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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:36 AM

Live in North Texas, and I See NO Romney/Ryan Stickers or Signs

Anywhere. Even at the polling places, where there are tons of Republican signs, I have not seen a single Romney/Ryan sign. No Romney/Ryan signs in yards. No bumper stickers. If the Republicans in a redder than red state are ashamed of Romney, how can he expect them to turn out in huge numbers on election day to stand in line to vote for him?

I don't know what the press is smoking. Maybe weed wrapped in hundred dollar bills courtesy of Rove's SuperPac. No one likes Romney. He is an ass. The last candidate this unlikable was Dick Nixon, and we all saw how close the race was in 1968 with him running against a VP. How on earth does anyone think that Willard can unseat a popular president except through voter intimidation and election fraud?

Get out and vote and show the press that we do what we want to do, not what they tell us we ought to want to do.

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Reply Live in North Texas, and I See NO Romney/Ryan Stickers or Signs (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Nov 2012 OP
LisaL Nov 2012 #1
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #7
LisaL Nov 2012 #8
BouzoukiKing Nov 2012 #17
TexasPaganDem Nov 2012 #2
txdemsftw Nov 2012 #3
McCamy Taylor Nov 2012 #4
justabob Nov 2012 #9
LisaL Nov 2012 #11
justabob Nov 2012 #13
LisaL Nov 2012 #14
justabob Nov 2012 #16
TroyD Nov 2012 #27
freshwest Nov 2012 #5
LisaL Nov 2012 #10
freshwest Nov 2012 #28
Sheppard Smith Nov 2012 #6
Cha Nov 2012 #12
AverageJoe90 Nov 2012 #15
Lesleymo Nov 2012 #26
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #18
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #19
lexw Nov 2012 #20
Behind the Aegis Nov 2012 #21
DuckBurp Nov 2012 #22
DFW Nov 2012 #24
KANTANA Nov 2012 #23
Gabby Hayes Nov 2012 #25

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:38 AM

1. I am also in TX.

It's very much devoid of signs for either Obama or Romney.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:34 AM

7. Could it be they're still p.o.'d how Romney treated Perry?

Although Texans aren't crazy about Perry, he's still one of their own, and you don't mess with one of their own - especially as a Mormon and an outsider (anyone not a Texan).

The way Romney humiliated Perry is perhaps the reason why they won't prominently show yard signs in support, but I'm pretty sure they'll vote for him just out of fear of President Obama. Because that's what racism is ALL about: fear.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:18 AM

8. Who the hell knows? He is a mormon-I really don't think evangelicals want to vote for a mormon.

Of course there is no danger of Romney losing TX, but they don't appear to be all that excited about him.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:23 AM

17. I thought they were all voting for Jesus.

Isn't there some evangelical website that claims 1.6 million pledges to vote for Jesus?

Whatever. Those would've been Romney votes anyway...

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:49 AM

2. Same here

I'm in Dallas, work near 635 / 75. You don't start seeing the Romney / Ryan signs till you get to the high dollar neighborhoods, and then they are few and far between. I've seen a couple of stickers on pick up trucks, but they're mixed in with the NRA / Military / Redneck and Proud etc collections.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:56 AM

3. burbs' of Dallas here..

I see them over here...there's a house a street over from me with 6 stupid Romney signs plastered all over their yard and fence.

But once I get into the city, I don't see many and I actually see a lot of Obama bumper stickers.

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Response to txdemsftw (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:04 AM

4. The house with 6 is possibly Mormon.

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Response to txdemsftw (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:18 AM

9. Uptown/city center here

Lots of RR in the Park Cities, of course, but less than usual. Oak Lawn and Uptown not so much for RR though. There are a few Obama signs around, but not many. I still see more Obama bumper stickers all over. I am very interested how the final tally will be in Texas. I don't think Romney is going to do as well as McCain did last time. I think there will be a fair number who go Libertarian rather than GOP. We'll see.

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Response to justabob (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:22 AM

11. Any democrat in TX has be self-motivated to get out and vote.

No GOTV here as far as I can tell.
Even some robocall from a democratic party asking to vote might be nice.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:38 AM

13. it is true

I wish the party would put some effort into it. I saw your post downthread and agree. I get it that they don't want to spend money and not actually flip the state, but we need some help down here. With some money and national support, the margins would be a lot slimmer, I think. Maybe I am overly optimistic though.

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Response to justabob (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:44 AM

14. Dems are not motivated because they don't think there is any chance Obama could actually

win in the state of TX. So they don't feel the need to vote. I don't see why, with a little encouragement, the margins couldn't be improved.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:49 AM

16. vicious circle

and so frustrating.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:32 AM

27. I wish people would realize that every vote matters in the Popular Vote

Particularly in a year like this when people are worried about Obama not getting a 'mandate' by not wining the popular vote.

The same situation applies in solid blue states like California as much as in red states like Texas. People in CA sometimes think their vote doesn't matter, so why bother?

Well, it DOES matter. If Obama is going to win the Popular Vote, he needs those extra votes from states like California, and from Dems even in red states. It all goes into the Popular Vote POT!

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:12 AM

5. I know it would be a miracle, but I'd love to see Texas go blue again.

I just reported on another thread of a family I know that tended GOP and even Tea, but are going to vote for Obama, or not vote for Romney. About twenty family members.

On the other side of the balance sheet, I have a relative who will either vote for Romney or not vote. But been listening to Glenn Beck and became irrationally terrified of Obama, just batshit nuts. Sad.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:19 AM

10. Well, democratic party doesn't make any effort here.

I am sure with effort we could improve the numbers, but obviously no one wants to spend any money to just improve the numbers.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:31 PM

28. Not down there now, but the attitude of many people there due to Faux News dominance,

Has made it seem hopeless. The GOP mantra has been since Bush that Texas would become a one-party state, and that it would be GOP forever. Tom Delay helped the local troglodytes and fundies to take over through gerrymandering with DHS interference in the Bush years. I watched that miserable thing carried out from afar. The loss of Ann Richards to Bush was the beginning of the end of Democratic parity in the state of Texas, and then they went nuclear on everything. Many people I know down there just gave up, unable to fight back the fundies and the brazen arrogance of the repugs. That and the appeal of the conspiracy king in Austin, a regular online industry, which created the Ron Paul zealots and the Tea Party. Texans that don't want to go there are given little choice. The Democratic Party has been bombarded there since the 1990s when I was there with right radio calling for their extermination. So I wouldn't put down the Democratic Party in such a complex and toxic environment. A number of Latinos have not gotten involved because of the racist sentiments of the English-only crowd that took root in some areas. It remains to be seen if Latinos think their road to success is in the Tea Party with Cruz, or the Democratic Party with Castro. Naturally, Houston is almost a nation unto itself, but it's gone much more in religion than ever at my last visit, and some people there I know have just turned off in disgust at the GOP shenanigans and think that it's just hopeless. It will remain to be seen what path Texans will take in the coming years. Without any media voice, as the Democrats don't have one in Texas, it's almost impossible. When I was growing up there, it really was 'liberal media' but that also meant allowing the right as well. The right does not possess that sense of fairness as they fought the Fairness Doctrine when it allowed them to argue their case on the airwaves and people didn't buy it. Now it's just right, far right and batshit crazy right from what I've seen in the venues.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:33 AM

6. I live in a north subarb...

 

of Houston, Lake Conroe. We don't have any O yard signs, only R/R signs. I would like to put up an O sign put I am worried that I will be targeted for violence.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:29 AM

12. the press is smoking horse manure..

need a horse race.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:46 AM

15. Where are you?

I'm in Frisco. Believe it or not, my little neighborhood on the northern fringes of town is actually kinda diverse.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:29 AM

26. I'm in Frisco too!

I just remarked to my husband yesterday about the lack of yard signs. Four years ago, our street had McCain/Palin signs in nearly every yard. This year, there's one Romney/Ryan sign. One.

Even the super-high-end neighborhood next to ours has very few signs - again, a marked change from last time. Very interesting.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:24 AM

18. Do us a favor, pop over to the local Romney campaign HQ and see,...

....if they even bothered to buy any. Knowing Romney he's pocketing every dime he can.

It would REALLY be funny if they had tons of them that nobody wanted.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:27 AM

19. I'm in San Antonio

Neighborhood Demographics: 50/50 White/Latino
There are Romney signs everywhere the block next to me:
5 houses in a row
2 Obama signs in my neighborhood

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:27 AM

20. I've noted this same thing regarding bumper stickers:

I don't think I've seen a single one this election for Romney and Ryan.
I live in California, but the Palin thing was wild over here.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:30 AM

21. I am in NE OK and I have seen ONE "Vote Romney" sign!

I haven't seen ONE bumpersticker for Romney, but 5 for Obama. Oklahoma is the only state in the last election that didn't have a single county go to Obama. When I lived here before for the W/Kerry election, I saw "W" stickers and yard signs EVERYWHERE.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:39 AM

22. I'm in Midcities (between Dallas and Fort Worth)

Not a lot of yard signs. But the ones I see are 10 to 1 for Romney. Similar percentage for bumper stickers. It's depressing. That's why I read DU - to keep up my hopes from the rest of the country.

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Response to DuckBurp (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:30 AM

24. When I'm home (almost never) I see almost ONLY Romney signs

One of the disadvantage of living in Highland Park, I guess, but they'll either be gone or look silly come Wednesday.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:44 AM

23. Phone banked last weekend and voted on friday( last day of early voting)

I live in the Dallas / Fortworth (DFW) metroplex too, and there is a lot of excitement among democrats here. Last weekend, I went phone banking in the home of one of the Organising for America(OFA) captains here. There were so many of us, all fired up, and we reached thousands of people, 95% of whom had voted or were definately going to vote for the President.
On friday afternoon, I proudly cast my ballot for the president and majority of the people at my polling station(predominantly hispanic area) were also voting for the President.
Those of us in Texas are excited and enthusiastic and I feel the President will do better here than he did in 2008.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:41 AM

25. GOP vote riggers must be sweating over the Ron Paul stickers in CenTex

Austin is an Obama stronghold, but I cannot imagine Paul's supporters getting over their treatment at the GOP convention. If they start coming out of the woodwork in Texas, the GOP vote riggers could be stretched and exposed.

It's just too bad the DNC didn't have the sense to help out Paul Sadler. Letting that weirdo Ted Cruz get a free ride into the U.S. Senate is Soylent Green waiting to happen. On the other hand, it will be interesting to see how long it takes for McConnell to snap and cane 'em during one of his bizarre speeches.

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