"Bang Head Here" X

@1wldngl (3991)
United States
September 18, 2015 11:56am CST
Mark Twain is quoted as saying, "If voting made any difference, they wouldn't let us do it." I often feel this is the case, although I continue to vote and feel a bit like I am living Einstein's definition of insanity, "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". Do you feel like voting really makes a difference?
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
18 Sep 15
Actually i feel like twain and Einstein cause no matter who i vote for i feel the winner has already been picked and my time is wasted even bothering..
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
18 Sep 15
I know exactly how you feel. And recently...it seems like they are just pitting an idiot against another idiot but one idiot is really really bad...so...yea...there's that. LOL
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
18 Sep 15
@1wldngl we all live in a yellow submarine
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
18 Sep 15
@Rosekitty I would like to see them on the same stuff the Beatles where on...sometimes...I'm just sayin....
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@PhredWreck (6051)
18 Sep 15
What, I am supposed to respond and thereby cast my 'vote' for this discussion?
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
18 Sep 15
AND...have brownies!
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
19 Sep 15
@PhredWreck If you respond to this post you are supporting the system!!!!oneone
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
18 Sep 15
Love the quote and so true lol. I guess not because who gets into power are all the same once there.
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
18 Sep 15
So true my friend...so true. They only clothe themselves in the colors of Dem or Rebub, underneath they are all blackguards.
@hora_fugit (5439)
• India
18 Sep 15
Yep, it makes me a voter. And here people love to show finger after they have voted. :)
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
19 Sep 15
They like to brag about it?
@topffer (35524)
• France
18 Sep 15
More I am getting older and less I vote. I still do it for local elections, because there is some flexibility possible at the level of a city which does not exist at the level of the state.
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
19 Sep 15
That's not an uncommon view.
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@Raelove (17267)
• Saco, Maine
18 Sep 15
Nope, it doesn't. Twain and Einstein were both spot on. As unpatriotic as it sounds, I no longer vote in popular elections. I still, do, however, vote on referenda that directly concern the people. Otherwise, I haven't seen anyone worth voting for in a very long time.
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
18 Sep 15
Sadly...I know exactly what you mean.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Sep 15
I could argue that since Dems and Repubs are both in the pocket of big businesses, that it doesn't matter even if it does matter (ie election won by only one vote). I think if you get enough people enthused about a candidate it could matter for that person's election, but usually it's just a matter of who raises the most money.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
19 Sep 15
Sure I do. It's made things worse every year because people are stupid and they don't bother thinking a little before they vote. But with in the primary system there is a LOT of it not mattering. The two parties who do have primaries have a small elite group who have a lot of control over who gets nominated and how the process goes. It is the same reason that Sanders will not get the Dem's nomination, and the same reason Paul didn't get the Republican nominee last round.