After 4 Years of a Democrat Congress are you ready for a change?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by PLYMCO_PILGRIM, Sep 5, 2010.

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In my opinion:

  1. The last 4 years under a democrat congress have not been good overall and we need a change

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  2. The last 4 years under a democrat congress have been good overall and we don't need a change

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  3. Both the republicans prior to 07 and the dems since have failed us

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  4. Both Bush's pre 07 republican congress and the democrat congress since have been great.

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  1. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
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    It seems from the polls that right now most of the country have had enough of the last nearly 4 years of a democrat congress.

    How do you feel about it?

    How are you going to use your vote to do something about it.



    Me personally I've had enough of the fiscal irresponsibility of both parties.

    I'm going to use my vote to try and put new people in during the primaries instead of incumbents then when it comes time to vote I'm going to look for the canidate with either the best actual record on fiscal issues or if they have no record yet then the one whom states and promises the best position in the area of the debt and taxes.
     
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    Party power change in Congress is like deciding to paint a house burning down a different color.
     
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    With the exception of the Great Depression,this was possibly the worst four year stretch in our nation's history. The Economy completely tanked the moment the Democrats took control of our Congress. It has only gotten much worse since. It's definitely time for change. Make 2010 count America.
     
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    As someone who has a Ron Paul avatar, I'd hope you wouldn't be such a moron who thinks the GOP is the right choice. However, I would be wrong for giving you the benefit of the doubt.
     
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    I provided my position which negates this concern.
     
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    Too bad you're just one person Pilgrim. Bad candidates will continue to be nominated in all walks of politics. And the majority of good candidates that will get nominated usually become part of the establishment very quickly and soon become one of those candidates they vowed not to be.
     
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    Maybe people just don't understand how its done. Hopefully I provided a decent example of how you should handle your vote if you want to try and be a responsible voter.

    I would like it if enough incumbents get out of office so that what you are afraid of happening, based off historical evidence that it does, does not happen.

    However I am just one vote as you said :(
     
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    One of the best things that can be done is convincing people that voting for a third party or not the most popular candidate is not in fact a wasted vote.
     
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    I'll be voting one incumbent, Peter Roskum. With that said, for this election cycle, third party voting may be possible on local and state offices. Not so on federal level. Now if there are the numbers elected from the R column that were bandied about on the talk shows this morning, I wouldn't want to be them if they get in and spend their time trying to tear down the administration. If it's 'all investigations, all the time' they will provide the opening for 3rd party possibilities in next cycle.

    There are few differences between the elected officials of either party on the federal level. In IL that is also true on the state level, but not local.
     
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    Hell yeah I'm ready IF it's the right kind of change and not the same old "LBJ and Pat Robertson Revival Committee" groupies that the current group of misfits chased out of power.
     

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