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Forum Post: A Call for the 99% to vote against republicans and democrats!

Posted 10 years ago on April 30, 2012, 10:11 a.m. EST by alterorabolish1 (569)
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The spirit of Occupy Wall St last fall was real! The whole world was watching and HAD HOPES THAT AMERICANS WERE WAKING UP! The rest of the world has no illusions of a two party system in America. They can tell that there is only one, only some Americans are still holding on to this myth.

Just as Occupy never made demands, the 99% should not name a candidate, (the media would crucify whoever was named,) just vow to vote against the current system. This could rally many people that don't vote because THEY KNOW IT DOESN'T MATTER!

The protest vote would not be a waste nor would it cause a lessor evil to be elected. The key is a populist movement where we set the stage for elections in the future by inspiring the masses that are currently on the sidelines.



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[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 10 years ago

If you want real "change we can believe in", don't vote for Obama or Romney. I can't think of a louder message to send this November.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 10 years ago

The change has to start with someone, with some generation.

[-] 0 points by toyotabedzrock (11) from Bordentown, NJ 10 years ago

If you don't vote, you don't get to complain.

[-] 1 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 10 years ago

I'm not suggesting that people "don't vote" - But here's a real good counter - argument to your statement.


[-] 0 points by WisconsinProgressiveParty (0) 10 years ago

Check out facebook page Take the Pledge. To never again vote for a Republican or a Democrat.


[-] 0 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 10 years ago

If you want more of the same, vote for a D or R. BOTH parties are corporatist and BOTH take money from corporations and Wall St. Do you think politicians take the money, and feel no commitment to their donors? We no longer have elections; we have auctions!

[-] 0 points by JadedGem (895) 10 years ago

Can we write in Mickey Mouse?

[-] 1 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 10 years ago

Sure. I may write in for Robin Hood but it may be more important to vote for someone on the ballot or the results might be thrown out and the significance of the protest vote diminished.

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 10 years ago

You can always vote for yourself, provided you are eligible for office.