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Reply #9: Because if you go for "all or nothing" you will get NOTHING. [View All]

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Yellow Horse Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 05:45 AM
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9. Because if you go for "all or nothing" you will get NOTHING.
Sorry, that's the way our governmental system is currently set up. It is all about COMPROMISE, not "I won't play if I don't get everything I want."

I am sure you will NOT get 100% hand counted paper ballots passed through Congress, not in 100 years. First of all, you have no bill. You have no prime sponsor or co-sponsors. Get all that and then you still will have to fight corporate donors, disability interests, associations of county clerks and other officials, plus many many more groups to get it passed. Fat chance.

The new Holt bill has dealt with most of these groups over several Congresses and is a compromise that has a chance to at least start the reforms we need. This makes a lot more sense to me than waiting around for years (perhaps through more stolen elections that our democracy can't withstand) crying and pissing into our beers that we want a "perfect" bill or nothing.
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