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kansashunterkansashunter Senior MemberPosts: 1,863 Senior Member
So our primary is over for an empty senate seat and now I get to choose between a rino and a liberal. We had choices in the primary but the republican leaders pushed for the rino and he won. The republican party calls from time to time wanting money and they wonder why people like me hang up. The older I get the more cynical I am. 

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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,951 Senior Member
    Answer the phone, tell them how you feel, then YOU hang up.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,935 Senior Member
    Caller ID, just don't answer, or block the number on your cell phone!
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,121 Senior Member
    I'm guessing the rino is most likely to vote with Trump for judicial appointments.  That may be the best you can hope for, all things considered.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,863 Senior Member
    It's not the phone calls that annoy me, I have caller ID and if I am not in the mood I don't answer. What makes me mad is how many times do I have to vote for the lesser of two evils. I guess I should be happy that my house rep. seems pretty good and votes like he talks but soon I will have two Senators that I don't like.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,980 Senior Member
    ...What makes me mad is how many times do I have to vote for the lesser of two evils...
    WORD.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,395 Senior Member
    What makes me mad is how many times do I have to vote for the lesser of two evils. 
    I don't recall ever doing anything else.  If it makes you feel any better, I pursue a policy of "voting against"
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,375 Senior Member
    I'm guessing the rino is most likely to vote with Trump for judicial appointments.  That may be the best you can hope for, all things considered.
    This...
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,980 Senior Member
    edited August 2020 #9
    Bigslug said:
    What makes me mad is how many times do I have to vote for the lesser of two evils. 
    I don't recall ever doing anything else.  If it makes you feel any better, I pursue a policy of "voting against"
    WORD - again!
    I don't recollect ever voting *for* anyone, only *against* somebody else. "Laugh about it, shout about it when you've got to choose. Any way you look at it you lose!" --Simon & Garfunkel
    Actually, I partly take that back. Trump is as close as I've ever come to actually voting *for* someone...

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,375 Senior Member
    I do vote FOR candidates.  I understand that NO ONE will ever get on a ballot that I will agree with 100% because in a country of over 330,000,000 you WILL have to make compromises and that applies to everyone.  So I find the party and candidate I agree with the most and the I vote for them.  Then I work like hell to make my feelings known to them, constantly.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,980 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    I do vote FOR candidates.  I understand that NO ONE will ever get on a ballot that I will agree with 100% because in a country of over 330,000,000 you WILL have to make compromises and that applies to everyone.  So I find the party and candidate I agree with the most and the I vote for them.  Then I work like hell to make my feelings known to them, constantly.
    99% of the time I can't say this - for myself. Both/all candidates are usually so far away from my reality that I end up detesting both/all of them. Trump was a welcome change, although of course he isn't 100% either. But at this point in time, I'd vote for Adolf Hitler before I'd vote for any of the leftists! And that's a DAMN sad thing to have to say...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Simply have to vote for Freedom & Liberty at this point.  That leaves only one choice for me. Trump and Republican party.  Libertarian mostly but they never seem to nominate any one of useful purpose.

  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,263 Senior Member
    pjames777 said:
    Simply have to vote for Freedom & Liberty at this point.  That leaves only one choice for me. Trump and Republican party.  Libertarian mostly but they never seem to nominate any one of useful purpose.

    I've gotta agree with that. If the Libertarians ever field an honestly viable candidate, I might tend to lean their way. My wife is a registered Libertarian, and it's amazing the things she doesn't get to vote on.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,980 Senior Member
    I'm not 100% "with" the Libertarian PARTY - but I certainly am Libertarian by nature. That's why I really don't like EITHER of the "big two" - but binary choices are all we're given.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,395 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    I'm not 100% "with" the Libertarian PARTY - but I certainly am Libertarian by nature. That's why I really don't like EITHER of the "big two" - but binary choices are all we're given.
    WORD.

    The depressing thing to me is that the Libertarian Party, with their message of "Our major platform item is to stay out of your lives" can't gain any traction.  It seems that meddling and resistance of same is how our system is wired.

    Humans:  no sir, don't like 'em. :#
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,457 Senior Member
     What makes me mad is how many times do I have to vote for the lesser of two evils.

    Every time until you run yourself. If you agree with anyone 100% of the time, one of you is a liar.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,375 Senior Member
     What makes me mad is how many times do I have to vote for the lesser of two evils.

    Every time until you run yourself. If you agree with anyone 100% of the time, one of you is a liar.
    Exactly...
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,980 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    zorba said:
    I'm not 100% "with" the Libertarian PARTY - but I certainly am Libertarian by nature. That's why I really don't like EITHER of the "big two" - but binary choices are all we're given.
    WORD.

    The depressing thing to me is that the Libertarian Party, with their message of "Our major platform item is to stay out of your lives" can't gain any traction.  It seems that meddling and resistance of same is how our system is wired.

    Humans:  no sir, don't like 'em. :#
    WORD to your WORD.
    Someone much smarter than I once said (paraphrased): "People don't want freedom, they just want fair masters." - to which I'll add the suffix "... that agree with them.".
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,121 Senior Member
    I've lost track of the number of times I've voted against someone rather than for someone.  That is certainly true of the times I voted for McCain and Romney.  

    This year, though, I'm definitely voting for the man I want to stay in the white house.  As for the congressional seat and senate seat, both will probably go red whether I vote or not.  I'm ok with that.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,758 Senior Member
    edited August 2020 #20
    Sure, there are a few things that Trump does that bothers me, BUT for me the choice couldn't be more clear: more constitutional conservative SC justices, lower taxes and a better economy, OR less of the aforementioned (probably MUCH less or NONE), plus a disastrous foreign policy. There is NO way I'll be voting for ANY democrat-socialist (progressive) EVER!! BTW, these people in government that are passing themselves off as "progressives" are lying. When you see or hear the word "progressive" when they're talking about politics, they're really talking about Marxism and/or Communism. Using the word "liberal" when talking about democrats really no longer applies, IMO.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
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