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#1    Pyridium

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:49 PM

In 2008, Obama got 66.8 million votes.  In 2012 Obama got 60.8 million votes,  6 million votes LESS.

McCain got 58.3 million votes and lost to Obama by 8.5 million votes.

Romney got 57.9 million votes and lost to Obama by 2.9 million votes.

125.1 million votes in 2008.  118.7 million votes in 2012.  6.4 million fewer voters in 2012.

Congrats Obama, looks like the moral majority just could not swallow a Mormon and just did not show up to vote.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:15 PM

Oh it was in the news that many people weren't going to vote .
I think many NEW people voted,and many old timers,disgusted with present politics,didn't go out to the polls .

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

View PostPyridium, on 08 November 2012 - 10:49 PM, said:

Congrats Obama, looks like the moral majority just could not swallow a Mormon and just did not show up to vote.


Romney's Mormonism had no real play in this.  It was never an issue during the campaign, so how could that take the blame?  The GOP nominated the BEST of a very weak field.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:58 PM

I did not vote, and doubt I will ever again.....


Simbi nailed it....

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many old timers,disgusted with present politics,didn't go out to the polls .


Why vote for the worst of two evils?.....If there is nothing there I want, or like, I am not voting for it.....There is nothing there....Unless you are a large corporation, or are " middle class " and above.....

The rich get richer, the lower class and poor get poorer...


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

View Postsupervike, on 08 November 2012 - 11:36 PM, said:

Romney's Mormonism had no real play in this.  It was never an issue during the campaign, so how could that take the blame?  The GOP nominated the BEST of a very weak field.


They are waiting for 2016......A certain woman from Alaska......They new she could not beat Obama, trust me, it is planned.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:09 AM

If they think women will vote for a woman just because she is a woman they had better think again. If that were so one would of been president already.

I voted, always do even if the selection is slim.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:17 AM

If you dont vote you dont have an opinion, if you vote and lose then you can have a real grouse, if you voted and won well you can sit back and see what kind of a mess your vote caused,and say I knew this would happen, but it could have been worse if the other guy won.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

View PostHilander, on 09 November 2012 - 12:09 AM, said:

If they think women will vote for a woman just because she is a woman they had better think again. If that were so one would of been president already.

I voted, always do even if the selection is slim.
  Hi M/s H, After the fiasco in the U.K cause by a certain Lady Prime Minister, who eventually sent us "down the Pan",I dont think us Brits will have another female P.M. for a very long time.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 09 November 2012 - 12:17 AM, said:

If you dont vote you dont have an opinion, if you vote and lose then you can have a real grouse, if you voted and won well you can sit back and see what kind of a mess your vote caused,and say I knew this would happen, but it could have been worse if the other guy won.

Yes I can....I think both candidates, and all senators and congressmen are crooks, and are not looking out for the " little people "..( 90% of us )

I feel the people that should be in will never get the chance, they do not have the funding to campaign, and become " popular ".

My opinion is, the people needed in will not get the chance, and the ones with the funding are all a joke, and none of them deserve my time, nor my vote.

If someone that I feel has what it takes to run this Country runs in the future, I will vote. Until then, I am not voting for " the better of the two ".

That is my opinion.

Edited by Sakari, 09 November 2012 - 12:27 AM.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:46 AM

View PostSakari, on 09 November 2012 - 12:25 AM, said:

Yes I can....I think both candidates, and all senators and congressmen are crooks, and are not looking out for the " little people "..( 90% of us )

I feel the people that should be in will never get the chance, they do not have the funding to campaign, and become " popular ".

My opinion is, the people needed in will not get the chance, and the ones with the funding are all a joke, and none of them deserve my time, nor my vote.

If someone that I feel has what it takes to run this Country runs in the future, I will vote. Until then, I am not voting for " the better of the two ".

That is my opinion.
  Ok at least you stick by your principles , and everyone has an opinion.cheers.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:50 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 09 November 2012 - 12:46 AM, said:

Ok at least you stick by your principles , and everyone has an opinion.cheers.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:59 AM

View Postbones101proof, on 09 November 2012 - 12:46 AM, said:

I do not vote, so I can complain as loud as I want. Who made up the phrase "well, if you don't vote then you have no right to complain." People like to twist that around. Well where's the logic in that? If you vote, and choose incompetent, dishonest politicians that get into office and screw everything up well You are the one responsible. You caused the problem. You voted them in, and have no right to complain. I, on the otherhand, who did not vote, who did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what you have done and what these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you have created.
That's all good but you sure aren't helping the situation either. I know, what can you do? But doing nothing isn't going help matters either. I think that also makes you equally as guilty for whatever train wreck occurs.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:13 AM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 09 November 2012 - 12:59 AM, said:

That's all good but you sure aren't helping the situation either. I know, what can you do? But doing nothing isn't going help matters either. I think that also makes you equally as guilty for whatever train wreck occurs.


Try this.....

You hate, despise, can not even stand the smell of Tomato Sauces, and Frying oil. Or anything that comes close to those products.

You can not stand them so much, that you avoid them at all costs.

Now..... You are pretty hungry, sitting at home, and not really in the mood to make anything.

You want something, something different.

Out of pure chance, a Scwhanns sales person knocks at your door....You are in luck, he is trying to sell out his truck, and has two items left. He promises both are great, and both will satisfy you.

He has Lasagna, and Fried Chicken......

Do you say " no thank you ", or do you just get either one, although they both make you physically sick?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:23 AM

In land of the morons, it doesn't really matter who voted and who didn't vote, apparently. The fact that beneficial state amendments were voted down shows that we quite literally live in the land of idiocracy. January 2013 will be a very intersting month, especially if certain tax cuts aren't renewed. Combine that with a new healthcare tax in 2014, and an eventual carbon tax as well. Good job people.

Edited by WoIverine, 09 November 2012 - 01:29 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:30 AM

View Postbones101proof, on 09 November 2012 - 12:46 AM, said:

I do not vote, so I can complain as loud as I want. Who made up the phrase "well, if you don't vote then you have no right to complain." People like to twist that around. Well where's the logic in that? If you vote, and choose incompetent, dishonest politicians that get into office and screw everything up well You are the one responsible. You caused the problem. You voted them in, and have no right to complain. I, on the otherhand, who did not vote, who did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what you have done and what these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you have created.

I just hope If your house catches fire you are the one to start it otherwise your screwed.

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