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So ya think Texas is important to Obama? I've received no less than 9 phone calls this weekend from the volunteer team, and the phone has been ringing off the hook today... I stopped answering.
 
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So in the end, taxation without representation, evil job-stealing-foreigner style, has advantages. Tell them this: 'dont speako ingleso, soy ilegal pocas quesadillas', and they might leave you alone. Even a caller that understands Spanish will have no idea of what you're talking about.
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For the first time today, I am proud of BGG. I believe we can change the way we post and make a difference to this thread, because not only do I believe in change and stand for change, I believe we are on the road to real change. We are, after all, in this thread together. The promise of BGG is that we can and must be the tide that lifts every thread; that we rise or fall as one community of geeks; that our gaming is strongest when BGG grows and gaming is spread as widely as possible.


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Radio has been playing Obama/Clinton commercials non-STOP.

Its getting in the way of the Bud Light "Real Men of Genius" ads!!!!! cry

Seriously, I'll be glad when this is over. Then just a few months until November...

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isaacc wrote:

For the first time today, I am proud of BGG. I believe we can change the way we post and make a difference to this thread, because not only do I believe in change and stand for change, I believe we are on the road to real change. We are, after all, in this thread together. The promise of BGG is that we can and must be the tide that lifts every thread; that we rise or fall as one community of geeks; that our gaming is strongest when BGG grows and gaming is spread as widely as possible.




Your message about change in it's many vairations touched me deeply inside where my hope for change, of any sort, is rooted... bound by the chains of hopeless lack of change that has failed to energize the change we need as a community to build a new vision of hope for the future.

Thank you Isaac, for speaking so concisely and clearly about the need for change... my fondest hope is that the change we all want happens and banishes the lack of hope from our future as a gaming community whose very foundations are cast in the anchors of hoping for change.
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Aldie wrote:
So ya think Texas is important to Obama? I've received no less than 9 phone calls this weekend from the volunteer team, and the phone has been ringing off the hook today... I stopped answering.


Now you know how I felt before the Florida GOP Primary. Over a dozen phone calls each day from Mitt, Rudy, John, Mike, and Ron. At least I felt like I was on a first name basis with those guys.

Caller ID would keep showing "Political Call" or "1-800 Service." I could avoid those. What got me a couple of times was when there was a "Cell Phone" listing. They were even using cell phone minutes.
 
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Aldie wrote:
So ya think Texas is important to Obama? I've received no less than 9 phone calls this weekend from the volunteer team, and the phone has been ringing off the hook today... I stopped answering.

I am actually happy about it. A liberal in Texas does not get this opportunity every day

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Wow - I just got a call from Bill Clinton!

I didn't have the heart to tell him I early voted...
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Aldie wrote:
Wow - I just got a call from Bill Clinton!


I wonder if he entered the cigar contest.
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Aldie wrote:
Wow - I just got a call from Bill Clinton!

I didn't have the heart to tell him I early voted...


Robo-call or the real deal?

 
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Koldfoot wrote:
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So in the end, taxation without representation, evil job-stealing-foreigner style, has advantages. Tell them this: 'dont speako ingleso, soy ilegal pocas quesadillas', and they might leave you alone. Even a caller that understands Spanish will have no idea of what you're talking about.


Mmmmm. Quesadillas. You know what is really good?

Bacon quesadillas.

I would vote for Obama if he promised me a bacon quesadilla.


Vote for Obama, and I'll hook you up.
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Aldie wrote:
Wow - I just got a call from Bill Clinton!

I didn't have the heart to tell him I early voted...


Man, I love Bill. If he could only run again. All Clinton's are not alike.

I love it. My district is almost 90% republican, so no matter what November will probably not count for my vote as much. But today at the primaries, there was a line out the door for the Democrat primary side, and ZERO on the republican side(Not that it really matters for them anyway) But still, love that voter apathy!

What really struck a chord with me, was all the snide remarks the poll workers were making on the republican side. I quote verbatim:

1. "Well, I guess you dems have to TRY".

2. "You know that that machine is really a shredder, hahaha." <- verbatim!

3. talking to a single republican voter "Yeah, I'm not sure when McCain went democrat"....Uh, Hello. I don't think you are aloud to be talking about candidates as a poll worker.

It was really odd.





 
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I understand by listening to callers on talk radio that there are many Republicans voting for Hillary, since she has been deemed to be the weaker of the two candidates.


Yeah, that's the trick in Texas. Being able to vote in any primary. But they say even so, that a very small percentage will actually do that. But then again, I have 3 different republican friends that are voting for Obama today and in November. The wave is catchy.
 
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I love it. My district is almost 90% republican, so no matter what November will probably not count for my vote as much. But today at the primaries, there was a line out the door for the Democrat primary side, and ZERO on the republican side(Not that it really matters for them anyway) But still, love that voter apathy!


I understand by listening to callers on talk radio that there are many Republicans voting for Hillary, since she has been deemed to be the weaker of the two candidates.

Edit: Republicans in Texas, because of the way the primary is run, they can cross party lines.

Don't agree with it myself, I say let the Democrats choose their nominee. Having said that, Democrats in Florida voted for McCain since he was widely viewed as the weakest candidate in a very tight 4-way race. The momentum from the Florida win helped him eek out a win on Super Tuesday and secure the Republican nomination.

You will remember that Democrat voters in Florida were disenfranchised by the national party committee, and delegates from Florida were not going to be seated at the national convention, so a vote for a Democrat was pointless.


The Florida Republican primary was closed to registered Democrats and Independents so I highly doubt there was much cross-over.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/horseraceblog/2008/01/how_m...
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MWChapel wrote:
Man, I love Bill. If he could only run again.


If I recall correctly, he can. He can serve as many terms as he wants, just not more than two consecutively.
 
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Man, I love Bill. If he could only run again.


If I recall correctly, he can. He can serve as many terms as he wants, just not more than two consecutively.


That would be great but the 22nd Amendment states 2 terms ever.
 
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MWChapel wrote:
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Man, I love Bill. If he could only run again.


If I recall correctly, he can. He can serve as many terms as he wants, just not more than two consecutively.


That would be great but the 22nd Amendment states 2 terms ever.


Looks like I remembered incorrectly. Thanks for correcting me!
 
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quozl wrote:
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Man, I love Bill. If he could only run again.


If I recall correctly, he can. He can serve as many terms as he wants, just not more than two consecutively.


That would be great but the 22nd Amendment states 2 terms ever.


Looks like I remembered incorrectly. Thanks for correcting me!


If you hadn't apologized, you'd have had my vote. The first thing a president has to be able to do is ignore the constitution!
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The first thing a president has to be able to do is ignore the constitution!


I thought it was lie convincingly.
 
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Or, is it lie convincingly about ignoring the constitution?
 
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Koldfoot wrote:
MWChapel wrote:

I love it. My district is almost 90% republican, so no matter what November will probably not count for my vote as much. But today at the primaries, there was a line out the door for the Democrat primary side, and ZERO on the republican side(Not that it really matters for them anyway) But still, love that voter apathy!


I understand by listening to callers on talk radio that there are many Republicans voting for Hillary, since she has been deemed to be the weaker of the two candidates.

Edit: Republicans in Texas, because of the way the primary is run, they can cross party lines.

Don't agree with it myself, I say let the Democrats choose their nominee. Having said that, Democrats in Florida voted for McCain since he was widely viewed as the weakest candidate in a very tight 4-way race. The momentum from the Florida win helped him eek out a win on Super Tuesday and secure the Republican nomination.

You will remember that Democrat voters in Florida were disenfranchised by the national party committee, and delegates from Florida were not going to be seated at the national convention, so a vote for a Democrat was pointless.


As a genuine independent voter * who votes issues and people, not parties I am think the open primaries are a great idea. I would like to give the parties my input on which people I would be willing to consider voting for. And I think they would want to know.

I hear about people supposedly sabotaging primary elections with crossover voting but I really can’t imagine that there are enough idiots like this to really sway an outcome in the fashion they want to. I recall a staunch liberal friend of mine in MI registering as a Republican so she could vote for Buchannan many years ago in hopes of weakening the Republican party, it seemed to me all she did was give Buchannan power to push his more conservative issues and make them planks at the Republican primary. It isn’t like he ever really had a chance to be the nominee, but his pulling of 4-5% of the vote gave him a voice.

In this election, what if she wins the primary and then wins the White House? One should never vote for somebody you wouldn't be ok with if they won.

Personally I am just thrilled that one of the parties has given me a semi-moderate who has proven he is willing to work in a bipartisan manner to vote for this year!! Now if only McCain would pick Lieberman to be his running mate we might actually get government leadership that would actually try to work together for the next 4 years. Ok I know I am dreaming, but hey, this is the land of dreams.

*In 6 national elections I have voted in, I split party wise 3/2/1 or 3/3. (at this moment I can’t remember for sure if I still voted Ross Perot after he did his I’m out, not I’m in trick. I was committed to voting to him originally, but I remember vacillating a lot after he pulled that stunt.)
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Aldie wrote:
So ya think Texas is important to Obama? I've received no less than 9 phone calls this weekend from the volunteer team, and the phone has been ringing off the hook today... I stopped answering.


9 calls? Thats it? I have been receiving about 8 calls a day for the past month from both camps! One of the Obama calls even had the balls to say that they were reaching out to the Hispanic community...the problem is...IM NOT HISPANIC!!! I want to ask these Democrats their stance on Racial Profiling! I feel its a bit hypocritical that they can hamstring our police force, but its fair game for them...but I digress...

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In this election, what if she wins the primary and then wins the White House? One should never vote for somebody you wouldn't be ok with if they won.


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Looks like the phone calls didn't work as Texas appears to have voted for someone to answer the phone instead of voting for change.

But without change, who will be able to afford to make a call on the phone at 3 am?
 
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What really struck a chord with me, was all the snide remarks the poll workers were making on the republican side.


Try getting handed a Democrat ballot in Massachusetts and asking for a Republican one instead. You get similar remarks, trust me.
 
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