Monday, October 22, 2012

Yep, I voted! Did you?

Just thought I would take a moment to brag that I exercised my constitutionally protected right to cast my true blue vote for Obama into the inky red depths of my Republican run state, which will of course be swallowed up completely by the overwhelming number of Republicans before we cast our piddly three electoral votes for Romney.

It's really the moral victory that counts. Right?

I also brought with me a newly minted first time voter who, based on his enthusiasm for the President, most likely also voted for Obama.

Aha Republicans, that's two for Obama! Surely that will be what turns the tide in my frost covered state and finally hands it to the man that will move our country forward,  President Barack Hussein Obama.

(Oh well, a guy can dream can't he?)

If you haven't voted yet, and early voting has started in your area, then why the hell are you still on your computer? Let's go, let's go, let's go!

We have a country to rescue, there's simply NO time for dilly dallying.

And remember, the only wasted vote is the one that is never cast.

50 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Off topic.

    Romney blimp goes limp.

    www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/22/romney-blimp-goes-limp/

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    1. Anonymous12:58 PM

      Whew! I thought you were referring to the Gloria Alred story that had possibly deflated before it even got off the ground. I am hoping for some legs on this one.

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  2. Anonymous10:37 AM

    On my way out the door now---in GA, where my blue vote doesn't do any good either, but we do what we can!

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    1. Anonymous11:54 AM

      Same here in Oklahoma - In 2008 every precinct in every county and therefore the entire state went red, however there are some of us registered red repubs who will be casting our vote for President Obama just as we did in 2008.

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    2. jcinco12:54 PM

      I wish they would get rid of the electoral and go to popular vote.

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  3. Yup, I voted also - and of course for Obama/Biden! Feels good :)

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  4. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Petition on Change.org:

    Attorney General Eric Holder: Investigate Tagg Romney owning voting machines in OHIO....

    http://www.change.org/petitions/attorney-general-eric-holder-investigate-tagg-romney-owning-voting-machines-in-ohio?utm_campaign=action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

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  5. Anonymous10:42 AM

    I am voting for President Obama! We may not put Alaska's three votes in his column, but it will be interesting to see how the tally adds up. - Some Alaskans are working on phone banking to swing state voters, so we are working for the bigger picture as well! - Any Alaskans who want to help the big picture should check in with their local Dem. headquarters. -

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  6. We've already handed in our absentee ballots to our town clerk, since we'll be somewhere between London and Delhi on election day. Taking our gadgets along with us during our 10-day trip in India, of course, because we'll be dying to know how it turned out.

    If the result isn't to our liking, we can always say, "Oh, we left the country because Obama wasn't reelected."

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  7. My husband and I will go on Election Day in the morning. Maybe I can flip a few Republicans like Mitt flipped businesses. I’ll try.

    I do agree early voting is the best, and I used to do that when I worked ungodly hours, but my husband likes the whole Election Day experience.

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  8. Early voting began here in redstate Brownbackistan last Weds and my hubby and I were there bright & early to vote for the only person capable of doing the job - Obama! I figure my measly vote will count toward total if not toward electoral college! Wish I could move!

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  9. Anonymous11:01 AM

    Sent in my ballot here in Colorado last Friday and felt so good filling in Obama/Biden.

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  10. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Sure, I voted. Last Thursday. My son is having a melt down. He can´t grasp how the current poll numbers work in President Obama´s favor.

    ¨But, Dad, where´s the enthusiasm?¨

    ¨You mean the yard signs and bumper stickers?¨

    ¨Yeah, where are they?¨

    ¨No need for them this time around. Everyone knows who is: The President of the United States.¨

    Man, I can tell you, there is no messing around.

    We are just voting.

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  11. Anonymous11:08 AM

    Obama/Biden cast in Oregon!

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  12. Anonymous11:13 AM

    Where I live we aren't allowed to vote early unless we have a 'valid' reason...and can verify it! I'd join you otherwise. We are overrun with GOP fools here too but as soon as I can I'll join you! Well done!

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  13. Virginia Voter11:32 AM

    Well this swing state voter already cast her ballot on Friday, and happy to say that early voting is alive and well in VA. FYI, in case you didn't know, anyone can help make calls to voters right from the Obama campaign website...you don't even have to leave your house!

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  14. Anonymous11:33 AM

    The Rabit Hole is getting deeper with the Romney connections to Paul Ryan's family

    Tobin Ryan, brother of Paul, was a Bain Exec which has been exposed for at least a few months but never picked up by MSM. Tobin's association with Romney -- black, shady, IMO corrupt to where he doesn't even list some of the associations on his bio. Tobin also worked for a company called Tomah, who's CEO at the time was Steve King, a major player in Wisconsin's Republican Party, last year serving as one of three transition team members for newly-elected RNC chair Reince Priebus

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9483845/US-election-Mitt-Romney-may-have-breached-ethics-laws-through-company-linked-to-Paul-Ryans-brother.html

    http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/14/paul-ryans-major-private-equity-connection/

    Ryan has another brother in the mix which Mother Jones has exposed -- STAN Ryan, who "serves as corporate vice-president of Cargill's agricultural supply-chain businesses" based in Shanghai. According to his bio, Stan Ryan is "focused on growing Cargill's business operations in Asia and its agriculture-based supply-chain businesses globally, in addition to other corporate functional responsibilities."

    http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/10/paul-ryans-brother-cargill-exec-china

    This tangled web grows larger.

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    1. Anonymous3:08 PM

      1 %ers getting theirs.

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  15. Our mail-in ballots were hand-delivered to the courthouse today. Go Obama/Biden!

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  16. I am lucky enough to live in Oregon where they mail everyone their ballot. I received mine on Friday. We can mail them back or drop them off on election day. Hubby and I are both voting for President Obama for 4 more years!

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  17. Anonymous11:38 AM

    I was delighted to vote for President Obama and VP Joe Biden and Hollis French in Anchorage via Absentee Ballot and our mail system!

    Wouldn't it be a hoot and holler if Alaska actually turned more Democratic this election cycle? Remember, the State of Alaska was once in that column. I just want to see Republicans voted out of office across the nation!!

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  18. yes I did - check it out and pass it on

    Breaking news! finally we get the details.


    http://www.romneytaxplan.com/

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  19. I'm just waiting and watching the mailbox for my absentee ballot (which got returned to the elections office, because they sent it to my home address in Juneau instead of where I am right now). My vote too will be a drop in the bucket in the great red state of Alaska, but I'd never dream of not voting.

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  20. Anonymous11:44 AM

    My son just sent in his Virginia absentee ballot .. one more Obama vote.

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  21. http://www.change.org/petitions/attorney-general-eric-holder-investigate-tagg-romney-owning-voting-machines-in-ohio

    worth a look

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  22. Get your daughter to the polls - there's a third vote!

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  23. I'm in Indianapolis and I voted over a week ago. Surprisingly enough, it was pretty crowded, too.

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    1. Anonymous1:24 PM

      Hello shie896, from another Indiana-an!

      I do not use the 'H' word for a resident of this state.

      Anyway, Fort Wayne IN here. I voted a week ago today, and was also surprised to see the steady line of voters.

      Obama/Biden 2012

      herk

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    2. Anonymous3:52 PM

      Yay shle896 and herk! Your voices are so important in Indiana.

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  24. Anonymous12:03 PM

    I have never missed a Primary or General in my, longer than not, life. With the exception of a couple of times when I was going to be out of town and had to vote absentee I always vote on Election Day. Still like the energy in the air that only happens on the actual day. But I'm a campaign/election geek. Happy Early Voting to all who prefer it.

    A Fan From Chicago

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  25. YAY Gryphen and daughter! Congrats...I have to wait until Election Day :(

    But I'll be there bright and early when the polls open!

    Obama/Biden 2012!!

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  26. Anonymous12:21 PM

    My husband and I filled out our absentee ballots this morning. His parents require 24 hour care and he and his sister usually do Friday through Monday morning. His folks wanted to get their ballots filled out - and no doubt it will be the last time they vote. Sooo this was special. My husband, his sister and Mom and Pop sat around the dining room table and went over the propositions together and they got their ballots filled out. He said it was a great experience.
    PatPadrnos

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  27. Anonymous12:22 PM

    I'd be more optimistic about voting via a machine if I hadn't read this:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/10/20/romney-family-investment-ties-to-voting-machine-company-that-could-decide-the-election-causes-concern/

    or this

    http://www.politicolnews.com/ohio-voting-machines-hig-bain-and-tagg-romneys-role/

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  28. My daughter and I DID discuss early voting yesterday, and she is going to try and get there today or tomorrow, but she is working long days so she told me it COULD take her a couple of days.

    She guarantees me that she will have voted well before November 6.

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    1. Well done, Mr G.

      YOU are a great American Patriot. Same goes for everyone else who has voted already.

      Y'all keep rounding up the stragglers and herding em towards the voting booth. Just two more weeks.

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  29. vegaslib12:27 PM

    My husband and I voted about five hours ago. Sure did put us in a great mood.

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    1. I'm with you.

      I have been walking on air since voting thirty minutes after the polling place opened this morning.

      Participating in democracy certainly puts a spring in your step doesn't it?

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  30. We mailed in our votes several days ago. Now it's nail-biting time.

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  31. Anonymous12:52 PM

    O/T:
    Geoffrey Dunn has written about The Mitt and his relationship to Mormon women he counseled:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey-dunn/mitt-romney-mormon-women_b_1956568.html

    herk

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  32. jcinco12:53 PM

    yep, three mail in ballots for the president and dems mailed out of this household in the reddest county in CO, el paso county. Home to focus on your own damn family, & six flags over Jesus,aka new life church.

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    1. Anonymous2:08 PM

      Two mail in ballots for the president and dems (and "yes" on 64) from our home in Boulder.

      Sending you blue thoughts from our county to yours.
      :)

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    2. jcinco3:09 PM

      Thank you my friend. I actually live in Manitou and rarely venture east of I-25 unfortunately I'm in the same district as CS and am represented in congress by dougie lamborn, of calling the potus a tar baby & refusing to go to the state of the union address fame.I call his office and tell them what worthless piece of shit he is whenever he pulls shit like that. There wasn't even a democrat running against him this time as it's hopeless. The buybull thumpin' bigots would vote for that loser if he was caught raping babies and killing puppies...sigh

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  33. AKaurora1:44 PM

    Long line at the Anchorage Election Office this morning. The man ahead of me asked if I'd seen the viral video of the Fargo woman regarding deer crossings. Yes, I'd already passed it on, to which he sighed, "And to think she can vote too." I'm betting she's upset about the Muslim Kenyan Commie in the White House also.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBVpqXHJ9z8&playnext=1&list=PLE23F1D6107B31E85&feature=results_video

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  34. ibwilliamsi2:44 PM

    I voted the Democratic ticket on Thursday. I also volunteer twice a week at the local Organizing For America doing data entry for the Obama campaign. I'm also hosting an out of town OFA volunteer in my home until the election (he knocked on 250 doors yesterday), and try to make a real dinner for them once in a while. They're all working 7 days a week at least 12 hours a day. I encourage everyone to volunteer for at least one shift between now and the election to do so.

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  35. Anonymous3:45 PM

    I filled out my ballet yesterday over a very special breakfast planned just for the occasion- two eggs (farm raised hens) with homemade bread toasted and spread with fresh raspberry jam. I'm in Seattle so of course I had the Stranger Endorsements on hand. I voted against another stupid Eyman measure that would make it impossible to raise taxes again ever, against charter schools, for same sex marriage, and for the legalization of pot! And that was even before getting to the little ovals next to Barack Obama and Jay Inslee. What a happy morning it was. Oh, but I did vote red in one race and I'm hoping this sort of thing spreads... a sane republican! This is what the Stranger said about a candidate for Lieut Gov.
    "We know, we know: Bill Finkbeiner is the R-word. (No, not "rapist." The other "R" word—wait, what? No, not "retarded." The other other R-word.) But he's the sort of uncommon, socially progressive Republican who is pro-choice, supports gay marriage, and even says he'd support a tax increase to fund education (although he was vague on specifics). It isn't just lip service—he's endorsed by progressive organizations, including NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Planned Parenthood, Washington Conservation Voters, and Cascade Bicycle Club. He even has 14 years of experience in Olympia as a state representative and senator to back it up. But most importantly, Finkbeiner solemnly swore on a stack of hemp-paper Bibles that if the state supreme court strikes down Tim Eyman's wildly destructive law requiring a two-thirds legislative majority to raise taxes, Finkbeiner won't honor this year's update to that initiative, I-1185."

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  36. Early voting should kick in for us soon here, if it hasn't started already in Maryland this week. I think they were doing absentee ballots already...I think.
    M

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  37. Poor Mitt. Twice he comes out with the "Please don't attack me PERSONALLY" victim lines when his ideas are presented factually EXACTLY as he has stated them.

    Mitt's effort to gloss over his "all over the map" strategies of taking every side on every issue was ineffective, and I truly believe Mitt's feelings are hurt when he is called out to his face about his inconsistencies.

    I agree wholeheartedly that Mitt is a slimy bastard. Kudos to whoever said it first, because that shoe fits perfectly on Mitt's foot that he usually has in his mouth.

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  38. Anita Winecooler6:59 PM

    Sigh, I have to wait till election day, but I'm fired up and ready to go! We're doing an extra push these next two weeks.

    I'll me driving people to and from the polls, and my husband is monitoring the poll in another district, explaining the poll, and informing those in line when the poll closes that they can still cast their ballot.

    It's the home stretch, every vote counts.

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  39. Randall2:52 AM

    Yes, I voted.

    I don't understand why many people don't take advantage of early voting?

    Perhaps they're just unaware that you CAN go to your county seat and vote early. (I wish they - the news media - would start calling it "early voting" instead of "absentee" voting).

    Don't wait - get out and vote.

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    1. "I don't understand why many people don't take advantage of early voting? Perhaps they're just unaware that you CAN go to your county seat and vote early."
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      This is not true. Not all states allow early voting. Michigan does not. And absentee voting (which is not the same thing, although there is overlap) is only permitted for a few, limited reasons in Michigan.

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