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2-B

Mandatory voting. Yeah, what could go wrong with that?

Seriously, did Obama never watch Jay Leno's "Jaywalking"? Has he never seen (well, probably not) Jesse Waters "Waters World"? I don't WANT the clueless girl who pretends to have a clue but who declares we have a warm relationship with North Korea in any voting booth.

Sorry. Let those folks stay home on Election Day, which is likely what they'll choose to do. Too lazy to keep up with minimal current events, too lazy to vote. That equation is fine with me.

We got 8 years of Obama because he rounded up bus loads of folks suckered by Hope and Change, suckered by "fundamentally transform America" without giving a thought to Saul Alinsky or what that transformation might mean. We got Obama because bus loads of folks never dug far enough to see his 2004 video complaining that the Constitution did too much to LIMIT THE POWER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. Well, duh. That's exactly what our brave Founding Fathers intended, Mr. Constitutional scholar.

But those bus loads of folks weren't aware of or interested in that kind of thing. Many were like the gleeful woman exclaiming that Obama was gonna fill her gas tank, buy her a phone, and pay her rent. Money for nothing, and the vote's for free, because the rest of us are paying for it.

ETA: lest anyone think so, my post is not racial in any way. I would happily vote for any candidate of any ethnicity who has policies I agree with, policies that can strengthen this country, and who has leadership skills especially on the world stage.

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Degen

Voting is a funny thing. I had a conversation with a woman who was talking about the elections and didn't have a clue what the issues were. Literally, not a clue but she was voting one way because she didn't like how the other candidate's wife dresses. I said, "Why are you bothering to vote if you don't know what is going on?" she was taken aback and declared that she had a right to vote and I said "You also have a right not to vote and probably shouldn't be picking a president based on how the man's wife dresses." She didn't get it. I told her that her vote was zeroing out the vote of a person who did know what the issues were and asked her if that is the best way to help her country find its next leader. She didn't answer and changed the subject. She voted democrat that November.

It was probably cancelled out by a republican with the same reasoning.

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Bama13

It was probably cancelled out by a republican with the same reasoning.

C'mon man, everyone knows that republicans don't choose which candidate to vote for by how the candidates wives dress. The important thing is how the wife worships god.

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F3SS

Or dances with a Clydesdale... Mrs. Romney.

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travelnjones

Do they really want to force me to vote for the horrible **** i want? Cus I don't want to settle for this sort of borderline fascism bs. Give me full blown stormtroopers marching down the street or **** off.

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Sundew

Funny how none of these ideas get floated when the Dems have complete control of the legislative and executive branches.

And they would scream like stuck pigs if the advantage to such a suggestion favored the GOP, but that's how they play the game.

Ah, Fat Freddie's Cat, I remember those comics (showing my age yet again!)

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Sir Wearer of Hats

Mandatory voting. Yeah, what could go wrong with that?

Based on all the countries which does practice mandatory voting, surprisingly little.

Based on how America implemented "Socialised Medicine" (ie something else quite a few other countries have, including many of those that practice mandatory voting) TONNES!

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Gromdor

C'mon man, everyone knows that republicans don't choose which candidate to vote for by how the candidates wives dress. The important thing is how the wife worships god.

An evangelical friend of mine said he could never vote for Romney, because he was Mormon and that was a cult. Come election day he voted Romney over Obama because it was, "The lesser of two evils." I still tease him over it to this day.

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Merc14

It was probably cancelled out by a republican with the same reasoning.

Weak.

C'mon man, everyone knows that republicans don't choose which candidate to vote for by how the candidates wives dress. The important thing is how the wife worships god.

Yeah because that is the same thing.

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aquatus1

It's...pretty much identical...

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Degen

Weak.

Yeah because that is the same thing.

As weak as your long pointless rambling to make a very weak cheapshot at the democrats?

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Merc14

As weak as your long pointless rambling to make a very weak cheapshot at the democrats?

It is a true story so how is that a cheapshot? LMAO. The woman is very close to me but her politics are for ****e but she is from New York state so democrat by birth. The problem is the old school democrats don't realize that the new dems, presumably like you, are really progressives and not Kennedy democrats.

The republicans are a mess right now but the bulk of the country despises your party and so democrats are being voted out in record numbers. People aren't voting republican, they are voting against democrats. How does that make you feel? Hence Obama's next move.

Your party has been decimated from the state level up but you still own the media, you believe their message and you think all is well. Good. We'll work at cleaning out the RINOs and you keep listening to Chris Matthews and maybe we can fix this mess.

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Yamato

We'll work at cleaning out the RINOs and you keep listening to Chris Matthews and maybe we can fix this mess.

Who are the RINOs? It'd be nice to have a list of names we can trust. It'd also be helpful for my measly understanding of politics to not blame the Republicans every time a RINO goes and does something stupid. Then again the only RINO I can think of is Ron Paul, so maybe RINOs aren't all bad, huh? Conversely, what Republican is the most Republican? What Republican makes you smile and say: "Oh yeah! Now that guy's a Republican!"

Unfortunately any vote for a Republican candidate isn't a vote for who I want, it's a vote for who Sheldon Gary Adelson wants, hence "Ron Paul can't win." and other such classics.

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Degen

It is a true story so how is that a cheapshot? LMAO. The woman is very close to me but her politics are for ****e but she is from New York state so democrat by birth. The problem is the old school democrats don't realize that the new dems, presumably like you, are really progressives and not Kennedy democrats.

The republicans are a mess right now but the bulk of the country despises your party and so democrats are being voted out in record numbers. People aren't voting republican, they are voting against democrats. How does that make you feel? Hence Obama's next move.

Your party has been decimated from the state level up but you still own the media, you believe their message and you think all is well. Good. We'll work at cleaning out the RINOs and you keep listening to Chris Matthews and maybe we can fix this mess.

*Yawn* Your assumptions about me from the start are baseless. Im not a yank, let alone a democrat so try a bit harder

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Merc14

*Yawn* Your assumptions about me from the start are baseless. Im not a yank, let alone a democrat so try a bit harder

Then why in the F are you even commenting? LMFAO

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Degen

Then why in the F are you even commenting? LMFAO

Get over yourself. Im allowed to comment in any section i choose.

Does that upset you?

You see the internet is worldwide and there is other countries outside the US. See i just taught you two new things. On your way now.

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F3SS

It doesn't bother me but it is nice to know where someone comes from when they're commenting. I do get irked by those with so much to say about US yet won't reveal their own country. It's too much of a one way street.

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Degen

It doesn't bother me but it is nice to know where someone comes from when they're commenting. I do get irked by those with so much to say about US yet won't reveal their own country. It's too much of a one way street.

So it irks you because you cant criticize there country in return?

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F3SS

So it irks you because you cant criticize there country in return?

Yes and no.

No because knowing the slightest bit about someone by knowing a persons nationality can help to learn a bit about where they're coming from ideologically and can save some uneccesary back and forth squabbling.

Yes because it's pretty cowardly to make it your M.O. to keep your country in the shadows while criticizing someone else's. You haven't made that your M.O. yet that I know of.

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Degen

Yes and no.

No because knowing the slightest bit about someone by knowing a persons nationality can help to learn a bit about where they're coming from ideologically and can save some uneccesary back and forth squabbling.

Yes because it's pretty cowardly to make it your M.O. to keep your country in the shadows while criticizing someone else's. You haven't made that your M.O. yet that I know of.

Why would you feel a need to criticize there country when its a topic regarding the US? Its kind of petty

By all means criticize there arguement, but they arent speaking for there country.

Ive mentioned what country im from before anyway. Feel free to go find out where if ya want, otherwise it isnt necessary.

If its really necessary for you though, read through this thread, there should be a big enough hint and it would of saved someone from making a fool of themselves

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F3SS

Why would you feel a need to criticize there country when its a topic regarding the US? Its kind of petty

By all means criticize there arguement, but they arent speaking for there country.

Ive mentioned what country im from before anyway. Feel free to go find out where if ya want, otherwise it isnt necessary.

If its really necessary for you though, read through this thread, there should be a big enough hint and it would of saved someone from making a fool of themselves

Thanks man but I don't need any advice on how to interact here. Been at it a while. Counter criticism isn't a neccesity but on occasion it is warranted. I didn't imply that it is required but now that I know your M.O. Is going to be just what Im talking about... You're not the first guy to play the I'll never tell you but it's been mentioned before so go find it game.

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Degen

Thanks man but I don't need any advice on how to interact here. Been at it a while. Counter criticism isn't a neccesity but on occasion it is warranted. I didn't imply that it is required but now that I know your M.O. Is going to be just what Im talking about... You're not the first guy to play the I'll never tell you but it's been mentioned before so go find it game.

Whatever. Not my fault you just jump in a thread without knowing whats going and are to ignorant to read whats already said. 5 pages to much for you? But go ahead by all means with what will amount to be a baseless and factually incorrect MO you seem to think i have.

Maybe you can fill me in on what my MO supposedly is so i dont disappoint your assumptions when you are shown to be wrong.

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F3SS

I started this damn thread. I didn't jump into it. It seems we are both at a stubborn impass ATM.

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F3SS

Australian. You guys are usually proud to announce your nationality on a whim. It explains your stubbornness though.

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Degen

Australian. You guys are usually proud to announce your nationality on a whim. It explains your stubbornness though.

I dont go announcing it to all and sundry because it is rarely of any importance to the discussion. But if we are going to do stereotypes, i guess its easy to tell you are an american because rather then do the work to find out for yourself, you would rather outsource it for someone else to do for you.

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