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The Big Day

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I want to be optimistic.  So, rather than spend time speculating on the horrors of a republicorp-controlled House of Representatives, I’m just going to keep you up to speed on the goings-on today around the country as we head to the polls to cast our vote in the midterm elections.

1.  Right-Wing vote-suppression efforts: In Kansas, the Right is up to their old tricks, trying to keep registered voters from voting (because the more people vote, the better Democrats will fare).  Voters were blasted with robocalls over the weekend reminding voters to bring their proof of home ownership and voter registration card with them to the polls when they open…on Wednesday, November 3.  Bastards.  Again, when you have no shame, its easy to feel okay about winning this way…

2.  Turnout is HUGE! Despite all the talk about only the Tea Party being fired up, its a big voting day around the country.  This is good news for Democrats:  registered voters prefer the Dems, while “likely voters” polled prior to Election Day OVERWHELMINGLY prefer republicans.  Its the enthusiasm gap that is THE KEY to control of congress.  So many races are “toss-up”, that a few percentage points in the other directions will turn predictions on their head.  LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN!

3.  Republican Hypocrisy Center-Stage: Senator John McCain (r-AZ) attacked Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), in a fight for his political life against lunatic fringe Tea-Bagger Sharron-Angle, for living in a penthouse suite at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC…forgetting to mention, of his own 8-home real estate empire.

Stay Tuned for more updates…its a big day.  DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!!!

UPDATE:  Oyyyy…I’m watching MSNBC…Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal just said “Obama’s never lost anything significant in his entire life, so it will be interesting to see…”  Everyone nodded their agreement and started to speculate on Obama’s reaction to what happens tonight.  Of course, Peggy Noonan is spectacularly and dishearteningly incorrect, considering BOTH of Obama’s parents died tragically young:  his mother of cancer at age 52, his father in a car crash at age 48.  Yeahhhh…never lost anything significant in his entire life…and why the F__K is this a story topic?  How about unbelievably vast, undisclosed corporate spending on republican campaigns?  (Way to go, Supreme Court!!!)  Seems slightly more important than the president’s personal reaction to midterm election losses, but thats just me…


Written by D. Heffernan

November 2, 2010 at 6:19 pm

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