It's twice as important this year that you vote!

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    Oct 16, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    Because turnout will be down this year, voting is more important than ever, and your vote will make much more of a difference this year.
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    Oct 16, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    Absolutely!
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 16, 2010 10:56 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidThank you for the reminder.

    Yes, I will be voting Republican for my Congressional Representative, Senator and Governor.



    When did you concede that you're a conservative posing as an Independent?
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 16, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    I already voted absentee.

    For Louisiana voters, there are 10 state constitutional amendment propositions to vote on. If you need a nonpartisan, independent guide on each proposition in order to make an informed vote, go to http://www.la-par.org/Publications/PDF/ConstAmend_Nov2010.pdf I used it and it was very helpful.
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    Oct 16, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    So I suppose all that makes me a rabid, right-wing, conservative Republican. icon_rolleyes.gif



    Your words, not mine!
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    Oct 16, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
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    Or at least that's what Urban Outfitter's right-wing conservative owner thinks.
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    Oct 16, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    You better believe I'm voting. I even have Ron Johnson and Scott Walker signs in my yard!
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    Oct 16, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidYou better believe I'm voting. I even have Ron Johnson and Scott Walker signs in my yard!


    I just threw up in my mouth a little.
  • creature

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    Oct 16, 2010 11:17 PM GMT
    Southbeach,

    During a discussion about incumbents, you said that you would be voting for a Democrat candidate in this election because the Republican one was an incumbent.

    I'll be voting in this election. I never voted besides the past three presidential elections, but I want to make sure the Dems get my vote this year.
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 16, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    It really sucks that out of 12 candidates for one US Senate position in Louisiana, they are all conservative.

    I researched every candidate and the most stupid one is Milton Gordon. I checked the votesmart.org website to research their positions, and on the political courage test, he answered the following on education:

    1) Spending
    Indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once.

    Eliminate d) Education


    Education Issues

    Yes a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?

    Yes b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?

    Yes c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?

    Yes d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?

    Yes e) Do you support the federal government providing college students with financial aid?
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    Oct 16, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    Absolutely. Most of my friends, both local and distant, are working hard to get out the vote. We are seeing a high degree of enthusiasm in making sure their votes count. It's really exciting this year.
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 16, 2010 11:30 PM GMT
    Find out about your respective candidates positions at www.votesmart.org
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    Oct 16, 2010 11:32 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidYou better believe I'm voting. I even have Ron Johnson and Scott Walker signs in my yard!


    Barf
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    Oct 16, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidYou better believe I'm voting. I even have Ron Johnson and Scott Walker signs in my yard!


    Yeah, well my mom has Russ Feingold signs with neon lights powered by children's tears in coconut half-shell batteries..
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    Oct 16, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidMore intelligent commentary from the "left" side.


    Oh, Jesus Christ.

    Obviously the poster is not very smart, because he should have offered a detailed deconstruction of the corrupt motivations and wayward path of the candidates mocktwinkie mentioned.

    Or he was short-handing it: "barf."
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    Oct 16, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    I totally agree, I have been making sure all my friends and family are going to vote. We can't let the crazies (Tea and Repubs) get control or we will be right back where we were when moron Bush was in office. Please make sure you vote guys!
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    Oct 16, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    Ace123 saidI totally agree, I have been making sure all my friends and family are going to vote. We can't let the crazies (Tea and Repubs) get control or we will be right back where we were when moron Bush was in office. Please make sure you vote guys!



    I'm afraid that's going to happen. The American way seems to be one step forward and two steps back.
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    Oct 17, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Ace123 said We can't let the crazies (Tea and Repubs) get control or we will be right back where we were when moron Bush was in office.


    Yeah, and that would be:

    1) Not in a recession

    2) There was job growth

    3) Taxes were cut

    4) We didn't have trillion-dollar plus deficits to look forward to each and every year for the next decade


    Oh wait, you might be referring to the last 2 years of the Bush presidency... when the Democrats took control of Congress and:

    1) We were in a recession

    2) There was no job growth

    3) Taxes were not cut

    4) We had trillion-dollar plus deficits to look forward to each and every year for the next decade





    Bush lost more jobs than he added. He put trillions of dollars on the deficit for those tax cuts and two illegal wars. And all before the Democrats took Congress.

    Please, Stop. Lying.
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    Oct 17, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    Ace123 saidI totally agree, I have been making sure all my friends and family are going to vote. We can't let the crazies (Tea and Repubs) get control or we will be right back where we were when moron Bush was in office. Please make sure you vote guys!


    lol. There's a deluge of anger coming from people who have had enough of not only the american-dream killing democratic agenda but the spendy-big-government pandering pseudo-conservatives (like Bush) who allowed leftwing economic policies to destroy our economy, and your votes aren't going to amount to a pile of shyte.
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    Oct 17, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidAbsolutely. Most of my friends, both local and distant, are working hard to get out the vote. We are seeing a high degree of enthusiasm in making sure their votes count. It's really exciting this year.


    It is if you're a libertarian, a teabagger, or someone on the far right.

    Many of the tea party-backed canidates seem intellectually limited, ridged in their views and lacking any dialectical reasoning skills.

    For governor of my state, I'm seriously thinking about either voting for the "lesser evil" (the democrat) or not voting at all. I dare not fathom casting my vote for the tea party-back canidate.

    Conservatives are saying all kinds of bullshit just to get back into office/power. And the democracts are too inept to offer up better solutions. Both parties are packed with corrupt mongrels who care more about obtaining and staying in power than anything esle... well anything else besides money.
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    Oct 17, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidAbsolutely. Most of my friends, both local and distant, are working hard to get out the vote. We are seeing a high degree of enthusiasm in making sure their votes count. It's really exciting this year.

    It is if you're a libertarian, a teabagger, or someone on the far right.

    Or an independent or a moderate Democrat or Republican. Actually anyone who wants to repudiate the policies, ideology, and most of all the arrogance of the Obama-Reid-Pelosi Troika. In the words of Evan Bayh, moderate Democrat who is retiring, "...rather than playing the hand of the cards they were dealt, they wanted to play the hand of cards they wished they'd been dealt."

    This election will take away their cards and their arrogance.
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    Oct 17, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidAbsolutely. Most of my friends, both local and distant, are working hard to get out the vote. We are seeing a high degree of enthusiasm in making sure their votes count. It's really exciting this year.


    It is if you're a libertarian, a teabagger, or someone on the far right.

    Many of the tea party-backed canidates seem intellectually limited, ridged in their views and lacking any dialectical reasoning skills.

    For governor of my state, I'm seriously thinking about either voting for the "lesser evil" (the democrat) or not voting at all. I dare not fathom casting my vote for the tea party-back canidate.

    Conservatives are saying all kinds of bullshit just to get back into office/power. And the democracts are too inept to offer up better solutions. Both parties are packed with corrupt mongrels who care more about obtaining and staying in power than anything esle... well anything else besides money.


    I have a feeling you'll change your mind as you get older...I don't know, I could be wrong though.
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    Oct 17, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    Bush lost more jobs than he added.


    In 2000-2006? Nope. After the Democrats took control of Congress in 2007, well yes, of course everything collapsed.


    Christian73 said
    He put trillions of dollars on the deficit for those tax cuts and two illegal wars.


    What was illegal about the wars?


    Christian73 said


    Please, Stop. Lying.


    I am not lying.



    Yeah. Even in 2000-2006. Please bone up on your economics of the period. And the policies he passed with the Republican controlled Congress helped blow up the entire economy. Tax cuts for the rich + deficit spending for illegal wars + giving bankers whatever they wanted = economic collapse
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    Oct 17, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    Ok, I'll vote twice.
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    Oct 17, 2010 2:59 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    Yeah. Even in 2000-2006. Please bone up on your economics of the period. And the policies he passed with the Republican controlled Congress helped blow up the entire economy. Tax cuts for the rich + deficit spending for illegal wars + giving bankers whatever they wanted = economic collapse


    2003: +85,000
    2004: +2,000,000
    2005: +2,500,000
    2006: +2,100,000

    And, again, what was illegal about the wars?



    I'm not sure what those numbers are supposed to mean.

    Congress did not declare war with Afghanistan or Iraq, therefore Bush's wars are both illegal. For someone who is always screaming about the Constitution that should have been pretty obvious.