The Pardu

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Dangerous LIV (Low Information Voter)

Re Post from Connect The Dots USA...... Vote, Vote, Vote
Photo: Top 10 Indicators You Might Be A Low Information Voter:

If You Vote Because...

• You like the PERSON — looks, gender, race, religion, cute family, charisma, style, business/military background — instead of focusing first on the POLICIES that person advocates...
(Voting is not a dating game. Politicians are policy makers — ensure first and foremost you like the policies on their menu).

• You’ve always voted for the “R” or the “D”...

• You think “independent” means free thinker/moderate when it could mean anything from far-right, far-left, unprincipled, unpredictable or just craven politician...

• You think “bipartisan” is the hallmark of good policy...
(Remember DOMA, DADT, Iraq War and repeal of Glass Steagall were all bipartisan bad policy).
 
• You think ticket-splitting leads to better govt, rather than more gridlock...

• You recognize the name on the ballot...

• You want to throw out all the incumbents (baby with the bath water)...

• You focus on punishing those less fortunate than you (punching down)...

• You think sweeping generalities like Freedom, Constitution, Leadership, Vision and Jobs tell you anything about the actual policies that candidate advocates...

• You get your “info” from a TV ad, mailer or chain email...

...You Might Be A Low-Information Voter!

Top 10 Indicators You Might Be A Low Information Voter:


If You Vote Because...


• You like the PERSON — looks, gender, race, religion, cute family, charisma, style, business/military background — instead of focusing first on the POLICIES that person advocates...
(Voting is not a dating game. Politicians are policy makers — ensure first and foremost you like the policies on their menu).

• You’ve always voted for the “R” or the “D”...

• You think “independent” means free thinker/moderate when it could mean anything from far-right, far-left, unprincipled, unpredictable or just craven politician...

• You think “bipartisan” is the hallmark of good policy...
(Remember DOMA, DADT, Iraq War and repeal of Glass Steagall were all bipartisan bad policy).

• You think ticket-splitting leads to better govt, rather than more gridlock...

• You recognize the name on the ballot...

• You want to throw out all the incumbents (baby with the bath water)...

• You focus on punishing those less fortunate than you (punching down)...

• You think sweeping generalities like Freedom, Constitution, Leadership, Vision and Jobs tell you anything about the actual policies that candidate advocates...

• You get your “info” from a TV ad, mailer or chain email...

...You Might Be A Low-Information Voter!
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