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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:10 AM

One HUGE reason Obama won tonight: People who STAYED in long lines to vote

THANK YOU!!!! If you'd given up, and just gone home because of the 2-7 hour waits,
Obama may not have won this. Seriously, THANK YOU!! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL !!

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Reply One HUGE reason Obama won tonight: People who STAYED in long lines to vote (Original post)
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 OP
Hekate Nov 2012 #1
trublu992 Nov 2012 #2
billy_j Nov 2012 #3
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #18
calimary Nov 2012 #23
lalalu Nov 2012 #4
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #22
IfPalinisAnswerWatsQ Nov 2012 #5
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #8
TDale313 Nov 2012 #6
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #9
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #24
texpatriot2004 Nov 2012 #7
renate Nov 2012 #10
sbmvv Nov 2012 #11
NBachers Nov 2012 #12
turntxblue Nov 2012 #13
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #21
sammytko Nov 2012 #30
Cha Nov 2012 #14
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #15
Cha Nov 2012 #16
Chemisse Nov 2012 #17
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #19
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #26
helpisontheway Nov 2012 #20
Amonester Nov 2012 #25
K-Matt Nov 2012 #27
lunatica Nov 2012 #28
Patiod Nov 2012 #29

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:11 AM

1. Gods bless you all, from the bottom of my heart

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:12 AM

2. Bless you

Yes all these beautiful who stayed in line. No newscaster brought that up tonight and they were directly targeted

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:12 AM

3. A Little Victory Poem

 

The election is over
The results are known
The will of the people has clearly been shown
So let's let bygones be bygones
And the past, be the past.
Címon, I'll come hug your elephant
And you can come
Kiss My Donkey!

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Response to billy_j (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:21 AM

18. Cute

did you make that up while you were waiting in line to vote?

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Response to billy_j (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:31 AM

23. Welcome to DU, billy_j!

Love the poem! SO sweet! Glad you're here - thanks for posting it! I think I'll spread it around a little.


"The election is over
The results are known
The will of the people has clearly been shown
So let's let bygones be bygones
And the past, be the past.
Címon, I'll come hug your elephant
And you can come
Kiss My Donkey!"

Gotta remember this one!



FORWARD!!!!!

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:12 AM

4. This made me feel good and hopeful.

 

I just love it.

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Response to lalalu (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:28 AM

22. Me too.

That is one hell of a long line, lots of very determined voters.

It is both sad (that voting in the US has become so fucked-up)
and it is lovely too in how so many people responded with so
much resolve.

Reminded me a little of how Occupy Wall St. struck me when I first saw
it on TeeVee.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:13 AM

5. Only upside of it is if they try it again

 

Dems will be ready. We know what Rethugs tried to do this year. Never again. People will never leave lines again.

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Response to IfPalinisAnswerWatsQ (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:28 AM

8. It's true, that some were just not able to stay in line that long..

I live in Oregon, where we sidestep all that, with vote-by-mail ... but I was
talking with my 96 year old mom about the long lines and she just looked at
me in amazement and said, "Well I could just never do that?!?" . and she's
a life-long Democratic voter.

The next time a RWer starts in on how "close" the popular vote is, I think I'll
remind them how "these election results didn't even count all the people who
were turned away, and /or who could not take a whole day off work to vote."

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:13 AM

6. Yes, Thank you!

And now let's fix this, because people shouldn't have to stand in line for hours to cast their vote.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:29 AM

9. Yes, I caught that too, when O said that. I so totally agree. ~nt

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:16 AM

24. yes he will!

I can't even tell you how much I wish the damn media would REPORT (ha. What a concept.)

It is repukes and only repukes making these voting problems happen.

THUGS


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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:13 AM

7. Yes. Thank you American Voters. nm

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:30 AM

10. I think they should be Time's Person of the Year

Not because they got Obama re-elected but because they kept democracy itself alive in adverse circumstances.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:31 AM

11. Thank You.

Thank you to every voter who voted for enlightened government, who voted for Respect for all people (not just tolerance) and for basic human decency rather than crass vulture capitalism.

Thank you to each and every activist for the Democratic party.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:33 AM

12. Our own Blue Revolution

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:33 AM

13. Yes, thank you!

I can't imagine how difficult it would be to stand in line for hour upon hour to cast my vote. While my health is good, my husband has MS, so I'm aware that there are many people who have reasons which make it extremely hard to stand in line for so long. However, you did the heavy lifting for us by standing in line, refusing to be discouraged & fighting voter suppression through your will and fortitude. You sacrificed your time and personal comfort to make your voice heard. Without you, their tactics would have worked, there would have been no going back. We could have expected to see more and more states implement the same policies. Thank you so much for being both patriotic enough and stubborn enough to produce the exact opposite result of what they were seeking. We are all indebted to you!

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Response to turntxblue (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:27 AM

21. bro has MS and wouldn't got to early vote with me

we don't have a super huge precinct but I wanted to early vote, but he went yesterday afternoon since he could control his schedule and was in and out in 20 minutes around 3pm. I'm so proud of those people who probably mostly work during the week, and voted on Saturday with me and stood for 2 and half, roughly, hours in a kinda hot hallway! WE DID IT! (Florida, pretty sure we won it)

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Response to turntxblue (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:30 PM

30. If you are disabled or over 65, you can vote absentee in Texas.

Probably the same in most states.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:49 AM

14. They are Freaking Amazing! Where is that pic taken, 99th?

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:17 AM

15. It's from the NY Daily News at this link

but the article doesn't seem to say where exactly this photo was
taken. My guess is Detroit, since the pic's credit read as follows:
"DAVID GURALNICK/DETROIT NEWS/AO"

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election-2012/poll-problems-cropping-places-country-article-1.1197447

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:21 AM

16. Thanks!

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:09 AM

17. Thank you. You are what makes this country great.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:24 AM

19. You're welcome, America!

2 hours and 15-20 minutes!


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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:42 AM

26. +100 nt

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:27 AM

20. Absolutely ! Thank you! Nt

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:28 AM

25. All Fired Up And Ready To Go! :)

ALL FIRED UP AND READY TO GO!

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:43 AM

27. K&R!

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:53 AM

28. They represent those boneheaded

99%ers who Wall Street just hates!

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:26 PM

29. Why are all the long-line pictures I see full of black people?

The longest line at my lily-white suburban poll was 15 minutes yesterday morning.

(It's a rhetorical question - I'm well aware of why the lines are longest in minority precincts)

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