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Fri May 13, 2016, 10:02 AM

Billions being spent to get your vote and you are gonna stay home?

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Reply Billions being spent to get your vote and you are gonna stay home? (Original post)
Actor May 2016 OP
timmymoff May 2016 #1
Actor May 2016 #2
reddread May 2016 #5
timmymoff May 2016 #6
cherokeeprogressive May 2016 #10
Lizzie Poppet May 2016 #13
Buns_of_Fire May 2016 #15
Actor May 2016 #22
Lizzie Poppet May 2016 #23
Actor May 2016 #24
NWCorona May 2016 #40
Buddyblazon May 2016 #38
Actor May 2016 #41
Buddyblazon May 2016 #42
Actor May 2016 #43
Buddyblazon May 2016 #45
JonLeibowitz May 2016 #3
Glamrock May 2016 #4
DesMoinesDem May 2016 #7
Bluenorthwest May 2016 #8
MineralMan May 2016 #17
Actor May 2016 #18
Mnpaul May 2016 #9
bemildred May 2016 #11
Lizzie Poppet May 2016 #12
frylock May 2016 #14
hobbit709 May 2016 #16
Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #19
Actor May 2016 #20
Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #21
JPnoodleman May 2016 #25
Actor May 2016 #26
JPnoodleman May 2016 #27
Actor May 2016 #32
JPnoodleman May 2016 #46
Faux pas May 2016 #28
Actor May 2016 #29
PFunk1 May 2016 #30
Actor May 2016 #34
Kelvin Mace May 2016 #31
Actor May 2016 #33
Kelvin Mace May 2016 #48
One Black Sheep May 2016 #35
seekthetruth May 2016 #36
Actor May 2016 #39
seekthetruth May 2016 #44
cali May 2016 #37
whatchamacallit May 2016 #47

Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:03 AM

1. I guess like the person I support

 

we can't be bought nor are as easily fooled.

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Response to timmymoff (Reply #1)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:03 AM

2. Epitome of privilege, must be nice.

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Response to Actor (Reply #2)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:05 AM

5. the word Billions certainly ranks higher?

 

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Response to Actor (Reply #2)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:07 AM

6. I am in no way privileged

 

But you feel she deserves privilege of my vote. Can she earn it like everyone else has? Doubtful because of trust. It's hard to trust someone who as been on every side of every issue.

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Response to Actor (Reply #2)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:46 AM

10. So you think principles (can't be bought) and not being easily fooled are the epitome of privilege?

 

Whoa.

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Response to Actor (Reply #2)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:54 AM

13. Ah, the "privilege" card!

 

Incoming race and gender cards in 3...2...1...

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #13)

Fri May 13, 2016, 12:14 PM

15. Don't forget the ever-popular "guilt" and "fear" cards!

Collect 'em all! Trade 'em with friends!

{And we don't even get a slab of unchewable bubble gum with them.)

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #13)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:13 PM

22. Not me saying it, well established liberal talking heads all over the country and media

Like I heard Stephanie Miller today who supports Bernie staying in the race getting email after email, tweet after tweet, from Bernie fans calling her an establishment troll, that she doesnt support Bernie.

Real ugly shit and lots of it.

It is very childish what the busters are doing.

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Response to Actor (Reply #22)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:16 PM

23. Nice tangent!

 

Do you also do sine and cosine?

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #23)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:19 PM

24. I have to admit, I am in awe of how the propaganda has worked.

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Response to Actor (Reply #24)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:36 PM

40. It's too bad you fell for it.

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Response to Actor (Reply #2)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:36 PM

38. If you're referring to your OP...

 

Yes...the absolute epitome of privilege.

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Response to Buddyblazon (Reply #38)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:37 PM

41. America deserves Trump, I think. With this level of childishness, I think we need

to go ahead and just destroy everything which Trump will do.

Hell yes

You got me excited now

fireworks, sure in the form of nukes, but hey, still fun...

Yeah for TRUMP and the fireworks

Right?

I mean that IS the FUCKING result, right?

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Response to Actor (Reply #41)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:38 PM

42. Stop with the privilege...

 

We don't reward children for that behavior...and neither should you be rewarded.

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Response to Buddyblazon (Reply #42)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:40 PM

43. No really, you being privileged enough to afford to deport Latinos and the rest, must be nice

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Response to Actor (Reply #43)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:47 PM

45. Hey...I'm voting in the GE...

 

I'm just voting for Bernie come hell or high water.

You getting upset would be the privilege part.

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:04 AM

3. I always vote, and encourage others to! There is great diversity of ideas on the ballot.

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:04 AM

4. I wouldn't call it sad.

I'd say it was the American way (for the last few decades anyway).

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:08 AM

7. You think it is sad people's votes can't be bought. You're not on the right site.

 

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:31 AM

8. My entire State votes from home, so yeah, we stay home but we vote in numbers higher than

 

most other States. We vote at a rate two or three times higher than NY, for example. Sadly most Americans who are eligible to vote simply do not bother to do so. On the other hand, that fact makes it easier to find non voters to vote with me. Which is what I do. Which is part of why we have good turnout.
Where do you live?

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #8)

Fri May 13, 2016, 12:21 PM

17. Your state is a model of how our elections should be handled.

Oregon gets it right. My state also has very high turnouts, the old-fashioned way, but they'd be even higher if we had mail voting and almost universal registration. Sometimes MN beats OR in turnout, but not always.

BTW, the legislation in MN that will shift us from caucuses to primaries for Presidential elections has passed in one house of our legislature and is almost certain to pass in the other and be signed by our Governor.

Maybe after the 2016 election, we can introduce mail voting here, too. I hope so. There was a resolution to that effect in our package of resolutions at the last convention I attended. It passed overwhelmingly.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #8)

Fri May 13, 2016, 12:46 PM

18. THanks for reminding me that some people want to vote and cant. They know what is at stake, but the

same group who brainwashes people into believing Hillary is Satan also is preventing people from voting.

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:44 AM

9. Unlike the Democrats in Washington

I'm not for sale. Actions earn my vote.

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:50 AM

11. Billions being spent to suppress my vote and I'm going to do it anyway. nt

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:53 AM

12. Billions are spent to get us to accept all sorts of shitty products.

 

I don't buy those, either.

Oh, and of course I'll stay home. We have 100% vote-by-mail in Oregon.

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 11:41 AM

14. Who said anything about staying home?

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 12:15 PM

16. I'm not staying home. I will be voting for Democrats.

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 12:51 PM

19. Why would people not vote? Apathy? Passive resistance? Protest?

 

I always vote. Fortunately, my ballot comes with more choices than "really bad" and "not as bad".

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #19)

Fri May 13, 2016, 12:55 PM

20. The reason you wont vote for the Dem, if you dont, isnt entirely your fault.

You are the victim of 25 years of propaganda.

I will discuss this in more detail in a separate thread.

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Response to Actor (Reply #20)

Fri May 13, 2016, 12:57 PM

21. Not a victim of propaganda. I fully capable of thinking for myself.

 

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:22 PM

25. Is the DNC entitled to left leaning voters? n/t

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Response to JPnoodleman (Reply #25)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:23 PM

26. Wrong question, if you dont know why it is the wrong question, then we need to

start with square one, do we need to do that?

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Response to Actor (Reply #26)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:24 PM

27. its an apt question, why not answer it?

Or are we going to play this game of shifting goal posts. How about you answer mine or just ask your counter question and cease being coy, it just makes you look like a dick.

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Response to JPnoodleman (Reply #27)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:30 PM

32. No, it isnt. Nobody deserves Trump with his finger on the nuclear button or his attitude on

the minority groups of America.

If you are bothered of the fact that the Democratic party is hardly liberal at all anymore, join the club.

If you are bothered that Hillary Clinton is the epitome of the insider, establishment candidate, join the club.

If you are bothered that if Bernie loses it was a chance of a lifetime to actually make REAL and BIG changes, join the club.


You want me to go on? I can.

None of this has a damn thing to do with the FACT that NO sane person of any level of intellect or responsibility does not do everything in her or his power to vote against the insanity of Trump.

How in the WORLD can we be debating that?

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Response to Actor (Reply #32)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:47 PM

46. Neither you nor I are planning to vote for Trump, the question is why should I vote for Hillary? n/t

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:25 PM

28. I just think about

all that money being wasted on politics and how many people that money could be helping, that's my definition of sad.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #28)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:26 PM

29. That too

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:29 PM

30. you want my vote? Earn it!

Because you wont get it by terrifying, shaming, cajoling me or any thing like that. And you wont get it with money. You get it by convincing me that they are worthy of that vote. And so far only Sanders fits that bill.

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Response to PFunk1 (Reply #30)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:32 PM

34. My vote doesnt need to be earned, it was earned the minute I heard Trump threaten

to deport 11 million, calling them rapists.

It was earned the minute I heard him say he would ban Muslims from entry.

Sorry to hear that wasnt enough to earn yours, how sad.

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:29 PM

31. I have yet to meet anyone who says they will stay home

 

I am sure they exist, but I haven't met one.

I will be voting come election day, just not for HRC (or for Trump).

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #31)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:30 PM

33. Epitome of privilege, wish I was so lucky

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Response to Actor (Reply #33)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:54 PM

48. People had a choice between a good condidate

 

or a continuation of the Bush-Clinton Dynasty. Now, having chosen wrong, they want us to bail out their bad candidate.

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:32 PM

35. Whose staying home?

But I'm not voting on account of "billions being spent", lol, that is a ridiculous reason to go vote... I'm voting based on wanting to vote, and being a participating citizen...

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:34 PM

36. Definitely not going to stay home.....

 

.....but I will vote my conscience, meaning that I will vote for the candidate who is best able to lead us to renewable energy, an economy that works for the people and not the richest among us, and one that will lead us not towards war but diplomacy and peace.

Needless to say, I think most people know which candidate I'm talking about......

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Response to seekthetruth (Reply #36)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:36 PM

39. Your privilege wont help the millions he will harm. How sad and sick this is

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Response to Actor (Reply #39)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:40 PM

44. How sad it is to continue to destroy our environment

 

How sad it is to continue to gouge students for getting an education.

How sick and sad it is to keep ignoring our horrible healthcare system.

How sad and sick it is that we have gross income inequality.

How sad and sick it is continuing to believe that America is the world's best country, and deserves somehow to be the leader of the free world when people aren't truly free in our own nation.

Seriously?

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:35 PM

37. Without a doubt the worst of the scolding/shaming threads

 

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Response to Actor (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:49 PM

47. How can you let those corporate billions go to waste like that?!?

What the hell is the matter with you proles?

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