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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2012, 01:45:52 PM »

^ Not at the local level; the Green Party in Michigan has had members win city council seats in a few cities here in the southeastern part of the state, and they've done pretty well by their constituents. That's what you do for long-term success - build a farm team.

I don't really follow the Libertarian party anymore, but I hope they're having similar success. I know many, many smart people here who consider themselves Libertarians, but they won't get involved with the party, and that's what they need to do.
What he said...  We're just not gonna have a 3rd-Party President any time soon, but I think
a well-run campaign can (and probably will) give us Congressmen who aren't either D or R
(not technically anyway - the GOP seems on the brink of self-destruction, and the first step
is likely to be libertarians, tea-baggers, and Christian extremists taking their toys and leaving)
within the next electoral cycle or two.

On the other side, Greens, Socialists, and even Communists are already orgaized, and they're
likely to pick up disillusioned Democratic voters who think the party isn't paying enough mind
to their particular issue.
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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2012, 05:27:26 PM »

It's not really a myth.
Yeah, theoretically, if enough people voted for a 3rd party politician they would get elected.

Buuut.. let's be realistic. How likely is that to - ever - happen? Ron Paul didn't even come close when he was running as a libertarian; and when he switched to the republican party so he'd have a fighting chance (at least, I assume that's why he switched), he was crushed.
No other third party politicians even have the ability to make their name known. No money, no status, no foot in the political door.
And unfortunately, those are the things you need to be seen and heard on the political stage.

Third party politics are relatively pointless.
We technically have more than two choices, but in actuality, the race is between two parties.

This is exactly what I'm talking about.  You are perpetuating the myth.  Third parties have won and do win elections.  As long as people allow themselves to be herded into the "big tents"  we are doomed to the lesser of two evils. 

The more strong people of conviction stand up and make a change on their own, the more others will feel empowered to follow.

Be the change you seek!
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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2012, 09:55:57 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/pRHgE2Yi3To" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/pRHgE2Yi3To</a>

go vote tomorrow!

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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2012, 11:16:48 PM »

hope u voted today, no matter who for.

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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2012, 10:42:55 AM »

I swore I wasn't going to .... but I did anyway
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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2012, 04:35:29 PM »

Why didn't you want to?
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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2012, 04:43:33 PM »

Because I live in Texas so whether I voted Rep. or Dem. Republicans will win my state. So... it is sort of pointless.
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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2012, 05:02:07 PM »

My mom didn't vote and supposedly didn't care who won. That afternoon she asked me who was ahead, and cared more than I did about the results as they occurred.

She's a funny lady.

(I voted, by the way.)
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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2014, 07:11:39 PM »

next Tuesday, people.

don't be a non-voting chump!

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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2014, 01:46:09 PM »

Yes, I will vote....

No, I am not overly optimistic as to the nationwide outcomes.
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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2014, 04:25:11 PM »

Yes, I'm voting.

Not sure if the state results in Massachusetts,
will better than the national ones.
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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2016, 05:19:07 AM »

if you're in the US, go vote today.

Seriously.

It's important.

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« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2016, 07:35:29 PM »

if you're in the US, go vote today.

Seriously.

It's important.

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Re: Election Day: Are you voting?
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2016, 11:22:00 AM »

if you're in the US, go vote today.

Seriously.

It's important.

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yup.

but getting them here, is harder than convincing the rust belt no-job ex-factory workers that Trump was only not their saviour, but is going to shaft them even deeper.
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