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Thread: Poll to see if Americans even have a government that represents them

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    Re: Poll to see if Americans even have a government that represents them

    I am happy with my representatives, they have consistently fought for the things that I care about. The ones I have the most beef with are people like Schumer, Reid, Pelosi, who represent a different constituency.

    I can certainly sympathize with those that feel like their vote doesn't matter. Obamacare was doing poorly in the polls before it passed, it passed with no Republican support. That tends to make people feel like their government doesn't represent their interest.

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    Re: Poll to see if Americans even have a government that represents them

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratrooper View Post
    I am happy with my representatives, they have consistently fought for the things that I care about. The ones I have the most beef with are people like Schumer, Reid, Pelosi, who represent a different constituency.

    I can certainly sympathize with those that feel like their vote doesn't matter. Obamacare was doing poorly in the polls before it passed, it passed with no Republican support. That tends to make people feel like their government doesn't represent their interest.
    I'm glad you are feeling ok, but this poll exposes the disgrace of American government

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    Re: Poll to see if Americans even have a government that represents them

    personally i feel that the margin at which the representatives win their elections is unacceptable. That 50% leaves out half of the people in the town, state, or country. If a politician cannot gain the support of at least 2/3's of the voters, then they should not be elected. Especially for president.
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    Re: Poll to see if Americans even have a government that represents them

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    personally i feel that the margin at which the representatives win their elections is unacceptable. That 50% leaves out half of the people in the town, state, or country. If a politician cannot gain the support of at least 2/3's of the voters, then they should not be elected. Especially for president.
    I agree, in a normal world I believe there also needs to be at least 50% of population voting.

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    Re: Poll to see if Americans even have a government that represents them

    Quote Originally Posted by pvsi View Post
    I agree, in a normal world I believe there also needs to be at least 50% of population voting.
    of course but to do that we would need to do away with the electoral collage. People feel that their votes mean nothing when what actually elect our presidents are the electoral collage members. Now it isn't all bad, its a fairly good idea sense our voting chooses usually what they vote for, but there are like 2 states that can vote anyway they want. In order for people to feel important we need to go to a majority vote of the people.
    War is not a tool to satisfy your emotional outbursts.

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    Re: Poll to see if Americans even have a government that represents them

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    of course but to do that we would need to do away with the electoral collage. People feel that their votes mean nothing when what actually elect our presidents are the electoral collage members. Now it isn't all bad, its a fairly good idea sense our voting chooses usually what they vote for, but there are like 2 states that can vote anyway they want. In order for people to feel important we need to go to a majority vote of the people.
    I believe that today, with the media telling us winners in advance, the only way to have real elections is referendum style, where people can vote for but also against the candidate that the establishment media tells them is one of the two sure winners.

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    Re: Poll to see if Americans even have a government that represents them

    Quote Originally Posted by pvsi View Post
    I believe that today, with the media telling us winners in advance, the only way to have real elections is referendum style, where people can vote for but also against the candidate that the establishment media tells them is one of the two sure winners.
    I think NONE OF THE ABOVE should be an election choice. If the Republicans and Democrats give us two bum choices like they did last year, one could vote none of the above.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Poll to see if Americans even have a government that represents them

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think NONE OF THE ABOVE should be an election choice. If the Republicans and Democrats give us two bum choices like they did last year, one could vote none of the above.
    It would not be enough to convince me to go back to vote after this

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    Re: Poll to see if Americans even have a government that represents them

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    personally i feel that the margin at which the representatives win their elections is unacceptable. That 50% leaves out half of the people in the town, state, or country. If a politician cannot gain the support of at least 2/3's of the voters, then they should not be elected. Especially for president.
    2/3rds of the vote, heck there is quite a list of presidents who didn't receive 50% of the vote.
    2000 Bush 47.9%
    1996 Clinton 49.2%
    1992 Clinton 43.0%
    1968 Nixon 43.4%
    1960 JFK 49.7%

    and so on. Also very rarely does a presidential candidate get over 55% of the vote let alone 67%

    1984 Reagan 58.8%
    1972 Nixon 60.7%
    1964 LBJ 61.1%
    1956 Eisenhower 57.4%
    1948 Truman 49.5%
    1936 FDR 60.8%

    That is far back enough. Only 3 presidents has managed to obtain 60% of the popular vote. Obtaining 67% just isn't possible.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Poll to see if Americans even have a government that represents them

    Quote Originally Posted by pvsi View Post
    I agree, in a normal world I believe there also needs to be at least 50% of population voting.
    We have had 50% of the people vote in presidential election every time since 1960 except once, 1996 when only 49.7% voted. For mid terms, state, county and local elections you would have to make voting mandatory and I feel we have enough dumb voters as it is who just vote for a slogan or how a candidate looks without know a darn thing about the candidate.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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