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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:27 PM
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On the eve of the election, I do not see gloom and doom. Here's why:
Democrats are turning out in high numbers for this mid-term election. That's now an established fact. Early voting is going our way. Republicans have shot their wad early and we continue to keep showing up to the polls and voting. Every day that passed was a day in our favor.

The lack of cell phone polling makes the establishment poll numbers skewed. That's a fact.

Young people are once again, bucking the conventional wisdom, and are actively participating in this election, establishing a very positive trend. And that's not good news for the GOP.

Latino voting is up this year again. The GOP attempt to suppress their votes has failed.

LBGT Americans are not thrilled with the GOP, but will be showing up overwhelmingly and voting Blue.

The GOP and their Tea Party crowd are at each other's throats.

Democrats have far better and longer established GOTV organizations on the ground.

Finally, I expect another "Reverse Bradley" effect, where a citizen will say one thing publicly and vote another way privately. They may tell a pollster that they are pissed off, and they may tell everyone around them they are voting Republican, but when they are alone, they may do just the opposite as reason prevails.

Americans have not forgotten who caused the economic mess. Americans are not in love with the Republican Party. It is just delusional to believe so.

We will still control the Senate and not by a slim majority either. And we may be able to still hold on to the House of Representatives.

We are the majority. Don't forget that.

Stop the with the gloom and doom and get out the vote where you can help.

The next 24 hours favor us. We are the majority party in America. Let's show them we are.
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:29 PM
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1. From your lips...
To the electorates ear.
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MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:30 PM
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2. THANKS. n/t
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librarycard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:30 PM
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3. My concern is for those Americans who are already underwater
How are they going to survive 2 years of a non-functioning government due to the RW declaration that it will not appease?
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:34 PM
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4. Don't forget that the tea baggers have been reliable votes for the Republicans in prev. elections.
They are not NEW voters.

And, every two years older white racist voting Republicans are dying off; and younger more progressive voters are jumping in the pool.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:35 PM
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5. +1
:)
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:36 PM
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6. David, I really respect you, but you have been so optimistic in the past it's disgusting.
I hope you're right, but often when you're this optimistic you tend to be really wrong. :(
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:36 PM
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7. FYI I gave you a rec!
I hope you're right!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:25 PM
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13. Thanks. You can give me hell tomorrow night if I'm wrong.
But I've never seen the slaughter that the media has been promoting for six months straight now. They were even saying as little as two months ago that we'd lose the Senate.

Keep the faith, JC. :)
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:23 PM
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41. I won't give you hell if you're wrong, it'll be hell enough. But I hope it won't be for your sake.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:39 PM
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8. Well, I was optimistic about Senator Obama becoming Prez back in '07.
Edited on Mon Nov-01-10 02:39 PM by David Zephyr
And I was right.

Keep this very big factoid close in your heart: Obama won by 9 million votes nationwide.

Gore won by 600,000 votes nationwide.

The demographics have changed, joshcryer. So keep hope alive.

We will prevail. :)
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 11:40 AM
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65. No -- we weren't only optimistic in 2000, nor 2004 ... we were right + they were stolen ....
I can still remember the logic of hearing that W was going down --

an then the fearful FAUX NEWS reversal --

Can also remember the logic of hearing that Kerry was an early in the day winner --

and then the steal setting in --

Yes, right wing is to be feared -- for their violence -- for stealing elections --

and for lies.

:) Fingers crossed -- !!
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:28 PM
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78. You nailed the real scare
It's that the Repugs will steal the election (again). I truly believe they LET Obama win because they knew they'd fucked up so bad, they wanted someone else to come in and take the responsibility for the utter disaster they had created with the economy. They got what they wanted - massive transfer of wealth from middle & lower class income earners to the top income earners. Now that Dems are taking the heat for what the Repugs made happen, they'll come back in and start over again wtih deregulation and privatization. they know Obama wants peace with them and that he won't fight hard against them, so his presidency isn't that big a road block. They will also do their best to steal the election in 2012. The only thing we can do is make the wave so big that maybe they'll be deterred or we will be able to provide proof of their theft?
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:43 PM
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9. The momentum's all on this side of the table
(gesturing to our side)

:thumbsup:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:19 PM
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12. It is. They've herded their voters already.
Tomorrow, the voting at the polls will belong to the Democrats.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:20 PM
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39. And Diebold
That's my one concern. The Democratic enthusiasm gap is a lie and has been exposed now as a lie so hopefully, the thugs won't choose to use the Diebold option, but it's always there.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:43 PM
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10. Great post! Optimism is often in short supply on DU, so it's great to see this!! Kick and Rec!!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:35 PM
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14. Damn the torpedos! Full speed ahead.
Thanks, Parker CA. I am optimisitc. :)
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Cognitive_Resonance Donating Member (733 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:57 PM
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11. Good points all. nt
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Kber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:40 PM
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15. Hope so! Will be up late tomorrow is all I know for sure.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:20 PM
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25. It will be a late night tomorrow.
And I think we now have a real shot at Alaska. :)
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KeyserSoze87 Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:58 PM
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16. Thanks!
I appreciate hearing some optimism. I don't think the election will really be THAT bad.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:04 PM
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17. Drag every Dem you know to the polls!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:28 PM
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28. Yes. Everyone you get to the poll is a second vote you can make.
Leverage. :)
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:07 PM
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18. thankyou for your positive enthusiasm ;)
so much pouty here it's so nice to hear your version.

:)
Why cry before you have to, right? I mean maybe things won't be so great but let's worry about that when we have to. For now I like your attitude.

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Ramulux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:15 PM
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19. Agree 100%
At the least the cell phone gap is more than enough to give me serious hope. Thats a 4 point republican lean for any pollster who doesn't call cell phones, that's a fact. When you add in high turnout from African Americans and Hispanics, I would say we are looking at an undeniable 2-3 point swing in our direction.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:39 PM
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29. Yep. And Harry Reid will defeat Angle.
The voting turnout in Nevada is bad news for Angle. :hi:
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:05 PM
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70. I really hope so! n/t
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:30 PM
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79. Is there a big voter turnout in NV?
Hope, hope, hope so. Sharon Angle is a supreme nut job and does not need to be in Congress!!!
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:20 PM
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20. K/R for some positive energy!
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:28 PM
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21. Thank you for this post. n/t
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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:28 PM
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22. I also think that the enthusiasm gap crap has back fired.
Rather than having Dems feels defeated before even getting to the polls, I believe many Reps got and continue to be complacent and too lazy to drive to the polls.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:03 PM
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32. Yep.
Democrats are voting and heavily so. :)
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:00 PM
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23. I do believe you're right!
What gives me pause, though, is the possibility of Karl Rove's meddling into election results. Everything you said about the voters' intentions was spot on, imo, so if the Democrats lose either house it will be my firm belief that votes were skewed.

Think about it: Turdblossom has a lot of time on his hands these days to focus on election manipulation & there's no telling how much money & opportunity he's been given by corporations. The AP has already declared victory for the R's in the House. Think about that...
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:04 PM
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24. And we no longer have exit polls. Fertile ground for fraud.
I trust the voters, I don't trust the counters.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:02 PM
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31. I refuse to believe that a majority of people in this country don't have common
sense & would believe we're better off led by the R's. No way. We're better than that.
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:37 PM
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82. The common people that elected GW twice?
Don't think so. It's the rich Repugs who bought out voting machine companies and make sure that the machines show what they want them too. My guess is Repugs haven't won the presidency since GHW, despite what the very manipulated results show.
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 03:38 AM
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62. Yep - that's my concern too... The Corporations will demand results on their investment.
What dirty tricks do the R's have up their sleeves this time?
Some good old standards I'm sure - but also some new scams/fraud/deceptions.

The stakes are higher than usual with the Corporation backed tea parties and anonymous mega millionaire/billionaire donors.

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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:22 PM
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26. Reckity REC! Kickety KICK!!
That's what I think and look -- when these Repukes spend all that money, who's the recipient? THE MEDIA!! So natch they're gonna schmooze up their clients. It's bullshit! It doesn't at all match what I see going on in the real world.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:16 PM
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34. Democrats are not following the media's advice. We are voting.
Voting.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:23 PM
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27. Kick
Here is hoping. :patriot:




:kick:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:18 PM
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38. And not pie-in-the-sky hope. We are the majority and we are voting.
Thank you, politicasista! :)
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:52 PM
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45. Bingo!
No problem DZ. :hi:
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:47 PM
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30. I hope you're right....I fear you're being over optimistic
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 02:31 AM
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61. Hope springs eternal.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:14 PM
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33. Good post - K&R
We've got some winnin' to do.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:45 PM
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43. Yes, we do. And the turn out is turning out to be big for a mid-term.
We have some winnin' to do indeed.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:29 PM
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35. Good post.
K and R
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 08:14 PM
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46. Even doomsayer, Nate, is now hedging his bets.
Democrats are showing up to vote in big numbers. This thing isn't over.

Thanks, bigwillq. :)
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:32 PM
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36. Good post...agreed. Let's just say---the MSM will be shocked.
The fuckin' bastards.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:01 PM
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48. Democrats are voting. That wasn't "planned".
vaberella, it's going not going to be the slaughter of Democrats they have told us it will be.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:42 PM
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37. Yes David...We have to be Optimistic. After all..things are so Crazy these days..we can't expect
that these Polls are even connecting with CELL PHONE USERS! It might be "Up for Grabs" and Media just wants "Tension and a Play for Viewers" with their Crap!
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:21 PM
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40. I've been calling it the Tanya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan matchup
Reality TV. Who gets voted off the island? Blah blah blah.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:25 PM
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42. every little bit...I tell myself that ..every day. "Every Little Bit COUNTS!"
I don't know what else to say.
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:48 PM
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44. Perhaps issues do matter....and dems literally have all the issues and maybe more than
a few people are thinking about issues rather than dishonest ads, lies, fear mongering, and Karl Rove.
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thanks_imjustlurking Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 08:34 PM
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47. I think you are probably right, especially about the cell phones, but
the R's are no doubt still engaged in as much vote suppression and stealing as they can get away with, which is a lot in places that still use the paperless wonders.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:04 PM
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50. Vote suppression has already begun, thanks_imjustlurking
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:02 PM
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49. I hope you're right but I don't know anymore.
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Shrader Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:28 PM
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51. I'm going to hold this beautiful vision with you. n/t
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 02:05 AM
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58. Your 9th Post, Shrader! Welcome to the DU!
Glad to have you here. We have a lot of work to do. Welcome. :hi:
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michaelslomo Donating Member (307 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:28 PM
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52. David Zephyr . . .
. . . you are a breath of fresh air! You have a real positive spirit!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 02:04 AM
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57. Your 18th post. Welcome to the DU, michaelslomo.
We need you. Welcome. :hi:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:37 PM
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53. On the eve of the election, I see another opportunity to GOTV
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:16 PM
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54. Very nice. Thanks.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 02:13 AM
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60. If I am quixotic, then so be it.
And thank you for your kind words Hekate. Tomorrow is our big day. We have the people and the numbers, they have the money and the media. :)
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:19 PM
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55. I'm not the least bit scared
The media has been pathetically obvious in its chorusing to create a reality of its own choosing, and even if one discounts a bit of the impetus for it as simply wanting a "good story", the thin shellac of "impartiality" is ridiculous even to the casual observer.

What's interesting is the look in the eye of some of the more savvy and cynical right-wing hacks like Candy Crowley: they're rather wobbly in their resolve; its not 1994.

Regardless of what happens, the Republicans are in chaos and if emboldened, they'll show their true ugliness for all to see. The frightening possibility is what economic tumult they might precipitate with their blinkered greedfest at a time of peril; their one effective tool is always the amplification and channeling of fear and resentment, and if they drive us over the cliff, who knows what hay they can make of it.

It's far from a foregone conclusion who holds power when the smoke clears, and if they eke out some slim or a bit thicker-than-slim majority in the House and then go on the cocksure asshole crusade that Junior did, they're in for a serious comeuppance. The economy is fragile right now.

It's hardly the end of the world, but we're definitely in for tough times. We would have been anyway.

In a chickenshit sort of way, it gives us cover for the crap to come: even if they don't take the House, their obstructionism and atavism will look very bad, and it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of fellas.

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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 02:11 AM
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59. You are a survivor, POE, and you've always held a bigger perspective.
"chorusing to create a reality". That's pretty much it.

The media consolidation under Michael Power for the Bush Administration was just one more step to making the propaganda / advertising / brainwashing / dumbing down that much easier. Now the SCOTUS ruling on campaign finance and disclosure really takes it to a new dimension, doesn't it.

But Abraham Lincoln said it best: "You can't fool all of the people all of the time."

Good to hear from you on the eve of this historic election.

It's fascinating how bigotry has tidied itself up into a political party and given the cloak of respectability by the media.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:41 AM
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56. It is these ops that you write, that make me respect you a lot,
and even love you quite a bit! :headbang:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 11:55 AM
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67. And again, thanks to you and your hubby for GOTV.
:)
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 06:07 AM
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63. Thanks David. I really needed to read something positive
I think they've underestimated our youth; & I think they underestimated people understanding who brought this whole damn mess down upon us.

I guess I've been so damn worried about the outside millions that are running negatively through our airwaves.

Thanks, again!
:hi:
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 10:14 AM
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64. YES! I totally agree with you..Thank you for posting this!
:patriot:
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 11:51 AM
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66. I'm ever hopeful
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:02 PM
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68. Your optimism is refreshing. Thank you.
I really hope you're right, for the sake of our country.
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timkainemustgo Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:03 PM
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69. I will be happy if we hold the Senate.
NT
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:08 PM
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71. Your vote is the one thing they cannot take from you. And God knows, they've tried.
Edited on Tue Nov-02-10 12:09 PM by nolabear
If you're poor, you can vote. If you're sick, you can vote. If you're beat down by the things that just plain beat you down in life, YOU-CAN-VOTE. There's that little word in the middle of "Yes we can" that is the most powerful thing this country has to offer; the power of WE. If we don't use it, then how can we expect anything?

I'm with you, David, and I hope everyone else is with us.

Edit for typo
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HatTrick Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:14 PM
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72. Hoping for the best
Just voted, Calif 7th district. "D" across the ticket.

It's just amazing how people have such short memories, and forget who got us in this mess.
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LongTomH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:15 PM
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73. Time to shut this down and go vote!
Then I'm going to phonebank for the Missouri Democratic party!:thumbsup:
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:03 PM
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74. Good points all
If even half of them bear out in the final tally, all the dire predictions may not materialize.
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marlakay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:07 PM
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75. i feel bad for the LBGT voters and I think
they will agree putting in any of the tea people or any repubs will make things much much worse...they are not stupid, far from it, some of the smartest people in the country!
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:32 PM
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81. LGBT voters will NOT vote republican. Not. Going. To. Happen.
We may be dissatisfied with the degree of marginalization our issues have been given by the Democratic Party, but we know that life under republican rule will be much worse.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:14 PM
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76. Thanks David.
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southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:24 PM
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77. As a catholic I have lit my candle and said a prayer that it won't be as bad as it seems. I pray
you are right.
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:32 PM
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80. We are so close to seeing this through.
I am just going to wait a few hours and see what happens rather than engaging in needless speculation now.
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 02:21 PM
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83. Latino voting is up this year again. The GOP attempt to suppress their votes has failed.
I cannot understand that part because the GOP was severely PRO Latino for decades.


But ignoring that win or lose. We've been thru far worse. Like some brainless guy getting selected to be president in 2000 and the world didn't go to hell. We are still here. Battered and bruised but still here. I'm not Red in Shawshank Redemption. Hope can't drive me insane. Throw a huge boulder in a a small pond , the waves come back. We did this in 2008. Win or lose, things will balance out in 2012 and beyond. I'm not paranoid like the Right.
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 03:50 AM
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84. So much for that. n/t.
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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 03:53 AM
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85. There's a role that needs to be played in these situations.
Edited on Wed Nov-03-10 03:54 AM by FBaggins
Somebody needs to stand up and say that they think we'll do better than expected. Most understand that the speaker really knows better.

There are one or two senate seats and a handful of house races that we probably would have lost if not for a little irrational optimism. David knew he was blowing smoke. He took one for the team.
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