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Wouldn't it be nice. . . . . . .

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posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 09:12 PM
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Wouldn't it be nice to flip a coin on election day and vote for whomever, regardless of democrat or republican. . .

Without worrying about tax increases, gun rights, free speech rights, illegals, crime, punishment. . . .

Everything has gotten so polarized.


I think 80% of the population;

Wants lower taxes
Wants no wars
Wants jobs
Wants to be left alone
Wants their rights respected


And we ;let the 20% rule and toss feces on everything.

Our politicians are trash. Absolutely trash. They are parasites feeding off the anger and hatred generated by their own actions.


Wouldn't it be nice to visit election every 4 years without fear and trepidation that a madman or insane woman is going to go full-on dictator on our asses.


Wouldn't it be nice?




posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Every election cycle, there's usually one candidate from each party I can live with and they rarely get the nomination. In 2008 and 2012, I would have been as happy with Ron Paul winning as I was with Obama. In 2016, I would've been just as alright with Kasich as I would have Hillary (since Bernie got robbed).

Honestly, every cycle, decent folks do come up but the GOP nomination system and the DNC delegate bs makes it almost impossible for them to stand in the front.

But yes, it would be nice to be comforted knowing that, even if your person doesn't win, things still won't suck that bad.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 09:33 PM
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I'd be okay with most candidates as President (even Bernie) if the federal government was still kept in the cage that the Constitution was supposed to represent. Then we'd be complaining about our Governors and State Houses, and comparing them to each other's.

But no, we've been slowly but steadily ceding power to the Fed so that it intrudes in our lives and we can't ignore it.



posted on Apr, 13 2018 @ 12:21 AM
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a reply to: Teikiatsu

Exactly. It's not the president that's the problem. Presidents actually have very little power, they're mostly just figureheads to take the backlash.

If people were really outraged they'd start looking at the career politicians at every level and remind them that they're public servants, and the public is tired of their crap.

But naw, I got xbox and facebook and tidepods that need my attention at home.



posted on Apr, 13 2018 @ 12:22 AM
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i like the kinder-gentler version of DBCowboy that has been showing up recently.

there was a time not long ago i was concerned that his cynicism had swallowed him whole.

(sorry for putting you in the third person....)


and on topic, i think you are right about the 80% wanting the same simple goals. yes, it would be nice to not develop neurosis about political figures.



posted on Apr, 13 2018 @ 12:23 AM
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Would this really change anything? I personally don’t think it would. We are f#ed no matter what. Our soul was sent to the highest bidder long ago man. Just sit and watch it burn dude. That is all we can do.



posted on Apr, 13 2018 @ 09:48 AM
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I had the same initial reaction lol



posted on Apr, 13 2018 @ 09:53 AM
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Unless The People can exert control over the electoral system (i.e., force campaign finance changes, abolish political parties, etc), it'll never happen.

Karl Rove pointed out to his base that the best way to win is to be "unabashedly conservative". So the NeoCon's were born, and you see what happened from that.

The DNC has done the same. Your reference to Bernie is a good example. The fact that a self professed socialist even has a forum in the US...is unthinkable. That said...the platform that the DNC embraces is unabashedly liberal.

So long as our parties seek to identify by virtue, we will only be offered slop and vomit to vote between.



posted on Apr, 13 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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Wouldn't it be nice to flip a coin on election day and vote for whomever, regardless of democrat or republican. . . Without worrying about tax increases, gun rights, free speech rights, illegals, crime, punishment. . . .


So you would think it would be nice if all politicians thought like you and agreed with your ideas.

I get it. People can't seem to stand dissenting opinion and ideas that take them out of their comfort zone. Not to mention you also use an appeal to the majority as part of your argument.



Our politicians are trash. Absolutely trash. They are parasites feeding off the anger and hatred generated by their own actions.


You are correct. Sad thing is, most of you are guilty of the same things. Uninformed, selfish fools that are arrogant enough to complain about others while feeding off anger and hatred. Here is an example:



Wouldn't it be nice to visit election every 4 years without fear and trepidation that a madman or insane woman is going to go full-on dictator on our asses.


Full dictator, huh? How's that for pushing fear?

Wouldn't it be nice if people weren't dishonest hypocrites?

Maybe some day.
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