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  •  Except this is backwards (8+ / 0-)

    If you don't vote, you cannot expect elected officials to represent your issues.

    Government is not a chicken-or-egg issue.  It starts with voters.  When the voters turn out, consistently, representatives will follow their lead.  See the Tea Party and the Republicans.  

    Because of 2008, we got the ACA, the end of Iraq, a stimulus, and some other stuff which I'm sure we can all disagree about.  Because of 2010, we got no budget in four years and the Republicans doing everything they can to run the country in the ground.

    We have to stop this "Oh, they didn't do enough for us" crap.  We got what we didn't elect.

    "But the problem with any ideology is that it gives the answer before you look at the evidence." - President Clinton

    by anonevent on Sat May 11, 2013 at 09:37:58 AM PDT

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    •  they did vote, and it didn't work (4+ / 0-)

      They (and we) got Obama . . . the real Obama, not the "campaign Obama" that everyone voted for.

      Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

      by Deward Hastings on Sat May 11, 2013 at 09:42:46 AM PDT

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    •  Young voters don't see it that way (4+ / 0-)

      They're much more likely to think outside of the box and consider other options besides the current 2 party system.  When you're young, you have the energy and vision to work towards building a new political system, more responsive to average working class Americans.  

      The unjustified thrashing they received during the Occupy Movement has likely hardened their attitudes against supporting the political status quo.

      Something to remember when telling them in 2014 to shut up and get on the bus.  

      "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being up there."

      by Betty Pinson on Sat May 11, 2013 at 12:02:33 PM PDT

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