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All logic aside, there is room for real concern about this election

In 2008 I was like a broken record in conversations with friends, family and those I encountered when canvassing. Over and over I heard myself say that given voter turnout habits and other factors we needed an overwhelming lead to prevail.

We did that. Final polls gave Obama a lead of 5 to 7 points nationally. Currently on TPM's tracker page it's Obama by 1.3.

In 08 he lead from 7 to 9.8 points in PA. Now he's ahead by less than 6.

In VA he was up between 4 and 7 points. He leads by just 0.4 right now.

In Iowa he was up by 11. This time? 0.3

All the final polls are listed here:


The 2012 TPM stats are at this link:


FL and NC were tight last time too, but hoo boy some of the other contrasts gave me food for thought. Those big national leads last time around had a lot to do, I believe, with a ground swell of optimism and , um, Hope, that won't factor in quite so prominently this time. Low information voters and those who are on the fence about voting will need a personal touch.

I've been mostly out of work since December. My job as a Federal clerk was cut as a result of DOC restructuring. Uncertainty and blues have sort of kept me sidelined campaign wise but that's enough of that. I'm in. If he needed me last time, he sure as hell needs me this time. OFA just got another volunteer.

Allow me to encourage you. If you've been thinking about it, pitch in with some time. If you're already active, thank you and please forgive me for slow start.


I'm one of the temp election workers in my county and I can tell you that my experience with the primary race did nothing to encourage me about the efficacy of our system, even in my blue, blue WA.

FLOTUS in London - photos

"Try to have fun. Try to breathe a little bit," Mrs. Obama said. "But also win, right?"


Teh stupid that burns so bad you'll blister

Debunked by the Post in 2011, this hot mess is making an encore appearance:

Posted on 07/25/2012
Forwarded as received, but without comment; please do the same......

From Sunday’s 07 Sept. 2008, 11:48:04 EST, Televised “Meet the Press” the then Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.

General Bill Ginn, USAF (ret.), asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played......

Obama continued:, “The National Anthem should be ‘swapped’ for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails – - – perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments …….”
“When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts . We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice,which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag, and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past.”

“Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America.”

I mean Come On, Comrade.

That was posted just yesterday on a militia site, which is linked to frequently in comments at http://teapartyorg.ning.com.

Since I actually know people who have made broad reference to junk along these lines, maybe you do too. Instead of fainting from frustration, here's what I learned: Meet the Press has archives going back to 2003. Very cool!

2008: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28452155/ns/meet_the_press-resources/t/meet-press-transcripts-resources-video/?ns=meet_the_press#.UBFXQ7RrMTY

Guess this was a huge deal when it first surfaced. Google returns almost 18,000 hits for "General Bill Ginn+Obama" So, big lie.

It's a little spooky to come across it again. These people walk among us. They drive and shop and do laundry. They have children and this one guy, at least, has the ability to create a website. And they vote. How did this crazy get to be so so big?

CO wounded "will be struggling with these hospital bills for the rest of their lives"

First the very good and somehow, for me at least, healing news:

Hugo Jackson Medley was born at 7:11 a.m. local time on Tuesday, according to University of Colorado Hospital spokesman Dan Weaver. Both mother and child are doing well.
His mother, Katie Medley, escaped the Colorado movie theater attack uninjured...

Welcome, little baby.

Sadly, the new father lays in a medically induced coma with severe injuries. And then there's this:

Like many of the young 20-somethings at the movies that terrible night, the Medleys have no health insurance, according to their friend West.

“Caleb and his family have no insurance, and these hospital bills are going to be well into the hundreds if not thousands if not millions. Caleb and Katie will be struggling with these hospital bills for the rest of their lives,” West wrote on the website.


Pretty damned Exceptional, America.

Michele Bachman Won't Deny Being Vetted for VP

Now wouldn't that be something? I'd stay up to watch Joe debate her.

Tea Party Members Conspiring Armed Overthrow of Government

Right out loud at TeaParty.org

Reply by xxxxxxxxx 4 hours ago
We need to establish a D-DAY and hold to it!est. assemble points and storage points for weapons outside of D.C. Traveling from the south all states up to D.C. are CWP states , therefor VA. is the nearest the W.H. and should have the arms stored near the northern VA. border and shuttled to us after we establish our position at the W.H. Obama should be taken into custody first and work down from there. VP, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the traitors. NO VIOLENCE. Call for arms only when absolutely needed. This is a peaceful, bloodless citizens revolt and may be our last chance to save our nation. They may try to stop us but I don't think they are up for it!! As soon as we begin we should concentrate on rapid action with custody teams assigned to each pol. Not just libs, but cons. as well who have worked for the downfall of OUR COUNTRY. Let's have a planning session soon. whoever is the MFWIC must send out a notice two weeks before the meet. Let's GO !! xxxxx


Right on! NO VIOLENCE as they peacefully take the government into custody.

This is the same nitwit that the Secret Service visited before. After the ruling this week I just got curious about how they were handling it so I peeked in and holy moley, they are all so phreaking nuts. Some will look for help from county sheriffs and some are trading email so spies (ahem) won't know their plans.

Reply by XXXXX 15 minutes ago
I have sent a request to our Governor, asking that he pass a law to protect our privacy on line. We need to get a class action suit against Google and Government to block the harassment and spying. We all need to break out our old CB radios for local comm, and sign up for private email accounts or a message board that does not broadcast our messages. Is there a lawyer on this site that would help? They have been messing with my connection since last night. This is first time I have been able to get here since!

So. Everyone be on the look out for Custody Teams, I guess?

Romney's use of "ObamaCare" made him sound more like a hack than a statesman

Did you see his abbreviated remarks? ObamaCare this, ObamaCare that, using it so obviously as a political point. It had the same flavor as repeatedly saying "Democrat Party" over and over.

Very small man, huh?

Remember these pranky hair cutting bullies?

CLEVELAND, March 29 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have expanded a hate crimes case against followers of Ohio Amish sect leader Samuel Mullet Sr., charging four more women with participating in a beard and hair-cutting attack last year.

In all, 16 members of the group including Mullet now face charges in attacks that officials said were intended to humiliate the victims.....


Different? Sure. These were widespread attacks by adults, and the victims were adults.

But I see similarities. Regardless of intention, these attacks and the attack by the Republican presidential candidate both caused fear and humiliation.

Who said it?: The President "is a complete menace to our civilization”

A US Congressman. In front of people who are already fringe-y enough to be asking about impeachment. This is MO Rep Todd "at the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God" Akin

“I think some of the thought was, he’s coming up at this point for election and the best way to impeach him is the ballot box... So I think that’s the thought, because you’re never going to get something through the Senate. That doesn’t mean that at a certain point you just say enough, I don’t care enough about the Senate, duty calls us to just get up and just impeach this guy. And maybe he’s not quite gotten to the point where you’ve got the Republicans — basically all the Republican bloc is not quite mad enough for that.”

Still, Akin said he had plenty of relevant concerns: Obama, he said, “ignores the Constitution, he ignores the laws, he wants to impose all of the czars, he completely ignores the train wreck of the economy, which he’s causing with trillion-dollar-plus deficits every year you go along.”

He is a complete menace to our civilization,” he said. “The question is what’s the best way to get rid of him, I think probably at the ballot box next election, we need to get that done.”


Yeah, they just aren't mad enough to impeach yet. Once they get really mad they'll impeach him because that's all it takes? High crimes or enough anger, isn't that how it goes?

This clown can't even cite the number of members of the House: "I can’t speak for the other 400 and some congressmen..." And this is his 6th term of service.


I'm just gonna go ahead and feel good about myself for still believing that elected officials should use a little more style, a little more class when they speak in public.

Reformed Whores' Response Video

SO cute!

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