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Thread: Open Primaries Good or Bad?

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    Re: Open Primaries Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Dems have justy as crooked a gerry-mander in Illinois as you Repubs do in Texas.
    Problem is you have 36 seats, we only have 18--and more of them are in play this time.
    Yes, I support my "normal" GOP Congressman against all TEAts in this GOP district.
    But not against any Dem, of course.



    I live in Reagan Democrat country, between Chicago and Peoria.
    You know Caterpillar from Peoria, the company your governor wants to poach with tax giveaways that hurt the little people of Texas .
    More job opportunities actually help "the little people of Texas". And yes, my governor actually wants more evil, obscene profit seeking business here. You should be glad he's trying to relieve your state of such a cancer.
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    Re: Open Primaries Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    More job opportunities actually help "the little people of Texas". And yes, my governor actually wants more evil, obscene profit seeking business here. You should be glad he's trying to relieve your state of such a cancer.
    That cancer Caterpillar you speak of has now parked it's corporate headquarters off-shore, decreasing their tax burden by 50%.
    Your buddy Rand Paul thinks they should be apologized to for ****ing over the American taxpayer.

    As your NRA-team of Palins have said in the past,
    maybe some rhetorical threats on poaching some of Perry's companies the next time he shows up .
    Last edited by NIMBY; 06-11-14 at 04:04 AM.
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    Re: Open Primaries Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    That cancer Caterpillar you speak of has now parked it's corporate headquarters off-shore, decreasing their tax burden by 50%.
    Your buddy Rand Paul thinks they should be apologized to for ****ing over the American taxpayer.
    As your NRA-team of Palins have said in the past, maybe some "2nd amendment" remedies on Perry the next time he shows up .
    Tell me you're not implying a threat against Ricky Perry in my thread.
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    Re: Open Primaries Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    good idea. i don't want to sign up for either team, but i want to vote in the primaries. my state forces me to sign up for a ****ing team to do that.
    But why should a team be obligated to give you a vote if you don't want to be part of the team?

    For the record, I'm registered Green. I am not a part of either major party; the only reason I registered Green was for a mayoral primary in my city.
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    Re: Open Primaries Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    That cancer Caterpillar you speak of has now parked it's corporate headquarters off-shore, decreasing their tax burden by 50%.
    Your buddy Rand Paul thinks they should be apologized to for ****ing over the American taxpayer.
    As your NRA-team of Palins have said in the past, maybe some "2nd amendment" remedies on Perry the next time he shows up .
    Might want to walk that one back, dude.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Open Primaries Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    But not against any Dem, of course.

    More job opportunities actually help "the little people of Texas". And yes, my governor actually wants more evil, obscene profit seeking business here. You should be glad he's trying to relieve your state of such a cancer.
    Those profit opportunities in Texas come at the expense of education and public health, and come with a shoddy justice system. Let's not pretend Texas is Shangri-La.
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    Re: Open Primaries Good or Bad?

    Tell me that only your "team" can say "2nd amendment" remedies--the GOP and its posters.
    Do you want me to say the word "rhetorical" with "2nd amendment" remedies every time I say it.
    Or just get rid of the words your team made famous--so be it.
    I'll go back and edit the word rhetorical in.
    And every time I see one of your team do anything like this, but usually worse, I'll be knocking on your door .
    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Tell me you're not implying a threat against Ricky Perry in my thread.
    Last edited by NIMBY; 06-11-14 at 04:02 AM.
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    Re: Open Primaries Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I actually think they are bad. A political party has the right to prevent non-members from choosing its candidates for office. It opens them to sabotage from opposition forces.
    We are not 'we the political parties'.

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    Re: Open Primaries Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    We are not 'we the political parties'.
    There is nothing stopping anyone from starting their own political party if they don't like the Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Greens, Conservatives ... except for our campaign finance laws. THAT'S what needs changing. Open primaries will do nothing to alter that dichotomy.
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    Re: Open Primaries Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Tell me that only one "team" can say "2nd amendment" remedies--the GOP and its posters.
    Do you want me to say the word "rhetorical" with "2nd amendment" remedies every time I say it.
    Fine, I'll try to go back and edit the word rhetorical in.
    And every time I see one of your team do anything like this, but usually worse, I'll be knocking on your door .
    The GOP shouldn't be using "Second Amendment Remedies" rhetoric at all. It should be condemned at all times. We are a society, not the Wild West. And really, very few of them actually use that kind of talk.

    But two wrongs do not make a right.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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