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InvisibleEvolving
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To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy...
    #3313653 - 11/03/04 11:34 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

You should be happy, because THE PEOPLE have spoken.  Isn't democracy grand? :grin:


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Evolving]
    #3313860 - 11/03/04 11:58 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yea I'm afraid my opinion of "the people" has been lowered. It turns out this country is more conservative than I thought. I don't fit in here, I don't belong. America, love it or leave it, right? God at least I won't have to hear that jingoist rhetoric anymore.


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Evolving]
    #3313868 - 11/03/04 11:59 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)



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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Evolving]
    #3313934 - 11/03/04 12:10 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I agree.

When I woke up... finally, I was happy the country DECIDED something.

The last four years of being devided were painful... entertaining, but painful.

At least, now I know where the country stands.


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Evolving]
    #3314276 - 11/03/04 12:59 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

My candidate didn't win, but I'm still proud of my country (as a whole)...even though it still stands divided.


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Evolving]
    #3314335 - 11/03/04 01:12 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Our Republic is grand.


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Evolving]
    #3314347 - 11/03/04 01:14 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Well actually under half of the people have actually spoken....


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InvisibleInnvertigo
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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: GazzBut]
    #3314352 - 11/03/04 01:15 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

No, just those that got off of their asses to vote...minus the millions upon millions that are too young.


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3314438 - 11/03/04 01:36 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

In my area, there was an 80-85% voter turnout.

For that I'm amazed and appreciative of my area.

Unfortunately for me, the bigger county to the north just trampled all over us and turned this state red...


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3314455 - 11/03/04 01:39 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

So how many people in the states are of eligible voting age then?


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: GazzBut]
    #3314473 - 11/03/04 01:43 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

what I meant was that if people were too lazy to "speak" then who cares, they had their chance to speak. Bush received the most votes EVER by a president. That's impressive no matter if you support him or not


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"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- Thomas Jefferson


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Evolving]
    #3314486 - 11/03/04 01:45 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i wont argue the will of the voters..but i should also point out that the republican movement is a slippery slope that generates its own support...as such..an even more right-wing candidate will be elected in 2008...


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Evolving]
    #3314487 - 11/03/04 01:45 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Evolving said:
You should be happy, because THE PEOPLE have spoken.  Isn't democracy grand? :grin:




Fear mongering works.


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OfflineGazzBut
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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3314496 - 11/03/04 01:46 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Perhaps they arent lazy Inny, perhaps they just realise the futility of the whole excercise. I dont vote here but im not lazy and I have a fairly good knowledge of the political situation in my own country.


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OfflineGazzBut
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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3314505 - 11/03/04 01:47 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Bush received the most votes EVER by a president. That's impressive no matter if you support him or not




If a diseased organism has the most rotten cells ever seen, is that also impressive?


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: GazzBut]
    #3314529 - 11/03/04 01:51 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Perhaps they arent lazy Inny, perhaps they just realise the futility of the whole excercise




No they are either to lazy or just don't give a shit. Either way who cares? They'll get what the voters decide they will get. I'm not one of these people who believe my vote doesn't count. Every vote counts and just like everything in life there is a winner and a loser.

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dont vote here but im not lazy and I have a fairly good knowledge of the political situation in my own country.




That's debateable...if you don't vote you don't have a leg to stand on when things don't go your way.


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3314547 - 11/03/04 01:53 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Lol! So if I vote for a party that doesnt get in I suddenly "have a leg to stand on" or are you suggesting that if I dont voice I have no cause to complain about how things pan out?


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: GazzBut]
    #3314575 - 11/03/04 01:58 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Lol! So if I vote for a party that doesnt get in I suddenly "have a leg to stand on" or are you suggesting that if I dont voice I have no cause to complain about how things pan out?




yes. Just because you lose doesn't make your voice any less important. You do know that the election wasn't just about the president don't you? Politics is local ya know. People died trying to fight those that didn't want us to vote, the least we could do is check a friggin box.


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America....FUCK YEAH!!!

Words of Wisdom: Individual Rights BEFORE Collective Rights

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- Thomas Jefferson


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: Innvertigo]
    #3314581 - 11/03/04 01:59 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Is that what they're fighting for? :eek:


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Re: To all who supported Kerry and believe in democracy... [Re: zahudulallah]
    #3314602 - 11/03/04 02:03 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

freedom starts with a freedom to choose....so to answer your question, yes.


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