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On a Hungarian news site, a Boston-based emigree Hungarian writes up his experiences as Obama campaign worker. I read a part on a tour in New Hampshire.

What caught me most was what he called his only negative experience, which was from a Democrat: the middle-aged man lost temper as he mis-spelt his name (Roland instead of Ronald) and hit on his head with a newspaper, then declared: "Would I vote for fucking McCain, you would not still be standing here!" LOL... maybe one of those rednecks angered enough by the economy to swallow the toad and vote for the Muslim terrorist Obama?...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 at 04:51:20 PM EST
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I wonder where in the US he is campaigning. Here the worst Kevin has had to deal with is bars not letting him in because he's not 21.

And the world will live as one
by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 at 05:23:37 PM EST
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....Boston-based emigree Hungarian writes up his experiences as Obama campaign worker. I read a part on a tour in New Hampshire.

What caught me most was what he called his only negative experience



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 at 05:53:19 PM EST
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I recounted it not for the negativity, but because I thought it's funny -- and it reminded me of that recent article about rednecks telling Republican pollsters that they vote Obama even if he is a terrorist Muslim because of the economy.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 at 05:55:24 PM EST
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I believe this wasn't posted on ET yet:

Ben Smith's Blog: Voting for Obama anyway - Politico.com

Reagan Dems and Independents. Call them blue-collar plus. Slightly more Target than Walmart.

Yes, the spot worked. Yes, they believed the charges against Obama. Yes, they actually think he's too liberal, consorts with bad people and WON'T BE A GOOD PRESIDENT...but they STILL don't give a f***. They said right out, "He won't do anything better than McCain" but they're STILL voting for Obama.

The two most unreal moments of my professional life of watching focus groups:

54 year-old white male, voted Kerry '04, Bush '00, Dole '96, hunter, NASCAR fan...hard for Obama said: "I'm gonna hate him the minute I vote for him. He's gonna be a bad president. But I won't ever vote for another god-damn Republican. I want the government to take over all of Wall Street and bankers and the car companies and Wal-Mart run this county like we used to when Reagan was President."

The next was a woman, late 50s, Democrat but strongly pro-life. Loved B. and H. Clinton, loved Bush in 2000. "Well, I don't know much about this terrorist group Barack used to be in with that Weather guy but I'm sick of paying for health insurance at work and that's why I'm supporting Barack."

I felt like I was taking crazy pills.  I sat on the other side of the glass and realized...this really is the Apocalypse. The Seventh Seal is broken and its time for eight years of pure, delicious crazy....


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 at 06:06:41 PM EST
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... when one of the people asleep up in the bridge during the wreck of the ship had put his hand up to get promoted to Captain. And offers the chirpy cocktail waitress from the first class club as his executive officer.

This is the effect that shows up in Democratic canvassing in terms of "I'm voting for the n****r." After building up the racist vote since Nixon, the Republicans are getting worried about it ebbing in influence, and then wham, everything is fast-tracked by the economic crisis. "Obama'll do things I hate, but McCain will destroy the economy."


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Nov 3rd, 2008 at 02:50:43 AM EST
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Hah. That's what I get for not reading closely the first time!

And the world will live as one
by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 at 05:56:42 PM EST
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