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Forum Post: Are we really gonna vote for someone funded by a bunch of hedge fund managers?

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 2, 2012, 11:36 a.m. EST by jssk (170) from Naperville, IL
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After all the agony they caused this country the past a few years, now we are gonna send their representative to the white house? Really?

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/01/31/us/politics/super-pac-donors.html?ref=politics

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[-] 2 points by cJessgo (729) from Port Jervis, PA 2 years ago

Voting onle rewards bad behavior.

[-] 1 points by jssk (170) from Naperville, IL 2 years ago

But by not voting you are rewarding bad behavior and worse behavior equally.

[-] 1 points by Roundtree (37) 2 years ago

Folks in hedge funds are total cannibals - because people are delicious! Seriously though - not a good spot for an M&A veteran to be.

[-] 1 points by jssk (170) from Naperville, IL 2 years ago

How do you mean?

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[-] 1 points by chuck1al (1074) from Flomaton, AL 2 years ago

What would you recommend?

Someone will be in the white House that is a undeniable fact.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

These four men REQUIRE that you vote for Obama

John Roberts
Antonin Scalia
Clarence Thomas
Samuel Alito

If you don’t believe them,
…….ask Newt Gingrich or John McCain about Citizens United
OR
…….ask the family of any soldier killed in Iraq about bush v Gore

OR

Are you afraid to
……tell me why supreme court appointments make no difference ?


If you cannot see the difference between the democrats and the Rs –
.……and that President Gore would invade Iraq, or NOT read his PDBs –
…………..………………………………………………..you are blind


If you want to do what Davis & Lee failed to do
……………..……………………………………….…….you are crazy


[-] 1 points by chuck1al (1074) from Flomaton, AL 2 years ago

@ bensdad: What on earth our you ranting about?

Should we vote republican, is that what your saying?

[-] 1 points by ARod1993 (2420) 2 years ago

What he's saying is that no matter what we think about Obama v. Romney in office, we need to remember that the president is responsible for choosing the Supreme Court Justices. Basically, if we had a different court in 2010 then Citizens United would not have been what it was. If we'd had a different court in 2001, then we never would have had to deal with Bush II and the unwarranted and frankly unjustified war in Iraq.

So far Obama's made two appointments to the court and they've turned out quite nicely. By contrast, even if Romney wouldn't necessarily want to put another round of far-right reactionaries who subscribe to the "corporations are people" mantra on the court, he'd be under a hell of a lot of pressure from people like Grover Norquist to do just that. The question is whether we want something approaching a moderate, impartial court or simply a rubber-stamp body for neocons.

[-] 1 points by chuck1al (1074) from Flomaton, AL 2 years ago

@ARod1993: I agree, he just doesn't know how to communicate.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

thank you for saying exactly what I would have said
was my post really so opaque that our friend from Alabama could not understand it?

[-] 1 points by ARod1993 (2420) 2 years ago

I'm not going to comment either way about this specific instance because I honestly don't know whether that was a legitimate question or not; it's entirely possible that he may have been confused. More importantly (as far as I'm concerned) I'd much prefer to give someone the benefit of the doubt the first time and smack them down later if they're trolling than to attack him or her for what turned out to be an honest question.

[-] 1 points by jssk (170) from Naperville, IL 2 years ago

That's true. Maybe we can have our own lobbyist, lobbying for the interest of the working class people, and run negative ad campaigns against those who don't do their job in congress.

[-] 1 points by chuck1al (1074) from Flomaton, AL 2 years ago

@jssk...We already have our own lobbyists their called congressmen.

[-] 1 points by jssk (170) from Naperville, IL 2 years ago

Yeah but clearly they are not working in our favor because the rich and powerful are playing dirty with these lobbying groups. One temporary solution before we can fix the whole system is to play dirty as well.

[-] 1 points by chuck1al (1074) from Flomaton, AL 2 years ago

@jssk: I thought Politics was playing dirty, or do you have a different definition.

[-] 1 points by jssk (170) from Naperville, IL 2 years ago

What I mean is these special interest groups, lobbyists are all for different corporations or industrial groups, when they go out there and try to influence legislation towards their favor, it's always for the owners to make more money, not for the employees. None of them are for working class people. When these congressmen exit the public office they get heftily paid positions as lobbyists for them. It's a closed eco-system. The constituents (we) are not part of the game. We are just a tool they use to get into that circle, like the SAT for high school students trying to get into college.

[-] 1 points by chuck1al (1074) from Flomaton, AL 2 years ago

@jssk: Yes that the no principled people that are being elected , mostly by asshole independent voters. They put the Tea party republicans in office in 2010 and we're paying for it now.

[-] 1 points by jssk (170) from Naperville, IL 2 years ago

Yeah people need to be way better informed these days.

[-] 1 points by ineptcongress (648) 2 years ago

we do this every year--vote for people funded by hedgies and venture capitalists, big banks, brokerages etc...,,, the finance industry has 5 lobbyists for every rep.

[-] 0 points by jssk (170) from Naperville, IL 2 years ago

Let's just remember by not voting we are practically casting half a vote to each side.

[-] 1 points by ineptcongress (648) 2 years ago

they love to placate the sheeple by saying how great the right to vote is. one needs to truly get involved with their legislator to reap the benefits of democracy, otherise the vote is just an occasionally recurring sham.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26674) 2 years ago

Who's we?????

(R)epelican'ts need to removed from the political process.

Teabaggers first.

[-] 2 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

To quote you, "shooz":


(R)epelican'ts need to removed from the political process.

Teabaggers first.


You want to "remove" a certain group of people from the political process? Hey, you said it, not me.

You do not sound very "American".

It is now of little wonder why you stated on that other post, and I quote: "I do not believe in a fundamentalist view of the constitution".

[-] -1 points by shooz (26674) 2 years ago

Awww, poor baby.

Still can't come to terms with the fraud that comprises most of the (R)epelican'ts, "right" along with Mr. P.

(R)epelican'ts cashed the Worlds economy on their watch, and they still won't even admit it. Still say more of the same will turn things around. Still refuse to do their jobs.

Teabaggers raised my taxes, so fuck those lying pieces of shit.

You don't understand.

That's your loss, not mine.

[-] 0 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

Again, "comical". All I really need to do is sit back and "let you talk".

[-] 0 points by shooz (26674) 2 years ago

As easily amused, as you are easily led by propaganda, I see.

Or perhaps you just write it.

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[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

Not me. I won't be voting "for someone funded by a bunch of hedge fund managers".

I'm voting for Ron Paul who is funded by "the masses of his individual supporters".

I'll be writing his name in this year, just like I did in 2008. I hope it will be easier this time, by just "checking a box".

[-] 1 points by jssk (170) from Naperville, IL 2 years ago

Well, good luck on that one.

[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

To all of those who voted for Obama and plan on doing so again this year:

Good luck on "voting in" someone "funded by the 1%".

[-] 1 points by jssk (170) from Naperville, IL 2 years ago

No luck needed, he will be on the ballot.

[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

Will you be voting for him?

[-] 1 points by jssk (170) from Naperville, IL 2 years ago

What I know is I won't be voting for the guy with a Cayman island account and not concerned about the poor. What did the Bible say about the poor again? Oh right, do not be concerned with them, let them live and die. Everyone for yourself.

[-] 0 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

I didn't know the Bible said that about "the poor".

If it did, that would be strange - considering the perception of Jesus Christ being one who sought to care for "the poor".

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