Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Does voting even really matter in America anymore?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 12:44 PM
Original message
Poll question: Does voting even really matter in America anymore?
Edited on Wed Apr-07-10 01:10 PM by branders seine
To some, it seems no matter whom the people elect, they end up serving the interests of the wealthy and corporations first and foremost. Even then, elections in the last 30 years have been of questionable validity more often than not.

Do you feel like your vote really even matters anymore?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 12:46 PM
Response to Original message
1. yes and no
sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I chose the last option on the poll and grateful it was there.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 12:47 PM
Response to Original message
2. I refuse to vote in this poll
Its just a symbolic waste of time anyway
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 12:51 PM
Response to Original message
3. Heck yea! We've done an excellent job on election reform. I'm sure my vote counts!
Edited on Wed Apr-07-10 01:01 PM by nc4bo
You betcha *wink*

Sorry to let my frustrations show through. Who really knows for sure. Our election system is broken and has been broken for quite some time and there are monsters lurking in the shadows and even talking about it can get you tossed into the realm of conspiracy theorist.

It doesn't matter what you or I or any citizen wants or needs, it's the corporations wants and needs that get met and the rest of us poor slobs just have wait for the trickle down effect.



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #3
6. I think the entire thing is a 100% sham.
Democracy is a facade.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 12:52 PM
Response to Original message
4. If you lived in VA you'd realize how important it is that many '08 Obama voters did NOT vote in '09.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 12:59 PM
Response to Original message
5. Kicking for exposure. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 01:52 PM
Response to Original message
7. I would LIKE to think it does
Don't destroy my illusion anyway
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 02:19 PM
Response to Reply #7
11. illusion
or delusion

or just a well-marketed masquerade?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 01:54 PM
Response to Original message
8. How do you think we got Obama and not McCain?
Edited on Wed Apr-07-10 01:55 PM by county worker
And if you are going to tell me they are the same, your hopeless.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 01:56 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. they are not the same,
but the people they both serve are.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 03:57 PM
Response to Reply #9
17. +1000..and that's what many have a VERY hard time wrapping their head around
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 02:17 PM
Response to Original message
10. In a rep democracy not as far along in its collapse as ours, yes, of course
As it is, however, the system is rigged 100%
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 02:24 PM
Response to Original message
12. Voting is more than just the national elections
Voting definitely DOES matter. It can decide if your city's sales tax is raised, what your children will learn, etc. While I can think that no, my democratic vote for president doesn't matter much since I'm in Texas, I sure as hell know that all those local and state elections DO matter. If all the democrats in Texas think we don't matter and skip voting we'll end up another 4 years of Rick Perry fucking up this state. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 02:54 PM
Response to Original message
13. Right up there behind
writing to your Congresspeople or Senators, signing petitions, etc. It's all an elaborate shadow show now. The motions are gone through to keep up the facade.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 03:29 PM
Response to Reply #13
15. George Carlin -"Who Really Controls America"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 03:28 PM
Response to Original message
14. Only for local offices.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 03:32 PM
Response to Original message
16. LOL.
There should have been a "Meh." option.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 04:24 PM
Response to Original message
18. If you would get what you voted for, it would.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 06:29 PM
Response to Original message
19. Does responding to polls really matter on DU anymore?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 01:25 PM
Response to Reply #19
20. Voting and DU polls are essentially the same thing anymore,
so maybe...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 16th 2014, 12:11 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC