Vote Now For The 2012 Election

This is so symbolic of how completely retarded our system has become

The first 2008 presidential votes may be moving into 2007 after all, making a race that has started earlier than ever even more intense.
South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson will announce that he is moving its primary date ahead of Florida’s Jan. 29 vote, to reclaim his state party’s “first in the South” presidential-nominating banner. But he will do so in New Hampshire, home of the first-in-the-nation primary. And he will be joined by New Hampshire’s longtime Secretary of State Bill Gardner, who alone has the power to set that state’s date for both parties, now tentatively Jan. 22.
If both were to move their dates up, that likely would force Iowa — always protective of its party caucuses as the first nominating contests of any kind — to consider moving its date from next Jan. 14 into pre-Christmas December.

We’re talking about the process of choosing the President of the United States, and these bastards act like 3rd graders lining up for ice cream.
“I’m first!”
“No, meeeeeeeeeee!!!
They absolutely disgust me.
I guess I missed the part in the Constitution where it says “Thou shalt not caucus before Iowa. Neither shall Thou primary ahead of New Hampshire.”
We need new parties. The two we have are so immovably corrupted by their power and inertia that they are completely removed from representing anything but their own self-interest in self-perpetuating. They have completely rigged the game to their own benefit.

21 Responses to “Vote Now For The 2012 Election”

  1. “New Hampshire? Are they still in the league?”

  2. RebeccaH says:

    Cads and scoundrels, the lot of them. Bring back the days of personal duels and let them shoot each other.

  3. Tainted Bill says:

    !@#$ New Hampshire! This one-upmanship regarding primary dates is really obnoxious.
    Although it wounds my inner federalist, I think maybe the Federal government needs to come up with a plan where the primaries are spread out over a three month period from March to May, with the order of states varying from election year to election year.
    I’d like to see the states get together and do it themselves, but I can picture Iowa and New Hampshire stomping their feet in the corner, refusing to go along with any idea that doesn’t let them go first.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    I like your idea, bill.

  5. Bill’s idea is good as far as it goes. But I’m still rather partial to Rebecca’s.

  6. Cullen says:

    I’m rather fond of Bill’s idea.
    Ken, you realize it was legal to hunt banjo players back in the dueling days, right?

  7. Yes, but the players shot back too. It’s more sporting that way.

  8. memomachine says:

    Sorry folks but the Constitution assigns the right to determine when a primary is to the states. Not the federal government.

  9. Tainted Bill says:

    Which is why I mentioned the part about it wounding my inner federalist.
    Since an amendment is unlikely, I look forward to voting in the 2012 NJ primary, in March of 2010.

  10. …I look forward to voting in the 2012 NJ primary, in March of 2010
    Don’t for get to vote BINGLEY! for Gubner.

  11. memomachine says:

    Look at it this way. We can get a whole half-century of politics out of the way and leave plenty of time for slow-smoke BBQ.
    BTW These food posts by Mr. Bingley is finally making me go get a charcoal smoker/grill and get back into BBQ.
    The one thing I’ve always wanted to try out but never got around to was smoking vegetables. I remember an episode on Food Tv with Tyler Florence had him in Italy making a basic marinara sauce. But during the show he, and a friend, visit a local Italian farmer and pick up a whole bunch of small roma tomatoes tied together into this very attractive bunch and *smoked*.
    Evidently the smoky flavor came through into the marinara sauce. Plus there’s smoked garlic.

  12. Gunslinger says:

    I’ll back Rebecca’s idea so long as the candidates are using howitzers.

  13. The_Real_JeffS says:

    If not howitzers, then sawed off shotguns at 3 paces.

  14. Mr. Bingley says:

    Well, the Constitution is silent on primaries and parties, so that does leave it up to the states. And the problem with amending the Constitution is you know damn well that the two parties would word it so that their power is forever enshrined, which is clearly against the Founders’ wishes and our best interest.
    Really, the best hope is a viable new party.

  15. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Win that NJ election, Bingster, and maybe we can start a new trend…..

  16. ricki says:

    I expect to see the day come when you walk out of the polling both for a presidential election, and are handed a ballot for the primaries of the NEXT election.
    And that is when I move to either a British Commonwealth country (Australia?) or somewhere where there’s still a monarchy…
    Why not just have a single, “super-primary” day where everyone votes all at once? It would get rid of a lot of this “me first” nonsense.

  17. memomachine says:

    Frankly the Aztec method is starting to look really really good lately.
    You select some schlub to become God-Emperor-King for a year, oh happy times, then at the end of the year you rip out his still beating heart on an altar.
    Oh happy happy times!

  18. Barking Spider says:

    Didn’t know the Aztecs believed in term limits.
    I was a registered Republican for 25 years until about two months ago. I have what we call in Florida No Party Affiliation (NPA). The immigration debate opened my eyes to a lot of things.
    For one thing, the GOP are just as much a bunch of votewhores as the Dems. Biblethumpers like me used to be the hot sexy voter; now I tell my Spanish-speaking friends that if you call Mel Martinez he will probably come paint your house.
    I was getting sick of being part of a voting block. I was tired of politicians sucking up to me and lying about how much they love Jesus in order to get my vote.
    Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, longest serving GOP Senator and the GOP king of pork, just got his office and home raided by the FBI in a bribery and corruption investigation. There are a few brave souls in Congress trying to deal with the earmark problem, but leadership from both parties will only do enough to fool voters into thinking something was done.
    To quote Rush Limbaugh, I’m sick of carrying water for these guys.

  19. Dave J says:

    Yes, this is a matter for the states rather than the feds. But state matters need not mean each state acting alone. Bill’s idea could be adopted by an interstate compact, negotiated between some or all of the states and then presented to Congress. At that point, if Iowa and New Hampshire don’t like it, too bad for them.

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