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  •  I too, am transfixed with the polls, and then the (0+ / 0-)

    gut-fear that really makes me puke is that even if the polls put a win in the O column, the Swift Boating Rethugs are pros at "disqualifying" voters with challenges only solved at court level, hanging chads, slowing down counts, lengthening lines, having the media report the voting times are intolerable- why bother? etc, and then the Dems just go, shucks we lost (another) one- and we are plunged into an oblivion that will make the Reagan error pale-pasty-white in comparison.
    My twenty year old son says to me, most earnestly, that people are not so gullible or stupid to actually vote for a complete "tool" like Romney and I have to remind him of the unthinking grin and Texan oil bidness man who was put in office twice- someone actually voted for him (and he was our guvnor many years before that). That idiot grin on W and the malevolent sneer of Cheney coupled with the sheep-like acceptance (adoration?) of so many proud, card-carrying Republicans as they circled the economic drain of GOP origin, all the while pronouncing what a fine, fine President he was. No, race has nothing to do with it, why do you ask?
    Oh, the thrill of having a president who can actually answer a question intelligently and say something  that is thoughtful and unrehearsed.
    Obama ain't perfect and he has often been equal parts thrill and chill, but imagining the crash and burn world we would have if he were somehow to lose re-election- the social sharks in chum filled waters strewn with the bodies of the non-one percent.  

    We have to hit the streets loudly when the chads start hanging or the Justices start deciding when enough votes have been counted- to allow the culmination of the Reagan Revolution would prove socially fatal to the nation as we know it. There aren't enough bridges available for us all to live under.

    Thank jebus for Nate Silver's reassuringly accurate polls of hope to help me sleep at night.
    Rant complete.
    Just sayin'.

    Peace.

    Occupy- Your Mind. - No better friend, no worse enemy. -8.75, -6.21<> Bring the Troops Home Yesterday

    by Thousandwatts on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 10:59:50 PM PDT

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