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"Be careful what you ask for . . ." - RoeDy's House of Paranoia and Campaign Management
I can think of a few well rounded, educated and experienced Repbs I would not mind as Governor. I'm registered as a R now, I would make a wonderful Governor...I would insure that SageonPage and a few other recieved the appropriate amount of attention from the proper
State agencies to make sure they were as onboard as should be. I would encourage the legislature to tax the hell out of the Kochs and the rest of them just to pay for social services...but..but...welfare to work would be work for welfare....like FDR..you want a check..come on down and get in line and work on the public works projects...or not. Vote for Autie is a vote for a better Kansas....
Sandy Praeger is the only (R) candidate that has ever got my vote.
Babboy very elegantly sums up the rest of the waste of human DNA that exists in that party.
Jee Eddie...do you think maybe Sam went to scout camp on mountain and the other boys gave him the business? Mr. Rutherford looks good in Lederhosen.
My vote this year will depend largely on the contents of the Perversion Files.
"Used to do a lot of writing, now I do a lot of typing."
Jack Kerouak thought he could write. Then Truman Capote said ""He doesn't write. He types."
Smart words from a smart man...
"I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.
"This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.
"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.
"Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
"It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.
"There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume."
I vote for candidates, not parties.
No surprises here at the purple stain of Kansas.
I vote based upon the candidates height
I vote based upon the candidates height
Mix it up on all levels local, state and national.
"Did you know that Americans for Prosperity has set up an office at 9th and Hillcrest? Hopefully the Koch boys are smart enuf not to step foot in Lawrence." - xzy
Did you know that Americans for Prosperity has set up an office at 9th and Hillcrest?
Hopefully the Koch boys are smart enuf not to step foot in Lawrence.
I tend to vote Democrat on the national level largely because of social issues, but I don't worry too much about party lines on the local level. Republicans on the national level have gone completely over the edge in recent years with their pledges to Grover Norquist over concerning themselves with what is best for the nation. The social conservativism of the Republican party is backward thinking that rational people should not support.
I might also vote for more Democrats locally if more of them were truly liberals. Too many are just Republican-lite these days.
The last Democrat I would have considered for President was Joe Lieberman. Democrats could have won by a landslide in 2004 had they nominated him. The Democrats have been taken over by the loony left. The Republican Party is about to split in two with the moderates vs. the Tea Party. The Tea Party needs to realize they cost the Republicans the Senate in 2010 and are going to again this year thanks to Missouri's wonderful Republican nominee of Todd Akin.
As for state, I voted for Kathy the first time over Schallenberger because I was angry with the hatchet job Kansans for Life did on Knight in the primary and for the fact it looked like Kathy was a moderate and Schallenberger was a rightwing nutjob. I was very angry when Kathy dined with Tiller and made her bed with Obama so I decided to never vote for a Democrat again in the state level. Locally, party doesn't mean much... have to go by the person.
I guess the short answer is yes, I more or less do vote straight Republican.
I do NOT vote along party lines. And sometimes I write in people I think would do a better job than the either/or choices we are getting with our limited political party choices.
I may lean towards one party but have mixed it up. Usually at least once per election. I tend to go R nationally and D locally. Only lemmings vote straight D or R.
Definitely mix it up. Usually 10-10-10 is the best all round manure substitute that stimulates green growth with solid roots and plump fruits.
I got me a cell phone years ago. That party line has hot young babes that want to talk "randy" to me late at night and they talk for what seems like forever... I'm told.
Flip the two party system!
When Def Leppard's "Hysteria" album came out, they completely dominated the top spot on "Dial MTV"; viewers just kept calling in and voting for them over and over. Have things improved since then?
This gal gets my vote every day of the week and 5-6 times on Sunday!
I don't believe in voting straight party. I vote for the person I feel will do the best job according to my believes.
I'm not really interested in politics, but if I were to vote, I would vote heads / tails.
Honestly, anyone that thinks that someone will do a good job just because of their party affiliation is not paying attention. There are folks on both sides of the tickets that just aren't cutting it. The candidates are defined by who THEY are, not the party.
Babboy is flipping on fire today.
Happy national mammogram day!
I try to vote for split power, for the most part, without voting for particular people who seem too crazy. That last part is difficult sometimes.
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I'm voting Big Bird. Have you seen what happens to the quality of privatized 'learning' channels?
I have never voted republican. Probably never going to happen. I get the moderate thing that is happening in both parties but only thriving with the democrats….
I think the moderate republicans might as well accept that lunacy and religious nuts have destroyed their party. It is no longer the party of reasonable fiscal policy. They are just a bunch of flipping nuts bent on bullying everyone else. BAB does not respond well to that….
I am also not a tight $ss conservative with my finger up my back side telling me what to do. So, I am a democrat by default because I cannot stand the filth that exists in the other party that wants to control everyone...
I am also not a religious nut. I believe in freewill. So, I cannot be in the republican party because they are cookie cutter fat white people trying to avoid paying taxes and pretending to have a soul by reading the bible (not that often by the way)….
Basically, I hate the jerks in the republican party that cry freedom when all they really mean is they do not just want to be taxed.
I cannot stand false prophets in that flipping party that say they believe in God and the Golden Rule but follow a party whose only goal is to screw the poor and give tax relief to the rich and then cry freedom like they are in the flipping Braveheart movie or something....
It is bunch a BS and this crap puts me in a real flipping mood.......
I'll vote for any libertarian then split the vote from there. One year I didn't vote for anyone, but just wrote "no more taxes" in big letters on the ballot.
The products of our bubble test education system is desperate to have a right answer on the "test". No critical thinking here.
Used to voted mixed. Will be very hard to vote for a Republican ever again after how they conducted themselves during the debt ceiling crisis. They were willing to risk the US credit rating for sake of party.
"After that I write-in stupid names" - T_O_B
Are you voting early or by mail, because I have to type all my choices.
I pay attention at the local and state level. After that I write-in stupid names. I voted for this guy last time:
My vote was not wasted at all.
You want paycheck? Vote the party line.
"I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections," the GOP hopeful told a group of small business owners this summer on a conference call organized by the conservative-leaning National Federation of Independent Businesses.
"Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision and of course doing that with your family and your kids as well."
He does 'Lean on Me' but 'He ain't Heavy, He's my (big) Brother.'
I generally vote Democrat at the local level, Republican at the state level, and third party at the national. Part of that's because I live in a Democratic area so most of the best locals tend to be Democrat. Part of that's because it's hard to find a party at the national level that does not enjoy lobbing bombs at other countries as soon as they find an excuse. But generally always has exceptions - I have a single Republican I'll be voting for this time around (state senate) and a single Democrat (state rep) and frankly I don't know how I'll vote the rest of the way.
I do thorough research on local, state and national candidates that I have the opportunity to vote for. I generally end up splitting my vote pretty much down the middle, with some third party thrown in, as my views vary greatly - on one topic I may be very much on the left, while on another I may be very much on the right. I do not have blanket views so I cannot vote just for a party...I vote for a candidate.
If someone says "I only vote Dem" or "I only vote Republican", I immediately start wondering if they have any idea who they are actually voting for or what they actually "say" they stand for.
I used to mix it up, but the Republicans have gotten too radical.
I don't believe in standing in lines for parties and I do like mixed drinks. Thanks for asking.
Used to do a lot of writing, now I do a lot of typing.
Erica, are you looking at me with that wry smile? Was I naughty again?
Honestly, I'm a mixer. Only a dolt automata follows straight party line. I even voted for some Republicans once or twice. Before the home town boy hero went to the dark side, I voted for him once. The only way I could do a straight ticket would be if there was a spacehog party and Hollis Brown and Rara Avis were running.
party lines. Communist all the way.
Only the ballot knows . . . .
Does voting for Roseanne count as mixing it up?
I'm on the Do not call list
I'm a swinger.
First to "mix it up."
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