Skip to main content

View Diary: To the lone white-lady Obama canvasser in rural N.C. (269 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  We canvassed in Sec 8 housing on Sat (7+ / 0-)

    here in Atlanta. Not the nicest part of town, let me tell you, but everyone there was nice as they could be. The best part was a little boy I'd say about 10 years old who sang us an Obama song he made up at school: "Obama, bring in Obama, cause if you bring in McCain, you're gonna have drama!" It ruled!!

    When we first got there we approached a group of folks just hanging out talking outside, and this one woman said, "I hope you're not with McCain, we'd have to run you outta here!" I don't think McCain canvassers are brave enough to go to that part of town! No reason to anyway - those folks are hard core Obama supporters!

    Cheers to everyone who's canvassing, especially the brave lone ladies (who shouldn't be canvassing alone - it's dangerous)!

    When I see I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see I am everything, that is love. My life is a movement between these two. ~nisargadatta maharaj

    by qotsa73 on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 07:37:00 AM PST

    •  Contrary to Rethuglicant propaganda... (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Cyber Kat, CrustyPolemicist, qotsa73

      there are a lot of hard working decent folks in those areas. I'm not a bleeding heart, but seeing how the deck is stacked against some of these kids, I can almost understand how a certain % go bad. People are not born nasty, life makes them this way.

      To me, thats the real difference between the parties. The Thugs want to climb the ladder to success, and then pull it up so no one else can get there, even with their BS bootstrap stories. We climb the ladder, then reach down to steady it and help our brothers and sisters climb that ladder. It's not socialism, it's civilization.

      If I'm not a "Real American", then she's a nasty skanky shrew ho.

      by UndercoverRxer on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 07:53:19 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  I completely agree. (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        UndercoverRxer, CrustyPolemicist

        I have relatives who've had every opportunity, and didn't do anything with it. Meaning, they had a chance to go to college and were highly intelligent and could've had the same good life I have, but they chose to drop out of high school, get into drugs and theft, etc. These are people who didn't grow up in Sec 8 housing. So imagine what it's like to live there?  Tiny place, your mom & dad (or one or the other) busting their butts every day just to keep food on the table. Now, how do they afford to put gas in the car to even drive to work? And how do they afford day care for their kids?

        Sure, some people have the strength, confidence and perseverance to overcome such obstacles. But most people just keep struggling to make ends meet, thinking this the hand they've been dealt. It would be all too tempting to get into more "lucrative enterprises," that might not be legal, just to make a better life for yourself.

        That's why Barack is such an inspiration and source of pride for these folks and for all of us. He didn't have much growing up, but he had a loving family and something special inside him that pushed him to keep going, and go further than any of us could ever imagine going ourselves. He didn't have a rich, influential dad pulling all the strings for him (or even a rich wife). As the pamphlet I handed out during canvassing said, "His story is our story." This is why it makes me sick how the Rethugs constantly slander him. And those who believe such lies are cheating themselves. They don't realize the extraordinary man who stands before them.

        When I see I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see I am everything, that is love. My life is a movement between these two. ~nisargadatta maharaj

        by qotsa73 on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 11:13:01 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site