Prior to that it was twice in 2008.
( I was desperate to keep the Kenyan out of the Whitehouse. A neighbor had a bumper sticker that said "I am voting for the Hero and the Milf". I didn't really agree with the Hero part.),
and once in 2010.
I cannot account for my 2010 and 2012 errors.
What's your story?
|His Royal Hiney|
The last time I gave politically was to get Tom McClintock elected as Governor of California instead of the Terminator. Tom may be just a career politician but he's a politician that echoes my sentiments. I've tracked him as a local politician in San Francisco as an Independent to cover his conservative values.
Other than on a local level, I haven't given. It's like voting my shares in a corporate business meeting, my voice won't count. Yeah, it may feel good and, mentally, I get my participation trophy, but objectively, my dollars are not going to keep any politician from winning or losing.
"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
No mention of 2012 in the above. What gave then?
- edited to add - It's in the thread header - got it.
I don't donate to 'committees' - that just gives 'committees' the power to allocate the donation. Better policy is to find decent pols with a possibility of winning, and help them directly.This message has been edited. Last edited by: joel9507,
2010. I'd considered myself to be Republican since the late 60's but after the DNC won the Presidency and congress I was done with them and now I'm an independent.
I kept getting requests for money via mail and phone calls and told them to stop asking time after time. I've been very vocal about how I feel about the GOP and their movement to the left and their lack of support of conservative principles. It took a few years, but I no longer get asked for donations. The lack of support for Trump reinforces my decision.
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll have to be a horrible warning" -Catherine Aird
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doesn't mean you should
If I wanted to do something for them, I'd volunteer locally. Fundraisers get a healthy cut off the top, then various hired guns get their slice, executives some more and on and on.
Very few have inspired me to do much more than show up at the voting booth, and I do that.
|Tuesday was gone when I told her my name is the breeze.|
I know its not run but 2 words stop me from giving a penny to political causes.Terry McCauliffe,or clinton foundation.There are bad folks on both sides.The head ot the puerto rico earthquake fund was supposed to testify about the 98% the clintons took form donations.Hardly a word was said,printed anywhere.
I will take my money and go to every church in my area and give money to any childrens funds.Those poor souls are going to have to deal with this fucked up world
|His diet consists of black|
coffee, and sarcasm.
I treat them just like any other panhandler and don't give them anything.
|Drill Here, Drill Now|
I've never given to the RNC.
I have given to individual campaigns (e.g. seven tight US senate races in '10), and I'm still getting spam because of it. The ones who won always want more money, and the ones who lost sold their donor list to the other critters.
Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity
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I donated in 2008 for the same reason as the OP.
I haven't donated since.
But they haven't let me forget it, and now not a day doesn't go by when I don't get some hand out from the careerist pocket-stuffers. Some not even from my own state or district. There's no shame to these people.
Don't believe everything you think.
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I severed my relationship with the GOP way back in Reagan's term when he fell in love with Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and the like. They were neither moral or a majority. I have registered is "independent" ever since and there fore do not get to vote in the primary elections, however I would rather do that than to associate my name with a group that has completely lost it's way and doesn't seem to stand for anything anymore.
The GOP has been a joke. They promise but don't deliver. I'm not so sure politics is the art of compromise. In my playbook, you never argue with idiots, never negotiate with criminals, traitors or terrorists and you never, ever compromise with evil. THE once great GOP doesn't seem to understand this.
"If you think everything's going to be alright, you don't understand the problem!"- Gutpile Charlie
"A man's got to know his limitations" - Harry Callahan
|Stuck on |
I gave in 2012 for the same reason and it was the worst money I've ever spent.
I will be dead before the RNC sees another cent of my money.
One night, lightning struck the oak tree.
GC, you may not see it on your end, but I thought you should know you have three Photobucket error messages in one post - your avatar, and two in your signature.
You may want to read Para's suggestion/request on that specific topic.
I do not give to the RNC, I only donate to the direct campaign of the candidate I want in office.
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Donating to the lottery would be more productive.
-- Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. --
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