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Election Thread 2008
« on: November 03, 2008, 08:18:01 pm »
We're going to get this party started early since it's already Tuesday in some parts of the world.



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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 11:10:15 pm »
my Halloween costume was:

Electoral Count:
John McCain 270
Barack Obama 268


It was scary and let me tell people to  go vote.


--JP

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008, 03:01:12 am »
That's not scary. It's awesome!

God I hope that happens.

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008, 05:16:51 am »
Really? I'm very much a conservative, and even I am not hoping for McCain.

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008, 06:09:05 am »
Candidate not-gonna-change-a-real-thing No. 1 vs. Candidate not-gonna-change-a-real-thing No. 2.

Let's see, who do I vote for?

How's about doing something that actually takes advantage of our freedom instead of choosing between two figureheads, like organizing to lobby Congress for real change. How's about holding our Congressmen accountable by forcing laws to be more concise, focused, and clearly written by having word length and scope limitations for any bill that goes through Congress? How's about fixing our money system so the Fed can't create these horrible money supply expansions that cause rippling effects through risky credits, loans, and mortgages made by money-hungry financial institutions that fuel speculators to go on and create unrealistic bubbles in our various industries and markets, thus increasing the harshness of the boom bust cycle, creating inflation, and destroying the middle class? Or even forcing government to balance the budget and start making sane decisions that will benefit us in the long run, even if they might cause the current Congressmen to risk losing some popularity points and not get re-elected.

Or hell, how's about encouraging more kids to GET INTO POLITICS and RUN FOR OFFICE instead of just voting every 4 years.


Man I hate election years.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2008, 06:14:22 am by Ramsus »

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008, 10:47:22 am »
I go 3rd-Party/Independent all the time.

The Republican and Democratic parties have too much sway over everything. We need more 3rd Party/Independent people in the government. Half the time all the two major parties do is fight with one another.

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2008, 11:20:07 am »
That's not scary. It's awesome!

God I hope that happens.

Why do you think it is awesome?

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2008, 11:50:40 am »
That's not scary. It's awesome!

God I hope that happens.

Why do you think it is awesome?

He probably supports McCain. Anyway the end is nigh...

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008, 12:00:04 pm »

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2008, 12:17:15 pm »
He probably supports McCain. Anyway the end is nigh...

I figured that much.  It was more about why he thinks that if McCain wins, that it will be awesome or in other words why does he think McCain is awesome?

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2008, 03:06:26 pm »
CLEAR THE WAY

OBAMA IS COMING

Not to worry, I'll cease with the partisan tripe. But I guess I'll dispense with my two cents as a low-level campaign organizer. In my opinion this has been anything but a normal election cycle -- Barack Obama's campaign model thrives on inspiring people who've never had any political interest whatsoever to rise up and become leaders in their own communities. I've seen local political machines unravel, leaving formerly-obscure everymen (and especially everywomen) in positions of real social authority. The campaign model has also built relationships among neighbors where none existed before, and which may very well continue long after the Obama staff leave. It's a shame the media doesn't pay a whole lot of attention to the leadership and community-building aspects of the Obama Campaign -- or does it? I haven't watched TV or Youtube in two months.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2008, 03:08:00 pm by FaustWolf »

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2008, 03:33:02 pm »
I voted for McCain!

I want to live in a democratic nation, not a socialist.

End of story, call me an ignorant bastard all you want, Obama would never get my vote with his views.

Yes, I voted on his views, not the colour of his skin. anyone who says otherwise is just a douche.

If we want a black president, let's get one with experience.

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2008, 04:56:33 pm »
ignorant bastard.ignorant bastard.ignorant bastard.ignorant bastard.ignorant bastard.ignorant bastard.

joking aside.   there can be such a thing as a social democracy.  this all or nothing, capitalist or communist black and white crap is...crap.

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2008, 05:57:42 pm »
No matter which way you see it, socialism doesn't work. If we get socialized heath care, our medical system will suck more than it does now.

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Re: Election Thread 2008
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2008, 06:31:07 pm »
I doubt real socialism would work, but I don't really consider Obama a socialist anyway--and having lived in Canada for a while, I can see why people would consider the health care system in the US a bit flawed. I'm all for bottom-up economics, so Obama's plan sounds appealing but not full-proof. In all honesty I'm just tired of seeing a Republican in office, McCain may not be Bush on his third term, but I really don't want to risk it.

Then again, I'm not a US citizen, so I can't vote, and I live in Texas, so I don't know how great an impact my vote would have anyway.

Regardless I do think that both sides have run campaigns that seem to have divided this country, maybe I just feel this way because I'm paying more attention to politics, but it really seems like the right and the left have become far more divided due to this election.