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Sick of the 2 party system. Not voting for Goldman Sachs or the Kenyan. I may vote for Gary Johnson, but I've realized the votes in this country haven't matters in decades. The President is chosen as a media puppet and has no power of anything other than to attempt to reassure the sheep country of USA into thinking he has the power to bring the US back on its feet.

Oh my I agree with Ghostfoot??

 

These past debates have shown this wonderfully. The media- and by extension the general public- seem to think there's only two candidates up for election... As long as the media refuses to focus on all the candidates, people will still continue to think that the other contenders aren't "serious" and that they're a waste of a vote.

 

The presidential elections are pathetic sham imo.

It'd be pretty funny to watch all the liberal butthurt if Romney wins. It'll be like the Scott Walker thing all over again.

 

I think Romney winning is one of the signs of the End of Days. :)

Wait...a rich white male former conservative governor who will say anything depending on his audience can win an election? STOP THE PRESSES

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Wait...a rich white male former conservative governor who will say anything depending on his audience can win an election? STOP THE PRESSES

You forgot that he's the second coming of Hitler

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Oh, come on, what's with Republican senator candidates and rape?

 

In a Tuesday night debate with his Democratic rival and a Libertarian candidate for one of Indiana's U.S. Senate seats, Republican candidate Richard Mourdock suggested that pregnancies resulting from rape are "something that God intended to happen," despite the "horrible situation" from which they derived.

 

Mourdock, a Tea Party-backed candidate who beat longtime moderate Senator Richard Lugar in the state's Republican nominating contest earlier this year, expressed his view that "life begins at conception" and that he would only allow abortions in circumstances in which the mother's life was in danger.

 

"I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God," Mourdock said. "And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."

 

Democrats immediately pounced on his comments, and Donnelly -- who is also pro-life but who supports exceptions for rape and incest -- released a statement questioning the notion that God would "intend for rape to happen."

 

"The God I believe in and the God I know most Hoosiers believe in, does not intend for rape to happen -- ever," Donnelly said. "What Mr. Mourdock said is shocking, and it is stunning that he would be so disrespectful to survivors of rape."

 

Mourdock, seeking to clarify his comments in a press conference following the debate, said he had intended to say that "God creates life," and that any interpretation of his comments to mean God "pre-ordained rape" were "sick" and "twisted."

 

"What I said was, in answering the question form my position of faith, I said I believe that God creates life. I believe that as wholly and as fully as I can believe it. That God creates life," Mourdock said. "Are you trying to suggest that somehow I think that God pre-ordained rape? No, I don't think that. That's sick. Twisted. That's not even close to what I said. What I said is that God creates life."

 

While to the right on Lugar with regard to issues relating both to reproductive rights and others, Mourdock's stance on abortion is hardly an anomaly in the Republican party. His comments echo similar remarks made by former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, a staunch pro-life social conservative, while he was still in the midst of a bid for the White House.

 

"I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created -- in the sense of rape -- but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you," Santorum told CNN's Piers Morgan in January. "We have to make the best of a bad situation."

 

At the GOP convention in Tampa this year, the party approved a platform with language calling for a constitutional amendment banning abortion. The language, which is the same as in the party's 2004 and 2008 platform, did not provide exceptions for victims of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother.

 

Mourdock isn't the first Republican Senate candidate this cycle to inspire headlines about comments relating to rape and abortion. Todd Akin, Missouri's embattled Republican Senate candidate, was rebuked even by his own party when he suggested that pregnancies resulting from what he called "legitimate rape" were "really rare."

 

Akin's comments were roundly decried by Democrats and Republicans alike, and a spokesperson for the Romney campaign said that Romney and Ryan "disagree" with Akin's statement.

 

Romney, who has endorsed Mourdock, recently appeared in a campaign video on behalf of Mourdock, and campaigned with him in Evansville, Indiana, on Aug. 4. Paul Ryan, who, like Mourdock, opposes all abortions except to save the life of the mother, appeared at an open press funder with him on Sept. 17. Romney opposes abortion with exceptions for the victims of rape and incest and if the life of the mother is at risk.

 

In a statement released Tuesday night, Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul said Mourdock's remarks were not in line with Romney's views.

 

"Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views," Saul said.

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I wish they'd stop with this rape fiddlesticks and address the real issues such as big bird

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I'm hoping for a 269-269 split. Mitt Romney and Joe Biden would make a great team.

 

You obviously didn't read the rules. Tie goes to George Bush.

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Maricopa County elections officials are drawing criticism for another instance of providing the wrong date for the Nov. 6 general election in materials printed in Spanish.

County elections spokeswoman Yvonne Reed acknowledges that the Spanish language side of 2,000 of the 3,000 printed bookmarks with election information erroneously give the election date as Nov. 8.

Liberal activists are accusing Republican County Recorder Helen Purcell of trying to suppress the Hispanic vote.

Reed denies that and takes responsibility for the error. She says she failed to change all the dates when updating a printing sheet used last year when some jurisdictions held elections on Nov. 8.

"I don't think it's just a mistake, it's happened too many times," says Randy Parraz of Citizens for a Better Arizona. "This is just unacceptable, when you have the County Recorder’s Office putting out misinformation and their whole purpose to exist is to do elections."

The county previously acknowledged that it printed up to 50 Spanish language voting information cards with the wrong date for this year's general election.

"The fact it's in Spanish leads us to believe because were focused on the Latino vote at a time when it's emerging, at a time when the historic recall of Russell Pearce, when Latinos see their vote can matter, we have this type of problem."

 

Statement by Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell

 

Concerning the regrettable error on the Spanish-language Voter ID and bookmark: I wish I could say we never made a mistake in this office. But we do. However, the suggestion that this office would be a party to a dark conspiracy to depress voter turnout among any constituency or ethnic group is contrary to the history, the commitment and ideals of this office, my staff and my life's work. It is simply a malicious lie. We have dedicated decades of the highest public service to expand voter participation. A former President once described the vote as the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice. We agree and our professional careers attest to that high mission.

To that end, we will be launching a very aggressive Spanish language publicity campaign to make sure everyone knows that the election will be held on Tuesday, November 6. Martes, 6 de noviembre. Such a message already appears prominently, in Spanish and English, on the Maricopa County Recorder's and Elections Department Websites.

Your vote is your voice. We take seriously our responsibility to enable you to use it.

Edited by Arianna

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I'm hoping for a 269-269 split. Mitt Romney and Joe Biden would make a great team.

 

You obviously didn't read the rules. Tie goes to George Bush.

 

Somebody's been watching Colbert. :thumbs:

 

@Dani

 

That and there is a string of billboards going up around minority populated areas in Pennsylvania.

 

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The Voter ID Law in the state was halted early this month but the billboards are still going up insisting on ID. Sinister are people trying to scare away voters, specifically minority voters..

Edited by Phoenix Rider

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Sick of the 2 party system. Not voting for Goldman Sachs or the Kenyan. I may vote for Gary Johnson, but I've realized the votes in this country haven't matters in decades. The President is chosen as a media puppet and has no power of anything other than to attempt to reassure the sheep country of USA into thinking he has the power to bring the US back on its feet.

Oh my I agree with Ghostfoot??

 

These past debates have shown this wonderfully. The media- and by extension the general public- seem to think there's only two candidates up for election... As long as the media refuses to focus on all the candidates, people will still continue to think that the other contenders aren't "serious" and that they're a waste of a vote.

 

The presidential elections are pathetic sham imo.

Exactly what I feel.

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I'm hoping for a 269-269 split. Mitt Romney and Joe Biden would make a great team.

 

You obviously didn't read the rules. Tie goes to George Bush.

Somebody's been watching Colbert. :thumbs:

 

:aware: no...

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^ I actually thought that was real for a second.

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^ I actually thought that was real for a second.

He'd have 500 electoral votes by now if it had been real

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HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY SEXY LAAAAAADY

 

nononono

 

it's "EEEEEEEEY WEALTHY LADIES

MITT MITT MITT ROMNEY STYLE"

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hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa

Edited by Arianna

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I can't wait for this to be over. In Pennsylvania literally every ad on local news is a political one. Right now I frankly don't really care who wins; nothing is really going to change imo.

 

By the way: http://www.thepostga...st-obama-romney

Edited by Sobend

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I didn't even know that voting is tomorrow until someone on another site was talking about it

 

so that tells you how much I care about the election :x

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I can't wait for this to be over. In Pennsylvania literally every ad on local news is a political one. Right now I frankly don't really care who wins; nothing is really going to change imo.

 

By the way: http://www.thepostga...st-obama-romney

At this rate you're desperate for Viagra ads

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I can't wait for this to be over. In Pennsylvania literally every ad on local news is a political one. Right now I frankly don't really care who wins; nothing is really going to change imo.

 

By the way: http://www.thepostga...st-obama-romney

At this rate you're desperate for Viagra ads

Well actually I'm always desperate for Viagra ads but yeah you get the idea.

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I didn't even know that voting is tomorrow until someone on another site was talking about it

 

so that tells you how much I care about the election :x

And we wonder how idiots get elected... It's your civic duty. :/ Sentiments like that are what's wrong with US politics, imo.

I just don't really care about either candidate because I disagree with major parts of their platforms. I am going to be voting for Obama if I can (I think I should be allowed to vote, I might not be though because I moved from where I registered.) just because he is the better of two bad candidates. I think that even if I can't vote I did my civic duty however as I convinced a couple people (5 or 6 people I think) to vote for Obama instead of Mitt (who knows how they will actually vote, seemed like they were convinced). Edited by Clavius

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I don't think this will be as close as everyone is saying it is. Romney could win Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina, but he'll probably lose every other swing state.

 

Don't forget to vote for Congress too. They get less attention, but the Senate and House of Representatives combined are in many aspects more powerful than the president. They also have the lowest approval rating :P

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My predictions for Election Night.

 

I like how you didn't give any states to Romney, just marked them as toss-ups. Classy.

 

He's definitely going to win Florida and North Carolina, likely Virginia as well. Also I'm not so sure about Wisconsin. Remember the Scott Walker recall election? Now how did that turn out?

 

Personally, here's what I'm hoping for:

 

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Having Mitt as President and Joe Biden as VP would be hilarious.

 

Also

 

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Edited by theking1322

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My predictions for Election Night.

 

I like how you didn't give any states to Romney, just marked them as toss-ups. Classy.

 

He's definitely going to win Florida and North Carolina, likely Virginia as well. Also I'm not so sure about Wisconsin. Remember the Scott Walker recall election? Now how did that turn out?

 

Personally, here's what I'm hoping for:

 

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Having Mitt as President and Joe Biden as VP would be hilarious.

 

Also

 

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Romney/Obama yaoi fanfiction...

 

...I think I need a towel. :Gosh:

 

Also, +1 at the 269-269 analysis

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