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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:06 PM

Romney and Obama on Election Night..true story.

Yesterday, I talked to a man who happened be be at McCormick Place in Chicago, where Obama was going to speak.. He knew someone who was on the tech staff of either McCormick Place or one of the stations covering the event. He had no way of getting in since he did not have a "pass"..As he stood around this huge building, someone came up to him with a handfull of passes. She said, "Would you like to go in and see the President speak?"..so he accepted from an unkown person went through the detectors and was in the hall when Obama gave his speech (along with 10,000 others)..The lady continued to give away "passes"..I guess they wanted the hall to be full. He surely wasn't close, but he was in.. But it wasn't an exclusive event by a long shot.

Romney had an exclusive event for only the top contributors. He was sure he was going to win, so he invited the most important people who gave the most money. That is what is important to him. Ties and tuxcedos etc...we all know about it..

So there it is...who these people really are....
(by the way...in 2008, Obama gave an open air speech in Grant Park..all who wanted to be there could be there...sure you couldn't see much from far away...but...open to all who could make it...I wish I had been there, but I know people who were, even though they couldn't see, it was truly a heartwarming event in 2008)

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:26 PM

1. Yeah, romney was going to have "fireworks" for the fat cat suckers..

a real pity that didn't work out.

Great anecdotal story, StuartG..thanks

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:31 PM

2. 2008 was AMAZING in Grant Park. I can't really explain it . It was crazy special.

I got a pass to get in a little closer. Anyone could be there. But, thousands of people with passes got to be a bit closer in the front. These passes went to volunteers and I was luck enough to be one of the volunteers who got a pair of passes!

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:35 PM

4. Volunteers got passes? You mean people who were not paid??

People who gave their time, effort, and not necessarily money...got closer..sure some big shots were really close..but all were welcome in 2008.. This fellow, Obama, very special in my book...

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:55 AM

14. It WAS amazing!

I brought my teenage children. We danced...we cried....we hugged complete strangers. It was magical.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:32 PM

3. This thread

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101647165
linked a Dana Milbank article that described Romney's aristocratic event

It was a night and day difference with Obama's campaign

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:00 PM

5. Wow! Everybody got what they deserved. Doesn't happen often enough. n/t

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:23 PM

6. And they looked different on TV

The Republicans were all white, all shiny and all dressed up and coifed. The Democratic crowd was very diverse in color, and age and style and dressed like ordinary people. It was very striking.

A Romney Presidency would have been oligarchy on speed.

BTW--Thom Hartman today pointed out how when Romney accepted the nomination at his convention, the stage was rigged out to be shaped like the Mormon beehive---if you know what that is. (I don't). It's some esoteric symbolic thing.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:36 PM

12. Utah is referred to as the Beehive state.

When Mormon pioneers claimed Utah as their own they decided upon the motto of Industry which was symbolized by the beehive to represent and industrious and interdependent community.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:39 AM

15. doesn't that

really describe thousands of drones and worker bees servicing the queen?

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:30 PM

18. Exactly!

But in this instance, they would be serving the ambitious agenda of the "church".

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:29 PM

7. Yes and did you see the post on DU earlier today....

that the Romney campaign cancelled all the credit cards issued to their staffers immediately after the concession speech? So as staff were trying to take taxis back to hotels or checkout of their hotels the next morning, re-arrange flight plans, etc. they suddenly found that their credit cards were cut off.

So this gives us a good idea of how ruthless this asshole is. He cuts off his own staffers once he loses. Again a scorched earth mentality or, quite honestly, one that is born out of privilege and entitlement. He felt he was entitled to be President. And when he lost he just couldn't cope.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:10 PM

13. He's done with the little people. Now be gone!

He and President Obama are such different people. I am soooooo glad the good guy won..

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:31 PM

8. Romney who???

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:57 PM

9. +1 I hope never to hear his name again unless it is

because he is brought up on tax evasion charges.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:25 PM

11. Touche! n/t

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:23 PM

10. To top it off, I think the Romney people at one point thought about delaying things,...

....in the hopes Obama's crowd would disperse. I think someone had to remind them the Obama event was indoors so people were in no hurry to escape the cold.

The visuals were getting worse and worse.

The talk of "Romney in a bunker" was widening and his own supporters were getting impatient and were not used to waiting. I bet some even thought Romney had taken shelter from THEM and was afraid to face them with his failure.

Romney is:

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:59 AM

16. Your photo is documentary evidence that the Kolob Toast Prophecy has been fulfilled

All those who have so fervently believed in

THE KOLOB TOAST PROPHECY

can rejoice and be exceedingly glad.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:57 PM

17. Excellent analysis. Exclusion versus Inclusion. Those were the themes this year.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:20 PM

19. No wonder so many cried at Romney's victory party.

They were lamenting throwing away all that money on admission, because money matters most to these people.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:41 PM

20. Kick!

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