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Western Chauvinist’s Easy Two-Step Voting Guide

 

On Candidates: 

Vote straight Republican. Democrats cannot be trusted not to abuse the authority of dog catcher. We don’t want Democrats to have power over us or our dogs. 

On Ballot Issues:

Vote “yes” on anything that empowers the people and “no” on anything that empowers the state. 

Easy-peasy. 

You’re welcome.

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  1. Coolidge

    I’ve already voted, Chauvinist, but I did exactly what you recommended.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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  2. Member

    Got it. Good advice.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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  3. Thatcher

    Vote anybody in office out unless you have a reason not too. At least then you will rid yourself of the old corrupt and replace it with new corruption that has start over at the bottom thus is more manageable for a bit.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 4:40 pm
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    Western Chauvinist Post author

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Vote anybody in office out unless you have a reason not too. At least then you will rid yourself of the old corrupt and replace it with new corruption that has start over at the bottom thus is more manageable for a bit.

    Unless it requires you to vote for a Democrat.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 4:45 pm
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  5. Thatcher

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Vote anybody in office out unless you have a reason not too. At least then you will rid yourself of the old corrupt and replace it with new corruption that has start over at the bottom thus is more manageable for a bit.

    Unless it requires you to vote for a Democrat.

    Democrats do not have a lock on corruption.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 4:47 pm
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    Western Chauvinist Post author

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Vote anybody in office out unless you have a reason not too. At least then you will rid yourself of the old corrupt and replace it with new corruption that has start over at the bottom thus is more manageable for a bit.

    Unless it requires you to vote for a Democrat.

    Democrats do not have a lock on corruption.

    No, they have a lock on toxic ideology which wants to control every aspect of our lives. Give me a grifter who will leave me alone over a well-intentioned busybody any day of the week and twice on Sundays. 

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    • November 5, 2018 at 5:14 pm
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  7. Coolidge

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Vote anybody in office out unless you have a reason not too. At least then you will rid yourself of the old corrupt and replace it with new corruption that has start over at the bottom thus is more manageable for a bit.

    Unless it requires you to vote for a Democrat.

    Democrats do not have a lock on corruption.

    No, they have a lock on toxic ideology which wants to control every aspect of our lives. Give me a grifter who will leave me alone over a well-intentioned busybody any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

    AMEN. ^

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    • November 5, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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  8. Thatcher

    Western Chauvinist:

    On Candidates:

    Vote straight Republican. Democrats cannot be trusted not to abuse the authority of dog catcher. We don’t want Democrats to have power over us or our dogs.

    On Ballot Issues:

    Vote “yes” on anything that empowers the people and “no” on anything that empowers the state.

    Easy-peasy.

    You’re welcome.

    It only works if there are Republicans on the ballot. We have a number of offices, both legislative and judicial where the D is running unopposed. I find this disgusting.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 5:22 pm
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  9. Reagan

    In 1954, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy refused to endorse the Democrat who was running for the other Senate seat. When challenged by party loyalists, Kennedy said “Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.”

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    • November 5, 2018 at 5:31 pm
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Vote anybody in office out unless you have a reason not too. At least then you will rid yourself of the old corrupt and replace it with new corruption that has start over at the bottom thus is more manageable for a bit.

    Unless it requires you to vote for a Democrat.

    Democrats do not have a lock on corruption.

    In the case of candidates Representatives and Senators, you’re not really voting for the individual, you’re voting for which party will control the chamber. Everything else about those candidates is fluff.

     

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    • November 5, 2018 at 6:28 pm
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist:

    On Candidates:

    Vote straight Republican. Democrats cannot be trusted not to abuse the authority of dog catcher. We don’t want Democrats to have power over us or our dogs.

    On Ballot Issues:

    Vote “yes” on anything that empowers the people and “no” on anything that empowers the state.

    Easy-peasy.

    You’re welcome.

    It only works if there are Republicans on the ballot. We have a number of offices, both legislative and judicial where the D is running unopposed. I find this disgusting.

    My area is like that. One of the reasons I am a lifetime registered Democrat. Until recently all the local stuff was a Democrat all the time so by being a Democrat I am able to have an effect on the election since whoever makes it through the Democrat primary got the office.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist:

    On Candidates:

    Vote straight Republican. Democrats cannot be trusted not to abuse the authority of dog catcher. We don’t want Democrats to have power over us or our dogs.

    On Ballot Issues:

    Vote “yes” on anything that empowers the people and “no” on anything that empowers the state.

    Easy-peasy.

    You’re welcome.

    It only works if there are Republicans on the ballot. We have a number of offices, both legislative and judicial where the D is running unopposed. I find this disgusting.

    We had that too. I skipped those.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 6:47 pm
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    In 1954, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy refused to endorse the Democrat who was running for the other Senate seat. When challenged by party loyalists, Kennedy said “Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.”

    There is no comparison between then and now.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 6:48 pm
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    In 1954, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy refused to endorse the Democrat who was running for the other Senate seat. When challenged by party loyalists, Kennedy said “Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.”

    There is no comparison between then and now.

    The difference of opinion here is very interesting. Not too long ago, when we still had @garyrobbins‘ Republican Party, his opinion on party loyalty sometimes asking too much made some sense because the Party was often wrong. Then Gary opposed loyalty to Trump as the Republican Party leader and urged all Republicans to revert their loyalty to the GOPe and reject Trump. But 80+% of Republicans today are opposite that. Gary wants the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan but that is gone forever. Gary, you are not aligned with the Republican Party. What Kennedy said is what Republican voters said in 2016 when they supported Trump. Now it is Trump’s party and they don’t say that anymore.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm
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  15. Member

    Western Chauvinist: “no” on anything that empowers the state. 

    Always. Always.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 7:12 pm
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    In 1954, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy refused to endorse the Democrat who was running for the other Senate seat. When challenged by party loyalists, Kennedy said “Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.”

    There is no comparison between then and now.

    The difference of opinion here is very interesting. Not too long ago, when we still had @garyrobbins‘ Republican Party, his opinion on party loyalty sometimes asking too much made some sense because the Party was often wrong. Then Gary opposed loyalty to Trump as the Republican Party leader and urged all Republicans to revert their loyalty to the GOPe and reject Trump. But 80+% of Republicans today are opposite that. Gary wants the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan but that is gone forever. Gary, you are not aligned with the Republican Party. What Kennedy said is what Republican voters said in 2016 when they supported Trump. Now it is Trump’s party and they don’t say that anymore.

    And in 1954, there wasn’t as much difference between Republicans and Democrats as there is now that they’ve been commandeered by the Socialists. Back then, the biggest difference was views on taxes.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 7:28 pm
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    Western Chauvinist Post author

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    And in 1954, there wasn’t as much difference between Republicans and Democrats as there is now that they’ve been commandeered by the Socialists. Back then, the biggest difference was views on taxes.

    And any millennial reading Kennedy’s inaugural address would think he was a Republican. Apart from the syntax and delivery, they might even say he’s Trumpian. 

    The Blue Dog Democrats are gone — displaced by leftists. There is no such thing as “too much” party loyalty for them. 

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    • November 5, 2018 at 7:33 pm
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    And in 1954, there wasn’t as much difference between Republicans and Democrats as there is now that they’ve been commandeered by the Socialists. Back then, the biggest difference was views on taxes.

    And any millennial reading Kennedy’s inaugural address would think he was a Republican. Apart from the syntax and delivery, they might even say he’s Trumpian.

    The Blue Dog Democrats are gone — displaced by leftists. There is no such thing as “too much” party loyalty for them.

    Rush’s expression “mind-numbed robots” comes to mind. You’re right. In the 1950s, the Democrats loved God and the flag right out loud just as much as we do today. They’ve morphed into something unrecognizable.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 7:37 pm
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    It only works if there are Republicans on the ballot. We have a number of offices, both legislative and judicial where the D is running unopposed. I find this disgusting.

    Or if you live in California, where our “top-two” primary system results in a choice between 2 Democrats for many of the offices on my ballot.

    For Senator, I voted for Kevin de Leon. He’s running to the left of Feinstein (believe it or not), but I don’t care, Feinstein deserves to lose her seat after that stunt she pulled on Kavanaugh.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 7:47 pm
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):
    For Senator, I voted for Kevin de Leon. He’s running to the left of Feinstein (believe it or not), but I don’t care, Feinstein deserves to lose her seat after that stunt she pulled on Kavanaugh.

    Can’t do it: I think my hand would do a Dr. Strangelove and strangle me before I could vote for either.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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  21. Member

    Vote “NO” on any and all bond measures.

    Especially those that claim to be “for the children” or “won’t raise your taxes”.

    Vote against any incumbent judges, except those you’re had personal experience with. (One of the judges who presided a case I was on a jury for a few years ago was elected to the state Supreme Court and couple of years ago, and I voted for her enthusiastically. Even though during jury selection, she held me back after dismissing all the other candidates, so she could ask me to elaborate on some of the questions from the jury questionnaire to which I’d responded “None of your business”. :) )

    Oh, and vote against all Democrats. That’s pretty easy in this corrupt state.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 9:16 pm
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    SecondBite (View Comment):

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):
    For Senator, I voted for Kevin de Leon. He’s running to the left of Feinstein (believe it or not), but I don’t care, Feinstein deserves to lose her seat after that stunt she pulled on Kavanaugh.

    Can’t do it: I think my hand would do a Dr. Strangelove and strangle me before I could vote for either.

    Don’t look at it as voting FOR anyone, think of it as voting AGAINST Feinstein.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 10:04 pm
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    Here’s a scan of a mailer I received for my State Assembly district:

    In other flyers, Buffy touts herself as “the only candidate ready to deliver on a progressive agenda” and says she wants to “bring a single-payer health care system to California as soon as possible.” A moderate, she ain’t, at least not in my book.

    And yet, note how her flyer prominently labels her opponent a “Democratic Socialist.” Apparently that term is still a bridge too far even for a self-styled “progressive” running in a San Francisco Bay Area district. Vote for the “mainstream” progressive Democrat, not the scary fringe Democratic Socialist…

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    • November 5, 2018 at 10:21 pm
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    dnewlander (View Comment):
    Vote against any incumbent judges, except those you’re had personal experience with.

    I mostly just follow the recommendations of the California Judge Voter Guide.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 10:23 pm
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Here’s a scan of a mailer I received for my State Assembly district:

    In other flyers, Buffy touts herself as “the only candidate ready to deliver on a progressive agenda” and says she wants to “bring a single-payer health care system to California as soon as possible.” A moderate, she ain’t, at least not in my book.

    And yet, note how her flyer prominently labels her opponent a “Democratic Socialist.” Apparently that term is still a bridge too far even for a self-styled “progressive” running in a San Francisco Bay Area district. Vote for the “mainstream” progressive Democrat, not the scary fringe Democratic Socialist…

    Reminds me of a play I once saw starring Alec Guinness, where he said “After having been stung by a wasp, don’t you love a fly?” Could this weird shift toward socialism be a way of making the old Democrats seem more normal?

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    • November 5, 2018 at 10:24 pm
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    And yet, note how her flyer prominently labels her opponent a “Democratic Socialist.” Apparently that term is still a bridge too far even for a self-styled “progressive” running in a San Francisco Bay Area district. Vote for the “mainstream” progressive Democrat, not the scary fringe Democratic Socialist…

    Even worse than that, she made her opponent RED. (Although it is historically accurate. But if she’s going for that, she has to make herself red too.)

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    • November 5, 2018 at 10:26 pm
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    dnewlander (View Comment):
    Vote against any incumbent judges, except those you’re had personal experience with.

    I mostly just follow the recommendations of the California Judge Voter Guide.

    Yeah, we don’t have one of those here, so I default to “Throw the bums out!”

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    • November 5, 2018 at 10:27 pm
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Reminds me of a play I once saw starring Alec Guinness, where he said “After having been stung by a wasp, don’t you love a fly?” Could this weird shift toward socialism be a way of making the old Democrats seem more normal?

    I think it might be too late for normal. 25% of the country supports the abolition of ICE. Who do you suppose that is? Half of the Dem voters, that’s who.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 10:28 pm
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    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Reminds me of a play I once saw starring Alec Guinness, where he said “After having been stung by a wasp, don’t you love a fly?” Could this weird shift toward socialism be a way of making the old Democrats seem more normal?

    I think it might be too late for normal. 25% of the country supports the abolition of ICE. Who do you suppose that is? Half of the Dem voters, that’s who.

    It’s only because the Democrats have successfully tied illegal immigration (and everything else) to race and ethnicity. Immigration has nothing to do with that, not until they made it so. I’ve never seen so many stupid, fatuous voters in my entire life, and it coincides with 40 years of Democrat control of our schools.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 10:35 pm
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Here’s a scan of a mailer I received for my State Assembly district:

    In other flyers, Buffy touts herself as “the only candidate ready to deliver on a progressive agenda” and says she wants to “bring a single-payer health care system to California as soon as possible.” A moderate, she ain’t, at least not in my book.

    And yet, note how her flyer prominently labels her opponent a “Democratic Socialist.” Apparently that term is still a bridge too far even for a self-styled “progressive” running in a San Francisco Bay Area district. Vote for the “mainstream” progressive Democrat, not the scary fringe Democratic Socialist…

    I think it’s the difference between the crony-capitalist Democrat, who’s basically telling Bay Area voters, “I’ll demonize all big business in order to virtue signal… except for the huge local tech industry businesses, which bring billions of dollars into the local economy and are run by people who think like us,” and the Democratic Socialist, who is pretty much saying “I’ll not only demonize the normal big business bad guys, like Exxon, Walmart, and anything the Koch brothers touch, but I’ll also demand the government get major control over Apple, Amazon, Google and all the other big tech firms, because government has to be able to tell everyone what to do.” It’s the difference between the ones merely seeking power and the True Believers, who actually hold the idea that Socialism will work, if only smart people like them gain power and show everyone else how those stupid Russian, Cubans, North Koreans and Venezuelans should have done it in the first place.

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    • November 5, 2018 at 10:39 pm
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