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Forum Post: Where are the voters?

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 13, 2012, 11:06 a.m. EST by Faithntruth (997)
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I just looked up primary voting results for the county I live in: less than 0.5 % of the voting age population voted, and my county is predominantly Republican.

So who are the people driving the primary voting results? Only those who have a strong enough belief in a candidate to bother showing up, evidently.

But it also illustrates that these are the people who are driving the political conversation on the right and yet they are not even one half of one percent of the voting population.

This is interesting for the occupy movement because it seems the vast majority of adults on the right dont have a horse in the race. It means there is still a chance to sway opinion, garner support, and drive the national conversation.

This requires, however, remaining something the majority of people can identify with: a non-violent protest against the unfair practices that are bankrupting the American dream.

We cannot allow violent people to infiltrate and instigate and generate bad press. It is vital that protesters isolate people who act out.

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[-] 2 points by jimevanhoe1 (55) 2 years ago

What you are seeing through out the Republican Primary is an absolute conviction by most Republican Voters NOT to VOTE. Romney is a Freak , a Wall Street supported crony. Look at his complete involvement with Bain Capital and his financial supporters his PAC. Romney does not support "WE THE PEOPLE" he supports Wall Street, the very same group who destroyed Our Economy and the Global Economy for billions of people world wide. Why should anyone Republican or Democrat vote for any one supported by Wall Street Corruption. Here are the facts:

THE GREEK COLLAPS IS ABSOLUTELY TIED TO WALL STREET AND GOLDMAN-SACHS…………INVESTIGATING THEIR GOVERNMENT and Institutions and their TIES TO BUYING mortgage backed securities Sold to them by Wall Street creating CHAOS…………. Obama’s ties to corruption = Goldman-Sachs
Goldman-Sachs the company that has put the USA into Recession for 13 yrs out of the last 30 yrs. 1988,89,90,91 & 92; 2000, 2001 & 2002; 2008,09,10, 11 & 2012. * Documented by Matt Taibbi author and writer for the Rollingstone Magazine & Noni Prins, former executive at Goldman-Sachs and myself James P. Evanhoe.
This time October 2008 Wall Street destroyed assets globally, (Greece is just one), that total $82 Trillion Dollars U.S., that is TRILLION and have never been convicted. Even on 60 mins the Head of the FBI investigating these charges was ask by the 60 mins commentator if he, the FBI, were incompetent?
That answer is ABSOLUTELY, the FBI is Totally incompetent as is Obama. OBAMA IS REALLY ONE OF THEM! Obama’s once Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel – contract employee to Goldman-Sachs. Obama’s Under Secretary of State, Robert Hormats, Goldman-Sachs International, Vice Chairman. Obama’s COO of the SEC Enforcement, Adam Storch, Goldman-Sachs Vice President of Business Intelligence. Obama’s Chief of Staff for the Treasury, Mark Patterson, Goldman-Sachs Lobbyist. Obama’s Department Director of the NEC, Diana Farrell, Goldman-Sachs Financial Analyst. Obama’s Chairman of the FIAB, Stephen Friedman, Co-COO, Chairman of Goldman-Sachs.
Obama’s Ambassador to Germany, Phillip Murphy, a Director at Goldman-Sachs. Obama’s Chairman of the CFTC, Gary Gensler, Co-Head of Finance at Goldman-Sachs. Obama’s White House Counsel, Sonal Shah, Vice President Environmental Policy at Goldman-Sachs. Obama’s White House Staff, Alexander Lasry, Government Affairs Analyst for Goldman-Sachs Do you have a job or did you get a job from OBAMA or did he give us all a con-job as did Wall Street and Goldman-Sachs!
PS: In most Romney wins it is the Mormon Vote that is his swing vote to victory....they vote like a Cult. So in Low Turn Out Voting as in Romney Wins, less than a million a swing vote matters.
I have lived in Jackson Hole Wyoming for 16 yrs and have watched Our local Government be destroyed by the Mormon Swing Vote, with a corrupt Mayor and City Council, Police Chief, County Prosecutors, Judges and behind it all the Matriarch of the Mormon Cult here, it is all documented and has been sent to CBS and 60 Mins per request. They destroyed Taxpayer owned property, owing back lease payments to the Taxpayers, beating individuals, stealing excess bail over above the only honest Judge's orders, letting their Mormon Criminals go free for Grand Theft Auto $40,000 in damages, stealing Mt Bikes again and again on and on and on. ALL MORMONS, ALL CORRUPT all supporting Romney.

James P. Evanhoe OCCUPY many are supporting Chris Swecker for US President Chris' resume is On-line take a look, and with a real Honest Independent President ....Occupy Wall Street, College Students and Baby Boomers, we all will over come Public Corruption whether by Mormons,Obama or the Bush Family & Cheney!
You can bet on it .... it will happen! Chris has investigated corrupt public officials and that has lead to their conviction. He was the former Assistant Director of the FBI and was not appointed any Corrupt President. Chris Swecker for US President

[-] 1 points by Faithntruth (997) 2 years ago

My job was cut due to both obama and bush. Paragraphs are good things: Your post is rather rambling. Never heard of your guy, and I believe the forums rules include not promoting candidates, but may I suggest that one does not get to be an assistant director of the FBI by ignoring politics. You may want to dig a little deeper.

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

I will be voting for Ron Paul this year, even if I have to write him in, like I did in 2008.

Long Live Liberty!

[-] 1 points by Faithntruth (997) 2 years ago

From my post below: RP is making no secret of the fact that their goal is to get his supporters named as delegates, then have them ignore the popular vote and vote for their guy. Openly underhanded, and sort of like the electoral college. Shows what he thinks of peoples rights and will.

Not illegal, not even against the rules, but clearly unethical. Not someone I would vote for.

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

Yep, "no secrets". Somewhat refreshing, isn't it?

[-] 1 points by Faithntruth (997) 2 years ago

Machiavellianism is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "the employment of cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct"

Creepy and unethical.

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

They are US citizens. They are showing up to vote. They are showing up and staying while the "other person" goes home. They, as individuals, are then voting for who they believe in.

Unethical you say?

[-] 1 points by Faithntruth (997) 2 years ago

Yes, when the intent is clearly for the delegate to represent the majority votes for their area. When you have to game the system to win you are a loser. He should be banned from the game.

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

They are just the delegates and each has the right to provide their vote as an individual.

That is different from "counting up the votes" and reporting on them from the various precincts.

If Romney, Gingrich, or Santorum want "their delegates" to represent them they should ask them to stay for the entire process.

Ron Paul supporters are dedicated to their candidate. They believe he is the only person who will truly defend, protect and preserve the Constitution.

Hopefully you don't believe that Obama is currently doing that.

[-] 1 points by Faithntruth (997) 2 years ago

The point of this thread is to point out that there are people who are not happy with the field of candidates, and they might be open to reason. You are clearly not one of them. Goodbye.

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

I'm not happy with the field of candidates, either. Except for ONE.

You make an accusation about "not being open to reason", yet you do not substantiate it with evidence.

[-] 0 points by FreeDiscussion4 (70) 2 years ago

In the Republican party we all have a difference of opinion. We want to listen to the candidates and we will support candidate at the convention. Liberals are all brain washed into one thinking there is only ONE person that can lead them A community organizer is there person and they are getting what they voted for.

[-] 1 points by Faithntruth (997) 2 years ago

The republicans in washington are so hatefilled they couldnt allow themselves to see that obama is a right leaning moderate who would have worked with them. Stupid. Obama knows he has been too moderate to keep the far left happy. Many people did not research and so, yes, they had a big surprise. Personally, i would slit my wrists before voting for any of the idiots racing for the republican nomination.

And are you saying republicans will happily vote for any one of them who wins it? How brain dead is that? Of course the majority of them may all be surprised when the counting of delegate votes is in since RP is making no secret of the fact that their goal is to get his supporters named as delegates, then have them ignore the popular vote and vote for their guy. Openly underhanded, and sort of like the electoral college. Shows what he thinks of peoples rights and will.