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SNAPSHOT POLL: How you would vote right now ?

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posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 01:00 AM
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While I understand what you're saying as to the meaning of an 'independent' candidate, I was referring to the official meaning of independent.

Bernie Sanders is a socialist and one of the two independent members in the senate (Joe Lieberman is the other). He's independent simply because Vermont has no democratic socialist party.

So while saying you're an 'independent' may exclude you from the R or the D, your actual political leanings will tend to push you right or left. Which is what I was trying to convey with my previous comment and also why you never just vote independent without knowing who and what you're voting for.

To Misor: No problem. I just wish more people knew about it and candidates actually participated in it.




posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 01:24 AM
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i would vote NO on anything franken says.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 01:25 AM
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bad examples because they both sold their souls the hcr bill



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 02:01 AM
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Including an amendment that would save taxpayers money? This amendment was written so that our taxpayer dollars wouldn't be spent on companies to cover up gang rape. If companies that cover up gang rape is something that you want to fund, that's your choice, but I don't want my tax dollar going to that.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 02:19 AM
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I would vote straight democratic. I don't want this country to repress civil rights and give tax cuts to the top 2% and continue making racist profiling laws.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 02:42 AM
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Originally posted by neo96
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bad examples because they both sold their souls the hcr bill


So because the only two independent members of congress voted towards the left they're bad examples of independents because they're leftists?

This may be a shock to you but you can go farther left on the political spectrum than your average American democrat. Being independent has a bearing on left or right, it's not just some third party that is a wild card, it's a standard for people who don't have an established party. There are libertarian independents just as there are socialist independents, unless their particular state recognizes the libertarian party or the socialist party they will have an (I) next to their name on the ballot box and on the nightly news.

Don't vote for people you don't know about, blindly voting for the (I) is just as dangerous and blindly voting for the (R) or (D).



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by neo96
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sorry still dont believe you cause im pretty sure you didnt vote for mcain. and mcain is clearly a r.i.n.o.

and after almost 2 years mcain was a far better choice by the actions of obama.


If he had not picked a complete imbecile for his running mate, I likely would have voted for him. We have enough vacuousness in our country, as is, we don't need to contribute to it by electing abjectly unqualified candidates whose chief quality is looking good on camera and being able to spew soundbites written by the real voice of the campaign, who works in the shadows, being neither photogenic, nor able to vocally charm the masses raised on a steady diet of models, musicians and actors as their "heroes."

In 2008, I left the "President of the United States" boxes blank on my ballot, and expect to do the same in 2012.



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