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#7 Oct 21, 2010
Once again, the Republican solution; make things way worse. Run someone so toxic that even if there is a third party candidate, it's risky to vote for them.
#10 Oct 22, 2010
Glenn, here's an idea... Vote for the person you think will do the best job! Even if they aren't one of the 2 main candidates running! Voting for the lesser of 2 evils is still voting for evil! If more people would vote for the best candidate then things could possbily change. But just blaming Republican's will get you nowhere except some brownie points with some posters on this site.
#12 Oct 23, 2010
I wish I could tell you that you're wrong. My point still is that if millions of people didn't vote totally against their own interests, those of us who pay attention would have real choices. Any thinking person ought to be able to see the Republicans for what they are. The Democrats on the otherhand make a pretext about being on the side of the pepole and many of them are. Your point that it sure doesn't work out that way is painfully true, but the way they trap us, is to put the people who would like to make things better, and correctly see the Democrats as being lots better than the Republicans, in a dilema. If fewer people voted Republican, our politics would start to broaden out. We are constantly faced with the dilema of either offsetting Republican votes, or voting symbolically.
Look at what happened in 2000. If the Nader voters had voted lesser of two evils in Florida, Bush couldn't have stolen it. I'm sure Gore would have been a disappointment, but not nearly as bad as Bush. The real question is why did 45 million people vote for Bush? Twice!!?
Robert Parry wrote an excelent article about this saying that every time we vote to "teach the Democrats a lesson" we end up seeing the entire political picture shift to the right. The real problem is that we control only a marginal fraction of the media, and of course that a lot of people choose their politics to match their atitudes and self view.
#14 Oct 23, 2010
A $126,000,000 Dollars a Year $300,000 Dollars a day to maintain the Lake County Sheriffs Department.
#15 Oct 26, 2010
How come the Sheriffs Department needs $126,000,000 ayear for a sheriffs department in a county with a population of 60,000.
It sounds like the city of Bell!
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