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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 12:14 PM

When I Put Up An Obama Sign.....

in my very Republican town I came home to find my wife with an anonymous letter in her hand that one of our neighbors left in our mailbox threatening us and filled with vile nasty comments. We put our Biden/Harris sign up and this time, two our our neighbors stopped by to ask where they could get one. It's a long way between houses here-it took some effort for them to come by to ask. Now Biden was winning New Jersey all along but Biden/Harris signs are being proudly displayed all over our town and the neighboring very republican towns. These towns are more like rural areas of Pennsylvania than urban New Jersey. If this is indicative of the inroads made in this demographic, there's no question Trump is going down hard.

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Reply When I Put Up An Obama Sign..... (Original post)
Laxman Oct 29 OP
Claustrum Oct 29 #1
Upthevibe Oct 29 #2
Dread Pirate Roberts Oct 29 #3
Laxman Oct 29 #7
Laxman Oct 29 #16
RedSpartan Oct 29 #4
Laxman Oct 29 #6
cab67 Oct 29 #12
TheBlackAdder Oct 29 #13
Laxman Oct 29 #19
VWolf Oct 29 #23
swift93 Oct 29 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 29 #9
lagomorph777 Oct 29 #11
cwydro Oct 29 #18
Johnny2X2X Oct 29 #8
ornotna Oct 29 #14
mopinko Oct 29 #10
cwydro Oct 29 #17
mopinko Oct 29 #20
cwydro Oct 29 #22
wysimdnwyg Oct 29 #15
malaise Oct 29 #21
Laxman Oct 29 #25
KatyBR Oct 29 #24

Response to Laxman (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 12:18 PM

1. Thanks for sharing.

And this is why I question some of the media's narrative that the rural is coming out strong for Trump. I don't doubt that Trump will win it at 70-90% range, but I think there are some traditionally independent/republicans that are coming out for Biden as well.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 12:31 PM

2. Laxman....

Thank you for letting us know what's happening where you are. I'm sorry to hear about the harsh letter.

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 12:41 PM

3. We Still Laugh About It....

we think we know which of our screwball neighbors did it. People having that kind of hate is a little unnerving, but in the end it's their problem, not ours. We've both been in very public positions in our lives and we don't scare easily.

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:28 PM

7. If I Recall Correctly...

you weren't laughing about it.

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:02 PM

16. It Was Creepy.....

my wife might be laughing now (and honestly we do joke about it) but when it happened you start looking at every car that drives by. You start going over who lives around you and who it might have been. Someone who didn't have the guts to say what they thought to our faces or put their name on the letter (although that definitely would have landed them in hot water) isn't worth losing sleep over. Still, we've lived here a long time and thought we knew our neighbors well. I've never looked at the people around here the same since. Still it was gratifying to have people come up to express their feelings on this election. They HATE Trump. There's plenty of people around here who still love him but not as many as there were before.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:18 PM

4. Sussex County?

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Response to RedSpartan (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:21 PM

6. Let's Just Say....

close to where Hunterdon, Warren & Morris Counties meet.

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Response to Laxman (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:42 PM

12. I spent my adolescence in the area.

Moved there when I was 12. My family left right around the time I started college out of state, so I've only been there sporadically since.

I'm struck, both from what I see on Facebook and during visits to the area, at how conservative the place is. It didn't seem that way when I lived there. But that was a long time ago, and I wasn't really all that aware of such things until I started college and read the news more carefully.

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Response to Laxman (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:45 PM

13. I'm down in SoJo and there's a lot of Pineys, White Supremacists and KKK in the state.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:35 PM

19. Good Old Jersey Diversity....

it's got a little bit of everything. We could do without the toxic waste and the toxic people.

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Response to RedSpartan (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:06 PM

23. I lived in Sussex county for years

One of the reddest parts of the state. Getting Josh Gottenheimer in was a pleasant surprise.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:19 PM

5. Storms blew a Trump sign into my yard...

I put it in the trash. Am I a bad person for not returning it to the owner?

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Response to swift93 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:37 PM

9. How can you return it? Does it have the owner's name on it?

No doubt owned by someone named "Trump Pence".

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Response to swift93 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:42 PM

11. You returned it to the trash. Same thing, right?

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Response to swift93 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:14 PM

18. Years ago I the Keys, a Republican neighbor returned my Obama sign to my yard after a hurricane.

We had a good laugh because she didnít want it in her yard, and she knew it was mine.

I gained a lot of respect for her.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:35 PM

8. Neighbor Story

I live in Grand Rapids, MI, pretty conservative area.

Moved to this new house 3 years ago, lady across the street never said hello one time, no worries, maybe she just keeps to herself. I was walking my dog and her dog was off the leash and came running up to my dog starting trouble and they had a brief tussle, both were missing a little fur, seemed like no big deal at the time. Well, my dog had gotten her dog in the throat and it needed a stitch and to be cleaned. Next time I am out walking the dog she came out and told me what happened and wanted to make sure our dog was up to date on her shots. Not exactly getting off on the right foot.

Next day my Biden sign arrived and I put it in the yard, was doing yard work when they lady comes running over with a big smile on her face. She wanted to tell me how much she loved my Biden sign and how important she thought this election was. Totally changed our relationship and now we talk every time we see each other.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:46 PM

14. That's a good story

With a happy ending.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:41 PM

10. a neighbor in an orthodox hood near here got a molitov cocktail

because he had a corner lot and put cut out letters spelling out- obama- along a 50' fence.
idiots, of course, immediately started defacing it. but they were just stock cardstock letters. and the dude was an artist.
they were up the next morning. things went about like you would think.

i stopped to introduce myself one day, driving my chevy suburban covered w letter size obama stickers, and gathered a small crowd. it was pretty creepy.
dude sold his house shortly thereafter.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:11 PM

17. I thought Chicago was blue?

Dayum, I live in a red NC county and havenít seen a single sign defaced, taken down, or any stupid parades.

Very grateful for where I live.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:52 PM

20. mostly is. about 3/4.

but there are pockets of all kinds of extremes.
the hood i live in voted 94% obama in '08.
but the next hood west is heavy orthodox jews. liar joe convinced them obamo was bad for israel.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:58 PM

22. Sheesh.

I feel for ya.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:56 PM

15. I've seen similar in Middle Tennessee

Outside of Davidson Co (already deep blue) and Williamson Co (still dark red), I've noticed a profound dearth of Trump signs. Biden signs, on the other hand, seem to pop up occasionally in areas where you wouldn't expect them.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:53 PM

21. Hey You

Long time no see

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Response to malaise (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:22 PM

25. It's Been A While....

since I posted anything. Fortunately because I've been busy. That's not to say I haven't been dropping by.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:08 PM

24. Friends in Michigan had same experience//strangers asking how to get a BIDEN sign

My friends who live in the thumb area of Michigan -- two different friends - told me the same story. Each put out big Biden signs in their front yard and thought surely some Trumper was going to try to steal them. Instead -- both had strangers come knock on their door - one a truck driver -- the other a Latino - telling them they loved their Biden/Harris sign and how would they get one.
Shocker!

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