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A Vote is a Terrible Thing to Waste

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When legal wrangling concludes, control of the Virginia legislature will be decided by drawing lots, or pulling names from a bowl—because of a tie vote in the 94th District. Republican incumbent David Yancey and challenger Shelly Simonds both got 11,608 votes but if the Democrat wins the draw, the legislature’s lower house will split 50-50, ending an era of Republican dominance. Imagine: if a single Virginia Republican had gotten off his apathy to go to the polls, the conservative—who won the district last time by 15% points—would still hold the seat and, with it, the legislature.

On Election Day, a little-known Libertarian candidate who barely campaigned drew 675 votes. If this fringie had gotten a hundred fewer votes it would have changed nothing; but if just one of his deluded followers had backed the Republican it would have changed everything.

Remember: your vote is too precious, too powerful to waste on laziness or feckless gestures.

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  1. Ty  •  Dec 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Are you Tea Party patriots going to let this RINO Michael Medved sway you from true conservative ideals? Do not compromise on your principles, if the libertarian candidate is being more true to the god given ideals laid out by the founders and the ten commandments, then that is where your votes must go.

    … I tried to tank the message but since it came from me I probably did more damage than good. In those kinds of weighted districts, we need to rely on ever increasing conservative stupidity to win the day. I wish more conservatives voted for the libertarian so we'd have clear control of that legislative body

    For now, I'll just leave you with this teaser for Chappelles new comedy special on netflix. A nice break from the frequent arguments from wealthy or confused conservatives spouting more nonsense out of the "tinkle down" economics playbook

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH-wCe5oAv8

    • Rizzo  •  Dec 31, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Ty… You are a complete idiot. However, I want to give you credit. Chappelle is the funniest M/F'er ever! And, I did see a commercial for his Netflix special tonight, so great suggestion by you. Perhaps there is hope for you in 2018.
      If not, I may have to treat you like Rick James did Charlie Murphy.

  2. Rizzo  •  Jan 3, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Oh boy Ty.,. doesn’t look good for National Healthcare. Perhaps they should kill off more Charlie Gards, to free-up some space.

    Badly strained UK hospitals to delay non-urgent procedures

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/badly-strained-uk-hospitals-delay-non-urgent-procedures-102502267.html

  3. Rizzo  •  Jan 5, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Some Headlines Ty… is this good or bad for America?

    Food stamp recipients down 2M under Trump, USDA figures show

    Black unemployment rate falls to record low

    196,000 Manufacturing Jobs Added in 2017

    Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq hit records

  4. Rizzo  •  Jan 6, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    And Ty… I know this will make you leftists most happy of all.
    Trump has fixed GLOBAL WARMING!

    http://hp2.wright-weather.com/icons/us_chill.gif

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