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Sun Jan 31, 2016, 04:20 PM

Thousands of these are being put on doors in IOWA now! (Revolution starts here)


I just got back from Bernie's office. I was trained as a precinct captain in case one can't make it at the last moment from weather etc.

College age kids from Denver, Chicago, Boston, and more are volunteering in Iowa. People that don't answer the doors get a hanger.

Edit to add they are calling into the evening too.

OS

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Reply Thousands of these are being put on doors in IOWA now! (Revolution starts here) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2016 OP
SickOfTheOnePct Jan 2016 #1
Omaha Steve Jan 2016 #2
Thav Feb 2016 #56
Gregorian Jan 2016 #3
Voice for Peace Feb 2016 #51
frylock Jan 2016 #4
Elmer S. E. Dump Jan 2016 #14
Voice for Peace Feb 2016 #52
Arazi Jan 2016 #5
hoosierlib Jan 2016 #7
Pauldg47 Jan 2016 #30
Elmer S. E. Dump Jan 2016 #16
Iwillnevergiveup Jan 2016 #6
Live and Learn Jan 2016 #8
SoapBox Jan 2016 #9
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2016 #10
dinkytron Jan 2016 #13
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2016 #15
dinkytron Jan 2016 #20
Duval Jan 2016 #17
blondie58 Jan 2016 #11
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2016 #12
frylock Jan 2016 #22
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2016 #46
Duval Jan 2016 #18
George II Jan 2016 #19
Plucketeer Jan 2016 #21
Live and Learn Jan 2016 #33
Live and Learn Jan 2016 #34
winter is coming Jan 2016 #45
Live and Learn Jan 2016 #47
cyberswede Feb 2016 #59
Nanjeanne Jan 2016 #23
creatives4innovation Jan 2016 #24
tavernier Jan 2016 #25
rhett o rick Feb 2016 #58
AtomicKitten Jan 2016 #26
Jenny_92808 Jan 2016 #27
Jefferson23 Jan 2016 #28
dreamnightwind Jan 2016 #29
CoffeeCat Jan 2016 #31
Jefferson23 Jan 2016 #35
840high Jan 2016 #32
Hiraeth Jan 2016 #36
vkkv Jan 2016 #37
Matariki Jan 2016 #38
Arazi Jan 2016 #39
Akamai Jan 2016 #44
Akamai Jan 2016 #40
Akamai Jan 2016 #42
Lorien Jan 2016 #41
bullwinkle428 Jan 2016 #43
JDPriestly Jan 2016 #48
PatrickforO Feb 2016 #50
redruddyred Feb 2016 #49
in_cog_ni_to Feb 2016 #53
avaistheone1 Feb 2016 #54
CTyankee Feb 2016 #55
Arazi Feb 2016 #57

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 04:23 PM

1. You're a precinct captain in Iowa?

I thought you lived in Nebraska. Or is precinct captain for caucuses a non-voting thing?

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 04:27 PM

2. I can't participate is correct


And I'm only a back up. I will be assisting the captain at the precinct I was assigned more than likely.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:50 PM

56. I'm a precinct captain!

I'm excited to see the turnout! There were TONS of people in our small office on friday.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 04:41 PM

3. They are on their game.

I honestly don't know how he does it. He just attracts passionate people, I think.

Thanks for the bit of info.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 01:00 AM

51. When people are inspired it tends to bring forth

 

tons of creative ideas & energy. Hope + inspiration + energy makes impossible things possible.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 04:59 PM

4. Posting to check the faux outrage later..

about Bernie's disregard over the environmental impact of printing these up, or over the invasion of people's privacy by infiltrating their door steps.

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Response to frylock (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:38 PM

14. And to despoil the doorsteps of patriots with the image of a raving SOCIALIST!

 

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Response to frylock (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 01:02 AM

52. They will be worth money one day

 

On antiques roadshow 3016 a.d.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:01 PM

5. I just got to the Quad Cities office. I'm phoning for a few hours!



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Response to Arazi (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:09 PM

7. Wish I could help...

 

Damn wife, kids and a full-time job...

Sending more $$$ and donors...

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Response to hoosierlib (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:01 PM

30. Sending another $30 too!!

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Response to Arazi (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:40 PM

16. Thank you so much!!

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:09 PM

6. Thank you, Steve

I believe Bernie would consider you a mensch!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:16 PM

8. Great door hanger. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:22 PM

9. Please keep us updated OS!

I still think Bernie's campaign is brilliant.

And I like the door hangers...clear and concise, with the full date (MONDAY) and important times, what to do about their registration, who can participate and so important, who to contact with questions (text...website...or just pick up the phone!)

Brilliant!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:28 PM

10. You some awesomeness, Steve...

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:38 PM

13. Steve is awesome!!!!!!

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Response to dinkytron (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:39 PM

15. Welcome, dinkytron!

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:03 PM

20. Thank you Shirley! I have a confession....



I have been here a long time but forgot my email acct and PW so I just started again with a new user name. I am feeling the Bern and I am cautiously optimistic. FYI, my friend is a precinct staffer in IA. A smart guy. For what it is worth, he thinks its going to be close but he has a hunch that Bernie is going to squeak it out. 24 to 20 with the rest undecideds. Just thought I would share. FYI, he is not necessarily feeling the Bern. He also told me that is Trump has done more to GOTV than Dems ever could. Latinos are pissed off and this will be reflected in turnout come election time.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:56 PM

17. He sure is!

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:28 PM

11. This sounds like a

Revolution!!!
Bernie causes enthusiasm, unlike I have ever seen before.
I hope he can pull off an upset.

Thank you for all you do, OS.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:38 PM

12. Such energy! Be sure to wear your snowstorm outfit...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:08 PM

22. Worst case scenario he has to sleep in a tauntaun

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Response to frylock (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 11:11 PM

46. I...can't...stop...laughing!!

Someone actually took the time to make that ?!?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:58 PM

18. K&R!

 

You have been a treasure. Please stay healthy, bundle up for tomorrow and don't over-do. We need you!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:01 PM

19. Just as many Clinton door hangers are being put on doorknobs in Iowa. Maybe less, because....

...when people see that the person at the door is a Clinton canvasser, they open the door.

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Response to George II (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:07 PM

21. riiiiiiiiight

 

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Response to George II (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:31 PM

33. Got a picture of hers? nt

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Response to George II (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:37 PM

34. Never mind, I found one. Truly inspiring.



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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #34)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 10:52 PM

45. I wonder if there's any info on the back.

The Bernie one is clearly geared to be helpful to people new to the caucus process--the day of the week is prominently given, it's stressed to be there before 7, it tells you what to do if you need to know where to caucus and gives information about 17-year-olds, unregistered voters, etc. Basically, everything you need in an easily digestible format.

Hillary's seems more geared to people already comfortable with the process. I wonder if that's going to hurt her tomorrow night.

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #45)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 11:17 PM

47. Hillary's looks more like an order. nt

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Response to George II (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 04:00 PM

59. We've had Sanders and O'Malley door-knockers in my small town

No Clinton, though.

We got the door hanger shown in the OP last week (along with dozens of Sanders mailers over the past weeks - at least one a day).

I see 10 Sanders signs for every Hillary sign (none for O'Malley).

The Hillary signs I see look like the photo below. I don't see them as particularly informative, especially when driving by - it's difficult to even recognize the "H", and viewers have to already know that the "H->" logo is for Hillary. Weird branding, imo.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:13 PM

23. Watched Bernie's Waterloo Rally on CSpan Just Now - Volunteers & Calls were GREAT!

Of course the speech was terrific. What was particularly great was watching Bernie as he was leaving in the crowd with the people who were there. It's hard to hear because there's no formal camera or sound at that point but a woman came up to him and ask him if he supported the 2 state solution for Palestine, which of course he said yes. Then she began talking quietly about her son who has had 4 rotations in the service and you could sense she was trying to keep things together. Bernie had his back to the camera - but you could see him put his arms around her and talk very quietly to her for a good minute or two. I was very moved.

The calls into CSPAN were great. Lots of Independents saying they were excited about Sanders and planning on voting for him.

Interviews with people at the rally were great. A number of first-timers who hadn't even been to rallies before who were planning on caucusing for Bernie.

And the volunteer interviews were amazing. Both the Iowans - and the people who drove from Illinois and Indiana and Minnesota - who were so inspired to volunteer for him.

THAT'S MY CANDIDATE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:30 PM

24. Thanks for the update

 

Very encouraging to see the ground game coming together!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:40 PM

25. Nice picture of Bernie!

Who says old guys aren't sexy?

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Response to tavernier (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 03:47 PM

58. I can tell you if you really want to know. Ooops, that wasn't for me was it.

 

I knew I was over the hill when the young ladies started reacting to my flirting by thinking it was cute.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:46 PM

26. Thank you! k/r

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:50 PM

27. Awesome!

 

I love it! Go Bernie!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:51 PM

28. May the CORNFIELDS BERN Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! K&R for the win :)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:59 PM

29. Woo-hoo! Hillary supporters caucus on Tuesday!

Just kidding of course.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:09 PM

31. Yep, I handed out hundreds this week!

I put many of these on doors this past weekend!

Great to meet and connect with fellow Bernie caucusgoers in Iowa!

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #31)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:41 PM

35. +1 n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:14 PM

32. Thank you!!!!!

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:49 PM

36. so impressed with his team.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 08:17 PM

37. Thank you! K&R

 


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 08:20 PM

38. All you folks volunteering ROCK!

Very inspiring!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 09:39 PM

39. Just finished a few hours calling and decided to stay over and help tomorrow

The Davenport office is packed!! The enthusiasm is really infectious even this late

My nephew is a senior at Western Illinois University (criminal justice major) and will let my SO and I crash at his apartment tonight. He doesn't have class until noon tomorrow so he's going to canvass with me in the morning which is why we decided to stay over. He's politically apathetic, slightly leaning Bernie but undecided so when he agreed to walk with me tomorrow, I just had to stay.



He'll vote in Wisconsin (he's/we are residents there) but I think the BS enthusiasm at the office tomorrow will be persuasive. There are volunteers from all over the Midwest here - all ages. It's crazy! I've never seen anything like this.

My nephews meeting a bunch of us for drinks now and I hope we can "infect" him with a Berning Fever

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Response to Arazi (Reply #39)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 10:44 PM

44. Let me say, "Great job!" I applaud you a thousand times!

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 10:30 PM

40. I would add, "For the future of us all! Your future! Your children's future! The planet's future!"

 

But, as an old fart, I hopefully cut to the chase.

Bernie is the best thing that will happen to us, and I pledge right now to send him another donation. ($120 dollars, basic 100 plus 20% tip. I sure as hell have worked for tips, after the same donation last night.)

Go, Bernie! We support you to save us all!!!

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Response to Akamai (Reply #40)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 10:40 PM

42. I contributed but could not do it through Paypal. (100 dollars with a 20% tip.)

 

I tried four times through Paypal, but could not make the contribution - the first time ever. Hopefully because Bernie contributions are now going through the roof. So I contributed through VISA.

Go Bernie!!

Big listener of the Thom Hartmann Radio Show!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 10:43 PM

43. Oh yes!! I left tons of those/handed out plenty to people this afternoon!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 11:48 PM

48. I made calls today. Most numbers were not good -- people in nursing homes or no longer at

home or moved or something.

But I think I talked a couple of people into voting for Bernie. Then there were so many people in our calling place that I decided to give my seat to a new person. I did not want anyone to feel they had come all the way to the party and then not been able to call anyone.

It's a good sign that they are down to the dud numbers.

One guy told me how he lost his good, $15 per hour with benefits job under Reagan. I reminded him of the Maytag employees in Newton, Iowa who lost their good jobs with benefits after NAFTA which was signed by Bill Clinton.

Didn't need to say much more than that.

This election is really, really about the economy stupid.

The Republicans made Barack Obama's life miserable during his almost eight years in office.

I pointed out that Bernie has been in Congress since 1992. He knows everybody there. If they don't cooperate, Bernie can call them on the phone, let them know who decides what bills get paid and to whom and read them the riot act. Bernie knows them all by name and by their favorite pork chops and ham. That's what a president needs to know and who he/she needs to know to get things done.

Good luck, Republicans if Bernie wins.

Bernie is going to know whose names to put on what and is going to call them out. He knows who to ask for what and what to give in return.

Bernie will be in the cat seat if he is elected president. He will get things done genteelly, but most certainly.

Feel the Bern! And read about how LBJ got things done in Congress including the Civil Rights Act. It's a lesson in the power of the president.

I do not think that Hillary will have anywhere near the ability to work with (or better said, against) a Republican Congress that Bernie will have.

Congress cannot, as I understand it, make the president spend money. They can authorize spending, but strategic withholding of expenditures can make a president look very good and squeeze a lot of members of Congress where it hurts. You play one district against another.


One of the big problems of recent Democratic presidents (two governors, Carter and Clinton, and a state senator, Obama) is that they have not understood or known the members of Congress or the culture of Congress. Bernie has been in there since 1992 and is at home in the world of Congress.

Another of our problems is that Republicans vote pretty solidly as a block. That block has to be broken up. A president who knows how the money flows and the politics of the congressional districts and who really hates whom in the Republican Party because he has worked with and against them for years and years will know what he needs to know to weaken the Republicans. That's Bernie. He will know how to get Congress to do what we Democrats want. Read the history books.

Bernie is the man.


Feel the Bern!

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #48)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:58 AM

50. He is the Amendment King. No doubt there.

Sanders is going to surprise lots of people when he starts winning primaries. Clinton's already throwing the sink, bathtub and all the appliances at him. Desperation. Almost like a Stephen King novel.

Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:35 AM

49. THANK YOU from new hampshire

 

i wish there was some way they could hook me up to do phone calls to your state. i asked!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 01:12 AM

53. Nice door hanger!

Go Bernie!

Thank you Steve for all you do for the campaign!

PEACE
LOVE
BERNIE

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:08 AM

54. Thanks for all your work.

 

I wish I could be there and help too.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:27 AM

55. Hi, OS, as a volunteer myself for election day here in my ward, I have a question.

Are there any accommodations made for the elderly/people with disabilities at the caucus?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:44 PM

57. Well I saw a lot of Bettendorf IA today and hung a lot of Bernie door hangers

My nephew paired up with me. My SO went out with another volunteer ( so we hit 2x as many houses as we thought we would)!

We spoke with about 20 people (most had nobody home). About half were committed to Bernie with the rest voting for Trump, Hillary, or Rubio. Two elderly sisters would caucus for Bernie if they could get a ride (hell yes!! I called the office and arranged a pickup on the spot). I encouraged the other Sanders supporters to go caucus but they were cagey lol...

Best of all my undecided nephew is now a diehard Bernie fan - yay!



We're all WI residents so every Dem voter helps in that state.

We're heading home now since my SO has to work later but I'm pretty excited about tonight



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