AARP: "Don't vote!"

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GW Rudmin
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AARP: "Don't vote!"

I just saw an advertisement on television from AARP encouraging listeners NOT to vote unless you know every stance of a candidate on issues (WHICH issues?)! The ad then asks you to go to [url]www.dontvote.com[/url].

How many of their senior members even OWN a computer let alone are going to get up from the recliner and go to the website to see what the site has on it!?

SHAME SHAME SHAME on AARP for discouraging Americans to vote! My own feeling has always been that one can vote for a candidate for ANY reason he or she chooses!

Naran
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AARP: "Don't vote!"

Talk about offensive to basic American principles, and bogus as heck. How dare they?

Average Joe
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But I remember hearing a lot of rhetoric from conservatives about various groups of people (youngsters, minorities, immigrants, etc.) who were totally ignorant about the issues and were voting either randomly or at the direction of ill-intentioned influences. The call was for them to stay away from the polls rather than vote ignorantly. Isn't this the same argument?

Naran
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You'll never get that argument from me.

BangorTaxpayer
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I'm not sure the AARP always represents the best interest of their members.

Naran
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:mrgreen:

I didn't. I haven't. And I won't, neither.

GW Rudmin
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Go to the website [url]www.dontvote.com[/url] and see just how informative it is. Generally, you're supplied with links to the candidates' websites and then links to SELECTED news articles about the candidates. I looked at the Missouri U.S. Senate race and NONE of the news articles cited had headlines complimentary to Sen. Talent.

My point is that the www.dontvote.com website provides LITTLE if any valuable information to make a voter an "informed voter" !

Catherine
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WORKS FOR ME!

Most old folks in Maine vote dem anyway. Stay home granny! You'll only make the streets a little safer anyway!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Naran
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Catherine - not here, below the Lexus Line. Our base is mostly older folks, since they're the ones being taxed out of the homestead, living on fixed incomes.

Mark T. Cenci
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Reckless drivers should be taken off the road. Reckless voters should be taken from the voting booths. We must imprison both, for our sake as well as their own.

Naran
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Especially when they might be inclined to vote in favor of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
:wink:

Catherine
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[quote="Naran"]Catherine - not here, below the Lexus Line. Our base is mostly older folks, since they're the ones being taxed out of the homestead, living on fixed incomes.[/quote]

Well, perhaps the tongue in my cheek wasn't obvious on the Internet. ;)

Naran
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Catherine, you forgot to push the button.
:lol:

JIMV
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[quote="Naran"]:mrgreen:

I didn't. I haven't. And I won't, neither.[/quote]

Same here. my spouse and I refuse to have anything to do with them.

MooseHead Rider
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Does anyone know why they have radio ads against TABOR? What do they have to gain by having TABOR defeated?

Roger Ek
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I know a lot of seniors who intend to vote for TABOR. They want to be able to stay in their homes, They want their grandchildren to be able to live and work in Maine. They want to stay here and not move to Florida for 184 days a year. Don't underestimate the senior support for TABOR. I knolw a lot of AARP members voting for TABOR also and that includes members of AARP leadership.

I am not a member of AARP. When I turned 50 many years ago I got a free 3 month trial membership. The first mailing I got was an attack on the private ownership of firearms. Since seniors are less able to fend off an attack than they were at age 25, it makes sense to train seniors in self defense, not advocate that they cower in a corner for the rest of their lives. I cancelled my trial membership in AARP and told them why in no uncertain terms.

Calvin
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How lame! :shock:

How many seniors will be watching TV?
how many will know what they saw?
How many own a computer?
How many will be bothered to look up the site?
How many will be able to find THEIR candidate?
Will it change anyones mind?
Will they vote?

I figure this will affect about one voter in ten to the 8th power. that is, 1 in 10,000,000.
Don't worry. We don't have that many voters in all of Maine!

D

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