And the UK House of Commons is having similar discussions too. Still doesn't change the reality that most US citizens really don't give a damn - if they're warm, dry, fed and healthy.<br><br><br>- This is gonna get pretty interesting. <br>- Define "interesting". <br>- Oh, God, oh, God, we're all gonna die..
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The ones that aren't are living in alleys or shelters and can't vote anyway because they don't live anywhere long enough to register. Living hand to mouth doesn't leave much time to get interested in an election.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Still doesn't change the reality that most US citizens really don't give a damn - if they're warm, dry, fed and healthy.<p><hr></blockquote><p>You sound like Earl Butz.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I'm not a registered independent - I'm not registered with anyone...<p><hr></blockquote><p>That's what Independent means. Next time you vote, notice the capital I after your name. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Since you have never voted in a primary you are "nothing". Once you vote in one you are then either an "I", a "D" or an "R".<br><br>I used to always switch back to independent every time I voted in a primary because I knew all my Dem choices were solid wins and I could then switch over to republican and vote against someone. But I stick with Dem now. I feel soiled switching over to the republican party even if it is for just fifteen minutes. <br><br><br><br><br><br>
Different states do that in different ways, poly. I know in MA you can vote in primaries even though you're registered as an I, and then your party affiliation switches to whatever party you voted in. Here in PA, if you're registered as I, you cannot vote in a party primary, period. It doesn't pay to be I around here, obviously.<br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
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in michigan, you can vote in any primary you choose without switching party affiliation. in other words, i don't think they even track whether i am a democrat or not. our primaries in 2000 made some news when so many democrats voted in the republican primary to help mccain easily win the the state.<br><br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
(If you don't mind, I'm going to come pretty close to calling you an apologist here.)<br><br>I take your points well, but I think it's a bit of a cop-out in a discussion of politics to just say that people don't care. I believe that and you have voter turnout numbers to prove it, but that's not why anyone here is here talking about it. It's sort of like getting into a passionate discussion with someone about the Spurs or Pistons and having your friend say, "Basketball is just a game. People worry more about the roofs over their heads." You may be right, but it's not really relevant.<br><br>It seems to be a disingenuous exit for many people (not saying this is what you're doing intentionally) to just bring up the trivialness of whatever your talking about because life is trivial. You could just as easily get existential about a bag of potato chips as American politics.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
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