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OfflineLearyfan
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Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party??
    #980850 - 10/21/02 10:00 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I don't understand why anyone would vote for either Republican or Democratic politicians.

Both the Republicans and the Democrats are career politicians. Career politicians base their decisions on what will get them elected or re-elected. They don't give a shit about you and I unless it's in their best interests.

Why do people vote for career politicians? I don't get it. These people are our oppressors.



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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Learyfan]
    #980881 - 10/21/02 10:13 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I agree with you somewhat. However, sometimes it is necessary to take the good with the bad. Let's face it, we have a two party system (at a national level). I'll use myself as an example. Here is a list of my agreements with Democrat and Republican views

Agree:
R: Pro Gun
R: Reduce taxes, reform SS, pro-business
R: Pro-military
D: Anti-abortion
D: Pro-stem cell research

Granted there are a few more that I didn't list on both sides, but I tend to lean more towards the Republican side.

My other side says, "Fuck them all and vote Libertarian." This side seems to be gaining control with the War on Drugs becoming ever more intrusive and limiting on states' rights, and other Christian Right annoyances.

So I guess I am really torn between your arguement and the party system arguement. I'm hoping weed will be legalized in Nevada and that mentality will spread.


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Anonymous]
    #981032 - 10/21/02 11:08 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

aren't democraps pro-choice?



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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Abudiwa]
    #981168 - 10/21/02 11:42 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah, it's the republicans that are pro-choice.

I think the feeling from a lot of people is that third parties are a waste of a vote because they won't get elected anyways, so they go for the lesser of two evils.



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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Learyfan]
    #981894 - 10/22/02 05:40 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I consider myself Libertarian, but almost never vote that way. Sadly many who vote Libertarian (IMO) would have voted Republican. As a result many votes which would have helped put a Republican in office instead wind up helping a Democrat into office. As most Dems are liberal, this has helped to create a country where many do not look out for themselves and instead look to the government to do it for them. The more the government gets it's fingers into things the worse off we all are. Do I agree with everything the Repubs stand for? Fuck no. Nor do I hate everything the Dems do. I do believe liberal policies have severly damaged the well being of our country with all their vote buying schemes.

Take care of yourselves and any friends or family that need it. Stay as far away from handout programs as you can. It will help keep you from being dependent on the government.


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Learyfan]
    #981899 - 10/22/02 05:47 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Most of the electorate do not vote.


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Learyfan]
    #981912 - 10/22/02 06:05 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I am a bull-moose.


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Phluck]
    #981927 - 10/22/02 06:21 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Yeah, it's the republicans that are pro-choice.



Uh huh, and the democrats that are pro-abortion.  :smirk:
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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Abudiwa]
    #981984 - 10/22/02 06:57 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

RE: "aren't democraps pro-choice?"



I am a Democrat, however some of of us are PRO-LIFE!

(people vote based on there billfolds)

Liberials rule!!!!!!!!


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Phluck]
    #982048 - 10/22/02 07:36 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

****Yeah, it's the republicans that are pro-choice.****

no most libbies are pro-death..er choice...consevatives tend to be pro-life

As a side note i would never vote for a third party until there is an actual candidate that really wants to win (unlike harry browne who thinks he should be elected just on the basis that he is a libertarian...same goes for the wackjobs like Nadar)


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #982197 - 10/22/02 09:33 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Erm... that was a brain fart. I meant to type that democrats are pro-choice.


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Phluck]
    #982215 - 10/22/02 09:44 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

we're all alowed to have one...you used yours up. :smirk:


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Phluck]
    #982217 - 10/22/02 09:45 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

In reply to:

I think the feeling from a lot of people is that third parties are a waste of a vote because they won't get elected anyways,
so they go for the lesser of two evils.




That's the whole problem. Even though you're voting for the "lesser of two evils", you're STILL voting for evil. You're still voting for the man who would LOVE to lock your ass up for life for having an E pill or a tab of acid.

Vote your heart, not who or who doesn't have a chance to win. Things will never change if we keep voting in our oppressors.

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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Learyfan]
    #982245 - 10/22/02 10:03 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I agree.

And actually vote, you lazy fuckers.

Why the hell are half the people not even voting? I don't get it.

If you don't vote, you have absolutely no right to complain about who's in office.


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Phluck]
    #982254 - 10/22/02 10:11 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

***If you don't vote, you have absolutely no right to complain about who's in office. ***

This has to be the smartest thing you have ever said in your entire life here at the shroomery.....i sense you're in the midst of some sort of philosophical change......either that or you're sober :grin:


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #982288 - 10/22/02 10:35 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Huh? No, I've always felt that way, and I've voted every chance I've had. For leftists.


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Phluck]
    #982800 - 10/22/02 02:32 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Let's hear from some Republicans and Democrats.

Why would you vote for career politicians who would love to lock you up for your drug use? Career politicians who are owned by corporations?



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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Learyfan]
    #982814 - 10/22/02 02:38 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Im all Green Party baby!!! I thought a lot more people here would be Green too!

Nai-der Nai-der Nai-der :laugh: 


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: bluesky]
    #982823 - 10/22/02 02:40 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Still if everyone in the country voted for the Green party, they still wouldnt get elected. The voters dont even have control over the polls. This is definately not a citizen affected society.


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Re: Why would anyone NOT vote 3rd party?? [Re: Learyfan]
    #982902 - 10/22/02 03:11 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

GREEN PARTY 

All tha way baby :smile: hee
 


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