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  •  Maybe that's why I want everyone to vote (0+ / 0-)

    I would rather see everyone voting no matter the result. Mostly, because they would be engaged in what happens in our government. They wouldn't tune out when a critical piece of legislation came up for a vote and they would make their voices heard.

    But one thing that getting everyone out there to vote is this...

    "People like this scumbag cannot then steal an election."

    The more people that vote, the more diluted the process becomes. One issue wouldn't make an entire election. And these boneheads in Congress would have to actually work harder to get reelected. Right now they are sticking the party label on and the lemmings vote for them. If more people voted then that crap wouldn't work as well anymore. Actually, the independents would likely gain an edge. But as long as everyone is involved in the outcome I really can't complain.

    I know it sounds counter to what we want as Progressives. But I think it would end up making the process a great deal cleaner and more fair. Let's face it the Republican Party is appealing to a small fraction of the electorate. While we as Progressives cut across all groups. If our message wasn't resonating with most Americans then it isn't really going to last anyways. We need more people voting!

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

    by Wynter on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 02:47:05 PM PST

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