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Interesting data on 2014 midterm voter turnout

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posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:01 PM
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originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: Vasa Croe

Pretty well actually. Last I checked they aren't experiencing the wild income inequality we are or the police brutality or any of our crumbling nation's massive issues.


They are also not Socialists anymore.....it is majority conservative and shockingly they are prospering for the first time in a LONG time.




posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: ScientiaFortisDefendit

Hehe. Nice job missing the point entirely.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: tavi45 I gotta take what crumbs I can since I'll never be able to enjoy the prosperity of my parents and grandparents.


I think i see your problem here: self defeatist attitude.

I enjoy the prosperity that I bring myself. You too. These elections have nothing to do with it. Even when the Republicrats win.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:03 PM
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originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: seagull

The Republicans did so a fantastic job with disenfranchising voters and creating disillusionment with democracy.


So I guess the Democrats were typically lazy and did nothing to combat this? Again, your examples are ironic. If Dems are that lazy and simple minded that you can call it the Republicans fault for them not getting out and voting then Dems are NOT who I want to run my country.....



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: tavi45

Sooo, white middle aged voters were tired of being lied to and having their wealth stolen came out and voted.

The young blacks stayed home because they had nothing to vote for??

Hmmmm. Seems the first group actually did the voting thing correctly.

Seems that the second group were waiting for the "style" effect and weren't impressed.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

The Democrats have a much harder job of uniting a vast, diverse base. The Republicans just have to worry about organizing a bunch of old white guys who already are united in maintaining their wealth, rights, and privileges.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: macman

Lol. So many of the blacks are in jail thanks to Republican policies



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:14 PM
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originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: Vasa Croe

The Democrats have a much harder job of uniting a vast, diverse base. The Republicans just have to worry about organizing a bunch of old white guys who already are united in maintaining their wealth, rights, and privileges.


Yes, please give more excuses and blame the Republicans for making the Democrats not vote.....it is all Rich Whitey's fault.

Maybe take control of your own life and start a business and see how it works when you have to pay for others healthcare benefits and half of your income goes to "the unfortunate (lazy)".

I don't really have any sympathy for this cause at all. I made it....so can anyone else in the US. Trouble is everyone is all about PC and sensitivity and BS like that....sorry, but not everyone IS equal. Some are not as smart as others.....someone has to work at McD's right? Or should we all just rest on the laurels of the ones that actually DO make the money and drive the US forward, sticking out our hands because "It's not fair" that they make more than I do?

Seriously.....I could care less that some dude makes $20M/year....more power to him. If I could do that, you can bet your life I would, and it would be because I worked hard at it to get there. I choose to actually enjoy my life and family with the income I presently make, and it is all up to me what I make and how hard I work...Adult decisions, or maybe just Republican decisions....LOL!



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: tavi45

Yeah, because Dems never voted or created ANY law that has at the end of the day incarcerated a black male.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

You made it? Are you an old white man? The world is different now than it was. Being white helps a lot.

Mind sharing your background and story?



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: tavi45

In what way?

In my state it's strictly mail in balloting.

You get a ballot. No where is racial information required. Financial status. Gender identification.

Disenfranchisement is self inflicted in most cases.

Are there problems? Of course there are.

We had several years of dem control of both house and senate, and the White House... ...and what exactly has been accomplished?

Taxes are up. Mine certainly are... ...and I'm not a rich white guy. White guy, yes. Old, even. But rich? Huh, didn't know paycheck to paycheck qualified as rich.

Just for giggles, I'll even say that I'm conservative. Which isn't Republican, by the way. I voted nearly a straight libertarian ticket...with a few dems, and reps tossed into it.

When voter turnout is less than 50%... It isn't disenfranchisement, it's sheer unadulterated apathy and stupidity.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: tavi45

Yep, Republicans, the party that is so racist/sexist they elected Tim Scott, Mia Love, Shelley Moore Capito, Nikki Haley, and Joni Ernst last night.

I wonder what all those old white men were thinking?




posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: seagull

im a firmly middle class, middle aged white guy. I don't vote because I feel disenfranchised. The poll is close enough I can walk there on a smoke break. But don't see the point.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:21 PM
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posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: Vasa Croe

You made it? Are you an old white man? The world is different now than it was. Being white helps a lot.

Mind sharing your background and story?


I don't know about him, but my husband is part Native American, raised poor. About a year or two before I met him, his mother had passed away while he was at college, and he was told he either had to move back with his father or find ways to support himself. He chose to go it alone. At that point he had about $50 to his name and bicycle.

We went through about three or four years where we lived in an apartment with one working drain that had sewer backing up into it and no A/C because the rent was what we could afford at the time.

Now, we're in the middle class because we worked hard and got job opportunities and my husband is very successful and well respected for what he does.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: Vasa Croe

You made it? Are you an old white man? The world is different now than it was. Being white helps a lot.

Mind sharing your background and story?


LOL! Yeah, I can see being white helping not to get me killed about 60 years ago, but where I live and where I am from, my city is, and has been majority black since I was born in the 70's. That city is Atlanta.

As far as being white helping me now? LOL! You must live in a bubble dude. The only time I ever hear of anyone saying being white helps is when they were denied a job or something of the sort, and every single time I am looking at how they dressed and how they speak and their demeanor. This goes for ANYONE......it is a JOB people. Dress the part, talk the part and act the part. Don't go in there with some attitude, using slang in your interview and not knowing a damn thing about what the job entails and expect to get it, then blame the white guy behind you that put in the research, dressed the part and blah blah blah.

The whole argument of being white is so helpful is such BS and such a cop out it is laughable.

My background and story are not the topic and I don't really go around sharing them on public forums a whole lot.....I am Republican remember....we like to keep everything to ourselves.

And I would say that being black actually helps get a leg up a lot more, due to the policies of companies and schools having to have a specific ratio of non-white people. I live in Atlanta, which since the 70's has been majority black, yet somehow they are still considered the minority here....kills me that simple statistics can't even be looked at to SHOW someone they are wrong.


And no, I am not old, but I am white....or at least I don't think I am old....37 seems pretty young to me!
edit on 11/5/14 by Vasa Croe because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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Exactly, my husband is in a position to interview and hire. His company might as well be the UN in terms of all the different nationalities that are represented there.

He doesn't care who you are or what you are. All he cares about when you come in is that he thinks you can do the job when he's done with the interview process. He's at the level where any mistakes made are critical and he can't afford to play PC politics in his hiring process in any way, so it really is do you merit the job?

He might even ask you how you'd react to the zombie apocalypse in an interview. Mainly because he wants to see how you react when caught off guard by something. It gives him an idea how you respond to unexpected crises which his job sees plenty of. But he's definitely not caring what your ethnicity or orientation is.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Exactly.

You don't get something because you FEEL you deserve it, you get something because you DO deserve it, and likely have the ability to prove that you deserve it.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: seagull

The Republicans did so a fantastic job with disenfranchising voters and creating disillusionment with democracy.


.........I stand in amazement at this statement......

because according to what happened in the polls yesterday, this statement is completely wrong.....



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:46 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: tavi45

Yep, Republicans, the party that is so racist/sexist they elected Tim Scott, Mia Love, Shelley Moore Capito, Nikki Haley, and Joni Ernst last night.

I wonder what all those old white men were thinking?



I posted this earlier but this picture pretty much sums it up for me





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