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Re: repubs rip Palin off the air

Postby Metroid » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:15 am

Never....EVER...vote for a party, vote for or against a candidate but not the party. Not voting for the best person for the job because of their party affiliation is silly, and saying "I only vote democrat" or "I only vote republican" is even sillier. You have to disregard the party for the most part and vote for the individual.

That said I always vote wig. :-B
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Re: repubs rip Palin off the air

Postby jfg » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:27 am

Metroid wrote:Never....EVER...vote for a party, vote for or against a candidate but not the party. Not voting for the best person for the job because of their party affiliation is silly, and saying "I only vote democrat" or "I only vote republican" is even sillier. You have to disregard the party for the most part and vote for the individual.

That said I always vote wig. :-B


I used to totally agree with you but I can't vote for anybody affiliated with those parties anymore because no matter what they may say, they are still pawns to the party and it doesn't matter what office I'm voting for.
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Re: repubs rip Palin off the air

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:28 am

Metroid wrote:Never....EVER...vote for a party, vote for or against a candidate but not the party. Not voting for the best person for the job because of their party affiliation is silly, and saying "I only vote democrat" or "I only vote republican" is even sillier. You have to disregard the party for the most part and vote for the individual.

That said I always vote wig. :-B


it's whig :^
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Re: repubs rip Palin off the air

Postby Metroid » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:33 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
Metroid wrote:Never....EVER...vote for a party, vote for or against a candidate but not the party. Not voting for the best person for the job because of their party affiliation is silly, and saying "I only vote democrat" or "I only vote republican" is even sillier. You have to disregard the party for the most part and vote for the individual.

That said I always vote wig. :-B


it's whig :^

It's however I want to say it. :-D

Anyway yeah I agree jfg that for the most part they are pawns but you can't simply vote against a party, you still have to vote for the best qualified person for the job, regardless of their party affiliation.
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Re: repubs rip Palin off the air

Postby knapplc » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:05 pm

Metroid wrote:Anyway yeah I agree jfg that for the most part they are pawns but you can't simply vote against a party, you still have to vote for the best qualified person for the job, regardless of their party affiliation.

Yes. Free your mind. Register Independent, too.
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Re: repubs rip Palin off the air

Postby Metroid » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:36 pm

knapplc wrote:
Metroid wrote:Anyway yeah I agree jfg that for the most part they are pawns but you can't simply vote against a party, you still have to vote for the best qualified person for the job, regardless of their party affiliation.

Yes. Free your mind. Register Independent, too.

I was registered independent but I couldn't vote in local primaries unless I was registered Dem/Rep(something like that), so I switched and registered Dem. It has zero impact on how I vote though. :-?
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Re: repubs rip Palin off the air

Postby acsguitar » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:45 pm

Metroid wrote:
knapplc wrote:
Metroid wrote:Anyway yeah I agree jfg that for the most part they are pawns but you can't simply vote against a party, you still have to vote for the best qualified person for the job, regardless of their party affiliation.

Yes. Free your mind. Register Independent, too.

I was registered independent but I couldn't vote in local primaries unless I was registered Dem/Rep(something like that), so I switched and registered Dem. It has zero impact on how I vote though. :-?


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Re: repubs rip Palin off the air

Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:52 pm

I'm registered independent and have to deal with the same thing that Met described, but I think that's the way it should be. The primaries are for the parties to select who they want to represent them in the election. Why should independents have a say in who the Democrats or Republicans run? Or, as would be the case in most open primary systems, why should Democrats have a say in who the Republican candidate would be?
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Re: repubs rip Palin off the air

Postby knapplc » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:57 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:I'm registered independent and have to deal with the same thing that Met described, but I think that's the way it should be. The primaries are for the parties to select who they want to represent them in the election. Why should independents have a say in who the Democrats or Republicans run? Or, as would be the case in most open primary systems, why should Democrats have a say in who the Republican candidate would be?

Agreed. But even as an Independent you have a vote in local elections, bond issues, etc., in the primaries. It's just for party affiliated candidacy votes you don't get to chime in on, and not being a part of this or that party, I don't care.
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Re: repubs rip Palin off the air

Postby Metroid » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:06 pm

The reason I like to be able to vote in primaries is that sometimes there is a candidate in one of the major parties that I will end up voting for over a third party candidate, and I want to make sure they get through the primaries. I think it's lame that I have to be registered to any party really, as a voter I should be able to vote on anything...screw parties, just vote. ;-D
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