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Thread: Lesser evil or REAL elections?

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    Re: Lesser evil or REAL elections?

    For the first time in my life, I will be selecting the option we Nevadans are offered - None Of The Above - although I might write in Ron Paul if I can.

    If we were just choosing a leader, I might have gone for Romney who seems more competent than Obusha. Unfortunately, Romney is weighted down by his ridiculous party and I can't vote for someone who might feel obligated to manage social issues.

    Realistically, we're going to end up with 4 more years of Obusha.

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    Re: Lesser evil or REAL elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The American presidential election amounts to TV wrestling. Like the tv wrestlers they all pretend to hate each other, they bad mouth each other and put on a show to amuse the die hard idiots who thinks it's real.
    Sadly I think you're dead on.
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    Re: Lesser evil or REAL elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrillic View Post
    Are USA elections like ones we have in EU or real ones?
    That's a fair question. I certainly can't prove it, but there is more than enough information to suggest that our presidential elections are largely controlled at a level above the two ruling political parties. Money decides and big money selects the candidates. The people of the U.S. then vote on the choices made by big money. They really can't lose either way. George W. Bush was a perfect example of a presidential candidate selected by the powers that be. Obama sold out either before or right after becoming president. The final candidates of both parties are owned before they get to Washington.










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    Re: Lesser evil or REAL elections?

    I believe that no matter who is nominated, to a decent chunk of the population, each election is going to be seen as a lesser of two evils. No matter which segment that candidate attracts, those who are "ignored" will see that person as a "lesser evil" to an "evil." Further, there is a decent chunk of the population that is never pleased with anyone, ever.
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    Re: Lesser evil or REAL elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I believe that no matter who is nominated, to a decent chunk of the population, each election is going to be seen as a lesser of two evils. No matter which segment that candidate attracts, those who are "ignored" will see that person as a "lesser evil" to an "evil." Further, there is a decent chunk of the population that is never pleased with anyone, ever.
    True, true, and the process makes all of them look worse than they really are.

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    Re: Lesser evil or REAL elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    True, true, and the process makes all of them look worse than they really are.
    People expect a lot out of their leaders that they simply are not going to get. I know that's strange coming from someone who is generally switching parties, but I firmly believe it.
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    Re: Lesser evil or REAL elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    People expect a lot out of their leaders that they simply are not going to get. I know that's strange coming from someone who is generally switching parties, but I firmly believe it.
    I actually agree. I would add that we are a large aprt of the problem today. We buy into and feed the silliness that is our political process.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Lesser evil or REAL elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's really none of those options for me. It's not that I don't want either, but that I do think one is better than the other, though only marginally.
    We politically agree! Yay!!

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    Re: Lesser evil or REAL elections?

    I voted for Obama in 2008 and will do so happily again.
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