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Forum Post: Instead of killing the GOP, OWS decided on suicide, damn shame.

Posted 1 week ago on July 13, 2014, 5:58 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8651) from Phoenix, AZ
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Is there anyone on here that wants to give it a shot to explain how in the real world voting for anybody other than the person that can keep the GOP from winning makes any sense at all.

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[-] 2 points by MattHolck0 (98) 1 week ago

why should I give them anything ?

they're just talking heads like the rest of us

encrusted in a 300 year old government contract

[-] 1 points by Shule (1696) 1 week ago

In the big picture Obama is just as bad as Bush was. Some would say worse. So, why should I give a hoot who wins if either party is going to be just as corrupt as the other; i.e. boot licking to the 1%.

If the Demcrats want to win, they need to field some for real for the people candidates. Otherwise I'm just not going to bother dragging my ass out of bed to the voting booth.

[-] 1 points by turbocharger (462) 1 week ago

Chances are the handful of people in Phoenix that were part of OP are still active and doing things in your community, because thats what they believe in.

You believe in getting more Democrats in office. What have you done in terms of helping that goal in Phoenix the past 2.5 years?

You can have that as your goal, just dont bash other people for not doing what you think is the right goal, if you yourself do nothing.

[-] -1 points by factsrfun (8651) from Phoenix, AZ 1 week ago

I read what you said didn't answer the question, how does it help anyone to let the GOP win?

Here I though OWS was started by people who did want to bash people for doing the wrong thing, like helping the GOP win or bankers steal.

[-] 3 points by flip (5207) 1 week ago

turbocharger is right on here - nobody is trying to talk you out of voting democrat. you seem to think you have the "truth." big news here you do not. so "just dont bash other people for not doing what you think is the right goal, if you yourself do nothing." i would add - even if you are! now i answered your question about the gop winning long ago and you completely fanned on my point. choosing to go on your usual misdirection answer. you focused on the fact that i pointed out that things got so bad in this extremely racist country that a black man won the presidency. i assumed you did it on purpose but now i am not so sure. so here it is one more time. first we have to agree that nobody knows the future - not you or me. that means nobody can say for sure what the right path is. second and i hope for the last time i will say that the dems are generally better than the gop and i voted for the shit stain in the whitehouse in the last election (yes i think he is disgusting - very nice and half bright and well spoken but killing people all around the world and i am tired of my government doing that. 64 years i have watched them do it in my name). ok having said that it is possible that things have to get really bad before the people of this country demand change. seems to me that after 8 years of bush and a huge financial crisis the country was ready for real change. maybe they learned a lesson in 2008 - maybe?

[-] 1 points by turbocharger (462) 1 week ago

It doesn't. Just like it doesnt help to let Democrats win.

Next.

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[-] 0 points by grapes (2765) 1 week ago

GOP was the Party of the Great Liberator. It makes eminent sense to vote for anyone to allow the GOP candidate to win if the GOP candidate be the New Lincoln.

Voting provides an endpoint (such as a graveyard or orgasm) for social movements. Once it is over, it is over. Ask my former "WTF. I fuk'ed my brain out." buddy or anybody else who knows about the difficulty of the Second Coming (of Christ on Earth - it has already been two millennia). Persistent tension is required to effect glacial social changes, not an election or two.

[-] -1 points by factsrfun (8651) from Phoenix, AZ 1 week ago

I see what you're saying it was just an election that gave us W Bush who gave us the Iraq War and CU I guess things like that are not a big deal to people like you, so for people like you elections don't matter much.