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  •  Does it matter? (8+ / 0-)

    Is it ok for someone to get royally screwed over if we don't like their politics?

    Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

    by lostboyjim on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 03:43:21 PM PDT

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    •  That isn't the point (7+ / 0-)

      the point is, when you vote for assholes, you get screwed over.

      Doesn't mean what is happening to them doesn't suck, but if they voted for the Republican assholes that are now screwing them over, it makes it a bit harder to feel bad for them.   But you see it time and time again with Republican voters.  The Republican's s*** all over the heads but like good little boys & girls they still line up to vote for the assholes.  

      At some point, people are going to have to make a choice.  Live in states run by sociopathic assholes, or come live in states run by human beings.   And with that choice, red states will continue their descent into 3rd world status.

      •  we vote...but this is Tennessee... (1+ / 0-)
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        our votes dont count! trust me on this...TN is #3 in the most corrupt states! they do what they damn well please and the hell with the actual citizens. we are superfluous.

      •  The sad part is that often (5+ / 0-)

        people like this couple, are ill-informed or downright lied to by their right wing, corporate owned news.   There is no such thing as "local news" any more.  So in right wing states like this, I wonder if they even get the reason WHY they are getting screwed.  

        Here is where I get frustrated.  We HAVE to figure out a way to out shout FOX and the right wing noise machine that has taken over our country.

        We are truly close to the world of Max Headroom where corporate television and government were meshed together.  The point of the science fiction show, the dystopian world it showcased was one where citizens were dumbed down with reality shows, where the news pushed fear and loathing of the others, of government.  
        In those states where people's lives are being trashed to keep the oligarchs happy, information is purposely hidden.
        WE, the people, need to get out the truth to people like this.

        “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.” Louis D. Brandeis

        by Jjc2006 on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 06:38:18 PM PDT

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      •  While I didn't vote for an a_______, and I won't (0+ / 0-)

        vote for one in the next election either, and my family is being screwed over too. There are those of us who live here in Tennessee who are good Democrats. You need to help us, not trash us too.

        •  Hey (0+ / 0-)

          I live in a red state, so I understand.

          But at some point people who live in red states are going to have to understand that the Republicans AREN"T going to get help.  This is the way things are going to be.  If Republican assholes are in charge, you are going to get screwed.

          You can either work to try to change things (unlikely in most red states, but still worth the effort) or move to a state that has actually entered the 21st century.

          Expecting the Republicans running the red states to suddenly start caring about human beings other than their rich buddies is just fantasy. It isn't going to happen.  

    •  Ah, c'mon. (0+ / 0-)

      You KNOW they didn't mean that!

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