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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:44 PM
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27. Many of us came here to DU when Bush was Selected...
We needed a place to vent and I am sure many were so fed up we voted overwhelmingly for Obama. This next election will not be easy. Its an uphill battle to kick some Republican tush. Maybe this event will get people mad enough to do more than take to the streets. Maybe its things like this that push us further into the voting booth, and to make sure the right people are doing their damn jobs, by having lawyers present, and officials who can be trusted, monitoring the voting.

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  -My wife just told me that she is never voting again, that the rzemanfl  Apr-07-11 09:18 PM   #0 
  - Well, it's true that voting is rigged. But she should definitely take to the streets!  villager   Apr-07-11 09:20 PM   #1 
  - She's almost 61, a little old for that. n/t  rzemanfl   Apr-07-11 09:24 PM   #5 
     - She can help supply and cook for those in the streets  villager   Apr-07-11 09:27 PM   #9 
     - "Cook for"?  Lorien   Apr-07-11 09:32 PM   # 
     - Oh for crissakes. Men can cook too. I was talking about help if yer not in the front lines.  villager   Apr-07-11 09:38 PM   #21 
     - Outstanding response!!!! "No wonder our side always loses" n/t  Scuba   Apr-08-11 07:22 AM   #59 
        - Yup  madokie   Apr-08-11 07:33 AM   #62 
           - PLEASE ASK HER NOT TO GIVE UP.....PLEASE....nt  StopTheNeoCons   Apr-08-11 07:29 PM   #81 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-08-11 08:54 PM   #88 
     - Thanks Lorien. n/t  Scruffy1   Apr-07-11 09:39 PM   #22 
     - "The upheaval" lol - I love posts like this  chrisa   Apr-08-11 08:42 AM   #64 
     - I'm older than that and take to the streets frequently n/t  Scruffy1   Apr-07-11 09:36 PM   #19 
     - We all get discouraged and burned out sometimes.  dhpgetsit   Apr-07-11 10:09 PM   #35 
     - Never too old  rl6214   Apr-07-11 11:18 PM   #45 
     - I think she'll start paying attention again when cuts to SS or Medicare are imminent. nt  raccoon   Apr-08-11 10:02 AM   #69 
     - I will be 63 this summer and I am not too old for that...  Hepburn   Apr-08-11 10:08 AM   #70 
  - Get her a pitch fork for Mother's Day  Sanity Claws   Apr-07-11 09:21 PM   #2 
  - I've fot tar in my garage. Anyone got feathers? n/t  Scruffy1   Apr-07-11 09:37 PM   #20 
     - do you want goose, duck, turkey or chicken feathers? or some of each?  niyad   Apr-07-11 11:27 PM   #49 
  - If you give up, you give victory to the right wing.  Kurmudgeon   Apr-07-11 09:21 PM   #3 
  - She gave up, not me. n/t  rzemanfl   Apr-07-11 09:25 PM   #7 
     - Yes but she will wear you down to the point you don't care either.  Xenotime   Apr-08-11 08:48 AM   #65 
  - almost like the "Dems" play it that way  upi402   Apr-07-11 09:22 PM   #4 
  - It certainly is.  truedelphi   Apr-08-11 02:38 PM   #76 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-07-11 09:25 PM   #6 
  - I felt the same way when bush was appointed.  femmocrat   Apr-07-11 09:26 PM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-07-11 09:28 PM   #10 
  - Ventura is a tool. n/t  JTFrog   Apr-08-11 07:32 AM   #61 
  - Rzemanfl's wife, meet pacalo's husband. Except that I'll make sure he votes.  pacalo   Apr-07-11 09:28 PM   #11 
  - Did that last summer for 3 months. No national news (it's crap anyway), no local news  LuckyLib   Apr-07-11 09:47 PM   #29 
     - That's what I did last summer & it was very therapeutic.  pacalo   Apr-07-11 09:52 PM   #32 
  - Maybe she should tell the feds to go to hell, and she can go LOCAL!!  arcane1   Apr-07-11 09:28 PM   #12 
  - I announced the same thing to my husband last week  graywarrior   Apr-07-11 09:28 PM   #13 
  - Voting takes 5 minutes. She can at ignore the rest. n-t  Logical   Apr-07-11 09:29 PM   #14 
  - There are times when we all feel that way .. the stuff just gets to all of us  Peacetrain   Apr-07-11 09:32 PM   #15 
  - That's when/why/how the GOP wins.  Atman   Apr-07-11 09:33 PM   #16 
  - I know. They knocked her out of the game. I can't say I blame  rzemanfl   Apr-07-11 09:35 PM   #18 
  - I am about ready to give up myself.  Terra Alta   Apr-07-11 09:35 PM   #17 
  - I don't think they're running in 2012... n/t  Quist   Apr-08-11 01:49 AM   #54 
  - That's what they want  Canuckistanian   Apr-07-11 09:41 PM   #23 
  - gee, I was waiting what your wife says about all this....  Whisp   Apr-07-11 09:41 PM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-07-11 09:42 PM   #25 
  - Maybe she's tired of being shit on....  walldude   Apr-07-11 10:13 PM   #36 
     - Funny when the Repukes get mad....  JaneQPublic   Apr-07-11 10:32 PM   #37 
        - More Like When the Repukes Get Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots of MONEY!  AndyTiedye   Apr-07-11 10:55 PM   #39 
        - True, that sucked.  JaneQPublic   Apr-07-11 11:03 PM   #41 
           - They'll Buy Up the Airtime Just to Keep Us Off the Air  AndyTiedye   Apr-07-11 11:13 PM   #43 
              - And we can't even count on Michael Steele anymore...  JaneQPublic   Apr-07-11 11:17 PM   #44 
        - No one is getting shit on?  walldude   Apr-08-11 08:37 AM   #63 
  - This is what democracy looks like.  Scruffy1   Apr-07-11 09:44 PM   #26 
  - Many of us came here to DU when Bush was Selected...  AsahinaKimi   Apr-07-11 09:44 PM   #27 
  - I feel the same way as your wife, but  Jamastiene   Apr-07-11 09:45 PM   #28 
  - Obama answered a question about why people vote against their own interest  rusty quoin   Apr-07-11 09:50 PM   #30 
  - I vote, but have the political orientation of an abstentionist.  David__77   Apr-07-11 09:51 PM   #31 
  - That'll teach them!  eShirl   Apr-07-11 09:54 PM   #33 
  - Took her a bit longer than it took me...  Viva_La_Revolution   Apr-07-11 10:07 PM   #34 
  - Remember Egypt. Fight, fight, fight....never give up, NEVER give in....  BillyJack   Apr-07-11 10:44 PM   #38 
  - You DO know, I hope, that Egypt had elections too. The reason Egyptians took to the streets  scarletwoman   Apr-07-11 11:07 PM   #42 
     - Yes, I DO know that.....and 'here we are'. eom  BillyJack   Apr-07-11 11:19 PM   #46 
  - Well dabbling in electoral politics is a........  socialist_n_TN   Apr-07-11 11:03 PM   #40 
  - I only vote as a small act of mitigation -- mostly ineffective damage control.  scarletwoman   Apr-07-11 11:29 PM   #50 
     - Totally agree with your last sentence........  socialist_n_TN   Apr-07-11 11:34 PM   #51 
     - BTW, I just read something about Trotsky in the .......  socialist_n_TN   Apr-08-11 07:27 PM   #80 
        - Interesting. Not surprising though, it seems like an obvious and common sense tack to take.  scarletwoman   Apr-08-11 08:08 PM   #84 
  - Cough Another One Up For This Floridian... MY Husband Asked ME Two Days  ChiciB1   Apr-07-11 11:24 PM   #47 
  - Aww rzemanfl!  Biker13   Apr-07-11 11:25 PM   #48 
  - A lot of Americans don't vote.  moondust   Apr-07-11 11:36 PM   #52 
  - I go through the motions but I'm really past the point of electoral politics.  999998th word   Apr-08-11 01:16 AM   #53 
     - And yet you joined DU just last month. (nt)  JaneQPublic   Apr-08-11 09:53 AM   #68 
  - I pretty much feel the same especially after this crap  Raine   Apr-08-11 02:03 AM   #55 
  - perhaps a motivational speech is in order  hfojvt   Apr-08-11 02:13 AM   #56 
  - To chose to remain uninvolved in the political process is to condone your own enslavement  Cowpunk   Apr-08-11 02:14 AM   #57 
  - She is never going to pay attention to politics ever again?  MilesColtrane   Apr-08-11 04:23 AM   #58 
  - Smart man  madokie   Apr-08-11 07:31 AM   #60 
  - ah, today's post designed to demoralize dems....  dionysus   Apr-08-11 09:07 AM   #66 
  - Score one for the Repukes indeed  treestar   Apr-08-11 09:41 AM   #67 
  - Well if she doesn't like Republicans, she's insuring that  Cleita   Apr-08-11 10:12 AM   #71 
  - Maybe your spouse  femrap   Apr-08-11 11:40 AM   #72 
  - Good to hear...  Wait Wut   Apr-08-11 11:44 AM   #73 
  - I'm anemic so I'm going to cut my wrist JUST A LITTLE to let some blood out.  cliffordu   Apr-08-11 11:47 AM   #74 
  - Can't say that I blame her.  Dappleganger   Apr-08-11 11:50 AM   #75 
  - i'm so sick of the "weak" "wimpy" dems meme.  tomp   Apr-08-11 06:49 PM   #77 
  - From one disillusioned woman to another, tell your wife  Curmudgeoness   Apr-08-11 07:19 PM   #78 
  - Tell her that she has then let the Republicans win  MadMaddie   Apr-08-11 07:23 PM   #79 
  - Tell your wife that is just what the republicans want to hear. Please I feel the same way you  southernyankeebelle   Apr-08-11 07:34 PM   #82 
  - That is exactly what they want.  robinlynne   Apr-08-11 08:04 PM   #83 
  - Argue with your wife. There is one more F word left and both of  bluestate10   Apr-08-11 08:14 PM   #85 
  - I take my last post back. Tell your wife to quit. I want someone that  bluestate10   Apr-08-11 08:23 PM   #86 
  - Well then she doesn't get to bitch and moan ever again. You can't bitch if you don't vote.  ncteechur   Apr-08-11 08:50 PM   #87 

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