Election process

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by xke4, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone please explain to me how your election process works? I imagined that each state was voting for one of the candidates of each party. (Apparently not the case....Obama's name did not appear on last night's Michigan ballot. Why not?) ( and would those "uncommitted voters" on the Democrat side last night have been Obama supporters without a chance to vote?) I had a vague idea that each state was weighted differently from the next ex. a win in a state like New York might garner more points than a smaller state like Rhode Island. I just put that down to size of population. And exactly what is a caucus? I thought that it was a noun depicting a type of rally or event intended to raise awareness/gather support. But I have recently been hearing used as a verb. ie: He will caucus in Wisconsin. Should it not be...He will HOLD a caucus or STAGE a caucus in Wisconsin.????? And who are the super delegates??? I envision them in a cape, able to leap tall buildings. I hope someone can clear this up for me. My 17 year old daughter and I are enjoying following this event but just when I think I have it figured out...here comes a curve ball!!! Thanks, Carolyn.
     
  2. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry i deleted since offense was taken. Didn't mean to offend anyone.
     
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  3. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bamagirl, please don't make this thread get locked by posting nonsense.
     
  4. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not trying to get anything locked- are these not true facts?
     
  5. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, your post is silly nonsense. Please cite your source that you cut-and-pasted from. Don't trust crap that's emailed around. It's about as sensible as giving all your money to some huckster from Nigeria.
     
  6. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was received in an email. I will research it.
     
  7. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got that and immediately checked out Snopes.com

    http://snopes.com/politics/obama/obama.asp

    I am not a Obama fan but I wanted to check my facts. He is a member of the United Church of Christ for whatever that is worth.
     
  8. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoah!!!!!Please do not use my thread to raise an issue about any candidate. I know we have some very knowledgeable people on this board and I am sure that someone has this process figured out and can enlighten me. I have a genuine interest in this. I merely mentioned Obama because although he is a candidate, his name did not appear on the ballot and I wondered why.
     
  9. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

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  10. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I love about what this country has come to , we say we have become more enlighten but any chance we get we target things meant to stir hatred in us.

    "We checked this out on ' snopes.com'. It is factual. Check for yourself. "

    This doesn't mean its factual , you really think a man who rose to be an AMERICAN Senator would be so stupid as to

    "NOT recite the Pledge of Allegiance nor will he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches."


    The bible swearing in ceremony, while believing in the Consitution and freedom of relgion, I think totally not relevant , is also wrong,

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/238/
    An anonymous e-mail says Barack Obama took the oath of office for the U.S. Senate on a Koran, the holy book of Islam. We thought it would be odd if that were true, since Obama is a Christian. In fact, it is wrong.

    The e-mail also spells the book's name "Kuran," though usually it is spelled Koran or Quran.

    Two press reports from Obama's swearing-in ceremony in January 2005 mention specifically that Obama took the oath of office by placing his hand on his own copy of the Bible. The Barack Obama campaign also confirmed that it was a Bible and that the book belonged to Obama. Vice President Dick Cheney, in his role as president of the Senate, administered the oath.

    After being raised outside of any particular faith tradition, Obama became a Christian in his mid 20s and is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. (Obama gave what are arguably his most extended remarks on his faith at the "Call to Renewal" religious conference in 2006; read the speech here.)

    We suspect this false claim was inspired by the 2007 swearing-in of Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., an American convert to Islam and the first Muslim elected to Congress. Ellison used a Koran that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson, borrowing the rare book from the Library of Congress.

    It goes without saying that Ellison is not Obama. And with its intent to inflame, we find the e-mail's allegation not only false, but Pants-on-Fire wrong.


    I tell you what really scares the heck out of me , thats holy than though Christians, I have read several versions of the Bible , and I often wonder what Christ would have thought of people that spread this kind of information, with the goal of spreading fear and hatred.

    I donot believe this was the intent of bamagirl68 , but it was the intent of the people that originally penned this email.

    For the record, I am not an Obama supporter, but as a person who once swore to protect the constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic, I am deeply offended by this type of propaganda and gossip.
     
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