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Do we all agree on this?
Jun 18th, 2017 at 3:23am
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Voting *FOR* a candidate primarily because of his race/skin color/gender/sexual orientation is equally as bad as voting *AGAINST* a candidate primarily because of his race/skin color/gender/sexual orientation.

Do you agree?
  


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Reply #1 - Jun 18th, 2017 at 4:00am
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More accurately, it's wrong to say that you voted for someone for those reasons, unless we're talking about telepaths there's no way to tell why someone voted for a candidate. In fact even if someone tells you that they voted for a candidate for a reason doesn't mean that they're telling the truth, they could be lying for purposes of their own.

So, it's really the advertisement of your voting for shameful reasons that is bad. Whatever you do in the privacy of your voting both is your own business, as long as it's between consenting adults of course...
  

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The Hamster is at it Again wrote on Mar 2nd, 2017 at 4:30am:
... that has less power than a hair dryer used by a eunuch.



Rabbit_Reborn wrote on Feb 5th, 2017 at 5:40pm:
...that makes me a moron.
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Reply #2 - Jun 18th, 2017 at 6:36am
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Actually, I disagree.  Sometimes a person who votes for someone for the reason(s) that you list only means that the voter believes he/she will like the policies that he/she believes the person will back because of the person's race/gender/whatever.  It cann all be bundled together.
  
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I disagree as well.  As a citizen and a voter, I can vote for or against any candidate for any reason I please.  If I don't like the way a guy parts his hair, that's my reason and it's good enough.  That doesn't make me less informed than anyone else, it just makes me a voter.

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Reply #4 - Jun 18th, 2017 at 9:13am
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I think Jasmine is talking about our civic responsibility to be good members of our community and choosing those who may be best qualified to represent us., based upon character, qualifications and record of achievement, rather than solely endorcing identity politics and voting for the person that "looks" jsut like me.

One could make the same argument about the criteria of how members of a jury ought to decide any particular case. 
  

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Reply #5 - Jun 18th, 2017 at 9:15am
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Greg55_99 wrote on Jun 18th, 2017 at 9:05am:
I disagree as well.  As a citizen and a voter, I can vote for or against any candidate for any reason I please.  If I don't like the way a guy parts his hair, that's my reason and it's good enough.  That doesn't make me less informed than anyone else, it just makes me a voter.

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Jasmine is awkwardly trying to say that black people are so stupid that they only vote for black people.
  

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billy.pilgrim wrote on Jun 18th, 2017 at 9:15am:
Jasmine is awkwardly trying to say that black people are so stupid that they only vote for black people.

I think we all know that if that is what Jasmine intended to say then that is what she would have said! (see never awkwardly minces her words)
  

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Jasmine wrote on Jun 18th, 2017 at 3:23am:
Voting *FOR* a candidate primarily because of his race/skin color/gender/sexual orientation is equally as bad as voting *AGAINST* a candidate primarily because of his race/skin color/gender/sexual orientation.

Do you agree?

yes, unless you're black.
  

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Reply #8 - Jun 18th, 2017 at 9:19am
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Greg55_99 wrote on Jun 18th, 2017 at 9:05am:
I disagree as well.  As a citizen and a voter, I can vote for or against any candidate for any reason I please.  If I don't like the way a guy parts his hair, that's my reason and it's good enough.  That doesn't make me less informed than anyone else, it just makes me a voter.

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Reply #9 - Jun 18th, 2017 at 9:20am
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billy.pilgrim wrote on Jun 18th, 2017 at 9:15am:
Jasmine is awkwardly trying to say that black people are so stupid that they only vote for black people.


Yeah, I picked up on that part....

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