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Sun Mar 6, 2016, 03:48 PM

This coming Tuesday is election day here in Michigan... And the Scorpios are registered to vote.

Here in the primaries, you can only vote for one party or the other and, of course, we're both voting for a Democrat... Period.

Who that Democrat will be... I'm not telling. I'm not interested in this internecine war that the Dems are waging right now. Because when it comes to November, I would happily vote for ONE OR THE OTHER. The way I see it, both of our choices have more in common than they do have not in common, despite what their most fervent supporters have to say.

If you've known me all of these years, you would know that I hate Republicans more than I even like Democrats. I know who my demons are and they are a far better improvement over RWNJs.

My concern is more with the country than any certain politician, because I know that the powers that be will still be around no matter who the president will be. I know that we're all co-opted in ways to put oligarchs in charge because they've convinced too many of us to make their interests our own. It's not like we can divorce ourselves from our cars, our loans, our food, the electrical grid and the way those things are provided to us, without creating some sort of general upheaval and subsequently, a backlash. But most importantly, it's going to take way more than picking a president to change any of that, if we want to revolutionize these things for the better. Our political process is too entrenched, too disconnected, too convoluted, too dependent on too much money, too susceptible to silly nonsense, too absent of voter savvy and too vacant of voter interest to create the sort of sea change that so many people are expecting from any ONE politician. (My answer is to engage in more of an effort to fix fucking Congress and to never let up trying to force issues even in years WITHOUT elections. But that's a conversation for another time.)

IF you want a revolution, you need to expect it to be a big one... And big revolutions are rarely pretty.

Picking your choice IS an extremely important one, but it's only the least of things that can be done. America will always be America. And the main problem with this concrete fact, whether we like it or not, is that America's wealth, power, influence and hunger creates mayhem, especially when it's subjected to unwanted change. American foreign and domestic policy will always take questionable turns regardless the party in charge.

No one can dispute that that those turns will be more questionable when taken by Republicans than by ANY Democrat. I don't care how much anyone hate's the other Dem opponent... I know that Democrats aren't perfect. But goddammit, the GOPers are all crazy and incompetent. No matter who you plan to vote for, because of how America is organized and what our long term interests are, chances are pretty good that you'll stand to be disappointed at some point in their term of office by some action taken by the person that you're now supporting. Quite frequently, inhabitants of the Oval Office are given ONLY two choices, bad and worse.

This is the sad fact about the country we're all living in: Situations will invariably render unfavorable decisions by leaders, politics will be politics no matter what and voters are usually far too few and far too uniformed to outgun powerful and protracted interests. Wealth and power has spent a lot of time, effort and money on the institutions that protect them, because those protections work. No one president will ever have the power to sweep them away, especially when there's an entire other party and their electorate to oppose that president, even for mostly stupid reasons.

Now, if you're not hearing me right now, that's alright. It really doesn't matter to me, simply because I'll still vote for your candidate anyway in November without a qualm. Just remember that I'm only interested in outcomes... Winning, to me, is the ONLY thing.

My only expectation is for YOUR choice (whomever that will be) to win this god-damned primary, so we can ALL go kick GOPer ass come the general election. Now, if you want me to vote for your choice in November, just make sure that you get your choice on that ballot as the Democrat.

It's as simple as that.

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Reply This coming Tuesday is election day here in Michigan... And the Scorpios are registered to vote. (Original post)
MrScorpio Mar 2016 OP
metroins Mar 2016 #1
MrScorpio Mar 2016 #2
Motown_Johnny Mar 2016 #5
metroins Mar 2016 #6
Siwsan Mar 2016 #3
love_katz Mar 2016 #4

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 03:49 PM

1. Will you have to wait long in the cold/snow?

We should change our primary states based on weather.

Southern first, northern later.

I feel bad for the northerners, I used to be one ten years ago.

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Response to metroins (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 03:53 PM

2. We won't have to wait.

Our polling place is within walking distance and it's in a fairly large gym.

No matter the weather, we're voting.

Thanks for asking.

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Response to metroins (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 04:39 PM

5. A nice day predicted for Tuesday

 



http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/detroit-mi/48226/daily-weather-forecast/348755?day=3



Here in Detroit we should have a low of 53 with a high of 63.


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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 04:48 PM

6. Oh wow.

My wife's family is from Lansing and they were talking about snow last week.

That will be a nice day to vote.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 03:53 PM

3. I'm hoping for a big turn out in the Flint area. And the weather looks VERY promising

I'm heading to my precinct the instant I get done at my 'temp' job. Lately the turn out, in my precinct, anyway, has been miserably awful. Fingers crossed I have to wait in line, this time.

And I fully intend to support which ever of our great candidates becomes our nominee. The stakes are way too high to turn into a PUMA.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 04:30 PM

4. Bravo for the Scorpios.

I'm lucky. My state has vote by mail, which I . With that said, I am hoping very much to get to vote for Bernie Sanders in both the primary and the general. However, if I don't get that choice, I will vote Blue, no matter who, because I agree that the other party is both insane and incompetent. They are also hostile to women, and the life support systems of planet Earth as well. They are greedy gluttons for money and power, and viciously hateful to anyone who doesn't look like them or happens to believe differently than they do. They have never gotten my vote. Yes, let's go some GOP a$$!

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