Election Results

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  1. zoe08

    zoe08 New Member

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    With how close the elections have been in the recent past, it is clear that we are a very divided nation, and it doesn't look like that will be changing anytime soon.

    I agree that those wanting to move to another country are stupid, they don't have a clue about those other countries and that they would be moving directly into what they are trying to avoid.
     
  2. milos_mommy

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    I'm laughing at this thread, glad it's stayed pretty upbeat.

    I'm certainly happy from a social standpoint. Fiscally...well, not thrilled, but I wasn't too down with Romney in that aspect either.

    My thoughts are this: I would LOVE if America could stay the grand old America many of our forefathers imagined, where everyone has a chance at working hard and making it big, and the government didn't control all of our moneys etc. etc...but that just isn't going to happen. It's the 21st century, and the world is becoming VERY socialist. If we want to stay afloat, we've got to roll with it.
     
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    I've been staying out of the political posts for the most part but I have to say regarding the rapey candidates, well it was nice to be able to shut that whole thing down.
     
  4. zoe08

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    America isn't supposed to be keeping up with the rest of the world. America is supposed to be DIFFERENT. It is why people have been flocking to our country for centuries.
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Well I can say good by to social security & retirement & watch helplessly as my American rights are taken from me. Now I get to watch as a health care bill I didn't even vote for is shoved down my throat ... Hey there is a reason I don't have health care ... BECAUSE I CAN'T AFFORD IT & yes I did vote but not for Obama he wants to take away vets rights too.

    If hey really wanted to start somewhere they would stop allowing senate/house/congress members to vote their own salaries & have their meals/gas/cars paid for them.
     
  6. milos_mommy

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    We haven't been in a globalized world for the past few centuries. Americans are now seeing what other countries are getting - free higher education, socialized medicine, etc...and they want it. Fifty years ago you couldn't just pop online and start asking someone in Denmark what their government was like, you had to actually do research and people wouldn't bother. Now, people hear Canadians and Danes and the French bragging about their progressive systems and they want that, too.
     
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    YOU may not have voted for the health care act, but I did. I dont like it totally in its current state, I want more. I want universal health care
     
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    Ok please don't come and cry when you have an accident or get really sick and can't afford your medical bill then... and guess what... because you're probably not doing any routine exams of any sort, we'll have to pay the bill if you get sick in the end...

    The reason most countries are socialist now is because people are selfish, and as a whole, you can't count on them for helping people who need help. Honestly the idea behind the 'American dream' is a great one. The problem is that for every person that works their ass off and succeeds, there's going to be two more who don't (and not necessarily because they didn't work their ass off... maybe they got sick, maybe their boss was an asshole and never decided to promote them for whatever reason).

    The world isn't fair. If nobody forced people to help others, the country, heck, the world would be in a way worse place. I mean, it might not matter to some of us now. We have jobs, we make enough money to live comfortably enough, we're lucky enough to be healthy (knock on wood). Remember that it can change in the blink of an eye, without you doing anything to cause it... when it does you'll be happy to be able to get help.

    I hate freeloaders who decide to have kids and make the government pay for them. I hate people who don't do anything all day but ask for government assistance. I believe there should be way more done to prevent that. But some people really need the help, and I wouldn't want them to be without just because of some bad apples.
     
  9. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Yaaaaay, we could all use some of that, I just don't think weed should be classified as a dangerous drug & be illegal at all, it's no more dangerous then cigarettes or alcohol. In fact nicotine is twice as addictive as Weed.
     
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    As acrimonious as everything got, I for one was happy to see people passionate about something and willing to go do something about it. The apathy was really getting to me.
     
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    One hopeful note on the ballot here -- there was only one race (an uncontested one, and I know him and wouldn't vote for that lying asshole under any circumstances) -- that did not have several independent candidates offered.

    Now, the next step is to list the candidates in alphabetical order, whether by their name or their party name, not Democrat and Republican first, then everyone else after.
     
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    We'll have tons of politicians applying for legal name changes. :p
     
  13. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Because nothing screams "truly Christian values" like a dishonest millionaire professional politician.....
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    As are the state rep numbers, Texas has like ... 20 or 30 or something like that where Alaska has like ... 2 or something (correct me of I'm wrong) huh??? That never made sense to me.
     
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    I totally agree with this.


    It's based off of population.
     
  16. Renee750il

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    I move we let their constituents choose their names ;)
     
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    Was Maine the only state to elect an Independent party Senator?


    A few weeks ago, I told my mom and my best friend Jill Stein had been arrested. Both of these people consider themselves politically active and savvy. My mom said "Who is that?" and my friend said "Is that some trashy pop star or something?"
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Nothing bothers me more than "If Romney wins I'm moving to Canada" or "If Obama wins I'm moving to Canada" as if they can just walk up to the border and be like "HI I'm moving in" and they'll just walk you to your new house and new job.

    ARGH people are so flippant about it like it's just so easy... well it's NOT. it takes a lot of time and A LOT of money

    we've become a nation of entitlement. Give it to big government and they'll hand it out.

    Another thing that bothers me is "Free healthcare" or "Free higher education"... it's NOT free. it's paid for by someone and it's paid for in HIGH taxes (sales tax and income tax). All the social programs in the world are great but the money has to come from somewhere and unfortunately those who are already struggling to get by aren't going to be exempt from those high taxes...they'll just have to struggle even more.
     
  19. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Yes I know which is unfair IMHO, that a tiny state like New York has more reps then a giant state like Alaska doesn't seem like some states get a fair shake in the house to me.

    On the equality marriage vote: GO MAINE!!! Hope other states follow suit; everyone has the right to be happy with whoever they want :)
     
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    They have a higher population.
     

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