Ugh. Maybe all citizens shouldn't vote.

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  1. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    http://realclearpolitics.com/video/2012 … _2012.html

    This is the counter point to the interviews of ignorant right wingers,

    1. profile image0
      JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Voting licenses... it's not discriminatory if it treats everyone equally.

    2. KFlippin profile image60
      KFlippinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Counterpoint?  Legit? Worth reading even?  In what way, in what normal average American's world, is that link anything but the grotesque example of the ignorance that is and will remain a constant in a large proportion of the electorate in  America and across the Globe?

      1. KFlippin profile image60
        KFlippinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        rebuttal?

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          No rebuttal.  You're absolutely right.

          1. KFlippin profile image60
            KFlippinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks . . .

    3. Thrailes profile image61
      Thrailesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
      ~Winston Churchill

    4. Wayne Brown profile image83
      Wayne Brownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The sad truth is that regardless of whether you vote or not....a given candidate wins the state in terms of electoral votes. Collectively, a candidate can have the majority of popular votes and still lose the election in terms of electoral votes.  California is viewed as al liberal state because of San Fransciso and Los Angeles for the most part....otherwise, the state votes conservative yet it never registers.  Blind devotion to a cultural tradition still controls too many minds today.  Every individual needs to go through the exercise of determining what actually matches their beliefs as opposed to voting in the tradition of mom and dad.  The world has changed...Conservatism is even more conservative than when it served the needs of the Southern Democrat of the 60's.  The Democrat Party had shifted far to the left into a form of liberalism which fringes on to socialism.  If one wants to vote for that, well okay...but let's be informed about what you are voting for and what you may potentially do to the country as you know it.  Most voters assume that the good things they like will remain which those they dislike will disappear....not always the case.  Learn to size things up...get informed as an individual voter and at worst case scenario, vote for the lesser of the worst extreme.  It may be all we have left.  ~WB

      1. KFlippin profile image60
        KFlippinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        "Most voters assume that the good things they like will remain which those they dislike will disappear....not always the case.  Learn to size things up...get informed as an individual voter and at worst case scenario, vote for the lesser of the worst extreme.  It may be all we have left.  ~WB"

        Very true words by WB, most voters don't think past their vote, don't think past their own life, their own 'check in the mail'  or food card/food stamps when it comes to those who have planned their very lives based on expected government assistance like it is a neverending fount of subsistence.

        The cup will run dry . . . all cups run dry when the fountain is kept open and running . . . you can't count on the America as you know it now even 10 years down the road for your children - whether you expect them to be on gov't aid - or making their own way -- THIS election will determine whether down the road that very money via the FED you depend on is even there -- think about it........... only a thriving America can support free food, housing, health care, and unemployment benefits - a simple fact.

    5. Josak profile image61
      Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      While I agree it's terrible how uninformed many potential voters are if you go to one of the poorest ares of the country with low education rates filled with people who are struggling to get by and won't have the time or inclination to get informed and then choose the dumbest statements well you are always going to get something aren't you?

      1. KFlippin profile image60
        KFlippinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        There is nothing terribly different now versus 20 years ago or 40 years ago when it comes to "potential voters" in the poorest areas of the country with the least education being manipulated.  No, they don't have the incllination or the intellect to be more informed, or perhaps even the time, and I don't say that with any disdain or criticism - it is simply fact, we all have our own talents, our own intellect, we aren't all blessed with the same.  what is critically sad is the massaging and lying to/of those less fortuntate to elect a PUSA.  I saw it first hand at the Union gates many years ago working for a Democrat, and those truly poor, and truly unfortunate, shouldn't be preyed on because of their needs -- they will always be taken care of - Republican or Democrat, and the simple fact is that a thriving capitalistic economy puts us in a much better position to continue to assist the real poor in surviving and eventually thriving in future generations -- I am a product of that, and I will not embrace a gimme socialistic USA, it serves no future purpose.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image84
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/ … er/1418227

    Did you guys see SNL Saturday night?
    Hilarious. Unfortunately, too close to the truth.

  3. Angela Blair profile image76
    Angela Blairposted 5 years ago

    Come to think of it I've talked to some people in my part of Texas that are as "up" on what's going on as those interviewed -- sad to say the least -- BUT -- they're all voting for Obama. Some are declaring that they're so disgusted with both candidates they're not going to vote at all -- so what's with that? Looks like we're in a mell of a hess for sure!

  4. Doodlehead profile image81
    Doodleheadposted 5 years ago

    We have to keep telling the politicians to re-read the Constitution.   They appear to be mostly illiterate in that regard.

 
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