posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:30 AM
Originally posted by beezzer
Originally posted by liejunkie01
Doesn't the electoral college decide who is president?
Didn't al gore have more votes than bush back in the day?
One vote does not make a difference these days friend.
I love your posts beezer.
The Electoral College protects the rights of smaller states and states with smaller populations. Without it, only large population centers would be
able to dictate for the rest of the nation.
Are you aware that a "natural disaster" of the strength that shifts populations shifts that electoral college. And that over the years, there have
been other and many methods for such gerrymandering? Also the precedence of the electoral college means fewer people to control for the desired
outcome, no matter the popular vote.
As to your original OP, sorry I'm not accepting responsibility for what I have little to no say in, and what i just described above about the
electoral college is a perfect example of that. Whomever I have voted for, responsibly, and in an informed, researched, way over the years, the
results are always the same. They always talk about change, and the resulting change is either null and void or even worse than before. I resent you
hanging that on those of our necks that have watched the evidents of puppets over and over. And I don't ascribe to the puppet situation and
acknowledgment as being an excuse not to blame the current one in power.
What I will say, is we have become a culture ultimately dedicated to pointing a finger of blame at someone. And your OP is having it both ways: in
calling them puppets it somehow absolves them of blame during their tenure. Also, it somehow translates that the citizenry can escape blame, as well.
There is no winning no blame in the debacle you outline.
I don't vote anymore. I find it useless. Whomever wins, the same agenda progresses. Don't hang it around my neck for not voting, for recognizing
they are all puppets because the same agenda progresses regardless of their promises or political affiliations. I am not excusing them, but I have no
control over what happens, either, nor do most of us. Certainly voting does not control anything. If there is a third candidate who doesn't draw
enough support, the media will point out that voting for that guy will get the worst guy elected, because it deflects the numbers....what does that
tell you about the process?