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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:12 PM

Republican Pollwatcher in Aurora CO calls authorities on people Voting While Black/Brown:

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Reply Republican Pollwatcher in Aurora CO calls authorities on people Voting While Black/Brown: (Original post)
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 OP
meadowlark5 Nov 2012 #1
freshwest Nov 2012 #12
beac Nov 2012 #2
rightsideout Nov 2012 #3
BainsBane Nov 2012 #4
heaven05 Nov 2012 #5
cuemaster Nov 2012 #6
Wellstone ruled Nov 2012 #7
mimi85 Nov 2012 #8
vaberella Nov 2012 #20
mimi85 Nov 2012 #22
Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2012 #11
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 #14
ffr Nov 2012 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2012 #10
lumpy Nov 2012 #13
vaberella Nov 2012 #21
nonoxy9 Nov 2012 #15
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 #17
libdem4life Nov 2012 #16
ciking724 Nov 2012 #18
JRLeft Nov 2012 #19
MineralMan Nov 2012 #23
Coyotl Nov 2012 #24

Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:20 PM

1. He sounds like an idiot - what exactly was he trying to imply?

I don't understand. If they people voting were on the voter rolls when they checked in, what was the problem?

And that statement about the Aurora Theater shooting was stupid. Not all theaters in Colorado offer midnight showings of newly released movies like that Batman movie. He's trying to say the racial mixture at the theater is indicative of who lives in Aurora and it's not. Some of those people went to that movie theater from outside of Aurora. I woman who worked in my local Subway restaurant shop and lived probably 20 miles away from that theater went there for that movie and was one of the people killed. So that guy is a dope trying to use that as some kind of example.

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:55 PM

12. And the statement about the people at malls is about wealth and expendible money.

Many people don't have money to spend as if it's a leisure or sporting event. For many, their entire income goes to necessities, which they don't need to go to a mall to get, they shop at very few places. He's making the correlation between income and citizen rights, on a subsconcious level.

Same comparison could be made in another venue, saying one didn't see those people in their church or country club. The GOP perception of what being a good citizen is skewed by wealth. If you're poor, or of color, you are automatically suspect of all kinds of things that have nothing to do with reality and justify hurting those people more.

If you are dressed better, are able to afford to hang out where they can go, have more material goods, you are virtuous. These people really need to read the Founding Fathers on the equality of all people instead of the Confederate dreams.

This guy wasn't 'overtly' racist, but he is still delusional and foolish in the way he regards others. At first he seemed to say that it was nice of volunteers to bring the people food and drink. Then he started going conspiracy on the event. Even if there was a website that alerted people where to vote, it's none of his business. Ugh.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:32 PM

2. What sinister group or website is instructing voters to

go to their assigned polling station!?!

for the pure stupidity

and

for the pure racism

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:37 PM

3. Typical old, angry, racist, white Republican living in the bubble

What he was really seeing was the Obama GOTV ground game in action.

Obama supporters were out in force on election day. It was a scene repeated in hundreds if not thousands of precincts around the country.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:40 PM

4. he would have seen all kinds of suspicious activity in Minneapolis

One precinct I gave a voter a ride to had all kinds of African-American voters. Worse yet, they had free banana chocolate chip cake and other food to sustain them as they went through the one to two hour line.

Funny those people weren't all at the Mall of America last weekend. Nor was the banana cake. Suspicious, indeed

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:48 PM

5. yep

typical racist amerikkkan =hundreds of thousands in this land of the free, home of the brave. what is wrong with these people? will they ever see the light of diversity? I truly doubt it.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:20 PM

6. The reason all these

people weren't in the theater the night of the shooting is probably they could not afford the tickets to a movie. They had to pay for basic needs first. I would call voting a basic need. If you have no income, do you choose a movie or food on the table and heat in your home? What an asshat...

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:03 PM

7. Look at this picture,

what do you see. White male,late 50's early 60's,above average priced suit,notice brief case on counter,I-phone,self conscious as to phone use meaning using right brain listening skills witch is good,very racist,this our daughters precinct and we are familiar with the demographics and this asshole is just out of his little bubble. Yes,miss Molly,just another Temple Twit.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:20 PM

8. My husband and I

have been trying to figure out how these white males of that age (like my husband) did in the 60s? Did all the idealism of the day just turn people into asshats overnight or ? We still feel as strongly about the ideals of those days - probably even more so now.

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Response to mimi85 (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:07 AM

20. As much as there were idealist, there were as many closed minded bigots in probably greater number.

n/t

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Response to vaberella (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:11 PM

22. I suppose so

glad I didn't hang out with them. I couldn't stand the supposed "in" group - cheerleaders, football players, etc. I'm a loner anyway which is part of the reason I met my still bestest friend - it will be 50 years next year! Thank you, Beatles and Rolling Stones for her! She's truly an angel...if I believed in angels.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:49 PM

11. Also fully loaded

with a nice patriotic Amurikan tie.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:16 PM

14. Hah, I didn't notice the tie before.

Hope he enjoyed the fact that Colorado was the tipping state for the election!

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:36 PM

9. "Please somebody do something. People are voting here."

Make it stop! I want my mommy. I WANT MY MOMMY!

Oh the humanity of a Democracy.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:48 PM

10. When you live in an old-white-male bubble, seeing real numbers of black/brown is shocking. nt

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:01 PM

13. The jerk is saying that people of color are infiltrating the voting system and he is

scared stiff.

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Response to lumpy (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:08 AM

21. "infiltration" is definitely the best term to what he is implying. n/t

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:37 PM

15. I live in and voted in Arapahoe county

Its a big, diverse county with neighborhoods that vary from wealthy and white to low income and immigrants from all over the world. This is an example of someone stepping out of his little, self absorbed world and seeing reality. Kinda like the rest of the Repubs!

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Response to nonoxy9 (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:56 PM

17. Probably wasn't a great feeling for this guy seeing all them brown voters.

Seeing as how the GOP has spent so much outreach courting them.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:50 PM

16. Very nice suit.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:49 PM

18. Unbelievable!

Stupid is, as stupid says. What is wrong with these people?

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:18 PM

19. This is where my mom canvassed and met racist after racist.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:17 PM

23. Moron should have been at my polling place in St. Paul, MN

It's on the eastside and has about the most diverse demographics anywhere in the city. We have residents here who moved into the area in the 40s and 50s. They live right next door to Hmong, Somali, Ethiopian, Latin American, Vietnamese, Chinese, and other ethnic families who have moved here since then. And we turn out about 80% of registered voters in presidential elections. Standing in line at my precinct's polling place means listening to several languages all at once, throughout the day. We're all neighbors, and over 70% are Democrats.

He'd have had to run screaming from the place, I'm sure.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:25 PM

24. This should give people a better idea of how segregated the USA really is.

This guy doesn't know the facts about the racial composition of his county because he lives in a separate world, the Mall, the Club, the Church, etc.

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