View Poll Results: Apathy - have you experienced it?

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  • Yes, I experienced it and snapped out of it

    14 48.28%
  • No, I've never experienced it

    5 17.24%
  • I feel somewhat apathetic now, but know I'll come back around

    6 20.69%
  • I can't imagine being politically apathetic - what's wrong with you!?

    3 10.34%
  • What is apathetic?

    0 0%
  • I'm just here for the free drinks and entertainment...

    8 27.59%
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Thread: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    It'll hurt less if you just accept it now.

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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I wanted to make a poll to find out if there are others here like me. I have been very interested in political issues for YEARS - until about a year ago. Not sure what happened, whether it was because it seemed the players changed, but the game remained the same.. or if it's something more.

    Something has happened to me, and I can't quite put my finger on it. I tried to blow it off at first, telling myself that it was another ebb and flow of the political world and that I would snap out of it, but it's been almost a year now, and I still find myself dwindling right on the brink of total apathy toward anything political.

    I still have very strong opinions about a lot of things, but my desire to discuss them - let alone argue them - has diminished. I never thought in a million years, that I would be something that I abhor - a politically apathetic American.

    Do you go through periods of apathy toward politics and if so, have you ever felt like you wouldn't 'snap out of it'?
    Politics has always been dirty, now, IMO, its filthy dirty...This dirt keeps decent people away..I do not think it has to be this way, but until we have "a better people"..............

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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Wow. I'm so surprised at the responses.

    I hope every single poster will vote. The very least one can do is that. Ya' know how they say people should vote with their feet? If they don't like something, leave? Well, my latest philosophy is a rather resigned position that Congress stinks. The whole lot of them. So I'm going to vote that way. I'm going to vote against every single encumbant on the ticket.

    Will it make a difference? Well, not just if Maggie does it. But if Congress suddenly 'got the message' that Americans were no longer going to tolerate business-as-usual, things would change. The way for Congress to get the message is to have larger and larger numbers of votes against encumbants.

    I see that as the only thing I can do that just might make a difference.
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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Wow. I'm so surprised at the responses.

    I hope every single poster will vote. The very least one can do is that. Ya' know how they say people should vote with their feet? If they don't like something, leave? Well, my latest philosophy is a rather resigned position that Congress stinks. The whole lot of them. So I'm going to vote that way. I'm going to vote against every single encumbant on the ticket.

    Will it make a difference? Well, not just if Maggie does it. But if Congress suddenly 'got the message' that Americans were no longer going to tolerate business-as-usual, things would change. The way for Congress to get the message is to have larger and larger numbers of votes against encumbants.

    I see that as the only thing I can do that just might make a difference.
    I hope a majority of people feel this way. How could anyone vote these people in again? I'm still looking into it, but I plan to vote Independent this year.
    "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, it to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." —John Adams

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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    I hope a majority of people feel this way. How could anyone vote these people in again? I'm still looking into it, but I plan to vote Independent this year.
    I usually vote libertarian. Not that I want the libertarian to win or that I think he'll do a good job: it's not that at all. What I hope to acheive is greater recognition for 3rd party candidates and that your vote is not between sucks and sucks more. It's why I voted for Bob Barr in 2008 even though I didn't want him to win (what with his past). In this way I feel my vote has the most significance because voting for the major candidates makes an utterly insignificant difference.

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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Wow. I'm so surprised at the responses.

    I hope every single poster will vote. The very least one can do is that. Ya' know how they say people should vote with their feet? If they don't like something, leave? Well, my latest philosophy is a rather resigned position that Congress stinks. The whole lot of them. So I'm going to vote that way. I'm going to vote against every single encumbant on the ticket.

    Will it make a difference? Well, not just if Maggie does it. But if Congress suddenly 'got the message' that Americans were no longer going to tolerate business-as-usual, things would change. The way for Congress to get the message is to have larger and larger numbers of votes against encumbants.

    I see that as the only thing I can do that just might make a difference.
    I don't vote as a protest.

    I think legitimizing an ethically challenged voting system is wrong.
    I can't put my seal of approval on it.
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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I don't vote as a protest.

    I think legitimizing an ethically challenged voting system is wrong.
    I can't put my seal of approval on it.
    I don't understand what your post means. Could you say it another way?
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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't understand what your post means. Could you say it another way?
    Voting, in the voting system as it is now, is not ethically sound in my opinion.

    With gerrymandering, ballot access laws, and universal suffrage (among other things), I can't vote.
    It violates my personal ethics, to legitimize it.
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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't understand what your post means. Could you say it another way?
    He wants plausible deniability when America goes arse up
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    Re: Politics - Active or Apathetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    He wants plausible deniability when America goes arse up
    Not true at all.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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