<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> The thing that I don't understand is why these people make political posts to begin with.<br>Do they actually think they are going to change my mind or anyone else's by their posts? <p><hr></blockquote><p> Yes. Up until last night I was an avowed yellow dog Democrat. Today I am a Libertarian with a neoclassical outlook. How did that happen? By listening, discussing, and then I read DrJohn's and mojo's link to the Cato Institute. After reading up I have discovered that I agree more with them then I do the Democrats. <br><br>I think this shift over over the past year or so has been by listening to Sean and Matt debate. Sean has made me realize that the Democrats, with Clinton leading the way, have evolved into center, center right just to get elected. I suppose this connects into the pre conditioning before my conversion to Libertarian.<br><br>So, yes, I find the political posts interesting. I don't find them all that great when they get personal and get down to "your stupid" posts. I know, I know, I come in here and do that all the time but shoot, gotta get someone's goat sometime to get a response. Then you see what they really think. <br><br>I am a liberal surrounded by liberals in a liberal state. Here and MCF are the only places I can find these weirdo right wing conservatives. I can't pass up a dumb political thread and you can't make me. <br><br>If anyone wants to know: If I lived in a battleground state I would still vote Kerry as this is the only way to get NotBush.<br><br>
I agree. I can't wait till after the elections when (hopefully) the political stuff dies off.<br>I try to start new threads about different things, but generally get poked fun at. (not that I'm mad)<br><br>It's not much fun for me here anymore.<br><br>
#172568 - 06/17/0401:15 PMRe: Political Lounge
It has been suggested before and hasn't happened. I don't see the need for a separate lounge or forum for political posts. Face it, this is just how things are in a political election year, it'll die down after November. In the meantime, if the political posts don't interest you, ignore them. Simple as that. <br><br>You don't go to a social gathering and sequester those people talking politics or sports, etc., do you? Same thing here. It's just the way it is. <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>If anyone wants to know: If I lived in a battleground state I would still vote Kerry as this is the only way to get NotBush.<p><hr></blockquote><p>The we'll be stuck with Dem' Repub's (Democrats and Republicans) ad infinitum. Every drop of water counts in a body of water; we're not even making any puddles until you vote your conscience for who you believe is really the best candidate—even if s/he's a longshot. Also, your statement about voting for 'A' just to get 'B' (or 'W' as the case may be) out counts toward the gallop poll bozos who tell us that the only "feasible" choices are A or B and not C (or D or E or...).<br><br>A lot of us think the Electoral College process is outdated and not useful. To change that will take an amendment. But there's nothing in the Constitution that says we have a two-party system—so why do we keep acting like that's our only choice?<br><br>
Aw PHOOOOEY! You LURED ME IN! See what I mean? I come in here for fun and relaxation, not stressing myself out! *SPIT* *COUGH* UGH! I think I'll go listen to a baseball game. Have a great time in here ya'll. I'm out.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Because there really are no other decent options<p><hr></blockquote><p>Then you'd be voting your conscience staying within the two-parties. That's good. But for the people that whine about the two options sucking (implying that there's only two options), they need to look hard at other candidates.<br><br>The media really only follows the public's lead, broadcasting that which sells (hate to break it to you Sean and Matt, it's neither liberal nor conservative, it's just interested in money). If we can't take two seconds to respond to anything but the two parties, then we may never see any coverage of a third or fourth candidate. It was exciting in the last 20 years when both Perot and Nader were making waves, but outside of them (and they barely got sincere coverage), I can't recall ever seeing any serious coverage of an "outside" candidate. We are responsible for showing the media that we want that coverage, not the other way around.<br><br>
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