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VOTE! Voting issues, anecdotes, etc.
Topic by: underdog
Posted: November 3, 2008 - 3:15 PM PST
Last Reply: November 12, 2008 - 4:23 PM PST

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author topic: VOTE! Voting issues, anecdotes, etc.
doozer
post #21  on November 4, 2008 - 3:37 PM PST  
Voting was the easiest thing I've done in a long time.

I walked to my polling place, voted, and was back home within 25 minutes.

There was no line at all.


However, something very disturbing happened. They did not once ask for my ID or voter registration card, or any means of identifying that I was who I said I was. They just asked for my name and address :-/
DLeonard
post #22  on November 4, 2008 - 6:39 PM PST  
Pennsylvania and Ohio called for Obama before polls closing in Calif????
What's going on out there?
Catullus
post #23  on November 4, 2008 - 6:48 PM PST  
looks like a blowout ^_^

nice try mccain... back to alaska palin!

I dont see how she has a future in politics after everyone saw how stupid she is.
doozer
post #24  on November 4, 2008 - 6:57 PM PST  
It looks like it's a sure thing, but you never know what a certain party has up their sleeves.
hamano
post #25  on November 4, 2008 - 8:10 PM PST  
Yihaaa yahoo yipee!

And now, in congratulations, the citizens of Obama-city Japan will sing you a song.
doozer
post #26  on November 4, 2008 - 8:14 PM PST  
Well damn. My cynicism has been proven wrong.
doozer
post #27  on November 4, 2008 - 8:24 PM PST  
OH SHI-

I must be hormonal or something because I got a little choked up during McCain's losing speech.
hamano
post #28  on November 4, 2008 - 8:42 PM PST  
Well, I'll say one thing about McCain, he's a GREAT loser! Very nice concession speech. May he live long and prosper!
hamano
post #29  on November 4, 2008 - 9:39 PM PST  
So how is Barack gonna top himself on Jan. 20 after THAT speech?

It was nice to see the mix of supporters gathered in Chicago (a teary eyed Jesse Jackson among them) compared to the uniformity of supporters they showed in Arizona in support of McCain. The biggest difference among McCain supporters seemed to be whether they wore a cowboy hat or not. I saw one Latin looking person and one native-American looking person. I know they had one token black lesbian Republican in there somewhere, but somehow the cameras missed her....
Vanamonde
post #30  on November 4, 2008 - 10:00 PM PST  
> On November 4, 2008 - 9:39 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So how is Barack gonna top himself on Jan. 20 after THAT speech?
> ...

Hopefully by governing well and wisely.

This is a historic day. I put my doubt aside and now for the first time in my life, I voted for a candidate for President WHO WON! I have voted in every Presidential election since 1972 and I have never expected to live to see this day.

And actually, maybe Obama's speech was not as good as McCain's. I really was impressed by McCain's speech. Finally, he showed the classy guy he can be.

But now, the real work begins.

One of my favorite scenes from "The West Wing" is when Charlie has to wake up the President for a crisis and he tells him, "I'm sorry, sir, this is not a dream - you really are the President of the United States!". Implying that the job can be a nightmare.

We have been living a long hard nightmare. And now there is soooo much work to restore the Good Name of the United States in the world and rebuild our society back to greatest.

I believe we have the man for the job. I pray that all will give him the support he needs.

And I pray he will govern well and wisely.


doozer
post #31  on November 4, 2008 - 10:07 PM PST  
I wont say Obama's speech was bad, because it wasn't by any means.

But McCain's was pretty damn profound. Too bad for him that his concession speech was the best speech in his whole campaign.
hamano
post #32  on November 4, 2008 - 10:54 PM PST  
> On November 4, 2008 - 10:07 PM PST doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> But McCain's was pretty damn profound. Too bad for him that his concession speech was the best speech in his whole campaign.

It was because with the loss, he no longer had to kiss Republican establishment butt. His concession speech was heartfelt, non-partisan, and true to his principles. Unfortunately, McCain's presidential campaign was never heartfelt, non-partisan nor true to his principles... I really felt sorry for him when I heard him giving his stump speeches, because he wasn't the McCain that Liberals like me admired for being "the Maverick"... he was just a right wing lap dog.

Hopefully he can now go back to being the real John McCain and keep crossing party lines in the Senate in the coming years!
hamano
post #33  on November 4, 2008 - 11:04 PM PST  
> On November 4, 2008 - 10:00 PM PST Vanamonde wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> This is a historic day. I put my doubt aside and now for the first time in my life, I voted for a candidate for President WHO WON! I have voted in every Presidential election since 1972 and I have never expected to live to see this day.

I guess you voted for Ross Perot twice, eh?
hamano
post #34  on November 5, 2008 - 5:56 AM PST  
Here's to the addled Republican Party, which will be wandering around for some time like a google-eyed Wile E. Coyote after heā¬"s had an anvil dropped on his head...

I swear since the middle of the summer it felt like they were running Joe the Plumber and Sarah Palin for president, not John McCain.
Vanamonde
post #35  on November 5, 2008 - 8:33 AM PST  
> On November 4, 2008 - 11:04 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I guess you voted for Ross Perot twice, eh?
> ---------------------------------

oh, good gawd no. Ralph Nader and other third party candidates of the progressive and socialist type.
weezy
post #36  on November 5, 2008 - 12:20 PM PST  
> On November 4, 2008 - 8:10 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Yihaaa yahoo yipee!
>
> And now, in congratulations, the citizens of Obama-city Japan will sing you a song.
> ---------------------------------

ROFL
hamano
post #37  on November 5, 2008 - 1:17 PM PST  
Despite record turnouts, NC and MO are still too close to call. Pretty amazing. MY neck of the nation is a bit more comfy now with neighbors PA and DE and now VA solidly blue... gotta do something about WV by next time, though...

I like looking at the county-by-county maps, where big cities and college towns anchor small pockets of blue in otherwise all rural-red states.
shiftless
post #38  on November 5, 2008 - 6:21 PM PST  
Here's an anecdote:

On the day the civil rights movement achieved its greatest victory, I saw my rights taken away by a coalition of religious bigots. This should have been a happy day after 8 years of misery, and it's just not.
doozer
post #39  on November 5, 2008 - 10:03 PM PST  
> On November 5, 2008 - 6:21 PM PST shiftless wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Here's an anecdote:
>
> On the day the civil rights movement achieved its greatest victory, I saw my rights taken away by a coalition of religious bigots. This should have been a happy day after 8 years of misery, and it's just not.
> ---------------------------------


Honestly I struggled with whether or not I should put in my vote against Prop 8 because to do so would be taking on the right to decide the fate of another human beings rights - which is deplorable and disgusting. In the end I decided that while I do not have this right, and I am sick that it was given to me - every last vote would count. I went, I voted no, and I'm truly sorry it was passed.

The hypocrisy of the voters who voted for Obama while thinking about how minorities have overcome racial persecution that occurred not so long ago when you throw it up on a time line, yet still voted yes on prop 8 is downright appalling.

It's interesting how everybody was so hellbent on preserving the marital tradition - yet I can marry a man from another country just get him American citizenship if I wanted to, or I can marry a man in the armed services just so we can get the extra benefits from the military, but 2 men or 2 women can't marry each other out of LOVE.


/soapbox
Catullus
post #40  on November 6, 2008 - 2:19 AM PST  
well shiftless ill be blunt and a bit rude to why it didn't pass



OLD people


yes those old decrepit ****'s are stuck in the past, luckily they will soon die off and
the younger generations have enough sense not to care whether two men or two women get married...

Some of them are religious some not so much. But one thing is once again reaffirmed, idiots outnumber the intelligent.
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