What We Are Up Against On Tuesday

We simply can not let the people who spoonfeed these morons lies back in power.

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So depressing.

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  1. 1
    Mark S. says:

    I haven’t watched, but some people were saying one of these idiots was talking about the Buddhists taking over or something?

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    ant says:

    it’s like rubberneckin a bad semi truck accident, this video.

    I drive around the block to see it again.

    My favorite is the interviewer. He is just sooooo concerned. lol.

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    lamh35 says:

    Posted this in the last thread so posting it here too, just ’cause I think people should know that all the GOTV efforts they are doing are being used by OfA team in smart and amazing ways.

    seriously, y’all should checkout this memo from OfA on their GOTV apparatus. it def should strike fear in Romney & Roves hearts.


    “…teams registered 1,792,261 voters in key battleground states – nearly double the number of voters the Obama campaign registered in 2008…
    volunteers have made 125,646,479 personal phone calls or door knocks that resulted in conversations with voters – not counting robo calls on auto-dialers, mail, literature drops or any other non-volunteer, non-personal contacts…
    volunteers have signed up for 698,799 shifts to get out the vote over the final four days of this campaign”

    Damn! future Dem pols will be fighting over the OfA database win or lose for Obama.

  4. 4
    RSA says:

    @Mark S.: Yes, Buddhists are the source of religious oppression in the U.S.

    Also, Communist Muslim atheists are the source of all evil.

  5. 5
    lamh35 says:

    Here’s the full release for our daily tracking poll, which now finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 50-47:

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    danimal says:

    Sooooo…nutpicking at a Romney rally is not a terribly difficult assignment. Whocoodanode? What maroons.

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    Dee Loralei says:

    Sorry about your Eers John. Glad you didn’t have a heartattack!

    Booman has a link to a memo from #TeamObama today about GOTV for next few days.

    In order for Mitt to win he must get 65% of the votes in NC on Tuesday. 59% in Iowa and CO, 58% in Nevada, 55% in FL and Ohio and 52% in VA and Wisconsin!

    I feel like my years long work is actually happily paying off!

    Please continue volunteering and sending money! And don’t foreget to vote!

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    Johnny Coelacanth says:

    The best part for me starts at 4:25:
    “You talked about him going to Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years…”
    “But you also think he’s a Muslim.”
    “Well he is a Muslim; his father was a Muslim, his father was an atheist and his father was a communist.”
    “Was his father a Muslim or was his father an atheist?”
    “He’s all three!”

    That is some grade A stupid right there.

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    Mike in NC says:

    Is that Ann Romney without makeup?

  10. 10
    arguingwithsignposts says:

    (via TBOGG)


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    Origuy says:

    Wait until they find out that there will be (presumably) a Hindu in Congress.

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    the Conster says:

    This is Exhibit A to Rick Santorum’s rant about Republicans not getting the smart people. That right there is an evolutionary dead end.

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    Publius39 says:

    Good lord, these people are some of the dumbest people I’ve ever seen. I’m not in favor of disenfranchising these people, but I wouldn’t shed a tear if they were purged. People this uneducated should not be allowed to vote.

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    Hunter Gathers says:

    @Dee Loralei: There are going to be a LOT of pissed off white people Tuesday night. Those numbers are just brutal for Team Mittens. I wonder if he’ll bring up voter fraud in his non-concession speech.

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    Johnny Coelacanth says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: Why are you arguing with a si… nevermind.

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    Violet says:

    Of course they’re all white.

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    Dee Loralei says:

    @lamh35: Damn you Lamh, you beat me! Same memo different parts highlighted though, LOL.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Johnny Coelacanth:

    It all makes sense once you remember that the real problem conservatives had with all of those atheist commie pinkos was that those atheist commie pinkos were Jews. Communist=Jewish was the formula for decades, and it seems as though quite a few conservatives have done a simple search-and-replace to substitute “Muslim” for “Jew” in their fearmongering screeds.

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    Baud says:

    What We Are Up Against On Tuesday Everyday


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    PsiFighter37 says:

    I just finished up a full day of canvassing here in Dayton. My friends and I combined to knock on nearly 200 doors or so, and we probably got 20-25% response rate who are definitely voting for the good guys. One thing I would say is that I did run into a couple disillusioned voters who are not voting at all or are a little disappointed, but I found no discernible enthusiasm at all for Mittens. It’s just a matter of convincing people that the choice is clear, and that THEIR VOTE COUNTS. The flyers here in Ohio make reference to 537 votes, so it should be damn well clear that even if you have hesitations, it is direly important that people haul their ass to the voting booth.

    Also, voting in OH closes at 7:30 PM. That feels pretty early for an Election Day close.

    Off my feet for the rest of the night, and doing one more shift before we hit the road to go back to NY tomorrow. I forgot how much I love doing this.

  22. 22

    There were drones at the rally? Sounds like another teabag/firebag collaboration opportunity. Because the Jane and grover thingy was such a success.

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    David Koch says:

    CBS’s Jan Crawford says the race is a “toss-up” with Romney holding the momentum.

    So clearly the corporate media is gonna do everything they can to drag mittens across the finish line.

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    Publius39 says:

    I guess that real ‘Murricans don’t know what an atheist actually is, and that’s why they say stupid fucking things like Obama being an atheist and a Muslim AT THE SAME FUCKING TIME.

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    David Koch says:

    @ranchandsyrup: drones are the new black helicopters.

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    Violet says:

    @David Koch:

    So clearly the corporate media is gonna do everything they can to drag mittens across the finish line.

    That’s exactly what Rush Limbaugh said he was going to do–along with his listeners–to John McCain last time. That worked out so well.

    Listening to Limbaugh on Wednesday might be entertaining. Last time he became the de facto leader of the Republican party. He’s not in such a strong position this time Wonder how that’ll work out.

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    Johnny Coelacanth says:

    @Reason: “THREE DAYS LEFT until President-Elect Romney!” Bookmark it, libs!

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    Oh, look who showed up. Must have awoke from his cheeto coma.

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    cathyx says:

    What’s so remarkable about that video is that every person interviewed contradicts what they just said in the next sentence. And they don’t even realize it.

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    dmsilev says:

    @David Koch: I don’t suppose she presented any, you know, evidence supporting that statement?

    Nah, that’s crazy talk.

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    dmsilev says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: I think it’s more likely that his final paycheck just cleared.

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    JPL says:

    How can Obama have folks calling for money who never heard of act blue?

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    @PsiFighter37: I did an afternoon in York PA. Like last weekend, I’m getting either no one home or rabid Obama supporters.

    Except one, he said he didn’t like either candidate and wasn’t voting for President. Said no President’s done anything for him since Clinton. So I hauled out my flyer for the Dem House candidate and asked him to vote D for all the downticket races and leave the President blank. He seemed amenable to that.

    The kids on the street all wanted Obama stickers. I wish the campaign would’ve given me a few to hand out,

  34. 34
    Chyron HR says:


    It’s interesting how you’re willing to believe that every single poll is wrong–but the idea that maybe there isn’t a “white horse” prophecy that says Romney is destined to win the election? No, that’s unthinkable!

    I’m glad I got a real degree at a real school instead of majoring in Golden Plateology at BYU like you did.

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    Downpuppy says:

    Matt Damon robocalled me today to vote for Warren. Carpetbagger! I live a half mile from Cambridge.

    Anyhow, needed a break from that & answered the 6 degrees questions : Shelly Hack & Dolly Parton

    Does anybody remember Shelley’s coat?

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    Capt. Seaweed says:

    Common Clay. That’s his momma. Mrs. Clay.

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    PreservedKillick says:

    @Mark S.:

    I haven’t watched

    I’m not sure whether to tell you to watch it, because it’s important to understand your country.

    Or to say don’t watch, because it’s important to remain upbeat about your country.

    The stupidity in that video really does burn.

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @dmsilev: You bring up a good point. Let’s say he used the last paycheck to make a buy and restock his stash of Cheetos before mom saw what happened to the check.

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    JPL says:

    @Mike in NC: I was impressed with the botox treatment.

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    PopeRatzo says:

    These people may seem pretty awful, but they also seem genuinely scared, and that makes my heart hurt.

    And that’s ultimately the thing that makes me really angry about today’s “conservatives” on the Right: that they are scaring these poor people half to death just because they cannot accept the fact of a black man as president.

    Jesus, how badly I want to see them lose on Tuesday…

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    quannlace says:


    Just keep hitting those ALL CAPS, babe, if it makes you feel better.

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    The prophet Nostradumbass says:

    I got a robocall from Bill Clinton urging me to vote No on Proposition 32, which I plan on doing.

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    Speculum Spatula says:

    Great article about the bizarre fact that our voting system is utterly compromised and open to tampering…and nobody in a position to do anything about it gives a shit.

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    lamh35 says:

    Posted the Chris Rock “Message to White Voters” in another thread.

    Now posting Will Farrell’s Obama 2012 video: “Will Farrell Will Do Anything To Get You To Vote”

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    David Koch says:

    @dmsilev: She said (I’m not making this up) Obama going on the campaign trail and not staying home at the White House means his state leads are diminishing. See, you only campaign when you’re losing. Of course, IOKIYAR. She also said Bill Clinton’s cutting attacks on the trail is another empirical sign of losing.

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    chopper says:


    yeah! what would the guy who just ran the census know about the racial make-up of this country? mittens is a shoo in.

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    Violet says:

    @quannlace: Maybe he gets paid by the capital letter.

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    Ash Can says:

    @Reason: Pssst – your persona is showing. You cracked on Chuck Todd in the last thread using this nym. Better get another one.

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    dmsilev says:

    @David Koch: Seriously? She thinks there’s something meaningful to be read in the fact that the President is on the campaign trail 3 days before the election?

    How can I get one of these punditizing jobs? It sounds easy.

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    Pinkamena Panic says:

    So people are once again feeding Dodgy McGee under his latest trollnym.

    How is it so many people can fail to learn a lesson? Just pie the little fucknut and move on.

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    Surreal American says:


    How do you read a fro?

  52. 52
    Baud says:


    What’s with that Romney family photo with everyone dressed alike? Creepy.

  53. 53
    trollhattan says:

    Same as in other thread: CASH BET ON THAT, NAO or shut the fuck up.

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    andy says:

    @Reason: “Republicans are the Green Bay Packers” You’re comparing the GOP to the only Socialist pro ball team in the US of A?

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    Reason says:

    @Ash Can:

    That was to get past the moderator, moron. I was IMPERSONATING a typical BJer to get by it.

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    trollhattan says:

    Sam Wang has Willard +0.5 in NC, otherwise the table is a blue sweep. Sam Wang doesn’t strike me as an excitable guy.

    NV Obama +4% 100.0
    IA Obama +3% 62.0
    NH Obama +2% 61.3
    OH Obama +3% 58.3
    VA Obama +2% 44.0
    WI Obama +5% 33.4
    PA Obama +5% 28.1
    CO Obama +1% 26.5
    FL Obama +1% 26.0
    OR Obama +6% 20.8
    MI Obama +6% 15.0
    NC Romney +0.5% 9.6
    MN Obama +7% 7.4
    LA Romney +13% 0.5
    NM Obama +10% 0.2
    NJ Obama +14% 0.000014626

  57. 57
    mai naem says:

    Somebody tried to commit voter fraud.Guess which party she belonged to???http://www.lasvegassun.com/new.....trying-vo/

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    Raven says:


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    some guy says:


    when do the STUPENDOUS MAGICAL PONIES begin?

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    trollhattan says:

    @mai naem:
    Say it ain’t so1 Truu duh boat.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Of course they’re all white.

    Yes, I was thinking this morning (cough when the video was first posted cough) what a wonderful illustration it was of diversity and multiculturalism and Big Tentedness.

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    Chyron HR says:

    @Surreal American:

    You need to reach Clear Level 3 in the Mormon Church before they make up reveal the sacred art of Fro-Reading.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Reason: Oh, snookums, your true self shines through no matter what name you pick. As Shakespeare would have written were he still alive,

    What’s in a name? That which we call a troll
    By any other word would smell as fetid;

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    some guy says:

    watched that video earlier at tbogg. the best was the guy who declaimed all the handouts and then couldn’t name any handouts.

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    Ash Can says:

    @Reason: Ohhhhh. OK. Got it. (wink)

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    guachi says:

    massive line of cars at the Obama Clinton rally in Virginia. and it doesn’t start for 2.5 hours.

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    mai naem says:

    Nate Silver’s got Rmoney at 16%. Also in other news, turtleman Jack Welch not says the recession started in 2009. Dumbass. Also too, somebody tell Rmoney calling Democratic leaders Democrat leaders is not going to win him any brownie points if gets the opportunity to negotiate with them. Dumbass 2.0

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    lamh35 says:

    Reuters/Ipsos Poll—Early Vote: VA O+10 (53-43) | OH O+28 (61-33) | FL O+5 (51-46) | CO O+7 (50-43)

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason: At this point in t he game, I doubt you are going to be visiting people who are waffling. GOtV is about getting your core base out, not about changing minds.

    I feel good about what I’ve seen here. I feel better when I’m told that the OH early voting numbers are looking solid – in RECORD numbers – despite that asshole Husted doing his best to suppress the vote.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @some guy:

    The question is not when the ponies begin — it’s when will they stop?

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    weaselone says:


    Depends who those additional whites are, doesn’t it? If they show up in Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and South Carolina, it would have no impact on the electoral vote. If it’s in the northeast where white people support Obama it has no impact. Interestingly, the white vote in Ohio actually favors Obama slightly so an elevated white turnout could have no impact there. If the elevated turnout comes in the form of white women, it would be bad for Romney in the swing states as they favor Obama in those states.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @guachi: Is there anywhere to watch this on TV or an iPad? This sounds epic.

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    Cermet says:

    @Reason: This asswipe troll should also have been featured in the video – the census data is somehow wrong and off by many millions; boy, thugs are breed stupid – I guess its the only way to keep them voting for the brain dead leaders they follow like sheep or rather, bend over as they are treated like sheep by their leaders.

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    lamh35 says:

    So someone on a previous thread said that Ann Romney was almost crying today when she introduced Mitt at a campaign rally today. This diary here at DKOS said the panel at MSNBC called it “very emotional” and then there is a link to a CBS interview with Miss Ann where she tried to explain away the “emotion”

    Here is the diary: http://www.dailykos.com/story/.....g-We-Don-t

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    Chyron HR says:


    What are you going to do about it, baby? Call the P.C. Police on me? Waaah.

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    Violet says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: When yet another jackass middle-aged white guy in a big pickup truck cut me off while racing to have the chance to run a red light, I decided that maybe it was time for middle-aged white guys to have a time out.

    Imagine what it would be like if white guys over, oh, I don’t know, 50? 45? 55? 60? couldn’t vote. I know there are plenty of nice, liberal middle-aged white guys. They could just take one for the team. Let everyone else whose group has been denied a vote at some point in time take on the responsibility of voting for awhile. White guys get a time out.

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    Baud says:


    It looks like it might be on C-Span at 10 pm EST

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    Surreal American says:

    What is with your religious bigetry?

    Is that similar to religious bigotry?

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    lamh35 says:

    Ummm ok? Richard Nixon is the first name is thought of???

    Ryan on his son Sam’s two-handed V-for-Victory salute “A little Richard Nixon here.”

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    lamh35 says:

    Romney camp telling allies to talk up “GOP enthusiasm” and chances in Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania: http://bit.ly/QdWSPc

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    Joel says:

    @Downpuppy: Damon’s no carpetbagger. Dude is from Cambridge.

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    some guy says:

    after all this talk of “nail biters and “tight as a tick” the media shills are all gonna look pretty freaking stupid when the final results roll in across all those swing states.

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    lamh35 says:

    Obama 47, Romney 42 in final Des Moines Register Iowa poll. http://ow.ly/f00S6

    LEDE: Iowans are feeling more optimistic about where the nation is headed, and they’re giving President Barack Obama the credit.

    The highly-regarded Des Moines Register/Selzer poll has Obama leading 47-42 in Iowa: http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/?p=231787 Obama up 22% among early voters.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    I just bought a new vehicle and haven’t yet put any Obama stickers on it — that’s for tomorrow — but today I am wearing my “FIRED UP Ready To Go!” tshirt. Have had a lot of people (AA and white) say “Love your shirt” but also had a guy in Barnes & Noble look daggers at me. He looked thisclose to spitting and giving me the finger, but I guess he thought better of it.

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    quannlace says:

    Is there any c-span or cable channel that carries the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade? Postponed to tonight.

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    MikeJ says:


    The composition of the electorate for the 2012 presidential election is looking quite similar to what it was in 2008 as well as 2004, according to an analysis of the demographics of Gallup’s likely voter sample since Oct. 1. Thus, key elements of President Obama’s electoral coalition, such as racial minorities, women, young adults, and postgraduates will likely turn out at rates similar to those in 2008.


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    Speculum Spatula says:

    That hideous racist Matt Stoller has a response to you Obots. Worth a read.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Baud: My fucking hotel doesn’t have C-Span. Maybe MSNBC will carry it?

    @Reason: I can almost taste the tears. Ann Romney’s were quite delicious today, but yours…cannot wait. As I said, ambrosia and nectar.

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    Violet says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I’m in a solidly red state, but in a mixed area, so I see bumper stickers and yard signs for both Obama and Romney. A new house got built down the street and some folks just moved into it a week or so ago. I noticed today that they have Obama signs in several windows. Yay!

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    gbear says:


    We all win if Mitt Romney goes away.

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    Chyron HR says:

    @Speculum Spatula:

    Ha ha, it’s funny because racism is a giant lie invented by Obama supporters. Just ask this guy.

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    Uncle Cosmo says:


    … today’s “conservatives” on the Right … are scaring these poor people half to death just because they cannot accept the fact of a black man as president.

    Um, no, those “conservatives” are doing this so that these “poor people” will hand over to them the power to loot the USA for the benefit of their plutocrat overlords. Anyone whose politics are determined by bigotry and fear is being played by the 0.01%.

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    Mary Brown says:

    @the Conster: “evolutionary dead end” – from your lips to FSM’s ears. Here’s hoping she never passed on her genes.

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    Baud says:


    C-span should be available online if you have internet access you are.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    “We simply can not let the people who spoonfeed these morons lies back in power.”

    Don’t worry, Cole. Plan to celebrate on Tuesday night when these idiots’ heads collectively explode.

    Looking forward to it!

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    rikyrah says:

    that waa pitiful

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    Mary Brown says:

    @Violet: The cowardly thugs are stealing all our Obama yard signs around here. I’m taking that as a very good prognostication.

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    gnomedad says:

    @Chyron HR:
    Whoa. Whoa. I spent a while trying to decide whether this is someone’s idea of parody and decided “no”. If you take out the n-word, it reads like any winger site, which is to say Not Racist At All.

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    Sly says:


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    freelancer says:

    @Chyron HR:

    Dude, that is some foul shit. I feel ill now. Thanks.

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    quannlace says:

    taste the tears. Ann Romney’s were quite delicious today,

    Ya know, I think the ultimate job-from-Hell is being a politician’s wife.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Speculum Spatula: Let me guess. “Waah, waah, the Real Leftists like me are so put upon, and for such a bad reason, too: our negligible numbers and puerile notions of how to engage in politics. Hey, wait, let me explain why not being listened to is a good way to get yourself listened to!”

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Baud: Yeah but does it stream on iPad? I guess I’ll find out.

    I am iPadding while iPodding. About to order room service, this is pretty much an ideal way to end the day.

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    Bostondreams says:

    Voted early here in the Raleigh area of North Carolina. The polling station was at an African-American church fellowship hall. There was a Republican handing out voter guides. As I stood in line and watched, I noticed that in 10 minutes, my wife and I were the only ones he approached with his voter guides, among the 30 or so people that strolled up…

    One wonders why…

    (I did take the guides, and voted oppositely of the recommendations, so I was glad he was there).

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    Roger Moore says:

    What I like most about the memo is the subtext more than the text. Obama’s team is saying that they have not just a sense of the way the election is going, but really detailed numbers that give them a strong picture of what’s going on. When Obama tells you he’s winning, he’s not just hand waving; he has the numbers to back it up. Also, too, don’t trust the likely voter models in the polls; we’re doing a better job than the other guy of getting out unlikely voters.

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    AkaDad says:


    I pulled a muscle laughing at that Chris Rock video.


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    Pamela says:

    @lamh35: That was worth the read; I am impressed by the effort and appreciative of every volunteer. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    JPL says:

    @PsiFighter37: Watch cspan online..

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    Cacti says:


    Remember: If white voters are 74% of the electorate and not the 72% the Obambi campaign says it is, MITT ROMNEY WINS GOING AWAY! And if it’s 73%? Recount, baby! Just keep that in mind…just two percent…

    And as reality closes in, Political Derp becomes progressively unhinged.

    The white vote has dropped by 2-4% as a share of the electorate for 5 straight Presidential elections. But that changes this year because…


    That’s why.

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    gnomedad says:

    Someone asked for this; sorry if already supplied:

    Obama Rally Live streaming now

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    MikeJ says:


    About to order room service, this is pretty much an ideal way to end the day.

    The only thing I like anymore about travel. No, I don’t want to hang out with somebody I just spent all day in a server room with. People use up all your talk time[1] during the day and act insulted when you don’t want to spend all evening with them, and try to use “we’ll talk about the project at dinner!” thing. Bleh. Leave me alone and I’ll be ready to discuss the project in the morning when I’m being paid again.

    [1] I have a limited amount of tolerance for being around others. This is my talk time that gets used up during the day. Then I must recharge.

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    freelancer says:

    How are people in Florida not tarring and feathering the election officials and the Governor? I’d be pissed about this regardless of party.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    Sorry to sound racist, but thank God the White vote has decreased since 2008. At least I know who to thank if we’re saddled with a Romneybot administration (very unlikely though so I’m not worried in the least).

    Wonder how Repubs will win in the future as the White vote continues to decrease. Sounds like a losing proposition.

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    JPL says:

    @freelancer: Fulton County, GA is the same way. Although the northern counties are assholes, a lot of Fulton is democratic. Guess who has more polling machines.

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    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    Is Joe the (not) Plumber still running for something somewhere? Can one assume he’s down in the polls? I haven’t heard his name lately, but he’s the kind of guy who’d likely to appeal to the sad old woman in the picture above.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Patricia Kayden: They’ll keep trying until they disappear into obscurity. I’m relatively convinced that once Texas becomes a swing state, that will happen.

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    Reasonable 4ce says:

    “Obama’s father was an atheist AND a Muslim.”

    It’s a floorwax AND a dessert topping.

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    Warren Terra says:

    The damn shame about that clip is that you have to go almost to the very end for the best and by far the most original bit: the warning of the Malign Buddhist Agenda.

    The thing about Buddhists is that you just can’t beat them. Even if you kill them, they just come back as someone or something else.

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    Cacti says:

    After the President wins his second term Tuesday night, which red state will be the first to introduce articles of secession on Wednesday morning?

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Cacti: South Carolina, of course…

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    redshirt says:

    @David Koch: Hey! Welcome back! We’re you been? Counting your money?

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    Cacti says:

    @Patricia Kayden:

    Wonder how Repubs will win in the future as the White vote continues to decrease. Sounds like a losing proposition.

    2012 is probably the last hurrah for the Southern Strategy. There will be a fratricidal knife fight for the future of the GOP over the next 4 years.

    We Dems should all do our best to pass out the stilettos and cheer on the blood-letting.

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    redshirt says:

    @Cacti: Impeachment is the new secession.

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    Reasonable 4ce says:

    Is that Meat Loaf singing at the end of the video? Serious question.

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    Old Dan and Little Ann says:

    @lamh35: The CBS article linked in that piece is fucking terrible. I liked reading about Ann’s sad, though. Fuck her, Mitt, Ryan, and the lot of them.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Patricia Kayden:

    Wonder how Repubs will win in the future as the White vote continues to decrease. Sounds like a losing proposition.

    Unless they give up on the old “Southern Strategy”, they’ll never take the White House again. Embracing the racist fucks is the key to doom now.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @MikeJ: Wow. Are you me?

    My talk quota gets used up for the day before I’ve finished my first cup of coffee. Then it’s “shut up and leave me alone.” Hey, want to go out for dinner and a couple of beers? No, I’d rather stick pencils in my eyes.

    Actually, I love to eat. Alone.

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    CW in LA says:

    @Speculum Spatula:

    I’m the only Real Liberal here and that gives me the right to be an obnoxious dickheaded snot-mouth asshole, because that’s how you can tell I’m better than you and yammer yammer yammer blah blah frickin’ blah

    Fixed every single one of your posts.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Reasonable 4ce:

    Unless you believe in Mammon, and his only begotten son, Jeebus, as far as the fundigelicals are concerned, you are an atheist.

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    Yutsano says:

    @West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.): Last I heard Marcy Kaptur was beating him like a red-headed stepchild.

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    Rosie Outlook says:

    I wonder if Mrs. Romney cost her husband some votes. (if so, I hope he doesn’t bri g it up in every family argument for the rest of their lives.). Liberals weren’t going to vote for him anyway, but we of no party or clique try to give a fair chance to all candidates. I feel the family can affect voters’ view of the candidate; Obama, for example, probably benefits from his wife’s graciousness. I have no idea how Mrs. Obama really feels about us peasants, but she’s gracious to everyone in public, even under tremendous provocation. Then comes Mrs. Romney telling “you people” what information their majesties would and would not allow us. When I heard that, I thought, “Well, fvck you and the horse you danced in on,” and she certainly didn’t earn her husband any points with me.

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    JPL says:

    @Rosie Outlook: Let’s hope she made a difference. Wednesday can not come soon enough. Romney was behind in Ohio but the jeep lie probably put a nail in his coffin.

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    Speculum Spatula says:

    @CW in LA:

    I’m the only Real Liberal here and that gives me the right to be an obnoxious dickheaded snot-mouth asshole, because that’s how you can tell I’m better than you and yammer yammer yammer blah blah frickin’ blah

    Your inferiority complex, and your heavy reliance on political tribalism as a source of personal affirmation are not really my problem.

    Seek help.

    P.S. There are a FEW other actual Libs who comment here.

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    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    @Reasonable 4ce: That’s him, alright. Pretty sad — his voice is toast. Don’t care for his politics, but “Paradise by the Dashboard Lights” was a pretty cool song.

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    Chyron HR says:

    @Speculum Spatula:

    Indeed, why must “Obots” rely so heavily on political tribalism?

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    Mike in NC says:

    After Wednesday, how will DougJ entertain himself without his trolling?

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    MikeJ says:


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    trollhattan says:

    @Rosie Outlook:
    Probably drawing a thin line here, but I think rather than losing Willard votes, Frau Willard failed to gain him any. She might have been a counterpoint to his personality and the inability to connect with folks on a personal level, but ultimately her Stepford wife persona made her his Doppelganger.

    She was his only hope to connect with undecided women, and I think the tally will show there was a complete failure there.

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    Speculum Spatula says:

    @Chyron HR:

    Indeed, why must “Obots” rely so heavily on political tribalism?

    I don’t know…you tell ME.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Can you listen to these people and imagine what would make you say the same thing – really envision it and say the words yourself, as though you believe them, and admit to yourself that in a world of information and power you, too, could be duped, and consider how this could be done to you

    If not, then you stand no chance of interdicting the flow of enemy propaganda

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @Violet: Gutsy move on the newbies’ part. How many (if any) of those windows get broken in the next week will tell you something important about your neighborhood.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Given the relationship between information, power and history, a genius may well be a spoonfed moron, is what I’m saying; in many ways we are all spoonfed morons by necessity (any combination climatologist-economist-political-scientist-general-medical-practitioners in the audience? no?)

    If you don’t relate to the lies and the lying liars who tell them, and the spoonfed morons who believe them, you will never knock anyone’s spoons out of their hands

    This is one of those things Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King, Jr. did and it is very hard for any of us to do them but it’s good to remind each other that we should

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    fuckwit says:

    I just got done with a day of calling Ohio.

    Ohio is a CLUSTERFUCK. “Early voting” there is way downtown in some place so inconvenient or scary or both, that nobody I talked to, from any walk of life or ethnic group, would even think about travelling there, even on a Sunday.

    Yes, polls are 7-7 in Ohio on election day. Law says that employers must grant time off to vote, but doesn’t say how much or when.

    Compare this to, say, Nevada, WHERE YOU CAN EARLY VOTE AT THE FUCKING SUPERMARKET. That is all kinds of awesome.

    Since Ohio isn’t one of the Southern former Confederate states, it doesn’t get including in the Voting Rights Act, which means the feds can’t step in to stop this insanity in the same way they can in say Texas or Florida.

    At least it appears Ohio doesn’t have voter ID.

    And the people there are the nicest, most thoughtful, most talkative, most polite, most informed, and most engaged people I’ve talked to in any of the states I’ve been calling. That is a real breath of fresh air.

    Still, I’m really worried about that state. I applaud everything everyone is doing there, and will do all I can to help from here (that means, tomorrow, more calls, goddammit, I hate making calls, but there’s just no other alternative).

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @PsiFighter37: And they could change the state motto to something more descriptive, e.g., Semper primus ex foederatio. (Anyone who actually knows Latin is invited to fix this.)

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @Cacti: Stilettos my arse. They might miss. Sell ’em chainsaws on credit, & stand well back.

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    AxelFoley says:

    @Johnny Coelacanth:

    @Reason: “THREE DAYS LEFT until President-Elect Romney!” Bookmark it, libs!

    And then you woke up. Just be sure to be here Tuesday night, fucker.

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    Steeplejack says:


    I’m with you on this, but I can see the on-site person’s perspective: it’s a chance to go out to dinner on the company’s dime and talk to a new and knowledgeable person.

    For me, what was worse was trade shows, where all the people from my company would be overcome with herd mentality and want to go out together. Aside from the fact that I had just spent all day with them, it’s awful to walk into a restaurant at peak time and try to score a table for 8-12 people. Ugh. Not to mention getting those people to agree on what restaurant to go to in the first place.

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    @AA+ Bonds:
    If you don’t know who the patsy is, it’s you!
    If you think you can’t possibly join a cult, you just may.

    If I have the eyes and ears of a man 20 years older–and I think I won’t end up in a room with a blaring TV on Fox terrifying me, I’m stupid.

    I’m glad I’m too poor for cable TV.

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    amk says:

    Wow, cole finally acting wise and blocking the stupid troll. I fell we have won already.

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    Mart says:

    Video reminds me of a business meeting about a year ago where somehow the Iraq war and Bush came up; and all the old white guys like me were saying that the WMD’s were for real, war was good. I blurted that is crazy talk knowing what we know now (and that I researched it heavily at the time and it was crazy talk before the war). They responded by telling me the weapons were moved to Syria. I say that was a hell of a trick with satellites, drones and total air domination, not to mention why aren’t they being used in the civil war. They respond, he’s a liberal, what does he know. Fox & related does a great job of creating an alternate reality.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Baud: What’s with that Romney family photo with everyone dressed alike? Creepy.


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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @freelancer: OMG, that Asian kid is either very uninformed or doing an amazingly subtle troll job. “After he made that comment he [Chik-Fil-A CEO Cathy] died, I don’t know of what.”

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    Tom says:

    The writer, Jan Crawford, is a well-known Republican hack and a close friend of Clarence Thomas!

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    Tom says:

    The writer, Jan Crawford, is a well-known Republican hack and a close friend of Clarence Thomas!

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @freelancer: How are people in Florida not tarring and feathering the election officials and the Governor? I’d be pissed about this regardless of party.

    Hey, hold on now, Florida passed the FairDistricts ballot measure before 2010 and it’s not citizens’ faults that the Republican leadership is a bunch of crooks who perverted the process to sow confusion and retain as many ‘safe districts’ as possible.

    And we are working to try to winnow the extremists out of the state house and senate.


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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Uncle Cosmo: semper primus in stultitudine

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    AxelFoley says:


    These people may seem pretty awful, but they also seem genuinely scared, and that makes my heart hurt.

    Man, fuck them. I have no sympathy for those who let the GOP lie to them. In fact, they want the GOP to tell them that the black President is gonna screw them over, to justify their racism.

    I don’t feel sorry for them crackers at all. Because there’s more of them than any other group, they’ve help the GOP hold this country hostage.

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    LD50 says:

    @Speculum Spatula: Seriously, what kind of self-esteem issues must you have to spend your life insulting everyone here?

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    LD50 says:

    Hey, Cole is disappearing our little pet Fifty Cent Man? Halle-fucking-lujah.

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    Speculum Spatula says:


    Wow. Your lack of self awareness is astonishing.

    Most FPers here do little BUT insult other people. Same goes times ten for the commenters.

    So take your tender fee fees and cradle them gently, dear.

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    LD50 says:

    @Speculum Spatula: Seriously, if I was shown a part of my life where I spent hours and hours doing this routine of wandering in, dishing out the same tedious insults, copping the same utterly unfounded superior attitude, and acting like I was somehow CLEVER for doing it, I would quite honestly be ashamed. It would seem like the most pathetic no-life bullshit possible.

    But please, don’t flatter yourself into thinking you’ve hurt my feelings. Your behavior is frankly creepy, in a way where it honestly hurts to imagine being the same way. I can’t imagine what the rest of your personal life must be like for you to devote SO MUCH time and energy to being this way.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    @Steeplejack: Plus, the whole point of the trade show is to talk to people OUTSIDE of your company for any number of reasons.

    I’ve seen (and been guilty of) this mentality myself. A lot.

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    Kane says:

    It just makes victory on Tuesday night all the more sweet.

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    AxelFoley says:


    After the President wins his second term Tuesday night, which red state will be the first to introduce articles of secession on Wednesday morning?

    South Carolina. It’s always South Carolina.

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    Ellyn says:

    Most of them don’t seem to have any idea what Romney’s plans for America are and they don’t seem to care. They are voting against Pres. Obama rather than for RMoney. I think it’s racism that motivates them. And the woman who said Obama went to Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years and was a muslim, socialist atheist might have been anencephalic.

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    Barbara says:

    It must be seen to be believed. The saddest thing, in my view, are these young guys who are completely inarticulate.
    Although I think the prize goes to the lady who said that Obama had a great opportunity to unite the country and he failed. It’s like they tell themselves these stories and narratives to give themselves a fig leaf of rational decision making.

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    Speculum Spatula says:


    I can’t imagine what the rest of your personal life must be like for you to devote SO MUCH time and energy to being this way.

    No effort at all, sweetie. Glad to help!

    Now get out there and GOTV!

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    Phoenician in a time of Romans says:


    There were drones at the rally?

    You know those toy remote-controlled helicopters they sell these days, some with cameras in them? The ones kids like?

    Now, imagine you’re a really stupid, paranoid Tea Bagger – as they tend to be – and you see one of those outside without seeing the ten year old underneath it…

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    Phoenician in a time of Romans says:

    @Mary Brown:

    The cowardly thugs are stealing all our Obama yard signs around here.

    Do you not have gin traps in the US? – http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/andyspatch/gintraps.htm

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