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  • #16
    Originally posted by joea View Post
    Your sig seems so appropriate in this case! We have the same problem in Canada, yet is not voting at all a solution?

    I am a registered voter. So, I'm guessing there must be a statistic comparing turnout to number of registered voters.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Gixxer86g View Post
      I am a registered voter. So, I'm guessing there must be a statistic comparing turnout to number of registered voters.
      Of course there are, and that's where the ten per cent or so number comes from.

      Turnout is traditionally low. Even when Obama ran and interest peaked, the number of voters fell short of being a "majority" of registered voters.

      Most people today are aware that they have been disenfranchised by the electoral system and simply don't bother any more.

      Of the remainder, those locked into social programs that cannot be discontinued see no reason to care who is in office either, since their benefits continue no matter what party signs the checks. Welfar, Social Security, Medicare and so forth are, In BoBo's own words "too big to be allowed to fail", so why bother to vote when it will change nothing?
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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      • #18
        These days I suspect for there to be a majority of voters showing up at the polls we'd have to empty the graveyards, and import shills as stand-in's for all the nonexistent phony registrations then allow half the population of Mexico back into the country...

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Grognard Gunny View Post
          I saw today a gallop pole showing that 93 per cent of Americans are distrustful of congress.

          The obvious question arises.... why in the hell are we allowing these idiots to be reelected?

          Or is it because we are afraid that the "OTHER PARTY" will gain power?

          At any rate, the two party system should be done away with. At least then there would be SOME negotiations between factions to gain a Government.

          What say you?

          GG
          Because the majority believe in the idea of "lesser evils".

          Ask around here - people here are absolutely critical of congress, but how many of them are going to put a Democrat or a Republican back in office?

          We continue to put the same two groups back into power, yet act shocked when they don't change.

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          • #20
            I think the main problem is people like whomever they send to Congress. It is the other guys that make Congress suck!

            Pruitt
            Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

            Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

            by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
              I think the main problem is people like whomever they send to Congress. It is the other guys that make Congress suck!

              Pruitt
              This is a big issue. It would be interesting to see how many people have a senator or congressman in power they voted for and who they support.

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              • #22
                This is hardly news, many in the UK don't trust parliament either - of course, it's generally a similar thing, with most seats solidly Labour or Conservative, and a few either swinging or going to someone else depending on the prevailing wind (the SNP landslide in Scotland was deemed unthinkable a year ago, although it was suspected that the Lib/Dems were in serious trouble, and Labour might lose some support).

                Holyrood bucks the trend, since even people who are unhappy with the current SNP majority, tend to trust it - I'd suggest that's pretty unique in Europe.
                Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
                  I think the main problem is people like whomever they send to Congress. It is the other guys that make Congress suck!

                  Pruitt
                  This is true.

                  In addition, its tough to accurately explain the actions of 535 politicians through the medium of a self-serving, corrupt media establishment devoted to superficial reporting at best.
                  Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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