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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-12 01:33 PM
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What ground game?
I've been hearing about Obama's great ground game.

No one called me and asked if I needed help getting to the polls.

When I got to the polls, I saw a man and a woman with Brown and Romney signs. After I finished voting and was leaving the polling place, I saw that someone had tied a Warren sign to a pole on the opposite side of the street. Never noticed it on the way in, though.

No Obama sign in sight. Then again, anyone who allows the presence or absence of a sign outside the polling place to decide their vote should stay home anyway. (I will never undertand undecideds.)

I purposely went at about 12:30 because people in my neighbhorhood seem to disappear at noon. I was on line only about 45 minutes. However, I heard someone say that the line had been out the door and around the block this morning.

That is a good sign because good turnout supposedly favors Democrats, who are supposedly less motivated voters. It is especially good because New England had some record-breaking low temps this morning.

Due to re-districting, I had to vote for THE most Congressional Rep from Massachusetts, when I have voted for THE most liberal one in prior elections.

I was going to leave it blank, but someone was running against him. (Many Democrats run unopposed.) This is the very last time I vote for a DINO in my life, though. I am going to write and tell him that, too. So, he has two years to liberal up if he wants my vote next time. I will never vote for a Republican, but I would leave a blank spot in extreme circumstances; and I consider rightists extreme circumstances!

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-12 01:50 PM
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1. Forgot to mention our ballot questions.
1. Right to repair (automobiles.) Requires that independent auto mechanics be given the information that enables them to repair cars (as opposed to only dealerships).

2. Allows doctors to prescribe a fatal does of medication, on request of the patient, to a patient who has six months or less to live.

3. Removes state and local penalties for medical marijuana.


The sample ballot I received in the mail a while back reflected those three questions. However, the sample ballot did not include two non-binding questions.

1. Should our state legislature request a federal constitutional amendment saying corporations are not citizens.

I have mixed feelings about opening up our constitution, given the wingnut. But, I don't think Congress will open it up, so I voted yes.

2. Should our state legislature ask Congress to save Social Security and spend money to create jobs.

Guess how I voted.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-12 05:21 PM
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2. Question 2 on the sample ballot illustrates how convoluted an understanding
the citizen and legislatures have of Social Security. One would think the legislature would understand that the recipients of social security pay for it. The only jobs ending social security would create would be on Wall Street and they would not be beneficial to the nation in any way.

I like the idea of forcing manufacturers to share information with independent mechanics. Who can afford the prices dealers charge to work on their ten year old beater?

Hard to believe they actually have a question (2) on euthanasia. Incredible!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-12 10:59 PM
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3. Even though we pay for Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance,
Congress is threatening to cut benefits. So, I am not sure that the nonbinding question shows our state legislature does not get that we paid for it.

Tonight the news is the election. Tomorrow, they will start on the Grand Bargain and the debt limit.

And Democratic voters will be so grateful that Willard did not win that they will rationalize anything.

The good news is that we will not have a Republican President in January, as I have always know we wouldn't. The bad news is that FDR died.
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