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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:53 PM
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GOP field op: "There's no volunteers. None. Zero"
Everyone's panicking. A veteran Republican field who's spent time in Iowa and Florida recently e-mails us in horror: "There's no volunteers. None. Zero."

http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2006/10...


It's always fun to hear about The Magical Rovian Ground Game.

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ncrainbowgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:54 PM
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1. Not feeling well- but this made me smile- thanks!
Thanks for the link- only the 3rd smile all day!
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:56 PM
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2. Rove's Machine is broken
Too many of his key operatives are out of commission or laying low this year. Boo-hoo. Rove done lost his mojo.

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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:39 PM
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16. karl rove is karl over
let's hope so.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:57 PM
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3. Call me cynical
but I don't believe anything these people say. Perhaps he's just trying to lure us all into a false sense of complacency. Wouldn't put it past them.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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survivor999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:01 PM
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21. Right. So, no point in listening to what they say.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:57 PM
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26. Oh, we can listen
but I'm not betting the bank on anything that comes out of their mouths.

I would love it if the fundies stayed home and the true 'small government' conservatives sat this one out but I am not going to pop the bubbly until 11/8.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:58 PM
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4. Wonder if the MSM will scale back their "GOP get out the vote machine" mantra.
A better description would be the GOP steal and suppress the vote machine!
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:59 PM
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5. Not according to the talking head on NPR this morning.
I didn't catch her name, but she was really pushing the big strength of the GOP as their ability to hustle and get out the last-minute votes.

AFAIC, I love it when GOP bobbleheads talk this way. It helps their base to feel complacent. Perhaps they believe that Rove has pulled the rabid rabbit out of the hat before, maybe he'll do it again even if they don't show up to vote.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:07 PM
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22. To be fair, I heard another program on public radio this afternoon,
On the Media, which made it clear that voter fraud is a myth while voter suppression is a growing danger to our democracy. It was quite clear that the Republicans feed the myth of voter fraud while engaging in voter suppression.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:23 PM
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27. I missed that one.
I only happened to listen to NPR this morning because I was driving and turned on the radio at the right time.

After all these years, NPR is finally catching on to voter suppression, eh? ;)
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 03:54 AM
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29. I think some semi-official commission recently reported this.
Will look around for the story.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:00 PM
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6. It's not that hard to believe
Put yourself in the GOP's shoes. Would you support the Dems if they were in as much legal and ethical trouble as the Repukes? I sure wouldn't.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:03 PM
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7. That does not bode well for the republicans
You reap what you sew.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:08 PM
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10. Funny play on words, actually it's "sow".
;)
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:00 PM
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20. Can hogs sow?
Can hogs sew? :dunce:
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:03 PM
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8. That's hysterical!
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 02:04 PM by Stephanie


Meanwhile here in New York people are self-organizing to form groups to canvass in promising CDs. There are buses of volunteers leaving from NYC to canvass around the state. Everyone's volunteering. I met a friend last night who said, "oh man, I haven't done anything yet. Send me some info and I'll phonebank this weekend." Every political club is sending groups out. Because our statewide offices are safe people are concentrating on individual districts. There are 4-5 opportunities to win back Congressional seats right here in NY and we know it.
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:19 PM
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25. Those NYC volunteers aren't just canvassing around NY.
When I was out canvassing in the Philly suburbs last weekend I ran into two different people from NYC who were here canvassing for Lois Murphy. They said NYC didn't really need any help going Dem so they wanted to go somewhere where they could make a difference.

I should add that nearly every door I knocked on already had literature stuck in it for some Democratic candidate, and I did not see one piece of Repub literature nor one Repub canvasser!
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:04 PM
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9. I call Bull*&%$ in Iowa
They're doing their 72-hour GOTV training this weekend.

Don't believe the hype!
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:34 PM
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11. Was shocked to hear NPR this AM - Mara Liasson's report
on how the election is looking was unabashedly pro GOP in my view - saying that the left is counting their chickens already, saying that races that look to be blow out are actually going to be close, etc. I caught quite a lot of right wing spin in the report...then again, she does show her face on Faux "news" occasionally...
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:32 PM
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14. she's always good for a few GOP talking points. IGNORE THE SPIN & KEEP UP THE GOTV
www.callforchange.com - even if you don't want to leave the house, make a few calls from home. we're not even home this weekend and we're doing it.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:35 PM
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12. Say whaaaa?
:applause:
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:39 PM
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13. No volunteers...
...but plenty of paid operatives and official GOP "voter challenger" personnel...
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:35 PM
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15. So breathless corpmedia declaring GOP groundgame unbeatable is more LYING
to protect BushInc while they rig some machines here and there.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:13 PM
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17. Can You Say... Tsunami ???
Sure, I thought ya could.

Great friggin news, that!

:bounce: :yourock: :bounce:

:hi:
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:52 PM
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18. "The Magical Rovian Ground Game"
:rofl: I am astounded when I hear Dem "strategists" giving this credence. Ah, the joys of perception management.
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:56 PM
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19. Most GOP volunteers I've seen were paid... not volunteers. n/t
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farmbo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:51 PM
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23. GOP Groundgame= ten computer geeks swapping out memory chips.
For Rove, that's all the volunteers he'll need.
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JudyM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:16 PM
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24. Thanks for that domorethanvote.org link. We should get it pinned on the home page.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:40 PM
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28. Quick! Call that 'Get a Brain Moran' guy
He'll be right there.
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