag #VoteBlueNoMatterWho and SUPPORT your candidate, don't TEAR DOWN the other. And yes, supporters on both sides are doing it.

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Reply Showing up on Twitter right now: #VoteBlueNoMatterWho (Original post)
Saviolo Feb 2016 OP
mikehiggins Feb 2016 #1
Saviolo Feb 2016 #2
jcgoldie Feb 2016 #3
Saviolo Feb 2016 #4
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2016 #5
VulgarPoet Feb 2016 #6
AzDar Feb 2016 #7
Saviolo Feb 2016 #8
VulgarPoet Feb 2016 #9
Saviolo Feb 2016 #10
VulgarPoet Feb 2016 #11
Saviolo Feb 2016 #12
VulgarPoet Feb 2016 #13

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:23 PM

1. Great, honest effort. Those links should be posted everywhere. eom

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Response to mikehiggins (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:36 PM

2. Trying not to sound too much...

... like a scolding mom, but the tribalism is painful to watch. Watching from Canada up here, and the same sort of thing is bleeding into our politics, too. It's discouraging, and I think that's a huge problem overall. It discourages people from voting at all, because if their candidate doesn't win, they don't have another candidate to vote for, only the negative construction they've had presented to them. On the other hand, if both sides just built up their own candidate, then if one candidate doesn't win, the other still has positive things to point to, instead of only negative.

Let's not discourage Democratic voters!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:59 PM

3. Right on.

All for this.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:07 PM

4. Thanks.

A flawed candidate on the Democratic ticket is better than any of the ogres banging the war drums on the other side.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:08 PM

5. Word

 

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:10 PM

6. What is positive about Hillary?

All I've got is more reasons to oppose her than I have fingers. Way I see things, I don't have a party because the closest thing to what I am doesn't have a counterpart in America, and likely will never have a counterpart in America-- helped in part thanks to Hillary's support for the PATRIOT Act and mandating forced backdoors through encryption.

So what's my silver lining? The country'll go in the same direction from where I stand one way or another. It'll just take a little shorter to get there if it's a legitimate republican instead of a republican-lite.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:15 PM

7. ^This.

 

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:51 PM

8. So then my question is:

If Bernie fails to get the nomination, will you then not vote for Hillary? Because if you stay home and not vote for the Democratic ticket, you are voting for Rubio/Paul/Cruz/Trump, or whoever gets the republican nom.

As I said, I think Hillary's problematic, she's not the perfect democratic candidate on big money and corporate control, but she's not even in the same ballpark as the republican ticket.

I so want to see Bernie go all the way, but if Hillary gets the nomination, please consider a vote against the republicans, regardless.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:52 PM

9. I can't stomach the idea of voting for Hillary.

She is literally the antithesis of everything I believe in-- but I hardly believe in staying home. I'm likely just going to write in for an independent, if the Texas absentee ballot will let me.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 06:10 PM

10. Is your district "safe" for someone?

Is it likely that one party or another is pretty much guaranteed to win in your district, or is it a swing district? Because having a Democratic candidate in office over the next four years vs. a Republican could mean a great deal vis a vis the Supreme Court, etc...

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 06:57 PM

11. Republican anyway. So really, my vote wouldn't bloody matter at the end of the day

it's more or less a comfort thing.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 07:37 PM

12. If you're in a safe republican stronghold...

That's totally fair. Also frustrating, I know. I've been in the same situation.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 10:01 PM

13. It pisses me off, but at the same time, I was born there, and assuming I'm still alive by the end

of my enlistment, Texas at least adores its veterans. Honestly, I at least hope I'm alive to see the end of gerrymandering, even if that's a madly unlikely possibility.

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