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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:16 PM

Soak it up folks. For better or worse (likely for better) these are amazing times

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We are on the verge of re-electing our historic and transformational Democratic president. History will look back with pride and with wonder at the audaciousness of our efforts: We'll look back with pride and satisfaction that we stood and fought, resolved, to propel our progressive destiny into the future; firmly behind this remarkable and capable man.

Whatever else that we win or lose, we've made our mark on American history in a way that will roil the tradition and practice of generations of political aspirants and enthusiasts to come. Despite our differences; despite our setbacks, failures, and disappointments; we're still united behind one principle; one guiding aspiration from our Organizer-in-Chief: Hope. Hope for the future, in all that we endeavor to accomplish in our advocacy, activism, and participation in the processes of government.

Here's to US, in these amazing times, DU! Cheers, and (in the days and years ahead) best of luck to us all!



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Reply Soak it up folks. For better or worse (likely for better) these are amazing times (Original post)
bigtree Oct 2012 OP
Warren DeMontague Oct 2012 #1
Jackpine Radical Oct 2012 #3
Garion_55 Oct 2012 #9
flamingdem Oct 2012 #2
jonpaulprime Oct 2012 #4
littlemissmartypants Oct 2012 #5
Gregorian Oct 2012 #6
Tikki Oct 2012 #7
Cracklin Charlie Oct 2012 #8
gottavote Oct 2012 #10
lillypaddle Oct 2012 #11
Historic NY Oct 2012 #12
Bucky Oct 2012 #13
sebastianj333 Oct 2012 #14
Warren DeMontague Oct 2012 #16
ItsTheMediaStupid Oct 2012 #28
freshwest Oct 2012 #15
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #17
Bake Oct 2012 #18
AverageJoe90 Oct 2012 #22
defacto7 Oct 2012 #19
Spider Jerusalem Oct 2012 #20
AverageJoe90 Oct 2012 #21
nolabear Oct 2012 #23
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bigtree Oct 2012 #24
spanone Oct 2012 #25
Cha Oct 2012 #26
bigtree Oct 2012 #27
Cha Oct 2012 #29
bigtree Oct 2012 #31
Care Acutely Oct 2012 #30
bigtree Oct 2012 #32

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:17 PM

1. What? Optimism???

DUCK!!!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:20 PM

3. Optimism? Where?

Lemme at it!



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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:08 PM

9. obamatism!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:18 PM

2. I'm thinking what you're thinking

These are amazing times and things look to be going our way

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:25 PM

4. I concur!

GREAT post, you hit the nail on the head!

Conservatives can keep building sandcastles all they want, some may hold out longer than others, but the incoming progressive tide of history is unstoppable.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:27 PM

5. Thank you

bigtree. LMSP

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:40 PM

6. Supreme Court. Supreme Court. Supreme Court.

This one thing makes me smile.

edit- But then, one of the conservative Bastards would have to die first. But one can hope.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:45 PM

7. Actually, if there were to be 'first contact'...now is the time...

Like our President says and does...He would handle it successfully for all concerned.


Tikki

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:03 PM

8. Favorite Photo Today! Thanks, bigtree.

Those people must feel just like I feel about President Obama.

March On, Democrats!
Hope On!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:12 PM

10. Amazing Times indeed better with your participation.

Vote, early if possible. Help get out the votes of others. Get with the campaign directly if possible. Make phone calls to friends and family. Knock on doors in your neighborhood. Keep records of your actions. You can with 1-2 hours per day on this help 500-1000 people vote. Lovin it.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:13 PM

11. Great post!

K&R

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:14 PM

12. Something we wouldn't have seen 50 yrs ago folks...

I don't have to say anything the picture speaks.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:14 PM

13. Unless Romney wins. Then our descendents will call us dumbfucks who fell for a BSer.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:15 PM

14. Someone tell me that Obama does have a chance to win?

so much conflicting information, someone please tell me Obama has a chance to win? i cannot imagine a Romney Presidency

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Response to sebastianj333 (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:56 PM

16. "a chance"? Yeah, sort of like there's a chance that Chicago will get snow this winter.

It might not happen, but the odds are pretty good.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:09 PM

28. Check out sites that show the electoral college votes

Electoral Vote
http://www.electoral-vote.com/

Nate Silver's 538 blog for the NYTL:
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

Huffington Post Polling place
http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/romney-vs-obama-electoral-map

The popular vote may look tight, but the electoral college vote is the one that matters, it is relatively stable and we're way out in front.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:16 PM

15. Agreed, we are lucky to be alive and experience this. The picture is very much like the watercolor

I donated to my high school for an auction in 1969. It brought more than my other paintings, coming in at $350.00 and there were many smiling faces. I want to see that again in my lifetime, that hope, love and relief. Yes, these days are special.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:07 PM

17. This photo emanates joy!

Thanks for posting.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:19 PM

18. And we, my friends, are on the right side of history!

FORWARD.



Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:44 PM

22. Yes we are.

Obama/Biden 2012. Time to move forward.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:21 PM

19. Great post!

Thanks for that encouraging essay!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:22 PM

20. Yep, amazing times.

Climate change, increasing, Arctic sea ice predicted to be gone in summer within a few years; US government, still without the political will to actually formulate an effective policy for dealing with it or mitigating it, instead it's all "North American energy independence!" and fracking and tar sands and "clean coal". The biggest single crisis facing the planet in memory, with consequences that will affect not only Americans but all of the seven billion humans on earth and every other species, and the USA has consistently and continually dropped the ball because it's not politically convenient. But hey, we have time to argue about relatively meaningless things as though they actually matter. I don't really have a lot of hope for the future, personally. Slightly more with Obama than with Romney. But realistically? We're pretty fucked no matter what; at this point it's all rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:43 PM

21. I doubt the Titanic comparison is really quite appropriate, though.

I mean, let's not kid ourselves, this is a very serious problem. But if we focus too much on apocalyptic imagery, all it does is turn people off and make them stick their heads in the sand....I can speak from personal experience, btw, because I was one of them.

Realistically speaking, as bad as things have gotten, we can in fact, mitigate the problem at hand, and there is still a chance to carry it out. Our problem is not by any means, "can we do it?", but rather, "when WILL we do it?".

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:20 PM

23. You know, I believe you're right. They'll sing about this in years to come.

They'll tell stories, they'll write poems. Hell, we'll do some of that ourselves.

And we can say we came through it all, and proved that goodness and right can prevail.

And that is historical.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:53 PM

24. .

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:54 PM

25. AMEN !!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:41 PM

26. SOAKING!




President Obama hugs a firefighter who offered up a game of basketball during a visit to a fire house in Tampa, October 25 (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

http://theobamadiary.com/

Thanks for your Inspiring posts, bigtree..they are very much appreicated!

Getting Soaked

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Response to Cha (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:51 PM

27. A bit of morning shootaround . . . love it!



Barack Obama ‏@BarackObama
A bit of morning shootaround at the firehouse before the day's first event in Tampa: http://OFA.BO/AkA2no

Uploaded by BarackObamadotcom on Oct 25, 2012

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Response to bigtree (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:07 PM

29. He's so funny..sometimes it's incredible

that he's our Prez. Hoopster in Chief..thanks for the vid, bigtree

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Response to Cha (Reply #29)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 08:20 AM

31. my pleasure, Cha!

you're welcome.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:09 PM

30. Amazing photo, great post. K & R

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:39 PM

32. kick

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