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What a Crock


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Unless I'm mistaken, the only primary elections or caucuses to take place so far have been Iowa, Wyoming, and New Hampshire. I read this interesting snippet on page 3 of this article about the New Hampshire primaries:

The close Democratic race resulted in Clinton and Obama each winning nine national convention delegates, with Edwards getting four, according to an AP analysis.

In the overall race for the nomination, Clinton leads with 187 delegates, including separately chosen party and elected officials known as superdelegates. She is followed by Obama with 89 delegates and Edwards with 50.


So Obama wins one, Clinton wins one, Edwards siphoned off a few delegates... yet Clinton is already ahead by a hundred?

And what's all this about superdelegates?!

My vote doesn't mean jack, and neither does yours. "Democracy" in America is a sham.

Just tell us who won and be done with the charade already.

Oh, by the way, a quick check at the US Senate web site reveals that neither Clinton nor Obama have been voting to continue funding the war. However... neither Clinton nor Obama have been voting against funding the war. Since they've started campaigning, they haven't been voting! Isn't voting on legislation the job of a senator? Isn't that what they were hired (elected ) to do?

If you or I simply stopped showing up for work, we'd be fired in a heartbeat. Well, at least I would. Maybe you have a more forgiving employer. The salary of a senator as of 2006 was $165,200.00. I wish somebody would pay me that kind of money to do nothing!

How can anyone in good conscience cast a vote in support of two-faced slackers who suck money out of our paychecks to pad their own pockets while not bothering to do the job we're paying them to do?

Why should I care? My vote doesn't count. I'm not a superdelegate.
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Here's a bit more about how the system works, and how little an individual vote matters in the general election. No "proportional representation" in this country: it's all or nothing.

Keep that in mind if you're raising kids. Don't ever feed them the lie that, "as long as you try your best, that's what matters." What matters is, you win, or you're a loser! Gold equals glory, silver equals shame.
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I shall try to refrain from political commentary for the remainder of this coming election year, as there is absolutely no point to it. We, the People, are Powerless Pawns of the Moneyed Elite.

And most of us don't even know it. Distracted by the dog and pony show, we fall for the same old ballyhoo every time the circus comes to town.

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sjonsvenson
Jan. 9th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Yep, America, the land of the free ^_^
Now I don't know any perfect voting system.
The advantage of the American system is that a day after the elections you have a governement.
In our Belgian system things are different. We have about 25 national parties. About ten have enough votes to put in some weight, none has more than 20%, a combination/coalition between at least 5 is needed. After the last elections (June) negociations started and by the end of December we didn't have a governement. To prevent serious problems a revision of the previous governement was set up with the only intention to keep departments working and the budget rolling. Planning now is to actually get a real governement up before the end of March.
At least our votes count ...
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