Saturday Open Thread [11.3/12]

Filed in Open Thread by on November 3, 2012

Last weekend before the election! Lots of folks I know are out on the final canvas — off to PA to knock on doors for Obama or here walking for local candidates. What are you doing this weekend to get your favorite candidates elected?

Are you looking for a way to help GOTV this weekend? Here are some options:

  • DelDem HQ can use all of the volunteers they can get to help call Democrats to make sure they know where their polling place is located for Tuesday. You can go over the HQ at 19 E. Commons Blvd in New Castle or call (302) 328-9036 to sign-up for a shift.
  • Become a Vote Buddy, to help get your friends in your social networks to the polls.
  • Phone bank from your house for President Obama.
  • Contact your local favorite candidate and volunteer to take on a task between now and Election Day. Every campaign needs all the hands they can get right now. If you don’t know how to contact a campaign, leave a note in the comments and we’ll try to track down a contact for you.
  • Are you a candidate?  The post up your request for volunteers in the comments.

Courtesy of Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian — 500 ways to say “I’m Voting for the White One”:

What interests you this weekend?

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  1. cassandra_m says:

    Michele Bachmann gets laughed at for denying she indulges in political speak:

  2. fightingbluehen says:

    Hero to many liberals and racist bastard, Bill Maher jokes – “If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you”

  3. cassandra_m says:

    And we have another one who doesn’t know what “racist” means.

  4. cassandra_m says:

    Interesting story, if true (it is sourced from Politico) — that Chris Christie was Rmoney’s first VP choice.

  5. AQC says:

    I’ve been doing phone bank for President Obama for three days. Getting very positive responses in VA and PA.

  6. FBH–

    Do you need me to explain why that joke is both funny and not racist?

    The joke is funny not because black people would “come after” Romney voters. It’s funny because (many) Romney voters are racists who are afraid of black people.

  7. Miscreant says:

    Yikes! Glad we’re not a swing state. Just pulled off I-70. In Ohio to take a whizz, and there were at least 400 campaign signs at the end of the ramp.

  8. Rustydils says:

    The morning after, Wednesday, November 7th. Barack Obama has lost the election. Liberals are claiming it is because the country is racist, and/or, The republcans rich friends substantially out spent Obama. But the truth is President Obama lost the election because practically nothing candidate Obama promised, President Obama was unable to accomplish. (for whatever reason). The facts are President Obama did not get the job done.
    First few promises not kept. 1. Bring unemployment down to 5.2 percent. Obama fell about 9 million jobs short of keeping this promise. 2. Bipartisenship. Obama was the most partisen president in history. Not one republican in senate or house voted for Obama care. 3. Cut federal budget deficit in half. Obama doubled deficit. 4. Get tough on China. Obama continues to allow China to steal our technology and jobs. 5. And the biggest whopper of them all, Candidate Obama said he would actually stem the rise of the oceans, and heal the planet. I think mother nature just sent him a strong message with hurricane sandy that Obama did not get that job done either. (yes, obama actually promissed this)

  9. Rusty–

    Do you need me to refute the nonsense you just posted, or were you just spewing partisan (note spelling) bullshit? Regardless, please cite a reference for #5.

  10. Miscreant–

    Spend the night @ that shady motel just off 70 between Wheeling & Columbus. It’ll only cost you $19.95 + tax for the “efficiency” room in the corner. Enjoy the shower curtain that doubles as a bathroom door.

  11. Pencadermom says:

    that would be like someone daring me to shave mine for a nickel.

  12. AQC says:

    Yeah Rusty, right after Romney takes California.

  13. Tom McKenney says:

    You don’t need polls to tell whats happening. Romney not looking happy and getting desperate in his ads. Obama is full of energy and smiles.

  14. mike4smom says:

    Phone banking today and Monday. Working Polls for a couple of candidates on Tuesday.

    Hoping voters in my hometown can vote. Still no power there.

  15. Hope you’re all watching SNL. It’s actually funny this week.

  16. Liberal Elite says:

    @Rd “The morning after, Wednesday, November 7th. Barack Obama has lost the election. Liberals are claiming it is because the country is racist, and/or, The republcans rich friends substantially out spent Obama.”

    Hey Rusty… We’ll be claiming these things whether or not Obama wins or not.

    The fact is the country is disgustingly racist. It’s an evil and shame we live with. It’s one of the things that I like the least about America, and it’s one of the things I apologize to my foreign friends about.

    The fact is that the wealthy DID outspend and slander Obama in the worst way. Lots of distortions and lies… They tried to swiftboat him and failed.

    I hope that you will take a moment to reflect on what a crappy country we have become… but that in spite of all that, goodness, honor, and honesty are still worth something to a majority of Americans.

    Oh.. And to say you’re going to do something, then try and get blocked by rank partisans… is NOT lying… and it’s not an unkept promise. Even you’re bright enough to figure this out… So why are you distorting and lying? Seriously… Why?

  17. Pencadermom says:

    RDL, hysterical. Funniest I’ve seen it in a while

  18. Rusty Dils says:

    Here you go Roland, enjoy. (I know, it is hard to believe that Obama tells these kind of whoppers, but it is true.)

    Last time I looked, mother nature was not listening to the President.

  19. geezer says:

    Hey Rusty: Did you forget about the GOP House preventing any action on climate change? It’s not a “whopper.”

    You people seriously can’t tell the difference between stating one’s intentions and stating two different intentions to two different audiences? Does somebody have to cut up your food for you before you eat it?

  20. Rustydils says:

    Geezer, Candidate Obama did not qualify any of his promises during the 2008 election with ”only if the republicans let me”.

  21. Roland D. Lebay says:


    Nowhere in the clip you posted did Obama say he was going to heal the planet or stem the rise of the oceans. He speaks about generations from now, they’ll look back & say “this was the moment…”. That’s quite different from your #5.

    What color is the sky on your planet?

  22. Rustydils says:

    Roland, he is saying, this is the moment (he was accepting the nomination), meaning, now that he has been nominated, the planet will heal. If you do not interpret this way, then what event do you think he was talking about ” at that moment” that was going to heal the planet. What event was he refering to Roland.

  23. Rustydils says:

    Liberal elite, I know there is still racism in the country. My point is, it is not the reason obama loses the election, he loses the election because of his job performance

  24. Rustydils says:

    Liberal elite, if you are ashamed for your foreign friends, try going to their country, then compare our countries government and citizens to theirs. Then you will see racism, I have been to alot of foreign countries. Believe me, you should never be ashamed of our country.

  25. Liberal Elite says:

    @Rd “My point is, it is not the reason obama loses the election, he loses the election because of his job performance”

    BS. Pure BS. Obama’s job performance is a heck of of lot better than anything BWB did, and you guys were happy with him. The simple fact is that if Obama was white, he’d be winning in a landslide. QED racism’s ugly face is plain for all to see.

    @Rd “then compare our countries government and citizens to theirs.”

    i have. I travel a lot. I spend about 10% of my time in foreign countries.

    @Rd “Believe me, you should never be ashamed of our country.”

    Where do you get those rose colored glasses? Stupidville? There’s much to be ashamed of… especially when we had GWB at the helm.

  26. Rustydils says:

    Liberal elite, your logic is flawed, Obama did win in a landslide in 2008. Since then, I am pretty sure his race has not changed. What has changed is he now has a record to run on instead of just rhetoric. And the people are saying we have had enough of that nonsense

  27. pandora says:

    Take a good look at Rusty’s statement – “Obama did win in a landslide in 2008.” That’s the new Republican talking point to deny Obama 2012 a mandate – which they denied in 2008, as well, because it wasn’t a landslide then. Everybody got that?

  28. socialistic ben says:

    just to point out….. mostly because i have not been able to NOT be negative/anxious about this race….. Remember Bush’s first won election, where it was the slimmest re-election for any president ever, so therefor there was no mandate to govern so we shouldn’t listen to him anyway. In the unlikely event the GOP DOESNT try to steal this election (and i think they will go after (Wisconsin, Ohio, PA, and Florida) Obama will squeak by with the 270, and i think will have less than 51% of the popular vote….. no one can say that is a mandate. It will set the tone for the next 2 years to be even worse than the last and the 2014 mid-terms will either plunge us further into Teatopia hell, or the people of this country will finally turn the GOP into the Whigs.
    That said, my money is on Romney…. because this world is a depressing and sad place where the badguys win.