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I know some of you bitches didn't.
Obama was going to take Mitchigan regartless.
I strongly disagree with the premise that "If you don't vote you can't complain". If you don't vote, that's your choice, and I can respect your right to complain. However, everyone who did vote should be allowed to punch you if you do so.
I never vote. A waste of time IMO.
Years of cynicism built up and idealism gave into reality.
These guys try to divide us over hot button issues like gay marriage and we can't see through the smokescreen .
There is very little difference operationally between the two parties when you get past the rhetoric.
Thanks to rampant corporate donations to political campaigns ,which is where we the people lost this country, neither party governs for the people.
Goldman Sachs donated millions to Obama but the Dems are supposedly trying to fuck big biz.
Wall Street didnt " donate" shit.They bought and paid for services yet to be rendered.
Oil,the food companies,defense contractors etc. all did the same thing.
It's the EXACT same thing on the Republican side.
While we are distracted by stupid shit like gay marriage these politicians are getting theirs and so are their big biz benefactors.
They don't work for us and you can't put the genie back in the bottle.
So no,I didn't vote.
what about local propositions.. you don't care?
Zero votes here ladies.
You do realize there's more on a ballot than just the President, right? Your excuse is not accepted. Try to be more honest, like "I had a video game to play" or "this pot isn't going to smoke itself."
This post was edited by Plate of Shrimp 17 months ago
I voted, but if you live in a state that isn't a swing state and leans heavily one way, is there a reason to vote? Not counting amendments, of course.
Again, cynicism isn't an excuse. And it doesn't make you George Carlin... Leave the Presidential page empty and just vote on the things, Yes or No, that effect you.
So try to be more honest with yourself rather than the bluster you listed above, you just didn't have enough time to do your civic duty because... and I'm guessing here... you're smarter and more exceptional than everyone else.
I wasn't planning on voting, but when I drove past the polling place, I saw that there was no line so I stopped in. In and out in about 10 minutes.
Probably around 8-10 things on my ballot and half were positions that only had one choice.
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
I'm also super lazy, you're right.
I live in Dane County, WI. there is never any doubt it is blue. Why waste my time with a vote for or against?
Because there are state and county wide amendments and propositions that actually require a popular vote.
I didn't vote, and haven't voted in longer than I can remember. truth be told, my personal belief is that the only way we will ever get real fucking change around here is if everybody who didn't truly and deeply believe in what they were voting for...didn't vote.
I think we should take some of these people, and send 'em up to Bear Mountain for a picnic.
Bam. Quoted for truff.
"truly and deeply"? I think it's a privilege to be able to decide on the lesser of two evils. I doubt there's been a candidate to truly and deeply believe in for a long time, but I'll exercise my right to still have some voice. I didn't truly and deeply believe in either stance on proposal 1, but I had a preference and I chose to participate in the decision.
Withdrawal from the process is the way to ensure that you'll get further jaded and subjected to those that do participate.
It was just a mistake;
I didn't mean to let them take away my soul.
Am I too old?
Is it too late?
I didn't vote, why would I not want to admit it?
If you don't vote, then don't complain about government at any level including Joel Ferguson if he wins another freakin' term.
To each their own. I have no problems with somebody choosing not to vote. You have the freedom to not vote; that's part of what makes this country great.
I knew my presidential vote didn't matter because I don't live in a swing state, but damn did I ever want one of the props to pass. No way I wasn't going to vote.
Not voting is voting...in fact, sometimes it is better if people don't vote.
Exactly. Everyone in the office yesterday telling me to vote in order to "exercise my right".
I actually have no problem with someone not voting. It's a right and a freedom whether to vote or not to. I can even understand a conscientious abstinence on whatever principle.
But to claim that you can change more by not voting or that "my vote doesn't count anyway" is pretty weak. In an electoral college, your vote for president may be muted and mooted by your state, but there are so many more things on the ballot where your vote counts the same as everyone else's.
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