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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:31 AM
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Poll question: ########### Official DU "ISSUES" Poll ##############
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 11:47 AM by charlie and algernon
What is the single most important issue to you heading into the 2008 elections (primary and general)?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Lurking Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:33 AM
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1. Environment.
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:45 AM
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11. i forgot about that one
i apologize.

there are so many crucial issues out there.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:34 AM
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2. Other
The Supreme Court of the Untied States which will have a say on just about all of those issues in the coming years.

THe next president will likely appoint at least 2 justices. If you really want another Scalia on the bench then stay home or vote 3rd Party. You do so at your peril.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:35 AM
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3. All of them....and they're all connected.
n/t
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:38 AM
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4. Wow. Preserving the Constitution at a mere 10%!
Considering this problem is the problem from which all the rest spring, color me suprised.

maybe the poll results will shift as we get a larger statistical sample.

After all, if the Constittuion were still functional, we wouldn't even BE in Iraq, and most of thes rest of it wouldn't have happened, as well.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:43 AM
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7. I agree
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The River Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:41 AM
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5. Corporate Ownership of Our Government
nt
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:41 PM
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17. yes....that's not on list..
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:42 AM
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6. Other - CLIMATE CHANGE
NT
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:43 AM
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8. War in Iraq... and avoiding futher war in Iran
or anywhere else for that matter.
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ozone_man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:43 AM
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9. The war in Iraq.
It feeds into all of the other issues directly or indirectly. Our national security or suspension of the Constitution; our inability to address pressing social issues at home because all of our money is going to war.
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:44 AM
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10. fairer more progressive tax reducing breaks on investment income - kill SS wage cap n/t
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:50 AM
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12. Voting rights/change. If they can steal it again, what of the above matters?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:54 AM
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13. Corporatism
Every one of the most serious conditions in this country find their roots in unbridled corporatism ... global corporate colonialism. When "American interests" are referenced, it's ALWAYS corporate (property) interests, NOT human rights or equitable treatment of labor. The health care problems are rooted in an insurance industry that holds ENORMOUS reserves in corporate stock and profits from WITHHOLDING medical care from human beings. Iraq is almost nothing BUT corporate profiteering, not only in the very casus belli (foreign corporate entitlements to national oil resources made superior to those of the PEOPLE of that nation) but in the distribution of BILLIONS of dollars obtained from increased taxpayer DEBT to narrow corporate interests (e.g. Halliburton) WITHOUT even having the bid/compete process proclaimed as "holy" in a "free market" mythology. Even in the exploitation of the plantation economy of Mexico that fails to educate and employ its own people, US corporate interests perpetuate the conditions (through colonial AGENTS in the "ruling class") and the TRAFFIC IN HUMAN LABOR under the thin disguise of "immigration laws." (Which have NOTHING to do with "immigration" other than to stifle it.)

It's insane that the bald-faced privateering and exploitation of working people proceeds without widespread riots and civil unrest. Where's the national strike? We don't fucking deserve to call ourselves a "democracy" ... not even close anymore. We're nothing but stooges to whatever corporate logo we ally with.


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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:45 PM
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20. What TahitiNut said. And it's global.
The big rich corporations, the (few) families of the Oligarchy and their many cronies and lackeys. (Small business, for sure, and degrees of social democracy, is an entirely separate issue...)
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:55 AM
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14. over 200 views and only 47 votes?
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Basileus Basileon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:45 PM
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21. That's a better ratio than many, many polls.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:39 PM
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15. "It's THE ENVIRONMENT, stupid!"
Nothing else even matters (not even the Constitution) if we have no food to eat, no water to drink, no soil to till, and have killed off most other life on the planet.
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WGS Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:13 PM
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22. Are we at that point?
Don't think so, not even close.... :eyes:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:25 PM
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24. I do. But then I happen to believe the climatologists, unlike SOME people.
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NCarolinawoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:17 PM
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23. I agree! It's the Environment for me! n/t
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:41 PM
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16. The category is not in this poll that I think is the most important.
Impeaching and throwing in jail the fascist criminals that have taken over precious country. If there is no paradigm shift respecting
the cowards in power we and future citizens of this country are truly lost. :dem:
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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:50 PM
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18. For me, it's a battle between good and evil. America is fighting for its life.
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:57 PM
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19. If we don't preserve the Constitution ...
"we the people" won't have any power to demand that the rest of the problems be taken care of.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:35 PM
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25. Actually, RESTORING the Constitution...
Although preserving is the first step down that path.

-Hoot
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