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    Default A political ? - feedback requested please!

    You know, I've been a Republican all my life and never could I see a situation where that would change. Now that it has changed, I have a few questions.

    I don't intend to vote for a Democrat just because he's running against a Republican. I still want to know where they stand on the issues and the issue that concerns me most is the systematic stripping of American's rights.

    I've done a lot of reading; I think I'm pretty much on top of the whole political situation and to be honest guys, I think the idea that Democrats will restore a sense of reasonable intelligence to Congress is a pipe dream.

    No one has included online gambling regulation as a platform that I can see. The reason Republicans aren't worried about any online gambling legislation backlash is that Democrats haven't moved to make it an issue. In fact, they've voted right along with the Republicans in this.

    The passage of this law has added to the general discontent of the American people with Congress, but hasn't really hurt the Republican party in my opinion because the Democrats haven't made this an issue.

    So let me ask you. Will voting the Republicans out of office help? What legislation do Democrats have slated? Has any Democrat taken a stand for regulating online gambling? Has any Democrat called for the veto of the bill sent to Bush? Has the Democratic party taken a stand on online gambling and the ravishment of Americans rights? And how can a political party headed by Howard Dean possibly be any better?

    As far as voting Republican or Democrat, I will no longer just vote a Republican straight ticket, but I'll be looking at the libertarian candidates first before going Democrat and in the cases where I have no alternatives and can't justify voting for a Democrat I'll just not cast a vote.
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    And how can a political party headed by Howard Dean possibly be any better?
    It will put the "YEEEHAAAAAAAH!" back in politics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siouxzee
    In fact, they've voted right along with the Republicans in this.
    Did you expect them to vote against a port safety act? No way.
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    Did you expect them to vote against a port safety act? No way.
    They weren't voting against a favorable bill in the House.
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    Vote libertarian, or if none available, vote "No Confidence". It takes a lot of raindrops to make a flood, but I get the feeling there are a lot of disgruntled individuals out there that don't like the encroachment on their rights.

    Cheers,
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    It would have been helpful if HALF the poloticians even KNEW that gambling was part of the Safe Ports Bill - But Frist made sure THAT wasn't going to be known by submitting it a short time before the vote.

    The version many of them saw did NOT YET contain that portion.

    It's bull**** - and THAT is enough for me to say **** the Republicans even though I have voted for many a R in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwblue
    It would have been helpful if HALF the poloticians even KNEW that gambling was part of the Safe Ports Bill - But Frist made sure THAT wasn't going to be known by submitting it a short time before the vote.

    The version many of them saw did NOT YET contain that portion.

    It's bull**** - and THAT is enough for me to say **** the Republicans even though I have voted for many a R in the past.
    This will sound crazy, but they all do this for a living... full time. They all also have staff. They all have the time to read something before they vote on it. They're all the same group of people.
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    I never vote Republican, their economic policies cause too much inflation which hurts a majority of the population.

    Historically, the stock market averages a better return under Democrats than Republicans. However, democrats have gotten way too liberal lately, especially with their immigration policy.

    I usually listen to the candiate as many times as possible and ignore those with an agenda like Hannity, Coulter and Franken.

    We need a moderate party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneguy2nv
    This will sound crazy, but they all do this for a living... full time. They all also have staff. They all have the time to read something before they vote on it. They're all the same group of people.
    It is crazy. Do you know how many bills are proposed each year? Forget about all the other stuff that goes into being a politician. Just trying to read all the bills would take more time than anyone is given in a day.

    It's easy for you or someone else that's honed in on one issue to know a lot, because you're not trying to deal with 100 other bills and issues at the same time.

    I'm not making excuses for them, but it's not as simple and time free as the general public thinks.

    As to voting Republican or Democrat. Don't be a fool and vote for a party. That's the first mistake. Vote for the person. Each party is full of people that just don't get it. In the Republican party, for example, it's splintered now between original libertarian type Republicans and the new fiscally irresponsible Republicans (see G.W. Bush).

    Look for candidates that don't just throw their vote along party lines, but look like they actually think first. Also, don't get fooled into voting for Congress candidates based on their own personal views on things like abortion. Why? Because abortion is legal and if it ever becomes illegal, it will be the Supreme Court that came to action and not your local Senator or Representative.

    When one party is in power, our country becomes an Oligarchy. Voting all the Republicans out won't help if we vote all the Democrats in. We need checks and balances to keep a sane system of government.

    Well, I could go on all night. That's plenty.
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    My quick advice. Take a look at libertarian, the best ideas of democrats and republicans in a sensible way. Now if they could just find a candidate to get people excited.

    On the impending Democratic take-over of Congress. Yes it is important to oust as many Republicans as possible, if only because it will create a stalemate with the Executive branch. Not always a great thing, but in looking at the alternative, a much more attractive situation IMHO. Take away the yes men and Bush will be forced to listen to another opinion and maybe one day compromise on something (ok, now I am dreaming).
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