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what goes through your mind when you vote (if you plan on voting)

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posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:31 AM
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I have been asked countless times why I support Mitt Romney. I have also wondered if all ATS people think a like when they vote. So prove me wrong. Prove to me that you are not all conspiracy theorist/ rebellious anti-government types (no insult meant by that)

Do you vote on the economy? What issues are important to you?
Do you vote on social issues? Why?

Please don't say stupid things like Obamacare for all. or End the Fed. I want to know your thinking process not some talking points from political campaigns. And if you actually read past the words Mitt Romney below, you will see mine is my own original thought.

I don't vote on social issues alone, I vote on economic issues. Now, of course one will argue that since government affects social issues and social issues affect the economy, I actually am voting on social issues.

Call me heartless and cruel, but I don't really care about the social impact of the economics. I study the economic plans of each of the candidates and vote on the one that will pass through Congress and which will hopefully as they claim will pass the budget. Mitt Romney's plan will reasonably pass congress. Obama's will and has not. My choice is clear. The icing on the cake here is that Obama's social policies are enough in the extreme leftist direction to get me pissed off at him forever.

Bill Clinton however, is the one democrat that I can actually admire for working with republicans on economic issues and I may even have voted for him. Because I could see his leadership abilities. But I wouldn't have voted for Carter, McCain, or Obama, I don't see real leadership qualities in them. Reagan and Kennedy had amazing leadership qualities and I believe Romney is blossoming and has already surpassed Obama by getting the majority of the GOP behind him (not the extreme tea party or Ron Paulities unfortunately) when they were so unsure of who they wanted to try to stop Obama, Romney like mid 1990s Microsoft stayed in the background allowed the others to topple over each other and finished on top. The primary was exciting to watch. I saw a few leadership qualities in Jon Huntsman and a tiny bit in Herman Cain. That is how I vote!

Will I be mad at Romney if he messes up? Sure. Will I criticize him? You bet, in fact I already have. If Romney's economy sucks there is little I can do to help out except to just keep on pushing through my own life and help those around me. Besides for voting on my issues/conscious, what more can I do?

Your not going to like every President and your not going to be pro-everything. People thinking that the world will fall into their own little ideologies will always end up disappointed and angry, so I decide to find the positive in life. Because yes, there are things I do not like about Mitt Romney.
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posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:06 AM
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dont vote for them pleeeeeeeeeeeese it only encourages them they will be back if you do ignore them



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by geobro
dont vote for them pleeeeeeeeeeeese it only encourages them they will be back if you do ignore them


What?

Your post doesn't even make sense. This is the type of stuff I didn't want on my thread.
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posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:13 AM
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I have only voted for George Bush. I just liked him! He seemed down to Earth, and I just like Texas! I like Obama because he seems to care about the average person. What was on my mind while voting? I wondered if my vote would even make a difference.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:13 AM
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See, thats the problem. Clinton was great for the Economy but remember Serbia?? War, even before Bush2, was always on the forefront at least in the last 20+ years.

You will probably see Romney win to pull over the wool on the American people once more. Since the Economy is so bad Republicans need to be elected, Right??

I am not voting (again) because our system doesnt let the People vote. The system lets the system vote, whether it be Union thugs or Right Wing thugs. There all the thugs none the less.

The only way I would of voted this time around is if RP was the Republican nominee. But, like some people on this site have said, the supporters of change do not have the Populous to actually make that change. Maybe in another 4 years, but that might be too late.

The Housing Bubble was the last straw for our Republic. There have been many schemes in the past but creating false wealth across the Nation by inflating Housing Prices (trust me, I saw it all in the Mortgage business) than deflating the Housing Prices in the short period of time that it happened, accelerated a lot of things. Not withstanding 911. Add it all up and you get CRISES.

If someone really thinks that voting Romney than voting Hillary will change anything they are CRAZY. Certifiable. Do I have proof of this?? YES. The same could be said when we elected the first Bush. The first one is the set up, the second one finishes the job.

Bush 4 yrs, Clinton 8 years, Bush 8 years, Obama 4 years, Romney (Bush) ??/Obama another 4 yrs, than maybe Clinton again?? We are SCREWED big time. During this 28 yrs our Libertys, Freedoms, Basic Human rights, Fair Trials, Police Hirings, Bailouts etc. have created such a hyperbole of corruption on a Federal Level thats its frightening.

I havent even mentioned the Pharm Drugs....that could be a whole other thread as far as I am concerned.

I think that the Population as a whole, especially the age of voters, is totally clueless!!!!



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by hoochymama
See, thats the problem. Clinton was great for the Economy but remember Serbia?? War, even before Bush2, was always on the forefront at least in the last 20+ years.


The only way I would of voted this time around is if RP was the Republican nominee. But, like some people on this site have said, the supporters of change do not have the Populous to actually make that change. Maybe in another 4 years, but that might be too late.



You are sensationalizing everything basically you believe that the world sucks and that it doesn't matter. So why do you vote at all, since RP only has minor support as you said, all of your points are contradictory.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:20 AM
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Originally posted by Apollo7
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I have only voted for George Bush. I just liked him! He seemed down to Earth, and I just like Texas! I like Obama because he seems to care about the average person. What was on my mind while voting? I wondered if my vote would even make a difference.



Wow I don't know if I could understand the thinking process going from Bush to Obama... But thanks for being honest about voting for Bush. Not too many people would have admitted that!


I did like first term Bush, as much as a kid in Junior High School cared about politics that is...
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posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:21 AM
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Not being from the US, I can tell you exactly what goes through my mind as I am forced, by threat of fine, to vote.

Hee Haww Hee Haww... screw the lot of them, same soft nougat center, only the sprinkles change. And either way, having it forced onto you makes you sick..

If these slimy politicians down here had to rely on actual voters who cared a jot about them or their lies (policies) then they'd be running scared... but as it is, they're guaranteed a position over us, and both sides take it in the back door. It just depends on who's turn it is to pitch, and who's turn it is ti catch.

And god forbid someone off center decide to run, like flies swatted off the donkeys bum they fall to the side...



Dean Alston has the knack of putting it so well...



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:23 AM
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I'm not saying you shouldn't be posting here, but may I ask why you are posting in the US elections section about international election, when we both know they are run differently?



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:23 AM
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what goes through my mind when voting, hmmm let me see.

oh yea! -


"hmm hmm hmm who to vote for and get totally ignored"



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:24 AM
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I am not voting (again) because our system doesnt let the People vote.


I remember when you were all idealistic and pro Paul. Now I learn you didn't vote in the last election... Won't vote this time.
At least write in Ron Paul and make a statement. Not voting for two elections and having the gall to express your political beliefs?



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:26 AM
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Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska
"hmm hmm hmm who to vote for and get totally ignored"


If this is truly what you think why bother going?

Or maybe there is the slight bit of hope in you that made you go to the polling station because you believe that your vote still counts, then your post here is meaningless!



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:27 AM
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Domo what say you?

What goes through your mind when you vote. Don't just criticize others without telling us



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:29 AM
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I think, wow i really want to be a stereotype today. Im going to wear my favorite weed-promoting shirt in my long greasy hair, i am going to hate everyone that says the word government without using the terns "death", or destroy", i am going to scream "end the fed" without knowing how it impacts the economy, oh and i guess ill vote for Ron Paul by the way, because why not since i'm an unedjamacated kid.

Get over yourself. Yeah, you care about the economy when mitt romney saves the economy like elmer fudd shoots bugs bunny.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:35 AM
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Really, I am making this all up?? Or making it a bigger deal than it is?? LOL.. Sorry, but I worked in the mortgage industry and if you dont see the Power that the Clintons and Bushes have is beyond me. Other than that, I have never voted and the way it looks right now, never will.

That post had nothing to do with sensationalizing, that was the truth. Sometimes, the Truth bites us in the ARSE when were least expecting it.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:38 AM
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Originally posted by hoochymama
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Other than that, I have never voted and the way it looks right now, never will.


If you never voted you have no right to complain about anything. You gave up that privilege



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:38 AM
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so I take it from this post you make fun of yourself when you vote?



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:41 AM
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Voting Ron Paul as a write in will get him maybe 10 to 12 percent of the vote. Why should I waste my time?? Ohhh, thats right, it would be a statement of some kind. No disrespect, but this has been done before. Remember Ross Perot?? I am sure not many on this site do remember that election but he is the main reason we have a two party only system before. This thread really isnt the place but back in the day there were like 10 parties that we had to choose from.

Trying to make this into a Ron Paul thread probably wasnt the OP's point. I dont quite understand what that has to do with anything I stated in my first response to OP.

The Power that is currently in Washington is Clinton and Bush. Thats the true Power. Jeb is still around the bend as well, waiting patiently.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:43 AM
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I vote for how it will benefit me.

I'm a registered independent.

Though I vote highly conservative. What I look for, when I vote, is for a person to respect freedoms, support smaller government.

Others? They may look for a politician who will give them what they want.

For some, that means entitlements.

For me? Freedom.

I've been voting since 1984.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:44 AM
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Lol...was waiting for that one. Do you have any idea how the collective of People in our Country have no idea about Politics?? People used to care about it but when the corruption becomes a breeding ground for Socialism voting is no longer a privilege but a waste of time.

So, answer me this. You voting for Romney will make a difference?? And because you actually voted, you have the say and no one else can have an opinion??

What is the fundamental difference between Romney, Obama, Clinton, and Bush?? IF YOU can answer that one than by all means, Vote Away.




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