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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 08:33 AM
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18. I too am always going to vote my conscience from now on and
for who I think truly represents me. That person doesn't win because this country has fixed it so that 3rd parties are marginalized? Better than voting for someone that doesn't represent my interests-what would change once he or she is in office?

My brother used to tell me, when I urged him to vote for Kerry because, after all, he was better than Bush, that they were on the same side of the coin on corporate interests. I listened to Noam Chomsky talk about Kerry being Bush-lite and I suppose much of the country believed that, too.

Well, now, demmit, I want someone who reflects the POV that War is the wrong thing to engage in for imperialistic interests. Who puts the environment ahead of profit. Who doesn't want to gut programs that aid the sick, elderly or poor in order to benefit the rich. Who works to get rid of unfair trade agreements and outsourcing in order to keep jobs and manufacturing here.

Maybe that person doesn't have enough money to run. Maybe he or she never could because, after all, generally, do corporate interests want to pony up for someone who will not be lining THEIR pockets in return? I believe until the so-called free-speech of political campaigns on television that favors the rich ends or is regulated for fairness, the type of candidates I want will be few and far between.

So, in 2008, I will argue with even one person who tells me that I should vote for a Democrat no matter what, just because that person remembers what Dems used to be.
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  -Democrats: Don't cooperate with the f**ing Republicans or we'll vote YOU EVDebs  Jan-21-05 08:39 PM   #0 
  - Adding-NOT ONE DIME OF SUPPORT  liveoaktx   Jan-21-05 08:43 PM   #1 
  - It's all blood money now. n/t  EVDebs   Jan-21-05 08:50 PM   #2 
  - Money Mongers beware. We are watching!  lonestarnot   Jan-21-05 08:51 PM   #3 
  - I plan to challenge both of my Dem. Senators on the SS issue  irkthesmirk   Jan-22-05 06:48 AM   #13 
  - that is EXACTLY what i told the dnc lady  ldf   Jan-21-05 09:21 PM   #4 
  - Then we're going to be busy booting out very many Dems  Selatius   Jan-21-05 09:28 PM   #5 
  - Then we will pare them down by attrition.  PassingFair   Jan-21-05 10:40 PM   #6 
  - The worst Dem is better than what's in there right now  LittleClarkie   Jan-21-05 11:27 PM   #10 
  - The make DEAN the DNC leader and open it all, then challenge the Repubs  EVDebs   Jan-22-05 12:53 PM   #21 
  - Ah yes, we'll target them  LittleClarkie   Jan-21-05 11:15 PM   #7 
  - You are right. Stonewall time.  Fleurs du Mal   Jan-21-05 11:22 PM   #8 
  - I will support the DNC with a $25 contribution  LittleClarkie   Jan-21-05 11:23 PM   #9 
  - No money till the Dems grow bigger balls! Told them that on the phone.  jn2375   Jan-21-05 11:58 PM   #11 
  - I will still vote for them  Piperay   Jan-22-05 04:02 AM   #12 
  - Most of these guys don't bother to understand how their  Skidmore   Jan-22-05 07:09 AM   #14 
  - Vote selectively. There are alternatives to the ruling party(s).  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-22-05 07:41 AM   #15 
  - I too am always going to vote my conscience from now on and  liveoaktx   Jan-22-05 08:33 AM   #18 
  - Nothing like an empty threat  cali   Jan-22-05 08:02 AM   #16 
     - Enough of your 'purity' arguments...  Q   Jan-22-05 08:24 AM   #17 
        - My eyes have been opened after this election  liveoaktx   Jan-22-05 08:37 AM   #19 
        - LOL, you've got it wrong  cali   Jan-22-05 09:12 AM   #20 

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