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Vanity: Ever wonder why Massachusetts is a Dem Stronghold?

Posted on 11/06/2012 12:27:34 PM PST by jcsjcm

This is my ballot in Massachusetts. As you can see, the choice is not there for us! Pretty sad! This is how Massachusetts has become such a Democratic stronghold. They do not give people the choice.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: elections
ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

JOHNSON AND GRAY - LIBERTARIAN
OBAMA AND BIDEN - DEMOCRAT
ROMNEY AND RYAN - REPUBLICAN
STEIN AND HONKALA - GREEN-RAINBOW

SENATOR IN CONGRESS
SCOTT P. BROWN - 70 Hayden Woods, Wrentham
Candidate for re-election - REPUBLICAN
ELIZABETH A. WARREN - 24 Linnaean St., Cambridge
DEMOCRAT

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS SECOND DISTRICT
JAMES P. McGOVERN - 393 Burncoat St., Worcester
Candidate for re-election - DEMOCRAT

COUNCILLOR SEVENTH DISTRICT
JENNIE L. CAISSIE - 53 Fort Hill Rd., Oxford
Candidate for re-election - REPUBLICAN

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT WORCESTER & NORFOLK DISTRICT
RICHARD T. MOORE - 235 Williams St., Uxbridge
Candidate for re-election - DEMOCRAT

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT TENTH WORCESTER DISTRICT
JOHN V. FERNANDES - 320 Purchase St., Milford
Candidate for re-election - DEMOCRAT

CLERK OF COURTS WORCESTER COUNTY
DENNIS P. McMANUS - 5 Olde Century Farm Rd., West Boylston
Candidate for re-election - DEMOCRAT

REGISTER OF DEEDS WORCESTER DISTRICT
ANTHONY J. VIGLIOTTI - 12 Davis Way, Worcester
Candidate for re-election - DEMOCRAT

1 posted on 11/06/2012 12:27:37 PM PST by jcsjcm
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To: jcsjcm

I apologize for the Caps... That is how the ballot was written and I had to copy it. If I didn’t have to use html to fix the paragraphs, I might have attempted to fix the caps. But, it took me long enough to space it out correctly. :)


2 posted on 11/06/2012 12:29:26 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: jcsjcm

STEIN AND HONKALA - GREEN-RAINBOW......gay tree hungers?


3 posted on 11/06/2012 12:29:37 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: jcsjcm

I think you have it backwards. The reason you have a bunch of seats with unopposed dems is because it’s a dem stronghold. GOPers with an eye on a political career move elsewhere. As for why it’s a dem stronghold, my guess is Kennedy seed, those guys spread their liberalness far and wide.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 12:34:15 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: discostu

I guess that is probably true! I hope if Scott Brown makes it in again and hopefully by a landslide, it may prompt others to try again! (fingers crossed)

I wish I was able to vote for Sean Bielat against Joe Kennedy. What an obnoxious little snot he is.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 12:38:45 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: jcsjcm

You should see Hawaii. Even the “nonpartisan” races are all Democrats.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 12:40:08 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: jcsjcm

I think it’s shameful, that Roseanne Barr wasn’t included on the ballot. ;)


7 posted on 11/06/2012 12:40:28 PM PST by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

I will be writing myself in on all of the Democrat races. If no write in is available, I’ll leave it blank. They will not get my vote.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 12:42:52 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: discostu

Older than that FRiend, it all goes back to Jim Curley giving those damn turkeys away... :O)


9 posted on 11/06/2012 12:45:19 PM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: jcsjcm
I suggest you consider a move to Arizona. In my district, nearly every "choice" on my ballot was an unopposed Republican.

It warms your heart.

10 posted on 11/06/2012 12:51:44 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: jcsjcm

My ballot had a Republican for Congress on it. I never saw any sort of an ad for him of any sort. I voted for him anyhow. Two years ago there was at least some campaign done, not this time.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 12:59:46 PM PST by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: Flycatcher

I just may do that! I appreciate Arizona tremendously...


12 posted on 11/06/2012 1:00:03 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: jcsjcm

I’m not sure if you are aware of this (and I’m NOT trying to insult your intelligence!), but you don’t have to vote for anyone you don’t want to. Your vote will still count even if you don’t vote for some of the candidates on the ballot.

Perhaps if more people understood that about voting (again, this is not directed at you), we might see a better mix of candidates in some areas.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 1:01:01 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: jcsjcm

That’s my ballot, too!! I live in Shrewsbury; how about you? My precinct usually goes pretty conservative. IIRC, we almost always go Repub. for the Presidential election.
I went by right at 8am, and went right in. There wasn’t a line, but it was pretty steady for both of the precincts that vote at the Public Works garage.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 1:02:23 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Doogle

Ha! Gay tree huggers. Does the tree have knot holes, or glory holes?


15 posted on 11/06/2012 1:04:17 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: DustyMoment

I actually do know that my vote counts whether I vote for a particular person or not. My non-vote would be one less vote for that person. :)

I am not offended! Some may not realize that, especially if you are new to voting!


16 posted on 11/06/2012 1:05:26 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: SuziQ

Well, hello neighbor freeper! I am in Mendon...

Not sure how the polls are going to look. I am waiting for the hubby and daughter to get out of work and we will tackle this together. Should be interesting to see how the lines will be at that time.

I really wanted to vote early, but they wanted me to wait. This will be my daughters first time voting. I made her watch all the debates so she could make her own decision. I am so glad Obama looked like a turd and Romney shined. I didn’t have to tell her she couldn’t vote. LOL - I wouldn’t do that anyway I don’t think? Hmmm... conflicted!


17 posted on 11/06/2012 1:09:16 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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They do not give people the choice
They? There is no law in Massachusetts barring you or anyone else from running as a Republican in any of these races. Heck, if it's just a Dem on the ballot, run someone as an official "Tea Party" candidate to highlight the choice. You see no candidates to vote for, I see an opportunity to fill a void and get in on the ground floor!
18 posted on 11/06/2012 1:21:56 PM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: discostu

Massachusetts is hilarious.

When visiting I walked the famous liberty trail and was overcome by my proximity to our incredible American history. I ended in a gift shop where everything referenced the great American Presidents... Washington Jefferson Lincoln Kennedy. This is everywhere. Those people live in an alternate universe.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 1:38:08 PM PST by Alex Baker
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To: jcsjcm
ever wonder why Massachusetts is a Dem stronghold?

The original settlers of New England were mainly from the area of England called East Anglia. They were mainly Puritans and were a different breed and had different ways from settlers from other areas of England.

20 posted on 11/06/2012 1:51:39 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: mjp

I know! My family came over from Kent England in 1620 and settled in Scituate. We have many landmarks named after them in that area.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 3:50:43 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: mjp

Have you read “Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America”? I’ve been reading it over the past couple of years, picking it up from time to time.It is so interesting, and explains a lot about why different areas of the country, even though folks mostly came from England, are so different from each other.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 7:41:35 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: jcsjcm

Well, to say I was disappointed in the outcome is a huge understatement. I just do not understand how voters could have been so stupid as to have given that idiot a second term. And at the same time they say Sarah Palin is stupid! Just amazing.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 7:44:54 PM PST by SuziQ
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