HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Enthusiasm

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 12:59 PM

Enthusiasm



http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002346871

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101459656

69 replies, 8917 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 69 replies Author Time Post
Reply Enthusiasm (Original post)
EarlG Feb 2012 OP
hifiguy Feb 2012 #1
William769 Feb 2012 #2
grantcart Feb 2012 #57
William769 Feb 2012 #59
lillypaddle Feb 2012 #3
FSogol Feb 2012 #4
EFerrari Feb 2012 #5
corkhead Feb 2012 #6
Botany Feb 2012 #21
SwissTony Feb 2012 #40
Botany Feb 2012 #22
SunsetDreams Feb 2012 #7
New Yawker Feb 2012 #8
LineReply .
ProSense Feb 2012 #9
LineReply :
liberal N proud Feb 2012 #10
SunsetDreams Feb 2012 #11
underpants Feb 2012 #44
Hutzpa Feb 2012 #12
Initech Feb 2012 #15
LongTomH Feb 2012 #42
Ian David Feb 2012 #13
Dont call me Shirley Feb 2012 #17
AtomicKitten Feb 2012 #14
truebrit71 Feb 2012 #16
JNelson6563 Feb 2012 #18
rocktivity Feb 2012 #19
rocktivity Feb 2012 #35
aggiesal Feb 2012 #20
suffragette Feb 2012 #24
LittleGirl Feb 2012 #26
Arugula Latte Feb 2012 #27
suffragette Feb 2012 #30
countryjake Feb 2012 #36
suffragette Feb 2012 #45
quakerboy Feb 2012 #38
aggiesal Feb 2012 #46
babylonsister Feb 2012 #53
Johnny2X2X Feb 2012 #31
rocktivity Feb 2012 #37
WonderGrunion Feb 2012 #47
LuckyTheDog Feb 2012 #23
deutsey Feb 2012 #32
onethatcares Feb 2012 #25
MisterP Feb 2012 #28
OnyxCollie Feb 2012 #63
FrenchieCat Feb 2012 #67
OnyxCollie Feb 2012 #69
OnyxCollie Feb 2012 #64
NBachers Feb 2012 #29
gtar100 Feb 2012 #33
INdemo Feb 2012 #34
WheelWalker Feb 2012 #39
Island Blue Feb 2012 #41
Kurmudgeon Feb 2012 #43
Bozita Feb 2012 #48
matmar Feb 2012 #49
11 Bravo Feb 2012 #50
patrice Feb 2012 #52
Whisp Feb 2012 #56
craigmatic Feb 2012 #51
babylonsister Feb 2012 #54
Lasher Feb 2012 #55
TeeYiYi Feb 2012 #58
Beartracks Feb 2012 #60
Oilcan Harry Feb 2012 #61
Bonobo Feb 2012 #62
robinlynne Feb 2012 #65
loudsue Feb 2012 #66
DevonRex Feb 2012 #68

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:00 PM

1. Oh lordy lu....


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:00 PM

2. Recommended. Let's hope this doesn't get locked.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to William769 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 11:42 PM

57. that's why they had EarlG post it instead of Skinner.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to grantcart (Reply #57)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 11:56 PM

59. ROFLMAO!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:00 PM

3. Yep

Quite a contrast.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:01 PM

4. Awesome! K&R. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:02 PM

5. These visual reality checks are so important

as we get pounded by the right wing corporate media every flippin' day. Thanks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:03 PM

6. What were RMoney's advisors thinking?

It must have been the weather

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to corkhead (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:30 PM

21. "It must have been the weather"



Last time I checked it is a covered stadium

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:29 PM

40. I just about peed myself when I saw that photo. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to corkhead (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:30 PM

22. "It must have been the weather"



Last time I checked it is a covered stadium

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:04 PM

7. Love it! Thanks EarlG!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:11 PM

8. I know I know it was Invesco in 2008...

 

But it is now called Sports Authority at Mile High.

Also, I gotta point out two facts:

1) This was done after Obama was nominated, and this was his acceptance location, after the DNC convention at the Pepsi Center.
2) Romney attracted flies.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:13 PM

9. .



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:22 PM

10. :

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:25 PM

11. Cue the Price Is Right Epic Fail Horn

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:32 PM

44. Sad trombone

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:41 PM

12. That is a classic epic fail photo

I'm stealing it.

Damn! they should fire whom ever suggested taking a stadium, bet they still have to pay the fees too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hutzpa (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:54 PM

15. This is going on Fail Blog for sure.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hutzpa (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:18 PM

42. The guy who suggested taking the stadium will end up buried under the goal posts!

Lets hope he was a Broncos fan!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:44 PM

13. Barack Obama isn't the only one who can fill a stadium. Republicans can fill a stadium, too!

Barack Obama isn't the only one who can fill a stadium. Republicans can fill a stadium, too!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=346909

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ian David (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:00 PM

17. OMG! Bush corralin' up the "po' folk"

What a sick manchild. We can never let a bush hold office again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:44 PM

14. Succinct!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:56 PM

16. Consider this shared....!!

Love it!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:04 PM

18. lolz Perfect!


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:08 PM

19. Enthusiasm already appears to be building for the native son.

As (Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby) Schostak noted, a planned Romney speech to the Detroit Economic Club on Feb. 24 was moved from a hotel ballroom to Ford Field. The event, he said, “sold out in two hours.”
ABC News.com, 2/8/2012

Now that were know where EarlG got his headline, this needs a good tagline. How about: "From sixty-five thousand to 1200 in 14 days"?


rocktivity

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rocktivity (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 04:46 PM

35. Mission accomplished.




rocktivivty

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:22 PM

20. Please don't take this the wrong way but, ...

this is like comparing apples to oranges.

The picture of Barack was taken during the DNC Convention in Denver,
and this was actually his acceptance speech, which always draws the
most attendees, to celebrate his nomination.

The picture of Romney is dealing with a state primary, and is not
a convention.

A better picture for Obama would have been a picture during a primary
stop where the facility was packed. I know there are plenty of those
pictures around.

Granted, Obama is a rock star where Romney has to buy his friends!
Your point is well made.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aggiesal (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:03 PM

24. This made me think of the pics from the Portland rally of 75,000 or so from May '08

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to suffragette (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:11 PM

26. those photos!

I remember the feeling of pride when I saw those way back when. I knew he would win after seeing those photos of the crowds. And when he was in Berlin - OMG, what was it like 200,000 showed up! ?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LittleGirl (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:18 PM

27. Also, that happened during the height of the media narrative of "whites won't vote for a black man"

That rally was a sea of white faces. Portland is pretty damn white demographically, and we're whiter than average because we have cloud cover much of the year.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LittleGirl (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:33 PM

30. That must have been amazing

In Seattle, Key arena was filled by @ 17,000 - 18,000 and overflow of thousands more stayed outside the arena.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to suffragette (Reply #30)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 04:46 PM

36. Yes, it was amazing in Seattle, too!




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KeyArena_pano.jpg

KeyArena, Seattle, WA
Panorama of the interior of a mostly full KeyArena about 2 hours prior to a campaign rally for US Senator for Illinois Barack Obama, 8 Feb 2008.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to countryjake (Reply #36)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:04 PM

45. That panorama view is stunning

I didn't make it to that, but some friends made it inside and others were among the crowd outside.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to suffragette (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:22 PM

38. And there were a bunch of us that couldnt even get that close

Up on surrounding buildings, across the street, behind the podium, on bridges.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to suffragette (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:05 PM

46. That's what I'm talking about ...

Use these pictures instead to show the contrast.

No comparison.

WOW!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to suffragette (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 10:54 PM

53. Thank you! I remember when that happened! Delightful to see again! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aggiesal (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:40 PM

31. Still

You don't have to compare it to anything to know it's pathetic. Romney rented a 65,000 seat stadium, his people said it sold out in 2 hours and then 1200 people showed up. That is beyond embarrassing. I mean it's right in the middle of the Michigan campaign and he's spending millions here, he could have bribed a few thousand homeless people with food and drink to at least save himself this humiliation.

Romney is toast in Michigan, he might have bought it for next Tuesday, but he has zero chance of carrying it in November.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:12 PM

37. If R-Money does win MI, it will be because Santorum lost it.

Just like Gingrich, it's as though he went out of his way to seem as desirable as possible.


rocktivity

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aggiesal (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:24 PM

47. How about a Democrat that never became President...Howard Dean







How do you like those apples (to apples)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:38 PM

23. WTF was Willard thinking?

Why have a campaign appearance in a football stadium unless you can fill it up? A crowd of 1,200 would have looked huge at the Detroit Marriott -- or just about anywhere else. At Ford Field, it looks like a tiny group.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LuckyTheDog (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 04:05 PM

32. I thought the same thing

Wishful "if we build it, they will come" thinking?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:11 PM

25. are we sure

he wasn't going to hand out tickets to "Hardcore Pawn" during that?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:29 PM

28. the people from the '08 picture were there to see an anti-outsourcing, -warmongering,

-summary execution, -indefinite detention, -PATRIOT Act, -Wall Street, -Big Insurance, -rich and pro-education and -Social Security candidate

that's where the enthusiasm came from

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MisterP (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 02:49 AM

63. Everyone gets a pony!

The epic fail will come when the Democrats 2008 picture is contrasted with Democrats 2012.

Ha ha ha. The joke's on us.

Of course, as I have been told here, repeatedly, by a vocal minority, is that DU is not representative of the real world, and that the things you've listed are only the pet issues of the idealistic and unreasonable Professional Leftists, and do not concern the nation at large.

So if I'm dissatisfied with Obama, I can withhold my vote in protest and it won't matter, 'cause the enthusiasm is so great, and Obama's sure to win. Right?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #63)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:50 PM

67. You should vote as you wish.....or withhold your vote as protest

if it will make you feel better about the direction of our country.....
but know that for certain, you won't be doing this country any favors....

Read this and then determine why you would choose to make your vote or lackthereof,
a punitive one.... http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2011/09/03/we-all-have-a-choice-in-the-2012-election/

Look, if your dissatisfaction is so great with Obama, and if there are many,
as you say....people like you, and the joke's on us, then be prepared
to be dissatisfied way beyond your obvious current incapability to handle
disappointment...because, you see....By the time the Republicans are done with you,
you will be jumping up and down wanting to vote the asshole Republican out of office next election, no matter who happens to be running against him on our side.

But you know what; the damage will have already been done......
and you would be one of the many we can thank for making it happen.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #63)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 11:42 AM

69. Someone who has an opinion

I don't give a fuck about is trying to respond to me! Whee!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MisterP (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 03:12 AM

64. Those people are eisegetic.

Candidate Obama's campaign rhetoric clearly stated that none of those things would be altered.

It's obvious those people misinterpreted.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:32 PM

29. Wait! There's a Red Flag Down - Looks like he's going to be assessed a penalty for that play

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 04:33 PM

33. Too bad democrats don't vote in those proportions.

That's our biggest fail - getting people to vote. If it actually happened that way, republicans would be a manageable abnormality, not a major political party.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 04:39 PM

34. And this guy wants to be President?

Here he trys to convince voters how faithful he is to American made/Detroit made autos....As in "my wife drives a couple Cadilacs"

http://www.youtube.com/user/ThinkProgress6

Oh yes..These Repuke candidates....The gift that keeps on giving

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:28 PM

39. Kicked, recommended and shared !! Thank you.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:40 PM

41. There's only one word for that Republican crowd ...

it's HUGH!!111!!!111!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:26 PM

43. Fantastic pic, thanks for sharing!

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:25 PM

48. Perfect!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:52 PM

49. The tragedy of that picture on the left...

 

...is that Obama inspired soo many people into believing he was going to represent real change.

I doubt he'd fill that stadium today as he did then.

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

Now does that mean the answer lies with the crazies on the rightwing? Obviously not.

But to think Obama is the second coming of FDR, hell, for that matter, even on a par with Eisenhower is to fool yourself.

Go into this next election with your eyes wide open.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to matmar (Reply #49)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 09:04 PM

50. Who pissed in your corn flakes this morning?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to matmar (Reply #49)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 09:51 PM

52. I'm sorry you were fooled, but i don't understand why that's his fault. many of us weren't.

Lots of people had fairly accurate expectations for what could happen given the whole set of circumstances.

It's a basic fact that if something seems too good to be true, it generally is.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to matmar (Reply #49)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 11:37 PM

56. I'm sure if the guy in the picture on the Right got in

 

it would be much less tragic.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 09:39 PM

51. that's fucking pathetic i hope he does get the nomination

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 10:56 PM

54. I tried to get this over to FB, but no go. I'm sure it's already there-perfect images! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 11:26 PM

55. Romney supporters are wearing the same color as the seats.

Maybe it's camouflage to make us think there's empty heads in all those empty seats.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 11:47 PM

58. ...and the seats are just the right color...er shade of blue...

...and the stadium grass,... well I just love the perfect symmetry and hue of a well manicured er umm lawn...and...uh.......

TYY

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 12:08 AM

60. Let's update the left one.

A similar pic, and accurately captioned "Democrats 2012." Let's make it happen, people!!



===================

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 01:52 AM

61. Picture on the right

I've punted farther than that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 02:15 AM

62. That was a stadium of people DEMANDING a radical change from the Bush Admin

Who had taken us into a radical new direction by, among other things,

Shredding basic constitutional rights

Getting us into 2 wars

Running up massive deficits

Torturing

Playing with the idea of extra-legal powers such as assassination

----------------------------

See where I am going with this? THOSE crowds were for a return to the country we knew BEFORE 9/11 turned it into a paranoid freakshow run by the military industry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 11:56 AM

65. nice!!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:47 PM

66. Wow. Just Wow.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 08:08 PM

68. I was there with my 2 boys!

College age boys, that is. It was a wonderful night.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread