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Words can have more than one meaning as we have clearly seen in the last few months. I've been fooled myself many times over during the course of this presidential race.
Politicians are typically lawyers, and their language is not necessarily that of the common man. Though you may believe they said something, when you go back and carefully disect their statement into their component parts, you soon realize the language was very vague, and left plenty of room for later revision. It's very easy to misconstrue meanings and take things out of context nowadays..
Originally posted by Hal9000
Well coming from someone in Ohio where the 2004 presidential election was stolen, I will say that I now have more confidence in our voting system than before. The reaction from the last presidential election was a higher price to pay than "they" imagined. Ohio has been traditionally a republican state for a long time, but in 2006 because of what happened, almost every local republican lost in the election, including republican Secretary of State, who was responsible for the distribution of the new voting machines. He ran for governor and only got 30% of the vote. This showed me that we still have a voice. This radical shift would not have happened if "they" controlled it all.
The new democratic Secretary of State, has recalled all the touchscreen voting machines and they were replaced by paper ballot readers across the state. We now have more oversight in voting than ever before, and no one is going to be able to get away with anything. Of course not every state has solved all the voting problems, but I'm sure changes have been made to improve things.
Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Rather pessimistic this morning, aren't you? .
Originally posted by walkinghomer
justamomma, the first time I saw you post was awhile back and it was in an Obama/Mccain thread and you were claiming to be undecided or sitting on the fench. BullCrap, you know you like Mccain so I didn't see the point of you lying. You like the man so just vote for him.