Discussion in 'Community' started by GrandAdmiralJello
, Aug 15, 2011.
Sometimes you just have to be happy that some people are too young to vote.
Are you sure about that?
You're going to likely have 4 other people on the ballot to choose from, at least.
I'm just gonna go ahead and float the idea of an "Americans of voting age only" rule for this thread.
2 birds, 1 stone. I like it.
I suppose, but I don't like throwing my vote away to someone that I know hasn't got the chance to win. I might just skip over voting for President next year........there will be plenty of other stuff on the ballot.
[hl=dodgerblue]Viva Los Angeles![/hl]
lol i wouldn't want to vote for someone who won't win, i'd rather just not vote at all.
You might want to actually look at real polling data, Obama has been leading in key battle ground states and has lead everyone in the GOP field. What is even scarier is his polling numbers are in the same ball park as Reagan and Clinton at the same time period, and both won in a landslide the following year and one can argue that the GOP field is weaker this year then it was in 1996.
Though Tunick I do hope you'd still choose to vote for Obama. Many of the things you said you liked about him last time around are still true, and at least a few of the campaign promises I recall you being excited about have already been fulfilled. Why not give him another go?
Which campaign promises specifically?
[hl=dodgerblue]Viva Los Angeles![/hl]
[link=http://whatthe****hasobamadonesofar.com/]WTF has obama done so far[/link]
Occasional swear word
Well, so why would you even vote for president in the first place? You're in California, Obama will win California, and ergo by voting for any Republican, you're still voting for someone that hasn't got the chance to win the state.
Student Loan reform, Credit Card reform, Financial reform, Healthcare reform, Repeal of DADT, Matthew Shepard act, Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay act, Children's Health Insurance, the Ted Kennedy Serve America act, Tobacco Regulation, Cash for Clunkers, Pay-As-You-Go act, Iran sanctions, Small Business tax credits act, Food Safety Modernization act, Child Nurtrition act, 9/11 Healthcare, Defense Contracting reform, Payroll Tax cuts, Health Information technology modernization, Aid to schools, Aid to highway and bridge infrasructure, Aid for infrastructure for national broadband/wireless internet access, New START Treaty with Russia, end combat operations in Iraq, begin withdrawal from Afghanistan, kill Osama bin Laden, etc.
You may also want to check out [link=http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/]the Obameter[/link].
That's a fair point. I will more than likely be voting for President......my opinion from tonight certainly will change. As I mentioined elsewhere tonight, I was planning on voting for McCain in '08 until he nabbed Palin has his VP choice. And, I was specifically asking Wocky about my hopes for Obama/the campaign promises I cited here on the JC. I can't seem to remember those at this time.
Fine then, Americans can stay out of every other election thread that isn't theirs.
I remember you being particularly excited about healthcare reform, Tunick as many of us were. And now look at all the positive aspects being implemented.
True, true. Because of the health care oversall pushed by Obama, I was able to get back on my mother's health insurance plan, and will be able to keep doing so until October of 2012 (when I turn 26). I had to get off her plan orginally at 23 I think (I honestly forget), and thus had to get a Wally World plan (me being the cheap schmuck that I am went with a plan that cost $4.95 a month). I don't know what my work situation will be like next fall, thus my health care situation might be in limbo at that point.
$5 a month? That's a good deal. $135 less than I pay. Give or take.
Uh, I'm guessing $5 a month doesn't get him much, so I wouldn't call it a "deal."
I'd be intrigued to hear if it at least has catastrophic coverage with a high deductible.
Cause he is a damn loon, he isn't really a "libertarian" when you look at his actually record.
That's not the point, Game. The media is deliberately ignoring him. In fact, he's more sane than Michelle Bachmann. I mean did you at least watch the clip? They'd talk about Rick Santorum over him!
If that alone justified the media ignoring people, there couldn't be any coverage of the Republican primaries at all, save for Mitt Romney and Jon Hunstman on very rare occasions.