Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Senatorial Candidates 2006

I came across a list of candidates who are running for the senate in 2006. I found something that I felt was disturbing in the list. The lack of independent or Third Party candidates. So it looks like we'll get the same-o-same-o one more time in 2006. It's sad to think that we live in a country where it is so difficult to get your name on a ballot if you don't have a D or an R to go along with your name. I feel that D or R along with the name indicates two branches of the same party.

If you feel there is a problem with our so called two party system I hope you will pay a visit to the new blog site on the block, American Bloggers For Inclusive Debates. The site and alliance is dedicated to cleaning up some of the problems we are faced with every time we cast a vote. Signing up to be a part of this will give you a chance to get involved in fixing the system before the next presidential election. Putting third party and independent candidates name's on the ballot will put an end to the old phrase we all hear all to often, "I'm just going to vote for the lesser of the two evils".

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

5 Comments:

Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Good show, David!!!

You are absolutely correct, of course.

Now the hard sell is to help the Democrat and Republican bloggers to see the light - that there is little chance of a third party candidate being elected, however; they can definitely refocus the debates AND their beloved parties toward serving their electorates instead of the big biz and special interests.

As crazy as Nader can be, would he have been allowed to participate in the last debate, even with a 1% approval rating, he'd have forced a LOT more talk between the Dem and Rep candidates concerning foreign policy, the budget, etc.

This is THE best way to send a message to Washington that we, the People of this country INSIST they debate and talk about the REAL issues instead of just glazing over them because they're uncomfortable to talk about.

Again, GOOD SHOW, my friend!

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Jake Porter said...

GTL,

Could you correct my url in the blogroll, it is not correct. Thanks.

When people actually talk about the issues the people benefit. Kind of like with business, when there is competition the (Consumers) in this case the people win.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

I agree Jake, good point. Sorry about the link, it has been repaired.

6:21 PM  
Blogger dag said...

I'll post this here first before breaking this heart breaking news elsewhere.

I apologise to all Muslims for the recent Qur'an burnings in and around Vancouver, Canada. There have been a number of secret meetings in the city and environs during which people have burnt Qur'ans.

I find this deplorable, and I am sorry to write that it happened at all. I urge all concerned to stop burning Qur'ans. The planned Qur'an burning should not take place. Those in Burnaby, Surrey, and White Rock who burned Qur'ans have already received copies of this plea, and I hope those in North Vancouver and Haney will also receive them soon.

I understand that those who meet to burn Qur'ans in New West Minster are refusing to cease their activities. This is shameful. Please, do not continue this activity.

The Qur'an burnings planned for tomorrow evening in the above mentioned cities should not take place.

Those who are expressing a wilingness to join this activity in such places as Prince George and Penticton should consider the depths of feeling this will provoke in our Muslim communities, and simple prudence should encourage them to cease all such considerations immediately.

I ask that all concerned forward this notice to people who might be similarly concerned. I think it's high time that we inform our Muslim friends that even though there are dozens of Qur'an burnings going on in Vancouver weekly that it represents only a small minorty of extremists, not the vast majority of peaceful citizens here who know that Islam is a religion of peace.

Thank you, Dag.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Six Republican incumbents were defeated by Democrats in November 7, 2006:

Jim Talent (Missouri) lost to Claire McCaskill
Conrad Burns (Montana) lost to Jon Tester
Mike DeWine (Ohio) lost to Sherrod Brown
Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania) lost to Bob Casey Jr.
Lincoln Chafee (Rhode Island) lost to Sheldon Whitehouse
George Allen (Virginia) lost to Jim Webb

6:53 PM  

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