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Old 11-07-2012, 08:26 PM
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by pch1013 View Post
But not as much as there was in the distant past, i.e. yesterday. Some of the most prolific and vituperative posters have inexplicably and abruptly disappeared.
Proof positive that there is a God!
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:51 PM
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by HappyTexan View Post
welcome to the forum. Lots of hard right and hard left here. The party above all and name calling when all else fails in a debate.

But that is not the norm in America. Most Americans are apathetic and don't give a damn about politics.
Out of a nation of 300 million plus, and over 200 million eligible voters, a mere 59 million put Obama back into office.
Let's not forget about the concerted efforts in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio to disenfranchise tens of thousands of likely Democratic voters through:
  • Purging of voter roles in Democratic-leaning counties when there was absolutely no reason to remove the names that were removed.
  • Attempts to allow more early voting in Republican-leaning counties than in Democratic-leaning counties.
  • Robo-calls to Democratic voters lying about the date of the election, lying about the non-requirement of showing ID in order to vote, lying to those same voters by telling them that they can vote over the phone when that was in fact not true in their precincts.
  • Posting intimidating, threatening, and confusing billboards in predominantly black neighborhoods, which usually means predominantly Democratic voters.
  • Purposely providing an inadequate number of voting machines in Democrat-heavy precincts, leading to standing in line for anywhere from three to 7 hours and more.
  • Purposely sending voters on a wild goose chase when they arrive at the polling place that they were initially told was the correct polling place, then REPEATEDLY told at the next polling place that it is the wrong one for them.
So yes, there is certainly a level of apathy in this country when it comes to voting. But then you also have Republican Election Board officials and Secretaries of State who went out of their way to deny people WHO WANT TO VOTE the opportunity to do so.
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