Don't complain if you didn't vote!

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Here in Texas they passed prop 2 which states no homosexual marriage. I don't think that this is something that needs to be voted on, as many of the things on the ballots and that which pass through the legislative dungeons do not need to be there. So therefore I choose not to vote and instead protest the idiocy of these measures being on ballots and bills in the legislature.
 
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I wonder if the phrase "Here in Texas" has ever been followed by something good.
 
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Yeah, it's quite obvious that anybody can complain.:uhh: The difference is, some make fools of themselves when doing it. The crazy thing is, this is America, we have rights other countries don't and yet some people can't be "bothered" to vote? Too busy? Too hard for them? Or just too lazy?:yuck:

Actually everyone I know who doesn't vote, does so because they know it won't change a damn thing. There won't be any difference in the amount of tax he pays (which will always go up- no matter who is in charge), they won't see any real social or political change. The polititians don't ever vote for what their constituents want- they vote for what "they" want. This usually envolves them receiving vast sums of money from interest groups.

I personally believe in the wisdom of Margaret Mead: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
 
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I know the feeling...I bounce back and forth between voting being worth it and a total waste. However, it doesn't take long so I figure, why not just get up and do it? You may feel like nothing will change but it certainly won't change if no one tries. Just imagine how it would be if everyone voted...the youth vote was to be huge but that turned out to be nothing but a popcorn fart.:rofl:
 
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Pengwuino said:
Well the republicans practically asked to get their asses handed to them. I mean did they even want 77 to pass? I don't even remember seeing a pro-77 ad.
The whole idea of this charade was to have as few people bother to vote as possible, so that the small number of Arnold supporters would have significant power towards helping the issues pass. The name of the game was "voter apathy".

Unfortunately for Arnie, the unions did a pretty good job of mobilizing the left. Guess the people of CA have made it pretty clear what they think of the Terminator !
 
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Gokul43201 said:
The whole idea of this charade was to have as few people bother to vote as possible, so that the small number of Arnold supporters would have significant power towards helping the issues pass. The name of the game was "voter apathy".

You do realize voter apathy is a two way street... I don't think Arnold was able to run ads that were invisible to the left.

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Unfortunately for Arnie, the unions did a pretty good job of mobilizing the left. Guess the people of CA have made it pretty clear what they think of the Terminator !

They sure did, especially when they voted him in in the first recall of a governor in a looooooooooong time :rolleyes: I feel sorry for one of my high school teachers who was complaining about being forced to join a union or else he would lose his job (as a high school teacher... MIT graduate.... and the school wasn't exactly a shining beacon in the public school system) a few years ago. Must suck that he still has his money stolen and used for purposes he doesn't approve of. I think i'll drop him an email and see how he felt about it.

And of course, the unanswered question remains.... unanswered... how are we suppose to get rid of this $40billion deficit. The democrats in the senate don't do anything except bash the governor and make fun of his speech patterns...
 
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Pengwuino said:
The democrats in the senate don't do anything except bash the governor and make fun of his speech patterns...
Isn't that what we do to Bush as well?:rofl:
 
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Isn't that what we do to Bush as well?:rofl:

Hell, democrats in the Senate actually DO something. Quite contrary to here in California.
 

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