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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post
    100% agree as an independent. There are about 400,000 kids in Foster care, several thousand kids who die of abuse and neglect. If you can’t take care of a child then don’t be forced to have one. Abortion and birth control should be readily available to save these unfortunate unloved and unwanted children from a life of misery. Because people are going to have sex, rape and incest occurs, and unwanted pregnancies will occur. Iris your reason for pro choice stance may be different, but my heart was breaking for the children.
    The stats on foster kids are tossed around a lot. In my state, speaking only for my state because those are the stats I have access to, a very high percentage in foster care are not available for adoption. Those children are wanted by their parents and parents will not sever ties.

    i would not make the logical leap from limited access to abortion = neglected children. So you are right, it is not my main reason to support abortion rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Nice picture, Alan! DH and I will be going soon to town hall to cancel each other's votes out.
    This is why I poisoned DH’s appendix, to triumph over his Missouri votes. It wasnt good enough for me to just cancel him. Evil me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Actually, it seems I'm voting for 3 Republicans in competitive races. The governor, Phil Scott is great. He has been a great leader in a split blue/red state, especially throughout COVID. I've already mentioned the Independent masquerading as a Republican for Congress, and then on my own little island, I'm voting for 1 Dem and 1 Rep for State Representatives.
    The title of this thread is why NOT to vote republican….It sucks to hear you are a turncoat.

    In other times, it would not have mattered as much. If republicans win… don’t expect anyone to feel sorry for you. Medicare and social security are on the line….you may have to work forever?? Plus all the other reasons mentioned previously…..

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    The title of this thread is why NOT to vote republican….It sucks to hear you are a turncoat.
    I should think that anyone who puts aside tribal animosity to vote for the person they deem to be the best person for the position is actually a model citizen. I also think it's insulting and rude for you to call names, I'd like to think we're better than that.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I should think that anyone who puts aside tribal animosity to vote for the person they deem to be the best person for the position is actually a model citizen. I also think it's insulting and rude for you to call names, I'd like to think we're better than that.
    That used to be the way to vote as has been discussed ad naseum. The republican party is no longer….also discussed. Look up the definition of turncoat. If the shoe fits….

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Look up the definition of turncoat. If the shoe fits….
    I know the definition of turncoat, I also know the definitions of several other words you might not like, that doesn't mean I should use them, even if they come in your size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I should think that anyone who puts aside tribal animosity to vote for the person they deem to be the best person for the position is actually a model citizen. .
    A difficulty I have observed in my region is that "the best person" rarely makes it to the ballot. Increasingly in this state we are getting chirpy party functionaries as candidates (from both major parties), clearly selected for their electability and not for any skill in or aptitude for governance.

    I have some hopes that ranked choice voting will help some of the problems we are experiencing here locally. At present, the two main parties control our choices, and there's precious little "democracy" involved.

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    I just got back from voting. I am in Republican country. A surprising number of Republican candidates on the ballot had no opposition. I was surprised by that.

    Where are the Democrats? Of two statehouse positions I set out to deliberately vote Democratic for, only one had a contested race with Repub vs Dem. The other race had only a Republican on the ballot. I didn’t mark his name, but clearly he’s going to win.

    I wonder what is up with that in Democratland? Things are so great in our Republican led statehouse that no one wants that to change? Gosh, who knew?

    There were several other races as I said that put up only Republican candidates.

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    Iris, so sorry your husband had appendix problem and hoping he feels better very soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I just got back from voting. I am in Republican country. A surprising number of Republican candidates on the ballot had no opposition. I was surprised by that.

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    Where are the Democrats?
    We have the same issue, but reversed, here.

    We used to have more competition on the ballot here, but some redistricting that happened years ago carefully set up "safe" seats for almost everyone, so there's rarely real competition. When there is an opposing candidate, that person generally is running on their own without much support from their Party - perhaps the Party knows it'd be a waste.

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