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KonaKane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-08-10 12:03 AM
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21. Ah but never fear - Symbolic Vote Man is here!
To save the daaaaaaaayyyy.....
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  -How about NONE-Of-The-ABOVE in all elections? AnArmyVeteran  Jul-07-10 10:19 PM   #0 
  - Yes, I love this idea...  Imajika   Jul-07-10 10:25 PM   #1 
  - And then what? nt.  marybourg   Jul-07-10 10:48 PM   #2 
  - THEN . . . if a party wants to actually put a candidate in office . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 01:13 AM   #50 
  - TPTB would never go for it  hobbit709   Jul-07-10 10:53 PM   #3 
  - This would humiliate politicians (NOTA would win often)  Oregone   Jul-07-10 11:16 PM   #4 
  - Agreed, it's saying, "It's not that I don't care enough to vote, you just suck." nt  spoony   Jul-07-10 11:23 PM   #7 
  - Only in the first couple of elections  hootinholler   Jul-08-10 09:41 AM   #76 
     - Bingo, it seems only about three people actually read my entire OP. (sad)  AnArmyVeteran   Jul-08-10 10:41 AM   #85 
  - Yeah that's gonna work.  KonaKane   Jul-07-10 11:19 PM   #5 
  - You miss the point. I never said 'nobody' would win.  AnArmyVeteran   Jul-08-10 10:11 AM   #77 
  - Every Democrat/Liberal/Progressive that votes "none of the above" helps empower the GOP  scheming daemons   Jul-07-10 11:23 PM   #6 
  - Hard to believe that has to be explained here, of all places.  KonaKane   Jul-07-10 11:24 PM   #8 
  - Do you believe that politicians have to earn votes?  spoony   Jul-07-10 11:31 PM   #12 
  - The conservatives in this country will vote lock-step...  scheming daemons   Jul-07-10 11:32 PM   #13 
  - Once again, do you believe they ought to earn our votes?  spoony   Jul-07-10 11:41 PM   #14 
     - What do you think a NOTA vote will accomplish, besides nothing?  KonaKane   Jul-07-10 11:59 PM   #19 
     - So you'll be rewarding people (GOP) that have done even LESS to earn our votes  scheming daemons   Jul-08-10 07:36 AM   #64 
        - It's logic!  redqueen   Jul-08-10 10:24 AM   #81 
  - Hey, cast your none of the above nifty cool symbolic vote.  KonaKane   Jul-07-10 11:47 PM   #15 
     - Right, because voting for Dems has been successful in ending war.  spoony   Jul-07-10 11:54 PM   #17 
        - And letting the GOP back into power will surely mean another one.  KonaKane   Jul-07-10 11:58 PM   #18 
        - No one wants to go backwards . . . we want to actually move forward . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 01:17 AM   #53 
           - You cannot be serious  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 01:36 AM   #61 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-08-10 07:44 AM   #69 
           - just imagine, given their way, they could make the dems a fringe party in one election cycle. it's  dionysus   Jul-09-10 11:00 AM   #97 
           - Your approach guarantees a MORE conservative government  scheming daemons   Jul-08-10 07:44 AM   #67 
              - Wow, you would think that would be obvious.  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 03:29 PM   #87 
        - So explain exactly how increasing the GOP numbers in congress will help in this goal?  scheming daemons   Jul-08-10 07:41 AM   #66 
  - Really?  redqueen   Jul-08-10 10:24 AM   #80 
  - Really . . . you think that the Democrats would continue to put up  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 01:15 AM   #52 
     - Really... you think the solution is to empower Republican candidates?  scheming daemons   Jul-08-10 07:53 AM   #70 
  - Oh the drama. Oh the victimization.  treestar   Jul-07-10 11:27 PM   #9 
  - I see this isn't playing well with the "you OWE your vote to the party" contingent. nt  spoony   Jul-07-10 11:30 PM   #11 
  - Ah but it is to the "we want to be completely irrelevent" contingent.  KonaKane   Jul-07-10 11:48 PM   #16 
  - +1  Individualist   Jul-08-10 09:19 AM   #75 
  - bwahahaha  Lilith Velkor   Jul-08-10 10:23 AM   #79 
  - Ah but never fear - Symbolic Vote Man is here!  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 12:03 AM   #21 
  - We are being given candidates the elites want us to have . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 01:21 AM   #54 
  - No victimization, no drama, no helplessness, just misunderstanding...  AnArmyVeteran   Jul-08-10 10:21 AM   #78 
  - The Brewster's Millions Option, eh?  MrScorpio   Jul-07-10 11:27 PM   #10 
  - Who you gonna call? Ron Paul! *ducks*  Dank Nugs   Jul-08-10 12:01 AM   #20 
  - Seriously though, let's face it. Our votes don't mean shit unless you're wealthy enough. nt  Dank Nugs   Jul-08-10 12:07 AM   #22 
  - Really? I've never been required to state my income to register to vote.  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 12:10 AM   #23 
  - Let me rephrase.  Dank Nugs   Jul-08-10 12:15 AM   #24 
     - Allow me to rephrase. You are wrong.  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 12:21 AM   #25 
     - Yes, I campagined my ass off for Obama in the 2008 election, slept on many different couches, etc  Dank Nugs   Jul-08-10 12:26 AM   #28 
     - You helped get Obama elected, and you say elections dont work?  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 12:33 AM   #33 
     - We were hoodwinked. People wanted change, and Obama just said what he had to say to get elected.  Dank Nugs   Jul-08-10 12:36 AM   #36 
        - Have you bothered to look at Obama's accomplishments vs his disappointments?  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 12:38 AM   #37 
           - I'm speaking from a position of bias but the warrantless wiretapping and errosion of rights..  Dank Nugs   Jul-08-10 12:45 AM   #38 
              - I hear you, i have my complaints about him too. But I'm talking about the overall picture  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 12:49 AM   #40 
     - I think we can question . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 12:36 AM   #35 
     - Unfortunately computer voting is . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 12:28 AM   #29 
        - I was on the Florida Voting Machine Task Force in 2003.  Dr.Phool   Jul-08-10 12:48 AM   #39 
           - Well . . . do you remember Theresa La Pore and the "butterfly ballot" . . .???  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 01:28 AM   #58 
     - Absolutely right. It's sad so many people in this thread went off on tangents.  AnArmyVeteran   Jul-08-10 10:25 AM   #82 
  - Even Absentee Ballots are now being counted by computer ....  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 12:29 AM   #30 
     - Exactly. I got mine today for next months primary.  Dr.Phool   Jul-08-10 12:50 AM   #41 
        - I don't know if you're familiar with this long ago investigation . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 01:08 AM   #48 
  - How does "none of the above" fill a House or Senate seat?  Skip Intro   Jul-08-10 12:23 AM   #26 
  - Hey, it fills someone's ego and makes for a nifty symbolic act.  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 12:34 AM   #34 
     - Actually, it's a better choice than what I've got on the ballot now.  Dr.Phool   Jul-08-10 12:53 AM   #43 
     - Which leaves you with nothing really, Good luck with that.  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 01:03 AM   #46 
     - You're very threatened by voters stepping out of line for some reason. nt  spoony   Jul-08-10 01:27 AM   #57 
     - Out of line and into what, exactly?  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 01:35 AM   #60 
     - Okay how about this scenario?  AnArmyVeteran   Jul-08-10 10:35 AM   #84 
        - Sir, unless you can align any current candidate with either of those two tyrants,  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 03:31 PM   #88 
        - It's okay if you don't want to answer but my question is valid and pertinent.  AnArmyVeteran   Jul-09-10 12:15 AM   #91 
        - You left out one bit of info in your scenario.  Spike from MN   Jul-09-10 10:27 AM   #93 
           - Does it matter if both candidates are corrupt?  AnArmyVeteran   Jul-09-10 03:45 PM   #104 
  - Hartmann was recently interesting on the Citizens United case a week or so ago...  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 12:24 AM   #27 
  - How about voting in a primary?  hfojvt   Jul-08-10 12:29 AM   #31 
  - A lot depends on qualifying in your state.  Dr.Phool   Jul-08-10 01:01 AM   #45 
  - it's a great idea, gives the people more of a voice nt  G_j   Jul-08-10 12:31 AM   #32 
  - The end result of this is that the only people with more of a voice are the GOP  scheming daemons   Jul-08-10 07:37 AM   #65 
     - so you would limit people's choices for political considerations?  G_j   Jul-08-10 09:13 AM   #73 
  - No, no, there was a guy who tried that once,  Q3JR4   Jul-08-10 12:52 AM   #42 
  - No you cannot do that, because it goes against the ruling elites  Rex   Jul-08-10 12:54 AM   #44 
  - The ruling elite loves to watch you throw away your vote on symbolism.  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 01:04 AM   #47 
     - nice, offering the American people more choice is bad for the Dems  G_j   Jul-08-10 09:16 AM   #74 
        - What choice?  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 03:33 PM   #89 
  - And, btw . . . it's an idea that's been around for like 40 or more years!!  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 01:10 AM   #49 
  - Yeah talk about cutting edge......  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 01:15 AM   #51 
     - How is doing the same thing over and again working for us -- ???  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 01:23 AM   #55 
        - I can tell you what symbolic nothingness will do for us.  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 01:26 AM   #56 
           - Think you're taking things a little literally . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 01:32 AM   #59 
              - And I believe you are deluded if you think any of those folks has a snowballs chance in hell  KonaKane   Jul-08-10 01:38 AM   #62 
              - I'd certainly be voting for them . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-08-10 04:35 PM   #90 
                 - Well that's one....  KonaKane   Jul-09-10 12:20 AM   #92 
                    - Thank you --  defendandprotect   Jul-09-10 11:51 AM   #99 
              - ROFL  dionysus   Jul-09-10 10:57 AM   #95 
  - I like the idea, but I don't think it would work.  Greyhound   Jul-08-10 01:58 AM   #63 
  - I will happily vote for Pat Leahy and Peter Welch in November  cali   Jul-08-10 07:44 AM   #68 
  - Will NOT BE ALLOWED, as it would stop some vote stealing.  Festivito   Jul-08-10 08:07 AM   #71 
  - How about Don't F*ck Over Americans To Spite Democrats?  IOKIYAL   Jul-08-10 08:31 AM   #72 
  - There's a novel idea. Except it's not only Americans...  redqueen   Jul-08-10 10:25 AM   #83 
  - ++  G_j   Jul-08-10 03:28 PM   #86 
  - Great OP.  Spike from MN   Jul-09-10 10:40 AM   #94 
  - yay! let's not vote! that'll show em!!  dionysus   Jul-09-10 10:58 AM   #96 
  - I'm not shy about the write-in option on the ballot if the candidates listed are unacceptable.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-09-10 11:04 AM   #98 
  - Are you shy about giving us the election results of any of those write in candidates you voted for?  NNN0LHI   Jul-09-10 11:57 AM   #100 
     - Not at all. Che Guevarra got one vote in the 1994 congressional vote.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-09-10 02:02 PM   #101 
        - Che Guevara died 43 years ago and you voted for him in 1992?  NNN0LHI   Jul-09-10 04:50 PM   #105 
           - I don't think he minded.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-09-10 05:12 PM   #106 
  - This has been a libertarian hobby horse for years  Recursion   Jul-09-10 02:04 PM   #102 
  - All that means is fewer and fewer Americans get to choose who governs...  Spazito   Jul-09-10 02:13 PM   #103 
 

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