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  •  you're reminding me of a phone call- (14+ / 0-)

    i was phonebanking for chris donovan before the primary, so we were only calling Ds. the husband of the voter answered the phone and said he didn't understand why we were calling their house- they're registered republicans.

    "...i also also want a legally binding apology." -George Rockwell

    by thankgodforairamerica on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 04:54:06 PM PDT

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    •  I was phonebanking for John Kerry (12+ / 0-)

      on a team organized by the Women Vote Project. We had a list of all newly-registered women voters. This is in TX, so yeah, there's a little bit of crazy around here. Anyway, I dial one house, and an older man answers. I ask to speak to [his wife's name], and he asks who is calling. I say that I am with the Women Vote Project. He says loudly, "WOMEN??? VOTE???" At first I thought, maybe he's hard of hearing or the line is bad, so I explained it again. Then, in a ferociously  angry and gruff voice, he drawls "ONE HOUSE - ONE VOTE!!!", and hangs up on me. Sheesh! That's not quite how voting works in this century, dude!

      After I hung up, I felt a little gleeful that his wife had apparently secretly registered to vote, but also a little afraid for her, since he clearly didn't think the wimminfolks should be expressing their opinion.

      •  My God... (2+ / 0-)
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        sidnora, Leap Year

        They really exist, don't they? You'd think people like that only exist in movies, but they really exist. For real. In the 21st century.

        Texas...sigh...(/facepalm)

        "If you're looking for somebody with George W. Bush's economic policy, Dick Cheney's foreign policy, and Rick Santorum's social policy, then Mitt Romney's your man." -- James Carville

        by terabthia2 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 06:28:44 AM PDT

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        •  Indiana is the same at least in our rural area. (2+ / 0-)
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          noemie maxwell, Leap Year

          When we canvass we have women telling us they have to ask if they can vote and who they must vote for.  We try to let that woman know she is valuable in her own right.

          Also we have approached houses with college age voters who are commuters or away from home who's parents seem incredulous that we are there to contact them.  You always wonder what the aftermath of these realizations are.  As an abuse survivor I always wonder what will happen when the door closes.

      •  Now that's a brave woman. (2+ / 0-)
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        noemie maxwell, Leap Year

        But I've always had a soft spot in my heart for TX women - Barbara, Ann, Molly, and now Cecile. Your state has nothing the be ashamed of on that count.

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 06:56:08 AM PDT

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    •  LOL! (0+ / 0-)

      I find myself wondering what the fight would be like in those homes, if the husband ever found out.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 06:53:25 AM PDT

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