Voters Quotes

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Theodore Roosevelt
“A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”
Theodore Roosevelt

David Sedaris
“On Undecided Voter​s: "To put them in perspective, I think​ of being​ on an airplane.​ The flight attendant comes​ down the aisle​ with her food cart and, eventually,​ parks​ it beside my seat.​ “Can I inter​est you in the chick​en?​” she asks.​ “Or would​ you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broke​n glass​ in it?”

To be undecided in this elect​ion is to pause​ for a moment and then ask how the chick​en is cooked.”
David Sedaris

George Orwell
“The ruling power is always faced with the question, ‘In such and such circumstances, what would you do?’, whereas the opposition is not obliged to take responsibility or make any real decisions.”
George Orwell

“The COUNTRY is controlled by LAWS>
LAWS are controlled by POLITICIANS>
POLITICIANS are controlled by VOTERS>
VOTERS are controlled by PUBLIC OPINION>
PUBLIC OPINION is controlled by the MEDIA (News, Hollywood, Internet...) & EDUCATION

so. whoever controls MEDIA & EDUCATION, controls the COUNTRY.”
William J Federer, Change to Chains-The 6,000 Year Quest for Control -Volume I-Rise of the Republic

Octave Mirbeau
...above all, remember that he who solicits your vote is by that very fact revealed as a scoundrel, since in exchange for your advantage and fortune he promises a cornucopia of marvels he'll never deliver because he hasn't the power to deliver them. the man you elect represents neither your misery nor your aspirations- nor anything else of yours- but rather his own interests, which are all opposed to not imagine that the sorry spectacle at which you assist today is peculiar to one epoch or one regime, and that it will pass away. all epochs and all regimes are worth the same- that is, they are worthless. so go home, my good chap, and go on strike against universal suffrage. I tell you, you've nothing to lose... and at least it should keep you amused for a while. I tell you, good chap! go home! go on strike!”
Octave Mirbeau

“When considering a candidate for office, almost right up until they enter the polling booth and sometimes even in the booth itself, most voters rely more on what they see and hear themselves in real time than on facts, history, logic, or learned experience.”
Quin Hillyer

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The real purpose of the opposition is to minimize the amount of money the ruling party will have stolen from the people at the end of its term.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Frankie Boyle
“Barack Obama will appeal to both black and white voters in America. White voters who'll think he's Tiger Woods.”
Frankie Boyle

“If youths are the majority of voters. How do we end up with jokers in government?”

“Before you cast you vote be sure you don't cats your freedom out of the window.

Please be sure you do not vote for anyone who is out there after your freedom, after your religion, and after your gun!

What they have in common?
Fascist Socialist
Nasizt Sociliast
Marxist Socialist
Democrat Socialist
Globalist Socialist”
Beta Metani'Marashi

“In reality, though, almost all voters now had their minds made up. You didn’t need to persuade them of whom to vote for — indeed, you couldn’t persuade them of whom to vote for. What you needed to do was excite the group of them who, if they were going to vote, were going to vote for you. Those people had to register, they had to remember where their polling place was, they had to take time out of their day to go cast a ballot. America isn’t like Australia, where voting is compulsory. We make it both optional and, in many places, difficult, so a winning campaign needs not just supporters but motivated supporters.”
Ezra Klein, Why We're Polarized

Giannis Delimitsos
“The word "ambition" was etymologically created from the Latin word “ambire”/going around, which was used when a politician went from house to house to ask for votes. Ambition, in its negative connotation, is the strong desire to appear great, not necessarily to become great. The struggle to become a famous person, not necessarily to become an admirable one.”
Giannis Delimitsos

Nitya Prakash
“Dumb people become sensible voters who elect a responsible govt which creates a censor board that'll control what the dumb people will see.”
Nitya Prakash

Ehsan Sehgal
“Virtually and factually, voters invest their votes in elections; conversely, elected leaders cash in on the majority voters-votes in various forms.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Abhijit Naskar
“The Voting Sonnet

Why should you vote you ask,
Since it changes nothing!
And nothing will change,
By acting the indifferent weakling.
If you want things to change,
Support character not charisma.
Trash all your populist snobbery,
And it'll abolish all political miasma.
Politics is manipulation,
But it is so due to your gullibility.
Seek out the leader with backbone,
Only then there'll be hope for humanity.
But if you find not a leader of character,
Arise and be the one you seek here and there.”
Abhijit Naskar, Boldly Comes Justice: Sentient Not Silent

Nanette L. Avery
“Women, Rock the Vote! Women Rock the vote! No matter how you read it... we will, we do!”
Nanette L. Avery

Raymond Khoury
“Yelling "God is on our side" is "very effective at rallying the masses. And at winning elections....”
Raymond Khoury, The Sign

“Put some respect on my vote.”
Sabrina Newby

“Black Votes are worth far more than a Fish Sandwich.”
Sabrina Newby

“Black Votes are worth far more than a Chicken Sandwich.”
Sabrina Newby

“Black Votes are worth far more than a Hot Dog.”
Sabrina Newby

George Packer
“After the 2016 election, a great deal of journalism and social science was devoted to finding out whether Trump’s voters were mainly motivated by economic anxiety or racial resentment. There was evidence for both answers.

Progressives, shocked by the readiness of half the country to support this hateful man, seized on racism as the single cause and set out to disprove every alternative. But this answer was far too satisfying. Racism is such an irreducible evil that it gave progressives commanding moral heights and relieved them of the burden to understand the grievances of their compatriots down in the lowlands, let alone do something about them. It put Trump voters beyond the pale.”
George Packer

Michael Gurnow
“Politicians are granted a certain degree of partisan leniency by their electorate, meaning their constituents will accept legislation they do not entirely agree with if, and only if, they are convinced withdrawing support would strengthen the opposition.”
Michael Gurnow

Ljupka Cvetanova
“When politicians have problems sleeping, they count voters.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, Yet Another New Land

Martin Luther King Jr.
“The final major area of untapped power for the Negro is in the political arena. Negro population is burgeoning in major cities as tides of migrants flow into them in search of employment and opportunity. These new migrants have substantially higher birth rates than characterize the white population. The two trends, along with the exodus of the white population to the suburbs, are producing fast-gathering Negro majorities in the large cities.

The changing composition of the cities must be seen in the light of their political significance. Particularly in the North, the large cities substantially determine the political destiny of the state. These states, in turn, hold the dominating electoral votes in presidential contests. The future of the Democratic Party, which rests so heavily on its coalition of urban minorities, cannot be assessed without taking into account which way the Negro vote turns. The wistful hopes of the Republican Party for large city influence will also be decided not in the boardrooms of great corporations but in the teeming ghettos. Its 1964 disaster with Goldwater, in which fewer than 6 percent of Negroes voted Republican, indicates that the illustrious ghost of Abraham Lincoln is not sufficient for winning Negro confidence, not so long as the party fails to shrink the influence of its ultra-right wing.”
Martin Luther King Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

“The first thing to do is recognise that the rise of charlatans is a symptom of people being left behind. Charlatans are a symptom of the ills in our society more than they are a cause. And we need to be as angry about the ills that are making some voters seek out an alternative as they themselves are.
Charlatans have been successful because they have effectively sold false remedies to the people who feel that the existing political structure hasn't worked for them. Just as the original charlatans could only ply their wares because a lot of people were very ill, so the modern-day charlatans are selling false remedies to legitimate grievances.
Charlatans have employed two of the most powerful emotive forces to further their aims: anger and fear.
Even if voters are sceptical about the alleged solutions of the charlatans, the fact that the populists are seemingly angry on their behalf has registered with them in a positive way. (pp. 98-99)”
Chris Bowen, On Charlatans

Giannis Delimitsos
“Ambition, from the Latin “ambire”/going around, was used when a politician went from house to house to ask for votes. Ambition, in its negative connotation, is the strong desire to appear great, not necessarily to become great. The struggle to become a famous person, not necessarily to become an admirable one.”
Giannis Delimitsos

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