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    In the California State races, the GOP is using union-member (Latina) nurses and teachers as spokespeople for their union-busting proposition.

    In Berkeley, the Landlord's party is called "Tenants United for Fairness".

    Big Agribusinesses is opposing a proposition by trotting out supposed small farmers. All the propositions have respectable university professors weighing in pro and con.

    My level of education is higher than most, and I personally have a hard time teasing out the implications of the lengthy proposition summaries in the Voter's Guide, and I doubt I will attempt to read all the propositions themselves.

    I rely heavily on endorsements for both candidates and propositions. However, in this election cycle the sun is constantly being painted as the moon: I don't know who to trust as an endorser, and it's impossible to believe anything any candidate says unless I "want" to believe it because it's "my candidate". Without that up front commitment to a party or candidate, I'm completely lost.

    Did I mention that my Reading Comprehension scores on both the SATs and GREs were perfect? I'm not stupid or lazy. The political world is being presented to me in a way where it's almost impossible to figure out the consequences of my votes.

    Le nirvane n'existe pas. - Etienne Lamotte

    by breakingranks on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 02:17:24 PM PST

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