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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:47 PM
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Poll question: what's your issue?
Electoral politics becomes an all-or-nothing game at key points. What particular issue(s) get(s) you up in the morning?

(Sorry to lump #6 like this...only so many choices for polls)

I'm a #8, fwiw.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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tedoll78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:49 PM
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the Supreme Court
This pretty much covers all of the issues. It's why I can vote for Lieberman with a semi-clear conscience, and it's why I cannot vote Green in clear conscience.. I end-up seeing on the ballot:

__Stevens
__Scalia

That's how the vote breaks-down for me.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:51 PM
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2. Same For Me
The Supreme Court.

Sometimes I believe the greatest right of all is the right to be left alone....
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:49 PM
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1. Environment (other)
is the single most important issue to me.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:00 PM
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3. *that's* the one I forgot
:freak:
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:04 PM
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4. all of the above
with the enviroment,energy and campaign finance reform included to my list.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:05 PM
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5. Many are important:
the environment
the economy
labor issues
etc.

but the issue that gets me up in the morning is public education.

*End high-stakes testing.

*End unfunded mandates.

*End the blame game where the buck stops with me for every one of societies ills.

*Respect, budgetary and legal support, and pay us for what we put into the job; you might be able to attract a few teachers to teach the kids born this year.

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mlawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:10 PM
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6. Other: Separation of church and state.
That is the one that pushes my buttons the most.

Again: It's sexual ORIENTATION, not preference!!
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:48 PM
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22. Sign me up for some seperation too
Although I have been considering seperation of corporation and state recently as well.
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:11 PM
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7. Whatever issues together whose radical change constitutes Revolution
those are my issues
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:15 PM
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9. kick
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:15 PM
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8. A one term G.W. Bush.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:28 PM
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10. i got an issue with ulysses!
why they let regressive lefties like you on this board anywho? :hi:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:31 PM
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11. I bought off the administrators.
:7

:hi:
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:33 PM
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13. you too???
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 06:37 PM by Terwilliger
:loveya:

OnEdit: you neo-capitalist Green, ya!
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:42 PM
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17. damned Marxist longhairs...<grumble>
You probably live in, like, the Bay Area don't you? :P

:hi:
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:44 PM
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20. "personal attack! personal attack!"
:D
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:50 PM
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24. LOL!
I've got yer rule violation right here, buddy! :D
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:32 PM
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12. regressive? regressive??
wee don need no steenk-eeng ree-gress-eeves!
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:05 PM
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28. you're on that list too, 'comrade' !
:)
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rhite5 Donating Member (510 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:38 PM
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14. Many issues are important to me, but ...
if I had to pick one issue it would be EDUCATION.

You can't have a democracy without a reasonably well educated electorate.

That includes all the conditions that make education effective and successful, like respect for the profession, freedom to teach in ways that work for the teacher, adequate funding, no compulsary textbooks, no compulsary uniform testing.

I also include the ongoing lifetime education one gleans from the MEDIA. The media must be diversified with a good dose of foreign sources, free of the constraints of consolidated corporate ownership. All of the conditions that make that kind of media possible are a part of my answer too.
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:38 PM
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15. BBV and Taking Back Our Country
which means revitalizing our democratic process, sense of community, and "liberal" politics (by which I mean, in this context, anything on the left).

Everything else is really secondary, even as important as so many issues are. If we get it right -- we the people taking back our country -- we can handle everything else. Otherwise, we're lost.

Eloriel
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ParanoidPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:07 PM
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30. What she said!
:evilgrin: Hi El! :hi:
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Lastgasp Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:40 PM
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16. Judicial appointees . . .
we cannot over-emphasize this issue. To a degree the courts run the country, anyway.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:42 PM
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18. All of the above.
Because they are all interconnected by the right-wing agenda of the current misadministration.
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:44 PM
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19. other
TOYNBEE IDEA IN MOVIE '2001' RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:05 PM
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29. OK OK I'm just kidding!
I thought someone might get this one.

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/spe...

Don't worry I didn't muck up the poll by really voting for "other".
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friendofbenn Donating Member (383 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:47 PM
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21. social issues
are much less important than economic ones for me
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:48 PM
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23. This just proves that dems vote on a balance of issues
If this poll was given on freerepublic, you would prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the GOP is the party of Guns,God and Gold.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:51 PM
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25. really, I could have filled
at least five more choices...
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:54 PM
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26. All of the above, and quite a bit more.
I have never been a single issue voter. I believe all of these things mentioned and several others are crucial, - including the environment, the current state of democracy in U.S. and civil liberties to name just a few.

Important to state, however, that I don't expect to find one individual candidate who can, - even if elected- satisfactorily resolve all of my issues to progressive standards. Politics is and always has been an ongoing battle for the betterment of society. You get what you get, the rest you keep working for.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:00 PM
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27. well, sure
Important to state, however, that I don't expect to find one individual candidate who can, - even if elected- satisfactorily resolve all of my issues to progressive standards. Politics is and always has been an ongoing battle for the betterment of society. You get what you get, the rest you keep working for.

At the same time, is there not a point of diminishing returns? Stopping the bleeding is the necessary first step, but only the first step.
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Shanty Oilish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:08 PM
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31. Domestic violence - choice in danger
Women getting virtual life imprisonment in Saudi Arabia - gender issues, you say? Civil liberties.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:10 PM
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32. good point
gender issues, you say? Civil liberties.

Yup.
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Dob Bole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:38 PM
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33. Humanitarian Issues
This could encompass foreign policy/fair trade, whatever. I support charitable choice programs and oppose the Iraq war, the death penalty, and "partial birth" abortions.
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