borg: Ron Paul isn't running and writing in his name won't count so go ahead and waste your vote.
Great_Milenko: hasty ambush: We know it matters to Democrats. It means fewer absentee ballots they will have to try and get disqualified. We know most of them are not voting DemocratYes, we're all familiar with the pervasive conservative bias in the military, even though we never talk about it if's just as much of a myth as the liberal media.
hasty ambush: How is contractors driving trucks etc hurting things.? It frees up troops to fight rather than running a water truck form point A to point B our setting up tents somewhere. I wish we had more contractors when I was in.
badhatharry: Go ahead and write in RON PAUL unless you live in one of the handful of states that will determine our next president.WTF is wrong with you people in Ohio?
GanjSmokr: Tor_Eckman: And yes, I know you are not suggesting that people for R, but not voting for Obama only helps Romney. You will only be hurting yourself by voting third party. This is the only real reality of the situation.Additionally, I've converted more Romney leaning voters than Obama leaning voters over to Johnson so it's kind of the exact opposite of that in my experience.
The Great EZE: Another farker put this all in perspective a while ago: This is really just single-issue voting. Third partiers have made hay with marijuana legalization talk, garnished with a couple of other pie-in-the-sky ideals and they suck up the votes of people who really just want to smoke weed and care not about the dirty business of actually leading (for now) the world's largest super-power.When third-partiers tell you they're not going to be proactive in fighting terrorism, they're either misguided or lying to you. When third-partiers tell you they won't sign bills they don't 100% love, they either don't know how Congress works are or lying to you. When they tell you they can have the deficit licked and debt erased in the next 10-20 years, they either never looked at the bill for running a society of 311 million people or are lying to you.But when they say they want to make weed legal...they might be telling the truth. Maybe. And that's enough to suck a vote away from one of the two guys who actually will be President this coming January.
hasty ambush: You mean like Clinton through Obama? You might try taking a look at your party's constituency.
MithrandirBooga: You just can't argue with stupid.
Tor_Eckman: "Yes, Obama duped young people by not doing every single thing they want, so now, they'll all vote Republican. It's like when I want some bread, I won't settle for half a loaf. Instead, I will have a muffin made of broken glass." Stephen ColbertAnd yes, I know you are not suggesting that people for R, but not voting for Obama only helps Romney. You will only be hurting yourself by voting third party. This is the only real reality of the situation. Your posts indicate that you are a young, naive idealist. This is why I thought your calling me "kiddo" was so ridiculous. Now let me not mind my own business for a moment: Vote your ideals down ticket. You are not going to change the system from the top. There are only two choices, and one of them is far better than the other. You do not seem like an idiot, so you must be able to see this. If you want to see more people like Johnson or Paul actually have a chance in national elections, you are going to have to start at the bottom with local and state elections.Now back to my regularly scheduled minding of my own business.
clkeagle: hasty ambush: About your so called mythRomney 66% Obama26%Link2008 McCain 68% Obama 23%The Military Times polls exclusively measure the active duty vote. There are over 60,000 Guard and Reserves currently mobilized - you'll generally find more political balance among the reserve components. Another thing that isn't measured - a very disproportionate number of servicemembers are from safely Red states in the first place.The military absentee vote simply isn't going to affect swing states one way or the other. I wouldn't look for conspiracy on either side - just chalk it up to the utter and total lack of cooperation and planning on the part of large bureaucracies. This happens every election cycle, and they're stunned by it every time.crab66: Why. Why did I read the Yahoo comments?Don't ever do that.I spent about a week playing around in Yahoo comments last month... never thought I could do anything about the hardcore loonies - just thought some actual facts and data would help influence the younger kids in there who probably don't know any better. I couldn't sleep the first two nights. So I changed my strategy from "reason and logic" to "openly mocking and making funny jokes at their expense." It still didn't help - I had to just give up on it completely.As much as some of the usual trolls on Fark drive us crazy, they've taken barely two sips of Kool-Aid compared to Yahoo. Most of those commenters seem to be drinking it from a fire hose.
Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: That has nothing to do with political party, it is merely a reflection of the rampant racism in the military. Find us some numbers from before 2008.
GanjSmokr: The Great EZE: badhatharry: Go ahead and write in RON PAUL unless you live in one of the handful of states that will determine our next president.WTF is wrong with you people in Ohio?I actually agree with GanjSmokr and others who preach that you should "vote for who you actually agree with," but only because their heads tend to explode when I tell them I actually agree with the President.No head'asplodin here - I'm perfectly fine with whoever people vote for as long as they've actually done research on the issues and the candidates.The people I have a problem with are the people that cast a vote *against* the other guy - no matter their agreement/disagreement with the candidate they're voting for, or the people that vote for a candidate based purely on one issue (abortion, guns, gay marriage, etc) and don't pay any attention to any other issues.I think the people that bother me the most are the people that say "Well, I agree with [3rdpartycandidate] on alot of things but they can't win so it would be a waste of my vote to give it to him/her. Might as well vote for [O/R]."
The Great EZE: badhatharry: Go ahead and write in RON PAUL unless you live in one of the handful of states that will determine our next president.WTF is wrong with you people in Ohio?I actually agree with GanjSmokr and others who preach that you should "vote for who you actually agree with," but only because their heads tend to explode when I tell them I actually agree with the President.
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