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So, please illuminate us and actually show us where she is wrong.
So if the Democrat and the "Rhino" are the same, by your logic their voting records would be the same. Right? Ok, so assuming that's true (it isn't, but lets follow your logic a bit more...) there is still no value in voting for the Democrat. Whichever party has the majority has the ability to control the agenda. Since I don't see Cruz, Paul, Lee, etc.. running to join the Democrats, then voting for the Republican lets that party have the majority and gives the "true conservatives" a better chance to change policies.
So NOW you want to use that argument smitty?
Thus an excellent example of how to lie with statistics.
Yes, JJ....you are free to not vote. That is your right. That was not his point. The point is that by not voting, your non-vote is an implicit vote for the winner. Feel free to stay home...just do so fully cognizant of the impact of doing so.
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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Mar 10, 2014 12:22 PM
No you obviously don't want to get it. We are saying that everyone who does not show up, implicitly voted for the winner because their vote does not count against the winner. Consider.... 10000 votes for the winner 8000 votes for the loser 3000 votes not cast Who did the 3000 help more?
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My Problem With the Republican Party

Cardinal5671 Wrote: Mar 10, 2014 8:24 AM
If, as you say, Democrats and Republicans are the same (which they are not) then there cannot be any more harm in voting for the Republican than voting for the Democrat. Under your logic they would endorse the same policies and vote the same way. However, there is one important distinction. Whoever controls the majority controls the agenda and committees within that house of congress. Since I'm 100% certain would would agree that not all Republicans are as bad as the Democrats, having the Republicans in charge gives those "good" Republicans a better chance at influencing policy. If for no other reason, THAT is why.
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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Mar 10, 2014 8:16 AM
Thus, if the Republican candidate isn't perfect enough for you, you will be voting for the Democrat - even if implicitly. you see that is the flaw with a no-compromise position. It almost only leads to the worse candidate winning.
Well be that as it may, there's ZERO chance of anything changing with a President and Senate run by D's.
Its a Senate rule that a nomination or bill (I think) can be brought back for another vote (in the same session) after being defeated only if someone who voted against is willing to change their vote.
"How does that work?" Its a Senate rule that a nomination or bill (I think) can be brought back for another vote (in the same session) after being defeated only if someone who voted against is willing to change their vote.
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