Friday, October 31, 2008

It's not the politician's fault...

it's the Americans. You and me are the problem. Washington won't change until we do.


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Blogger Lance & Alayna said...

So my question is, what do we do? How do we get a voice? And don't tell me to go vote, because my one vote isn't going to be enough. Yes, I am voting, but let's be serious. What can we as Americans do to get things back to how they were meant to be. Right now, we are just digging a deeper hole. Everyone I talk to seems to feel the same way, but how come we are being drowned out by those "other" voices? I am not being sarcastic, I am honestly curious, because I am out of answers.

5:45 PM  
Blogger BugHunter said...

It won't get fixed this year, and probably not for years to come.

Of the non-republicrat parties, the one receiving the highest percentage of votes, historically only gets 1% (Libertarians). That number needs to increase significantly.

There are lots of people who claim to be fed up with what's going on, but will still be voting for a republicrat on Tuesday. Those people claim that voting independent is throwing away your vote. Really, the opposite is true, in fact, voting republicrat is throwing away America.

So, to answer your question, the people you talk to are spineless. They pay lip-service to wanting a voice, but are afraid to stand up to the bullies in Washington by "throwing away" their vote. I hear the same crap all the time. People fed up with what is going on, and in the next breath explain why they are voting for either McCain or Obama. NO TESTICULAR FORTITUDE!

My hope is that this year the independent parties can manage to break 10%, but I'm not hopeful. Americans are weak these days.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Capn John said...

And you were right, BH. Nader got hardly any votes, and the others got even less than he did.

What we need is someone with a ton of money, and no allegiance to either party, to run as an Independent. Someone with the power, resources & connections to take the Demopublicans on. Unfortunately, everyone who has those qualifications, is already siding with the Republocrats :(

I did my part. I voted Barr. Not because I thought he actually had a snowball's chance in hell of winning, but because a vote for anyone other than one of the Two Evils sends more of a message than not voting at all. Hell, they could win with less than 10 million votes and it wouldn't faze them. It would be mentioned as a record low turnout, but nobody would say "Obviously we need to get rid of 'All of the Above' and hold a new election." They'd just swear in a President with the dubious record of receiving less votes than most losing candidates.

10:07 PM  
Blogger BugHunter said...

Do you remember Perot? He kind of fits what you suggest. He split the vote good and we've been screwed ever since...OK technically we started getting screwed 4 years previous to that.

I also read some interesting stuff on the Lib Party site the other day. Their intention isn't necessarily to win (though it would be awesome). The intention is just to keep the other to parties on their toes. When they stray too far from Lib policies they lose votes to the Libs. I'm comfortable with supporting that. I'm proud I voted for them, and not the Evils.

8:46 AM  

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