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1. Agree. Too bad Obama voters in VA already stopped voting in '09. nt
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  -To everbody so pissed off at Obama they won't be voting WeDidIt  Apr-09-10 09:46 AM   #0 
  - Agree. Too bad Obama voters in VA already stopped voting in '09. nt  Captain Hilts   Apr-09-10 09:47 AM   #1 
  - I voted - reluctantly.  muffin1   Apr-09-10 09:55 AM   #5 
     - I held my nose and voted in VA many, many times. nt  Captain Hilts   Apr-09-10 10:11 AM   #9 
     - Your post brilliantly illustrates the conundrum  laughingliberal   Apr-09-10 11:45 AM   #53 
        - And There Lies The GREATEST Rub "laughingliberal" Because Either  ChiciB1   Apr-09-10 01:28 PM   #122 
  - I would never not vote  NewJeffCT   Apr-09-10 09:49 AM   #2 
  - Absolutely...and until Rahm and Obama realize they need to stop  joeybee12   Apr-09-10 09:50 AM   #3 
     - for who? President Obama? or you? or the rest of us?  ncteechur   Apr-09-10 09:46 PM   #149 
  - Who said I won't be voting?  LWolf   Apr-09-10 09:54 AM   #4 
  - +1  Arctic Dave   Apr-09-10 10:00 AM   #7 
  - NO!!! You must vote for a Dem who opposes your core values! Otherwise, you'll be wasting your vote!!  Karmadillo   Apr-09-10 11:52 AM   #56 
  - +1  readmoreoften   Apr-09-10 01:49 PM   #127 
  - This is always a point worth making... K&R  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 09:58 AM   #6 
  - Its a bullshit strawman point, but you go ahead and kick it.  Stinky The Clown   Apr-09-10 12:19 PM   #75 
     - Sometimes the strawman IS reality.  ncteechur   Apr-09-10 09:51 PM   #150 
  - Will Someone PLEASE Put Some More Money In the Jukebox?  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 10:10 AM   #8 
  - Do you piss in every thread you're in?  Captain Hilts   Apr-09-10 10:11 AM   #10 
     - Just the Ones You're In, Too. You Inspire Me.  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 10:37 AM   #15 
     - This deserves to be pissed on. It's only the millionth rehash of the same  Raineyb   Apr-09-10 10:43 AM   #19 
  - Too bad they're not listening. It will be largely the fault of...  TreasonousBastard   Apr-09-10 10:23 AM   #11 
  - if you want someone's vote, you don't shit on them and tell them to take it  RainDog   Apr-09-10 10:27 AM   #12 
  - +1,000,000,000,000.  muffin1   Apr-09-10 10:29 AM   #13 
  - Thank you! n/t  QC   Apr-09-10 10:45 AM   #22 
  - Likewise, if you're a voter, you don't always get the choices you want, but...  TreasonousBastard   Apr-09-10 10:49 AM   #25 
  - The voter is entitled to vote, or not vote, for whomever he or she sees fit based  Raineyb   Apr-09-10 10:54 AM   #31 
     - Huh? The voter can do any damn thing he or she wants to, including...  TreasonousBastard   Apr-09-10 11:24 AM   #37 
        - The majority of the electorate wanted a public option. eom  Hello_Kitty   Apr-09-10 11:33 AM   #43 
        - And An End To DADT.  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 12:59 PM   #106 
        - Oh, that's inconvenient. But I'm sure you'll receive a response soon.  Ignis   Apr-09-10 02:19 PM   #131 
        - What? I can't hear you over the sound of all these crickets. n/t  Raineyb   Apr-09-10 02:57 PM   #133 
           - Why, that's not very sporting at all!  Ignis   Apr-09-10 05:54 PM   #140 
        - Everywhere?  TreasonousBastard   Apr-09-10 09:35 PM   #147 
           - Yes.  girl gone mad   Apr-11-10 06:56 AM   #170 
        - That is the point. So why are you demanding that people vote Democratic as though  Raineyb   Apr-09-10 12:07 PM   #64 
           - I'm not "demanding" anything. I am juust explaining that in most elections...  TreasonousBastard   Apr-09-10 09:41 PM   #148 
              - You assume that people don't know what their options are. I know exactly what my choices are  Raineyb   Apr-10-10 01:38 PM   #164 
  - +1  grahamhgreen   Apr-09-10 11:58 AM   #59 
  - OMG - you can't be serious  EnlightenedOne   Apr-09-10 10:48 AM   #24 
  - In What Way Is Your Life Different Under Obama Then It Was Under Bush?  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 11:18 AM   #35 
  - My school loans for one. My cousins are going back on their parent's health insurnace for another.  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-09-10 11:21 AM   #36 
  - I'll Allow You the School Loan  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 11:26 AM   #38 
     - Oh and the court remained 5-4 Conservative v. Liberal instead of 6-3 Conservative Liberal  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-09-10 11:28 AM   #40 
        - That Really Did Help On That Whole "Corporations Don't Get a Vote" Thing, Didn't It?  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 11:57 AM   #57 
           - Well, I suppose if you take the very short view of things, it doesn't matter.  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-09-10 12:11 PM   #67 
              - We Dodged a Bullet With Souter In the First Place.  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 12:51 PM   #96 
                 - The Republican Party (and the Democratic Party) is a very different animal than it was in the 80s  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-09-10 12:54 PM   #100 
                 - But It's Not the ONLY Outcome of A Presidential Election  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 12:58 PM   #104 
                    - This actually isn't about *your* vote. You wanted to know how people's lives were different because  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-09-10 01:04 PM   #112 
                       - But Obama Is Not the Supreme Court.  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 01:13 PM   #120 
                          - When you pick someone like Alito, do you really think there is any question as to which way he will  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-09-10 01:32 PM   #124 
                             - I'm Not Talking About Not Voting Democratic. I'm Talking About Not Voting Progressive.  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 02:04 PM   #129 
                                - i'm sure you understand how voting works. Its a zero sum game  onenote   Apr-10-10 12:11 PM   #160 
                                   - Principles Matter.  Toasterlad   Apr-10-10 04:50 PM   #165 
                 - so how is it in your "self interest" to help get a republican elected?  onenote   Apr-10-10 12:10 PM   #159 
                    - You Can Attempt To Blame Me All You Want. It Won't Work Anymore.  Toasterlad   Apr-10-10 04:52 PM   #166 
                       - and you can pretend that you're not to blame all you want. that won't work either.  onenote   Apr-11-10 06:34 AM   #169 
                          - So, Who Is More To Blame: Me Or Ralph Nader?  Toasterlad   Apr-11-10 11:48 AM   #173 
  - Well... I can now be assassinated if the president doesn't like me.  jgraz   Apr-09-10 12:04 PM   #62 
     - Half a Point. You Could Have Been Assassinated Under Bush, Too.  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 12:07 PM   #63 
        - I think the cheering Democrats is the worst part  jgraz   Apr-09-10 12:13 PM   #69 
           - You Said It, Brother.  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 12:18 PM   #74 
  - Eh? I think there may be some slight miscommunication here.  TreasonousBastard   Apr-09-10 11:26 AM   #39 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-09-10 11:31 AM   #42 
  - It will be similar to when the Republicans took a beating in 2008 and figured  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 11:34 AM   #46 
  - The key word in your post is "progressives".  backscatter712   Apr-09-10 11:38 AM   #50 
  - No, we'll blame you and the corporations for which you stand.  Greyhound   Apr-09-10 12:39 PM   #88 
  - This administration and its apologists have made it clear that they don't need the left  dflprincess   Apr-09-10 01:59 PM   #128 
  - They're going to say it anyways; it's a manipulative tactic, not a reasonable position.  LoZoccolo   Apr-09-10 10:32 AM   #14 
  - If you don't vote because Obama is not as liberal as you wish he were you might as well...  bamacrat   Apr-09-10 10:40 AM   #16 
  - Voting for repuke-lites is only exacerbating the problem.  muffin1   Apr-09-10 10:44 AM   #21 
  - No it wouldn't. It may wake us liberals up but like Bush the next Dem pres. would have to ...  bamacrat   Apr-09-10 10:49 AM   #26 
  - What's the difference between Obama and the GOP on education? None.  tonysam   Apr-09-10 10:46 AM   #23 
     - The GOP would allow prayer.  bamacrat   Apr-09-10 10:50 AM   #27 
  - Their pattern: 1. Sit out or vote third party; 2. Act  ecstatic   Apr-09-10 10:42 AM   #17 
  - I don't know, the corporatists are going to wait a hell of a long time for this democrat's vote.  ShortnFiery   Apr-09-10 10:51 AM   #30 
  - Why does the GOP hope more liberals feel the way you do?  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 11:36 AM   #48 
  - Just go ahead and say "pony" if that's what you're implying.  Ignis   Apr-09-10 11:28 AM   #41 
  - Yup they are like a slinky on an escalator  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 11:35 AM   #47 
  - The DLC pattern: 1. collaborate with Repukes to destroy the country  jgraz   Apr-09-10 12:15 PM   #70 
  - It will be so much easier to take when the DLC Democrats  dflprincess   Apr-09-10 02:08 PM   #130 
  - Calling them amnesiacs implies they're forgetful..  girl gone mad   Apr-11-10 07:06 AM   #171 
  - But it's okay to privatize public services, like education, because a "Democrat" does it.  tonysam   Apr-09-10 10:43 AM   #18 
  - I agree - - - - - I find it funny that there are those (including some in this thread)  DrDan   Apr-09-10 10:51 AM   #29 
  - You've wore many of us out. That old meme falls on deaf ears.  ShortnFiery   Apr-09-10 10:43 AM   #20 
  - Intimidation.. geez louise..  Peacetrain   Apr-09-10 11:34 AM   #45 
  - You are willing to see the Country go down in flames  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 11:37 AM   #49 
     - Yes, and Obama is pouring gasoline on the fire  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-09-10 12:47 PM   #92 
  - Waaah! Waaah! Waaah! Obama is not 100% perfect on every issue!  Nye Bevan   Apr-09-10 10:51 AM   #28 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-09-10 10:57 AM   #32 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-09-10 11:05 AM   #34 
     - Then run someone  Egnever   Apr-09-10 11:34 AM   #44 
        - Gosh, it must be because liberal ideas are really terrible  Hello_Kitty   Apr-09-10 11:40 AM   #51 
           - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Apr-09-10 11:47 AM   #54 
           - It couldn't possibly be that many liberals are their own worse enemy  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 11:49 AM   #55 
              - We get it, Rahm, we're fucking retards.  Hello_Kitty   Apr-09-10 12:01 PM   #60 
                 - When you are willing to let a repuke win to try to prove a point  Egnever   Apr-09-10 12:10 PM   #66 
                 - yup  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 12:17 PM   #72 
                 - We get it. The narrative for November: "Blame the Dirty Fucking Hippies". eom  Hello_Kitty   Apr-09-10 12:24 PM   #77 
                 - Why did he use those unfortunate choice of words? If I remember  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 12:16 PM   #71 
                    - Rahm was FORCED to use those "unfortunate words"!  Hello_Kitty   Apr-09-10 12:27 PM   #79 
                    - LINK?  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 12:28 PM   #80 
                    - Unfortunate choice of words? He didn't have to use those words at all  Raineyb   Apr-09-10 12:37 PM   #86 
                       - He should have told the liberals attacking Dems instead of Republicans they were being foolish  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 12:49 PM   #93 
                          - Self destructive. The only time blue dogs seem to get in line is when their job  Raineyb   Apr-09-10 12:56 PM   #102 
  - Are you a white heterosexual male not living in poverty?  Ignis   Apr-09-10 02:35 PM   #132 
     - I'm someone whose wife has a pre-existing medical condition  Nye Bevan   Apr-09-10 08:25 PM   #141 
  - rec'd  helderheid   Apr-09-10 10:57 AM   #33 
  - This is why primaries are created  LynneSin   Apr-09-10 11:43 AM   #52 
  - ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS 'FIX' THE HEALTH CARE BILL LIKE YOU PROMISED.  grahamhgreen   Apr-09-10 11:57 AM   #58 
  - How many times do I have to repost this?  jgraz   Apr-09-10 12:03 PM   #61 
  - Sorry, J...."Republican! Boo!" Is All the DLC Has.  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 12:09 PM   #65 
  - Excellent post. - n/t  Zenlitened   Apr-09-10 03:24 PM   #134 
  - I'll gladly vote for Obama when, and if, he earns my vote.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-09-10 12:12 PM   #68 
  - How was that vote any better than a vote for McCain?  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 12:25 PM   #78 
  - It wasn't wasted on somebody I don't agree with.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-09-10 12:28 PM   #81 
     - I am talking real world, how was it any better in the real world where results matter?  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 12:29 PM   #82 
        - My conscience is part of the real world. Is yours?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-09-10 12:35 PM   #85 
           - My vote has made drastic changes in the real world, from nuclear disarmament  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 12:39 PM   #87 
              - YOUR vote did that? Amazing.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-09-10 12:41 PM   #90 
                 - Yup, voting can be a powerful thing if it is used wisely  NJmaverick   Apr-09-10 12:50 PM   #94 
                    - And, do you start hurricanes by exhaling?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-09-10 01:00 PM   #108 
  - Hear, hear!  Greyhound   Apr-09-10 12:40 PM   #89 
  - "Earning" a vote is a strange concept  treestar   Apr-09-10 08:29 PM   #142 
     - A "strange concept"? It's called democracy. Look it up.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-09-10 11:12 PM   #153 
  - Better yet, imagine if President Straw Man were picking his replacement.  Stinky The Clown   Apr-09-10 12:18 PM   #73 
  - There is a handful of people that claim there is no difference between the two.  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-09-10 12:19 PM   #76 
  - Are you talking about regular posters?  Stinky The Clown   Apr-09-10 12:30 PM   #83 
  - Posters who say that there is no difference between President Obama and President McCain.  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-09-10 12:33 PM   #84 
  - And Still None Of Them Voted For McCain, Or Are Sorry He Lost.  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 12:53 PM   #97 
  - Actually, one person did say they wish McCain had won  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-09-10 12:59 PM   #105 
     - One person. Wow. eom  Hello_Kitty   Apr-09-10 01:02 PM   #110 
        - Seeing one well respected DUer advocate such an asinine approach is a pretty jarring sight  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-09-10 01:09 PM   #116 
           - well respected by who?  NNN0LHI   Apr-10-10 05:25 PM   #168 
  - You mean trolls...  walldude   Apr-09-10 01:03 PM   #111 
     - No. I mean well respected DUers who have been here for years.  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-09-10 01:10 PM   #117 
        - LOL there are a number of those "well respected" trolls  walldude   Apr-09-10 01:31 PM   #123 
  - If they cut the shit, what would they use to distract from the theft? n/t  Greyhound   Apr-09-10 12:41 PM   #91 
  - President Straw Man! We see a lot of him around here. nt  laughingliberal   Apr-09-10 12:53 PM   #98 
     - Elections do have consequences  ecstatic   Apr-09-10 12:55 PM   #101 
        - That's what we hear  laughingliberal   Apr-09-10 01:01 PM   #109 
           - Maybe you should take a little time to read up on recent changes  ecstatic   Apr-09-10 01:04 PM   #113 
              - Oh, yes! I love the liberal education policies that Newt has been traveling around with Arne to  laughingliberal   Apr-09-10 01:11 PM   #118 
  - You gotta be kidding....  blindpig   Apr-09-10 12:50 PM   #95 
  - It's All They Have.  Toasterlad   Apr-09-10 12:54 PM   #99 
     - And they think if they repeat it ad nauseam that people will start to believe them.  Raineyb   Apr-09-10 12:57 PM   #103 
  - Imagine if someone really liberal were picking Stevens' replacement ...!!!  defendandprotect   Apr-09-10 01:00 PM   #107 
  - The Purity Test Posts Should Be Riiiiiight Around The Corner...  WillyT   Apr-09-10 01:05 PM   #114 
  - I hear it. Must be getting close. nt  laughingliberal   Apr-09-10 01:13 PM   #119 
  - Hey I have an idea...  walldude   Apr-09-10 01:08 PM   #115 
  - I'm gonna do what I always do  whatchamacallit   Apr-09-10 01:20 PM   #121 
  - It won't work...  JoseGaspar   Apr-09-10 01:39 PM   #125 
  - Thank you! How people can ignore that most people get tired of being blackmailed with this crap is  laughingliberal   Apr-09-10 01:47 PM   #126 
  - what you say is true.  RainDog   Apr-09-10 08:36 PM   #143 
  - Get back to me if we get a liberal in the Stephens mold  ibegurpard   Apr-09-10 03:32 PM   #135 
  - THREE THINGS  EnlightenedOne   Apr-09-10 04:02 PM   #136 
  - First, the Democratic nominee basically ran as a Republican. Why vote for a faux Republican  Raineyb   Apr-09-10 05:18 PM   #138 
     - "the fault will be with the candidates and not the voters"  laughingliberal   Apr-10-10 11:35 AM   #155 
  - Thanks for pointing that out  SusanaMontana41   Apr-09-10 04:16 PM   #137 
  - No votey, no gripey!  Born_A_Truman   Apr-09-10 05:23 PM   #139 
  - Seems as if many here also believe 'votey, no gripey.'  laughingliberal   Apr-10-10 11:53 AM   #157 
  - Simple math : That 2 does not = 3 does not mean that 2 > 3  demwing   Apr-09-10 08:51 PM   #144 
  - They don't care about that. They would rather exult in their self-righteous purity. n/t  Unvanguard   Apr-09-10 08:55 PM   #145 
  - Imagine if we got out of Afghanistan.  rug   Apr-09-10 09:01 PM   #146 
  - Thank God for crums that fall off the table...Dems should be thankful for what they get..  lib2DaBone   Apr-09-10 09:53 PM   #151 
  - 3rd party is coming.. people are tired of being ripped off...  lib2DaBone   Apr-09-10 10:01 PM   #152 
  - That may be, but the third party everyone is talking about is the racist, hate mongering  still_one   Apr-10-10 09:05 AM   #154 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-10-10 11:50 AM   #156 
  - The end result is almost always between the lesser of two evils.  Silent3   Apr-10-10 12:29 PM   #161 
  - The only people I know pissed at Obama are Republicans  subaltern   Apr-10-10 11:57 AM   #158 
  - Isn't it a little early for the purity test?  frustrated_lefty   Apr-10-10 12:41 PM   #162 
  - Vote for a third party and send a message  Threedifferentones   Apr-10-10 12:47 PM   #163 
  - I'll be voting ...  gleaner   Apr-10-10 05:13 PM   #167 
  - And here we thought only Repukes drummed up  xchrom   Apr-11-10 07:47 AM   #172 

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