For the record, I voted a straight Libertarian ticket...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by AEKDB, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. AEKDB

    AEKDB New Member

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    Straight down the line Libertarian except where there was not one running. I did my best to save this state and this country. I will sleep well knowing I have done all I can do. My party will not "win". In voting for the "winner" we all loose.

    “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.â€
    John Quincy Adams
     
  2. Lysander

    Lysander New Member

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    I did the same here in Ohio, not that I expect it to do much good.
     

  3. psrumors

    psrumors Well-Known Member

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    Voted for several Libertarians, one Dem, one Rep and wrote in two.
     
  4. AzB

    AzB Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I've ever voted a straight party ticket.

    Not that it makes much difference, we're getting screwed by them all.

    Az
     
  5. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    I didn't vote a straight Libertarian ticket. There isn't one running for Congressional District 8, and I was extremely proud to cast my vote for Austin Scott.

    Everything else went (L), except for the local races. The ones of those with unopposed candidates all got write-ins.
     
  6. BSCLibertarian

    BSCLibertarian I'm kind of a big deal

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    You guys are awesome :righton:

    When there is someone running unopposed I write my own name in. I am glad that I won't have to do that for Congress this year (for the first time since moving into the "honorable" Mr. Lewis' district)......I know of one Republican that has my vote! Fenn Little for me! To be fair, I'd vote for Satan against Lewis at this point..... :lol:
     
  7. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Great job, guys. :righton: :cheers: Cheers to saving the Republic. Even if everyone else doesn't "get it" right now.

    We did our part.
     
  8. Teeter

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    While I admire your principles, sometimes you have to be pragmatic.

    Ross Perot was right about a whole lot of things - NAFTA, Iran, balancing the Federal budget . . . and got Bill Clinton elected twice (Clinton won 1992 with only 43% of votes cast - what if the Perot voters had supported G. H. W. Bush instead?).

    You can't change things if you don't get elected. And right now, pretty much only democrats or republicans will be elected. Which of those two do you think is going to be more sympathetic to our causes?

    Not saying it's right - I'm just saying the sheeple aren't quite yet ready for the revolution. It's coming, when they finally realize our money is growing worthless, our government has enslaved us to the Chinese, and their votes were bought with empty promises that 'someone else' would pay the bills. But until then - it's republicans or democrats. Use wisely your power of choice.
     
  9. Savvy Jack

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    Yeap, thats what I think. Lets split rep/Lib votes so the Dems can stay in office! :righton: :righton: :righton: :righton: :righton: :righton: :righton: :righton: :righton:
     
  10. psrumors

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    Is there really that much difference between the repubes and dems? Both are leading us in the same direction...some just faster than others.....

    For example....John Boehner "....why Congress is spending taxpayers’ money to support a left-wing radio network....."

    The real question is why are we funding ANY media outlet.....
     
  11. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    I disagree. I really don't think enough sheeple will ever wake up. By the time they do wake up, it will be to late. I'm not very confident that we can vote our way out of this problem. The only reason that I still even vote is because I feel some deep patriotism, so I can say that at least I did all that I could do.

    To be honest, it doesn't matter to me one bit who wins, Democrat or Republican. They are all still part of one party. The BIG Government party. Socialist v Socialist light. Voting Republican just prolongs the inevitable.

    How could any of you, in good conscience, vote for any candidate that voted for Clinton's, Pelosi's, Frank's, Water's Community Reinvestment Act? Deal did such a Socialist thing. One of the largest Socialist bills to ever be created in the U.S. One of the major factors of the Huge Recession of 2008. The Housing Bubble.

    How could you ever vote for a party, The Republicans, that passed The Patriot Acts? One of the most unconstitutional acts created in recent history. It directly destroys the 4th amendment.

    To me it really doesn't matter all that much which party, R or D, gets elected into office. If Republicans get voted in, it means I might have a little bit more time to save up money, buy things I may need, prepare things that one might need in the future, ect. Its not going to save the Republic or our economy. Sorry, it just won't. Voting in more Democrats just means it happens a little sooner. Really no difference to me.

    This country is bankrupt right now. Bankrupt. Everyday we send more of our jobs overseas, we manufacture almost nothing here anymore.

    Of course if we vote in Republicans somehow for the next century or so, they might let us keep our semi-automatic rifles. Do you really think we can do that?

    It constantly goes back and forth every four to eight years. The unconstitutional laws that the Republican pass, get used by the Democrats when they get put into office.

    I'm done playing the two party game, it leads to nowhere. Time to send both of the parties a small lesson. Even if its only 8 percent in Georgia, its a start.

    When Jesse Ventura won governor, the CIA actually visited him and asked him how in the hell he got elected, because nobody thought he had a snowballs chance in hell. They were shocked, they wanted to know how he had done it. Its just proof that a 3rd party can win a governor election. Never say never. The People can even fool the government every once and a while.
     
  12. Savvy Jack

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    Well I think Dems are going to vote Dem and Reps will vote for Reps but the Tea Partier will split up votes between Reps and Libs. I think this will hurt and may cost Patriots dearly.

    I to have no idea how to start getting this Country turned around. I too will vote accordingly but I am actually quite concerned of the outcome.

    I think a decent place to start is removing all Incumbents!
     
  13. NTA

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    As you know things that cannot happen will not happen. I'm talking about paying for all the entitlement programs for the next ten years. At some point other countries will stop buying our bonds and then they will run out of ink to print money at the Fed. As it stands, only about 24% of the budget is even on the table to be cut, and then by only a little. The other money is must-spend interest, entitlements, and military.

    Bottom line, whatever party gets elected there will be massive new taxes and cuts in spending (on the very dear entitlements for those that vote).

    That's going to be exciting too. Look at France and what is happening with the relatively small move of the retirement age from 60 to 62.
     
  14. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    If we cut entitlements here, especially for the real teet suckers, not just the people that need a helping hand at the moment, we'll see some real civil unrest. I have no doubt in that. They will get violent. I think we'd be alright in a move of the retirement age, just by two years.

    What we should be doing is doing away with Social Security. Right now, this year, it paid out more than it took in. That doesn't bode well for the system.

    Name one government operation that is actually self-sustaining. Everything they do loses money and fails eventually. It could just not be financially sustainable or it could be creating a bubble. Whatever it is, eventually everything they create or touch fails.
     
  15. AEKDB

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    That election is wrongly used to support the argument that a third party yields the least favorable outcome. In reality the election showed people want to vote for the "winner" regardless of the candidate's message. Studies of that election showed Perot was the first choice of the majority of voters but the voters were scared they could possible vote for a looser and Clinton or Bush seemed like a safer bet. It was Clinton and Bush that split the Perot votes.

    My vote was a vote against all incumbents and a big :censored: you to the Republican Party that abandoned all libertarians/fiscal conservatives in favor of bloated big government socialism.
     
  16. Lysander

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    Let's just lay things out, shall we?

    One, when you get past all the rhetoric and dogma, there is zero difference between where we are headed with the Democrats and where the Republicans want to take us.

    1) It was under Bush that the first attempt was made to bailout GM and Chrysler.
    2) It was under Bush that TARP was established, with no oversight or controls on reporting whom received the money and how it was spent.
    3) It was Bush who supported and signed into law the Wall Street Bailout.
    4) It was Republicans who were in control of 2 out of 3 branches of Government from 1996 until 2000 and then in full control of Government from 2000 to 2004. In that time we saw what improvements, fiscally? Bush's Tax Cuts, and that's it.

    So you guys really want to sit here and tell me that it was on the Democrats watch that things went south?

    Both parties were complicit in getting us to where we are at.
    Both parties are complicit in continuing down this road.
    And you who vote for either of them are getting playing for fools
     
  17. seajay

    seajay NRA Certified Instructor

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    One question for you.

    How were things up to 2006?

    That's when the Dem's took controll of the House and the Senate. 6 months after that I said here and other places that they were destroying the economy in order to gain complete control of the Government. Well it worked and they did it in less than 2 years. The plan was to destroy the economy and lay the blame on the Republican in the head office.

    I do agree it's not all the Dem's falut. The main fault still rest in the hands of the Repub's. They had 12 years of control of the House and Senate and did nothing to turn back the clock on the spending or unconstitutional laws and even passed more which lead to the demise of the republican party in 2006. Now they say they get it???? And they want to cut spending back to 08 levels. That's not good enough. Maybe 1968 levels would be a better place to cut spending back to for a start. To cut spending levels back only 2 years is not going to make a dent. We need something a little more drastic in order to get this junk spending out of the Government.
     
  18. NTA

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    Overall, the Dems have a very classy and wise crowd in the Congress:
    Rangel
    Franken
    Jackson-Lee
    Boxer
    Waters
    and dozens more of the same

    Just joking of course, but I do not want to vote for the D's ever even if policy does not change much with the Republicans.

    Rush Limbaugh has been interesting lately, pointing out that the real problem is the 'ruling class elite' they are both R's and D's and committed only to themselves. Funny how they all become wealthy once in office for a while.
     
  19. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I'm not trying to argue with you, but there is no such thing as a "helping hand" at the moment.

    I can tell you that an out of work couple (no kids at home) living on unemployment qualifies for exactly zero state or federal help, other than unemployment, which every one of our employers pays into. No temporary food stamps, No help with medical bills, No temporary mortgage reduction (unless you you fall into pending forclosure), No help with power bills, No help with gas bills, No help at all.

    These are people who worked hard and payed into the system for years. People who have NEVER worked a day in their lives can live well off of our tax dollars, but a hard worker, who pays his taxes can't get a little temporary help if needed.

    To whom does this make sense?
     
  20. seajay

    seajay NRA Certified Instructor

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    To those who made the rules...???