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(ABC)   Yesterday's primaries show that voters are so angry at Washington that they are staying away from the ballot-boxes in droves, and those that are voting are largely favoring incumbents   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 296
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2010-05-05 09:56:33 AM  
First rule of representative government, if you want it to listen to you, you have to vote.
 
2010-05-05 10:02:38 AM  
Meet the new boss...same as the old boss...
 
2010-05-05 10:03:16 AM  
Now that is amusing.
 
2010-05-05 10:03:46 AM  
Same as it ever was.
 
2010-05-05 10:04:15 AM  
The system works!
 
2010-05-05 10:05:55 AM  
What, you mean Teabaggers didn't show up in droves to vote in the Democratic Primaries?
 
2010-05-05 10:06:15 AM  
To be fair, if the government started acting ethically, effectively and responsibly then the protestors would be bored.

/Better the experienced douche you know than the inexperienced one you don't.
 
2010-05-05 10:07:13 AM  
Lost Thought 00: What, you mean Teabaggers didn't show up in droves to vote in the Democratic Primaries?

They just didn't show up, or they are too small of a group to make a difference in an election.
 
2010-05-05 10:07:17 AM  
Incumbents almost never lose in Primaries. This isn't much of a surprise.
 
2010-05-05 10:07:47 AM  
Lost Thought 00: What, you mean Teabaggers didn't show up in droves to vote in the Democratic Primaries?

I live in North Carolina, and you have to be a registered Democrat to vote in the Democratic Primary. Probably too much trouble for Baggers to change.
 
2010-05-05 10:08:32 AM  
As soon as you check in to vote, the government has an instant lock on your location. And then it's the death camp. Better to stay at home amongst the tin foil curtains.
 
2010-05-05 10:08:34 AM  
Goddam lazy motherfarkers.

/that's really all I have to add
 
2010-05-05 10:08:47 AM  
I'm angry and I'm not going to take it anymore don't know what to do about it.
 
2010-05-05 10:09:01 AM  
Code_Archeologist: Lost Thought 00: What, you mean Teabaggers didn't show up in droves to vote in the Democratic Primaries?

They just didn't show up, or they are too small of a group to make a difference in an election.


FTFA: "and, perhaps, a reflection of the limited influence of the conservatives and libertarians who make up the fledgling tea party coalition."

A little dose of reality for the Fark IndependentsTM--something that those more level-headed of us have been saying for over a year. The gov't isn't listening to you because you're the minority.
 
2010-05-05 10:09:11 AM  
Code_Archeologist: Lost Thought 00: What, you mean Teabaggers didn't show up in droves to vote in the Democratic Primaries?

They just didn't show up, or they are too small of a group to make a difference in an election.


Or they are mostly registered Republicans
 
2010-05-05 10:09:13 AM  
Cyborg77: Better the experienced douche you know than the inexperienced one you don't.



t1.gstatic.com
 
2010-05-05 10:11:34 AM  
Every one of those bums should be voted out (except my guy who's awesome, and brings home the bacon).

That about sum up yesterday?
 
2010-05-05 10:13:54 AM  
Poor baggers. All of that "populist" anger goes in to assaulting poor people at their hate rallies.
 
2010-05-05 10:14:19 AM  
when people quit voting, its because they're ready to start fighting
 
2010-05-05 10:14:32 AM  
Lost Thought 00: Or they are mostly registered Republicans

THIS.

Tea Party is the manifestation of "Both sides suck, so vote Republican".

They aren't for getting rid of Republicans. They are for getting rid of Democrats. Here in Texas, the libertarian candidate got like 18% against super-incumbent Rick Perry and Washington insider K. Bailey.

Throw the bums out, it wasn't.
 
2010-05-05 10:14:40 AM  
Creeping apathy...
 
2010-05-05 10:14:54 AM  
Lost Thought 00:
Or they are mostly registered Republicans


Woah slow down there Einstein
 
2010-05-05 10:15:06 AM  
HotWingConspiracy: assaulting poor people


[citation needed]
 
2010-05-05 10:16:15 AM  
Wait, only "largely" favoring incumbents in the primaries? Holy shiat, the electorate must be pissed off as all hell. 100% incumbent victory would be more the expected outcome, they're the primaries.
 
2010-05-05 10:16:41 AM  
FTFA: "the Republican turnout in the Indiana Senate primary was the highest this decade, including presidential election years."
 
2010-05-05 10:16:57 AM  
+1 for ironic use of strange tag.

Remember that no one cares about the primaries and they usually vote in the big election. Really the proof will be after they go to vote at the election. My feeling is it will be the same, but the primaries are probably not the best predictor or what will be voter turnout.
 
2010-05-05 10:18:50 AM  
Acorn's having money problems. They'll wait till the real election.
 
2010-05-05 10:19:27 AM  
Lost Thought 00: Or they are mostly registered Republicans

Too bad half of the primaries yesterday were also for Republican candidates. Howard Coble, Dan Burton, Mark Souder, and Dan Coats all won GOP primaries and are now on the final ballot for November.
 
2010-05-05 10:19:30 AM  
Code_Archeologist: First rule of representative government, if you want it to listen to you, you have to vote have money.

FTFY
 
2010-05-05 10:19:53 AM  
Jim_Callahan: Wait, only "largely" favoring incumbents in the primaries? Holy shiat, the electorate must be pissed off as all hell. 100% incumbent victory would be more the expected outcome, they're the primaries.

Did any that went full Tea Party actually win? I only ask because the incumbent Republicans seemed to walk away relatively easily, and the narrative is far to invested in the Tea Party Train wreck to allow an upset to get no press.

Largely favoring incumbents could mean there were so many candidates that few got 50%, but they still got a majority of the votes cast. Some of these places had a lot of candidates.
 
2010-05-05 10:20:02 AM  
Term limits.

That is all.
 
2010-05-05 10:20:32 AM  
Lost Thought 00: What, you mean Teabaggers didn't show up in droves to vote in the Democratic Primaries?

But, I thought the Teabaggers were bipartisan coalition of Real Americans fed up with an out of control government?
 
2010-05-05 10:21:50 AM  
MindStalker: Incumbents almost never lose in Primaries. This isn't much of a surprise.

Interesting given that the Tea Party Express in particular has been focused on ousting Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.
 
2010-05-05 10:22:07 AM  
Hydra: Term limits.

That is all.


Public financing; that is all.
 
2010-05-05 10:22:40 AM  
Lost Thought 00: What, you mean Teabaggers didn't show up in droves to vote in the Democratic Primaries?

No, they were too busy being farking retards.
 
2010-05-05 10:23:24 AM  
JSTACAT: when people quit voting, its because they're ready to start fighting

Ha.

Hydra: Term limits.

That is all.


Lack of experienced committee chairs.

That is all.
 
2010-05-05 10:24:06 AM  
Nutty McFinklestein: +1 for ironic use of strange tag.

Remember that no one cares about the primaries and they usually vote in the big election. Really the proof will be after they go to vote at the election. My feeling is it will be the same, but the primaries are probably not the best predictor or what will be voter turnout.


So how are the voters going to vote for Tea Party supporters in November when they are, by and large, losing in the primaries? You think millions of people are going to write in a Tea Party candidate?

I think it's time that Tea Party members recognize that, while they are very vocal and represented in the news, they are still a minority. Minority candidates tend to lose elections. Tough break, guys.
 
2010-05-05 10:25:57 AM  
Serious Black: You think millions of people are going to write in a Tea Party candidate?

Especially tricky if they all have to spell the name correctly.
 
2010-05-05 10:27:15 AM  
JSTACAT: when people quit voting, its because they're ready to start fighting

The Hover Round Revolution is upon us, people!!!
 
2010-05-05 10:27:16 AM  
Phil Herup: Cyborg77: Better the experienced douche you know than the inexperienced one you don't.

The GOP lost against a strange inexperienced black man with a muslim sounding name. How do you think the GOP will fair against an experienced Christian President who's name is now familiar.
 
2010-05-05 10:27:45 AM  
Phil Herup: Cyborg77: Better the experienced douche you know than the inexperienced one you don't.

[http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:KmTRq9BVc5RZDM:http://www.unmotivationalpo ster.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/obama-inexperienc ed-poster.jpg]


You might want to take a look at the uncached version.

i42.tinypic.com

It's saying he hasn't done much Wasington game playing, party politics, political manipulation and corruption. Isn't that usually a good thing?

/ Used tinypic because fark wont allow a link to the original
 
2010-05-05 10:29:30 AM  
meat0918: Every one of those bums should be voted out (except my guy who's awesome, and brings home the bacon).

That about sum up yesterday?


Maybe add something like "...and besides, he's on some important committees, his seniority gets him some pull, and I'd hate to lose that". Then I think you'd have it nailed.
 
2010-05-05 10:29:41 AM  
mrshowrules: How do you think the GOP will fair against an experienced Christian President who's name is now familiar.



His experience goes as far as his teleprompter will let him.
 
2010-05-05 10:30:06 AM  
JSTACAT: when people quit voting, its because they're ready to start fighting

Son, you're talking codswallop.
 
2010-05-05 10:30:59 AM  
The only reason the Tea Party didn't show up to vote is because they're hard working Americans and the polls are open during the day when they are at something called a job. Welfare state, islamofacist, socialist, marxist, baby killing liberals wouldn't know a thing about a job. Polls are obviously rigged for liberals.
 
2010-05-05 10:31:36 AM  
BunkoSquad: Serious Black: You think millions of people are going to write in a Tea Party candidate?

Especially tricky if they all have to spell the name correctly.


Yeah, those morans!
 
2010-05-05 10:31:42 AM  
Most states have the "if it is not your primary, you can't vote." Not victory is not victory.
 
2010-05-05 10:31:49 AM  
keylock71: JSTACAT: when people quit voting, its because they're ready to start fighting

The Hover Round Revolution is upon us, people!!!


Oh the human manatees!
 
2010-05-05 10:32:56 AM  
1000Monkeys: Phil Herup: Cyborg77: Better the experienced douche you know than the inexperienced one you don't.

[http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:KmTRq9BVc5RZDM:http://www.unmotivationalpo ster.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/obama-inexperienc ed-poster.jpg]


You might want to take a look at the uncached version.



It's saying he hasn't done much Wasington game playing, party politics, political manipulation and corruption. Isn't that usually a good thing?

/ Used tinypic because fark wont allow a link to the original


There's some delicious irony in this particular piece of thread.

/closet obama sleeper-bot?
//run!
 
2010-05-05 10:33:58 AM  
Phil Herup: His experience goes as far as his teleprompter will let him.

His 1.5 years of presidential experience is more than 99.9% of the population will ever have. Tired talking point is tired.
 
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