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Who are you voting for?
John McCain (R) 50%  50%  [ 4 ]
Barack Obama (D) 38%  38%  [ 3 ]
Other 13%  13%  [ 1 ]
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Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:17 pm 
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With the 2008 Presidential election just four months away it was about time someone started this thread up.

I have listed the two obvious candidates from the major parties, but feel free to vote for "Other" and list your preference. The two leading alternatives being Bob Barr (L) and Ralph Nader (I) will also be on most ballots.

I'm sure we can all have a civil discussion about the election here as opposed to anything political that was brought up over at "That Other Joint" simply because of the absence of a certain fanatical. :wink:


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There is also some more in - depth discussion, in this this thread. ~~~> http://pushingtheenvelope.freeforums.or ... -t334.html


All that aside, I don't have a good choice this year.
If I were going to vote, then it would be for John McCain.
But realistically, he has almost no chance. The media's over exposure to Hillary Clinton and Obama, have pretty much clinched it for the Democrat candidates as far as I am concerned.

So I think I will sleep late like I always do, and not vote again this year. :twisted:


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NOT vote? Come on TZ DZ! you still gotta go vote no matter who wins, it is just the great American way!
I have never missed an election since I was able to vote for one Ronald Reagan back in '82!!

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NOT vote? Come on TZ DZ! you still gotta go vote no matter who wins, it is just the great American way!
I have never missed an election since I was able to vote for one Ronald Reagan back in '82!!


If I actually thought it might make the difference, I would.

I know I know, my old history teacher said "you can't bitch if you don't vote".
But like I pointed out before, he should have said "you all should vote, but realistically your single vote doesn't matter, and bitching afterwards doesn't either". :clap:


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Well, I have always liked the thrill of voting and I would like to think my vote does matter. :wtf:

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So I think I will sleep late like I always do, and not vote again this year. :twisted:


That is a terrible thing to hear, Scott. Voting is a tremendous privilege (and NOT a right like some people think) and everyone eligible to do so really should. Especially now that I know that you would vote for McCain I really wish you would go out and vote. Registering is very easy (hell, you can do it online or by snail mail like me) and the time it takes on election day is just about the same amount of time you would spend on an ordinary supermarket trip. You really should vote, bro. Having that privilege is just one of the many reasons why I am very proud to be an American! :)


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I have never missed an election since I was able to vote for one Ronald Reagan back in '82!!


I hate to be a stickler here, but there was no Presidential election in 1982, my friend. The year Reagan was elected was 1980 and he was re-elected in 1984.


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He'd be a lot better than Obama (at least in my humble opinion) so if he ever made the ballot I'd sure as hell vote for him!


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Anybody that says "I actually think my wife watches Wife Swap so she can kick their asses if she ever sees any of them in public" gets my vote for sure.

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I have never missed an election since I was able to vote for one Ronald Reagan back in '82!!


I hate to be a stickler here, but there was no Presidential election in 1982, my friend. The year Reagan was elected was 1980 and he was re-elected in 1984.


You know as I wrote that I didn't think it was right and meant to double check, but didn't so thank you! I actually voted for the first time in 1984 for Reagan is what I should have said.....

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I have never missed an election since I was able to vote for one Ronald Reagan back in '82!!


I hate to be a stickler here, but there was no Presidential election in 1982, my friend. The year Reagan was elected was 1980 and he was re-elected in 1984.


You know as I wrote that I didn't think it was right and meant to double check, but didn't so thank you! I actually voted for the first time in 1984 for Reagan is what I should have said.....


No worries, my friend. At least you voted for the right man!


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So I think I will sleep late like I always do, and not vote again this year. :twisted:


That is a terrible thing to hear, Scott. Voting is a tremendous privilege (and NOT a right like some people think) and everyone eligible to do so really should. Especially now that I know that you would vote for McCain I really wish you would go out and vote. Registering is very easy (hell, you can do it online or by snail mail like me) and the time it takes on election day is just about the same amount of time you would spend on an ordinary supermarket trip. You really should vote, bro. Having that privilege is just one of the many reasons why I am very proud to be an American! :)


Agreed.

Voting McCain.

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Woodrow Mulligan wrote:
NOT vote? Come on TZ DZ! you still gotta go vote no matter who wins, it is just the great American way!
I have never missed an election since I was able to vote for one Ronald Reagan back in '82!!


If I actually thought it might make the difference, I would.

I know I know, my old history teacher said "you can't bitch if you don't vote".
But like I pointed out before, he should have said "you all should vote, but realistically your single vote doesn't matter, and bitching afterwards doesn't either". :clap:


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Actually, I think the opposite is true. If you vote, you have no right to complain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u6lCBnRoHQ


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Perfect! I think we may have something here!

I appreciate your support and you will be rewarded with lofty postions within my cabinet once I'm elected.

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Perfect! I think we may have something here!

I appreciate your support and you will be rewarded with lofty positions within my cabinet once I'm elected.


Finally - a politician you can trust :D


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I'm Voting for the Liberal. :cry: NOT the Marxist. :yack:


Perfectly said!


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This needs to be updated to "2012".

We have had 4 years of "hope and change" now, and I must say I am ready for a bit more of the change part.

In my humble opinion, the early look of this next election appears to be about as boring as I can recall.
Seriously, is there anyone even remotely interesting?

Bring back Ronald Reagan. :twisted:


Speaking of this, you cats have been eerily quiet 'round these parts about the next election. :o



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I miss this place...I was just over at the TZ site reading through their politics thread; it's amazing the split between this site and the "other" site. I would say 90% of the posts are pro-Obama, while roughly the same percentage here is pro-anybody-but-that-lying-do nothing-ass hole-Obama. I feel amongst friends here!


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And we miss your contributions as well. :dance:


For some reason , these last few months have been pretty quiet here concerning the next election.
I don't consider myself as "politically opinionated" as others, including many here, but I do find it interesting nonetheless.

I am pretty much of the belief that no one elected can just "magically" turn this country around. (be it Republican OR Democrat)
It will take time, and the sad fact about politics is whoever happens to be in office when certain things eventually turn........ will automatically be looked at as the next "hero" for the nation and history.

I know I said something similar before, but it may be in another thread.
The thing about Obama is, he was supported nationwide for many things, well before the last election. (Note that many of these attributes weren't necessarily political views) :(
He was being worshipped in a sense, as somewhat of a deity.


He should go down as just the "next president in line" that happened along when it was election time and he won.

As more of an "average joe" than many, when it comes to politics..... Ask me to name 5 major things he changed FOR THE BETTER since he has been in office.
Scratch that - Ask me FOR ONE major thing he improved, and I will still have trouble.

Think about that for a minute........... SERIOUSLY.




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I miss this place...I was just over at the TZ site reading through their politics thread; it's amazing the split between this site and the "other" site. I would say 90% of the posts are pro-Obama, while roughly the same percentage here is pro-anybody-but-that-lying-do nothing-ass hole-Obama. I feel amongst friends here!


We miss you too, NYR, and for the "Amongst Friends Here!" - again, you are. :D

At "that Other Joint" I am sure most credit him for the Bin Laden kill and getting us out of the war - pulling out of Iraq - just as I'm sure that this will also be part of Obama's rhetoric come this years election propaganda campaign. Liberals - such devoted slaves.


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As more of an "average joe" than many, when it comes to politics..... Ask me to name 5 major things he changed FOR THE BETTER since he has been in office.
Scratch that - Ask me FOR ONE major thing he improved, and I will still have trouble.

Think about that for a minute........... SERIOUSLY.




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I can tell you of 5 major accomplishments he's made. 1. He's increased the amount of cars being repossesed, more work for those people. 2. He's increased the amount of homes being foreclosed on, more work for those people. 3. He's increased the amount of people in this country on Federal Relief, more work for the printing and EBT presses and card processors. 4. He's increased the national debt so high that people no longer have to worry about realistically paying it back. No chance, now. 5. He won the War on Terror by surrendering and bringing home the boys. And they said all he could do is read a teleprompter. :ROTF:

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I thought so at the time and my opinion hasn't changed. Barack Obama is the US version of Tony Blair, ex UK PM. Basically ushered in as a saviour but really only knew how to read a prompter and turn up to photo opportunities. Did nothing constructive otherwise.

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