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Today's New York Times mines the inner recesses of DKos's psyche in a way that's so dead-on that I think they recruited their interviewees from here: Obama is up, and Fans Fear That Jinxes It.

Among the best people featured (and honest to goodness, no offense if you're quoted here!): Jon Downs, New Hope PA.

"Look, I have this sense of impending doom; we’ve had a couple of elections stolen already... The only thing worse than losing is to think that you’re going to win and then lose."

He considers that prospect and mutters, almost involuntarily, "Oh, God."

Patricia Kuhlmann, Upper West Side, NY.

Oh, God, I’m optimistic, but I can’t look at the polls... I’m a PBS/NPR kind of person, and, O.K., I do look at some polls. If he doesn’t get this, I’ll be crying so hard.

Lisa Serizawa, San Francisco:

We live in a bubble. I drove to Monterey recently, and I saw my first McCain placard ever.

We laugh because it's true.  I live on the UWS, have seen a grand total of one McCain sign in the past two months vs. hundreds of Obama signs and buttons, and on nearly every block there's someone selling Obama gear.  That is not hyperbole.  Yet I know a bunch of people who are scared to death right now.  Every day somewhere the polls are tightening, and fears that millions of closet racists and vote fraud experts are going to swoop in from the south and midwest to steal this are rampant.  And since we've never had an African-American get this close to the Presidency before, nobody would question it.

The truth is that they might be right.  Crazier things have happened.  But what are you supposed to do, hide in the corner while McCain snatches it away?

If you're scared: vounteer, donate,or get a prescription for this.  Please.  Take the fear and negativity and channel it to something productive!  

If you're not scared: vounteer, donate,or help the concern trolls by volunteering here.

The truth is that Obama / Biden have a healthy, steady lead right now, millions are voting already, and we're three days from a new era in American leadership.  But it is not over.  They're only going to be able to take it away if you let them.  Get involved -- you could be the game-changer!

Originally posted to obie0000000 on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 03:49 AM PDT.

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  •  I live in Greenwich Village (20+ / 0-)

    But I've canvassed in rural Indiana and phone-banked to rural NC.

    And I'm not worried.

  •  I searched on one of those (0+ / 0-)

    using the DK search function and it was not a comment.

    "In Japan, American occupation forces quickly became 50,000 friends. In Iraq, they would quickly become 50,000 terrorist targets. " James Webb, Sep 02

    by ParaHammer on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:01:25 AM PDT

  •  I live in KY - Everyone must VOTE & GOTV! (3+ / 0-)
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    Kitty, moira977, myrealname

    "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him. Mark 12:17

    by bkamr on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:01:52 AM PDT

  •  OMG (17+ / 0-)

    I am reading this after getting up at 4 AM and logging on to make sure that nothing horrible had happened in the polls and that there was no October surprise I had missed in my 4 hours of being off-line.

    OK - back to bed for a bit and then GOTV.

    "They make Ted Bundy look like 'an unpleasant date' Hellertonian

    by Matinicus on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:05:25 AM PDT

  •  McCain yard signs dominate around here... (10+ / 0-)

    I live in rural western Kentucky. Obama yard signs are rare around here, yet I am absolutely confident that Obama will win decisively, and have been for a long time. He has to win because I wrote in the for blank of one of the small checks I sent him - for beating John McCain. So that makes it so. He may not win KY, but I bet it will be closer here than polls predict.

  •  Well, besides... (6+ / 0-)
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    Kitty, lulu57, marina, GMFORD, BoiseBlue, Susipsych

    the mention in that article of one of my favorite places in the world (New Hope, PA!  Just across the Delaware from my favorite NJ river town), I don't know what to make of it...

    Just last weekend, I saw a McCain bumper sticker right here in SE Portland (Woodstock neighborhood, a bit south of where I live)...wasn't the first one, but I never once thought that he stood a chance of taking Oregon, let alone any more than a few dozen votes in Portland.  

    We're gonna win, and I understand it's a strange feeling for many people.  But my advice is to just take a deep breath, have a (local craft-brewed) beer or a glass of wine, and enjoy the next few days.  Then get ready to keep fighting for what you believe, because for better or worse politics never ends...

  •  Change diary title to (4+ / 0-)

    Profiles In Concern

  •  my favorite line was from the therapist (17+ / 0-)

    Those who are anxious are becoming more so; some spend an entire session going on about what they heard on CNN.

    I think some of her clients must be dkos diarists!

    A very entertaining read, and a well written piece. Thanks for drawing my attention to it.  

  •  i don't think it's that unusual (8+ / 0-)

    to have those dreams they were talking about. i'm not a worry-wart. i'm doing my part and i expect results. that said, i had the weirdest dream the other night, obviously anxiety-produced.

    i dreamt obama was being chased by a tiger. yes, the GOP attack machine properly animalized.

  •  It's become an article of faith ... (6+ / 0-)

    It's become an article of faith that if Obama doesn't win by at least five points, he loses.  That is, anything closer than five points, and the GOP can and presumably will steal it.

    As it happens, I think this article of faith is untrue.  I don't think our elections are pointless, and I don't think the GOP has some kind of built-in "We win if it's four points or less" advantage.

    More's the point, though, all of the bleating over national polling data is pointless, as this is not a national election.  It is fifty, simultaneous state elections and the Electoral College votes those state elections award.  And in that scheme, it's McCain who now needs a 5+ lead in national polling to catch up in the Electoral College.  All of the campaigning from now to Tuesday is happening in McCain territory.

    As Howard Fineman aptly wrote in Newsweek, it has come down to McCain trying to keep it close, while Obama is trying to make it a blowout.  To put it in Hockey Mom terms: it's the last two minutes of the game, and Team Obama are leading, and all of the action is inside McCain's blue line.  McCain's having to bat away shot after shot on his own net, without being able to put any shots on Obama's net.

    Put some lipstick on that pig, Ms. Palin.

    •  Sen. Obama won the presidential election in (1+ / 0-)
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      NCrissieB

      February, defeating the only other candidate worth voting for in 2008: Hillary Clinton.

      What happens on Tuesday is the culmination of the Republican primary campaign, and after almost a decade of one-party totalitarianism it's given all the trappings of a presidential election.

      We Democrats are doing the work honorable Republicans should have done years ago to clean out the national septic tank. On Tuesday, we'll pile the neocon sludge that's been clogging our system on the compost pile where it can decompose, and we'll have a functioning democracy again.

      Sometimes, democracy is difficult, dirty work. Hopefully, we have learned our national lesson, we'll all play a more active role in our own governance and we won't let the system break down again.

      (0+ / 0-), (0+ / 0-), it's off to kos I go...

      by doorguy on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 07:03:28 AM PDT

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  •  It's All Because Kos is a Cubs Fan (1+ / 0-)
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    MKSinSA

    so it makes this fear of hope falling into despair part of the DNA of this site!

  •  That's *NOT* concern trolling (17+ / 0-)

    that's plain concern.

    Concern trolling is when an adversary pretends he/she's on the team and feigns concern.

    Calling someone a "concern troll" is an insult. The people you cite deserve better.

    McCain / Palin: Not Ready on Day 1461

    by Glinda on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:22:14 AM PDT

    •  Didn't you get the memo? (12+ / 0-)

      During times of extreme anxiety, anyone you disagree with is a "troll" of some sort or another.  I'm surprised you didn't get the memo.  I'll forward you a copy.... ;)

    •  There's another kind of concern troll - the (7+ / 0-)

      kind that goes around and tells everyone to just calm down when it is clear that their anxiety is highly motivating to them working harder and not taking anything for granted.

      Its the kind of person who tells you to keep your powder dry.  The kind of person who mocks people who are taking something very seriously.

      The election is not over.  Until it is over and all of the votes are cast - not just early votes and telephone polls - when all that is done and Obama is declared the winner - that's when I'll "calm down".  Until then to all you folks who want to tell me or any other person who is "concerned" that the Dem GOTV could be suppressed by overconfidence because we've seen it happen before - until this is over STFU.

      I had an exchange with someone the other day who will vote on Tuesday in a state that does not have early voting - this person thinks they are going to be able to get into the polls at 7am when they open and be off to work by 7:20am.  Virginia - an important state - doesn't have early voting and only has one voting station for every 750 people - as a comparison Maryland has about a one to 200 ratio - that's why the NAACP is suing Tim Kaine.  We could have a big cluster fuck in at least one extremely important state - and staying in line for eight hours isn't always an option for working folks - especially not in this economy.  So until it is over - things like this are going to "concern" me.

      •  you're just being pragmatic not a concern troll.. (2+ / 0-)
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        inclusiveheart, kerflooey

        ..."750 per voting station". Not only that. I wonder how many voters here got the memeo that the fake flier circulating around here in Va, about Dems voting on Wednesday, truly was fake? I know when I went to the WVEC-TV Channel 13 website and retreived the pdf file copy of that flier to copy/paste it to my docs, as soon as a clicked back on their web page Channel 13 had already scrubbed it from their main story page. And if you're familiar with VA politics(I was born and raised here)at all, you know the repubs' calling card is "dirty tricks". They tried to destroy Tim kaine and Jim Webb last cycle.

        "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars". William Jennings Bryan

        by ImpeachKingBushII on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 05:21:23 AM PDT

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      •  I'm totally with you inclusiveheart. (1+ / 0-)
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        inclusiveheart

        And, thus, have been phonebanking and canvassing up to now like my kids' lives depend on it (they in fact do); and will be GOTV from this a.m. thru Mon., and legal observing at a polling place Tues....So many dirty shenanigans being planned by our opponents, and it ain't won until we have the most votes cast.

  •  Xanax alternative: love over fear (8+ / 0-)

    I live in Asheville, North Carolina.  Last evening I got an email which began with:

    "Alert!

    Neocons are arriving in droves from South Carolina and other states

    They are handing out anti-Obama literature at our EARLY VOTING places."

    My first reaction was to tighten up with anxiety at the thought of having to somehow "fight" those people.  But early this morning it came to me:  I don't have to.  

    Today I'll be busy doing things like volunteering at the local Obama office, but Tuesday gives me this opportunity:  I can spend the day at the local polling place with packets of peanuts and raisins, offering them to folks in line.  People with blood-sugar issues may have a hard time standing in line for long periods; this could help them get through the wait.  

    For me, being of direct service to the people in my community is the best antidote to fear and worry.  Besides, it would make a nice contrast to anyone trying to hand out fearmongering literature  :-)

  •  The election has disrupted my workouts (9+ / 0-)

     My local gym has CNN blaring all the time, and I HATE CNN. Hate hate hate hate hate CNN. It's nothing but Republican shilling in the guise of "balance". And Wolf Blitzer, whose show comes on around the time I'm at the gym, is the absolute worst of the worst.

     So I've been avoiding it...

     I'll get back on track after the election.

    "Le ciel est bleu, l'enfer est rouge."

    by Buzzer on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:29:36 AM PDT

    •  Wrong time of day to work out! (2+ / 0-)
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      addisnana, Loose Fur

      Not that CNN wouldn't be on at oh-dark-thirty, but really ... it's better for your body to work out in the morning if you can at all schedule it.  You get the all day advantage of metabolic adjustment then.

    •  Could it (0+ / 0-)

      in fact motivate you to go 50 times faster during your workout to have Dobbs in your face? I've taken up running since Palin was picked! Yucky, Unintelligent Theocrats and Lies Against Obama Masquerading As News: The Best Workout Motivator I Know!

  •  stop with the concern troll accusation (11+ / 0-)

    It's asinine to be tagged with that when a person is just plain worried. People have wrongly accused me of it, and it's the thing I like least about dkos.

    John McCain: Running for Attila the Hun's 666th term

    by plankbob on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:30:02 AM PDT

    •  Stop worrying. :) (3+ / 0-)
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      BoiseBlue, addisnana, Loose Fur

      Really.  Worry is a waste of your time and energy.  Either do something, or think about something else and do that instead.

      This isn't limited to politics.  It's true for all of our lives.  Thus one of Crissie's Rules of Life:  "Don't worry about it, work at it.  And if you can't work at it, don't worry about it."  It will help your stress level immeasurably, and your overall health and attitude as well.

      Here endeth the lesson.... ;)

      •  I agree, to some extent (1+ / 0-)
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        marina

        "Most worry is like shoveling smoke," goes the saying. To me the key is "most." I do volunteer every day for Obama and have registered many people as part of a League of Women Voters team.
        If you're not worried or outraged you're not paying attention. :-)
        I can't stand it that the wingnuts are trying to steal what's left of the real American dream.

        John McCain: Running for Attila the Hun's 666th term

        by plankbob on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:55:48 AM PDT

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      •  Who the hell says that people who (2+ / 0-)
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        plankbob, CoExistNow

        are worrying aren't working?  Why does everyone make that erroneous assumption?

        The two most freaked out people I know are working harder on this campaign than anyone I know.

        •  Worrying is pointless. (1+ / 0-)
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          addisnana

          If you're doing everything you can, there's no point in worrying.  It's a complete waste of your energy.

          I know some folks are addicted to worry.  Maybe your two friends are.  Worry makes us feel like we are more engaged.  But we're not.  We're either working the problem, or we're not.  Either way, worry adds nothing to our productive engagement.

          Stop.  Worrying.

          It's bad for your health.

          •  Stop lecturing. (3+ / 0-)
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            JTML, Words In Action, NCrissieB

            Everyone has a different way of dealing with stress.  Don't automatically assume that everyone who is highly emotional is not working hard - in fact based on what I see in the two friends I described - they would be a lot more mellow if the were not working so hard for Obama - but I'm not going to tell them to stop.  I personally think that John McCain and Sarah Palin would pose a much greater overall threat to our health than a little stress in the last few weeks of a hotly contested campaign to win our democracy back.

            •  I didn't assume worriers weren't working. (1+ / 0-)
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              addisnana

              That's twice you've countered an argument that I've not made.  I haven't said people who worry aren't working.  You can keep telling me to stop saying it, but as I've not said it, it seems rather silly.

              If you're already doing everything productive you can to help Obama and Democrats win this election, what does worrying gain you?

              Does it lower your adrenaline or cortisol levels?  Does it improve your digestion?  Does it diminish plaque build-up in your arteries?  Does it make it easier to sleep at night, so your body can heal faster?  Does it boost your immune system?

              No.  In fact, it has precisely the opposite of each of those effects.  That's not an opinion.  That is medical fact.  Worrying is bad for your health.  It hurts you.  It doesn't help you.

              So if you're already doing everything productive you can to help Obama and the Democrats win this election, stop worrying!

              And if you're not, stop worrying and start working!

              Either way ...

              ... stop worrying!

              •  Mayber you need to hear it from someone else (0+ / 0-)

                Stop lecturing.

                Take care of your own life and equanimity.  

                People by and large are dealing with whatever uncertainty exists with the approaches they have used throughout their lives.  You're not going to change them during the next 72 hours.  I suggest that it's better to let them cope using the ways they usually use than to hector them to "stop worrying".

                We're all in this together.

                by JTML on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 06:19:27 AM PDT

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                •  Mayber I need to check my spelling before I post (0+ / 0-)

                  What do you think?  Yeah, maybe....  :^)

                  We're all in this together.

                  by JTML on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 06:21:03 AM PDT

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                •  Okay, then how about this.... (1+ / 0-)
                  Recommended by:
                  addisnana

                  Stop worrying publicly.

                  If worrying is your thing, fine.  But stop putting it on everyone else.

                  •  Sometimes talking about potential weaknesses (0+ / 0-)

                    actually leads to creative thinking and good solutions.  If people stop talking about challenges, that's when people get complacent and things get screwed up.  Did we not learn anything about the value of having people care enough to get worried from living through the Bush era?

                    •  Caring is not worrying (0+ / 0-)

                      Enough with the "if you're not worrying, you just don't care" narrative.

                      •  Or, put another way ... (0+ / 0-)

                        No, your being worried doesn't impress me.  It doesn't make you special.  It doesn't mean you're more concerned.  It doesn't mean you're more motivated.  It doesn't mean you're the only one who's seeing things as they really are.

                        It just means you're a worry wart.

                        •  You know the thing is that the rest of (0+ / 0-)

                          us do not live our lives in order to impress you.

                          That's just the way it is.

                          I think it is damn funny that you're so hell bent on telling people not to talk unless it strikes just the right tone for you.

                          Being aware of potential problems doesn't make someone a "worry wart" and neither does talking about them.  There are real issues with voting in this campaign that will - not might - will suppress some traditional Democratic voters.  People worry about that AND people are trying to figure out strategies to overcome those problems to the best of their ability.  

                          If you don't want to think about anything but being greeted with flowers then great have at it.  But don't go trying to dictate how other people feel about this election.  You've really no right to tell them to stop speaking "publicly" about what's on their mind.  Some people live in the real world where the election has not actually been finalized.  We haven't declared victory primarily because the results aren't in yet.  Two-thirds of the projected votes haven't even been cast yet.  Hell, yes some people are going to worry and as far as I can tell the majority of those people are still working and working hard because to them victory is not a certainty as it seems to be in your mind.  I am glad to see it especially since a few of my most worried friends are people who believed the polls in 2000 and 2004 and either voted for Nader or didn't vote at all assuming victory was ours.  Now they're freaking out, giving money, voting early and working not only for Obama, but also down ticket Dems.  As far as I am concerned, the worrying I am seeing has been a net positive.  And if the New York Times called them up, they'd probably provide much more "worried" quotations than the ones cited in this diary.  I'm just glad that they finally have an opinion - that they are no longer cynical or lazy.  In actuality, I've never been more relaxed and less worried during an election season - I think it is because everyone I know is so worried that I no longer feel stressed that no one is focused on or concerned about another important election.

                          •  Fine, I'll join in.... (0+ / 0-)

                            It's entirely possible that none of our voting will matter, and the reason McCain's been acting so confident is that he's already made arrangements with all of the relevant elections supervisors to get the count he needs to win.

                            That's as possible as any of the other "worries" I'm seeing around here lately.  Indeed, I'd rate that as significantly MORE LIKELY than any of the other "worries" I'm seeing around here.  And what's more, there's not a damn thing you or I or anyone else could do to stop it.

                            So ... I don't think about it.  I think about what I can work on.  And I work on it.  And when I've done all I can do, I think about something else and work on that instead.

                            Working yourself into a lather over things you cannot control is a pointless waste of your time.

      •  Please a diary on a happy life (1+ / 0-)
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        NCrissieB

        I  like your comments and diaries. Notice how I didn't request a diary on "not worrying". My dad was a "let's fix-it" kind of guy. My mother was a champion worrier. Since Mom's approach seemed totally unproductive, I decided at an early age not to worry. I'd love to read a diary from you, or even a book, "Crissie's rules for living". Thanks

  •  take a Xanax and repeat after me (1+ / 0-)
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    Loose Fur

    President-elect Obama...President-elect Obama-...President-elect Obama....

    better now?

    I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's. - Mark Twain

    by route66 on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:35:52 AM PDT

  •  asdf (3+ / 0-)
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    marina, BoiseBlue, CoExistNow

    I hate when an article takes a few quotes and applies it to a whole community.  We, as a whole, are much more positive and confident than those quotes make it sound.

  •  My favorite sports headline of all time deals ... (2+ / 0-)
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    etbnc, sunshineflorida

    ... with the Texas Tech Red Raider football team, which is famous for its aerial attack:

    "Tech Wins W/Defense and Run Game; Fans Furious"

    Sound familiar?

    "Obama, Obama, I love ya, Obama; you're only November away" -- cute ginger kid

    by Tortmaster on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:38:11 AM PDT

  •  Trolls? (2+ / 0-)
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    marina, Words In Action

    Why a "trolls" tag?  WTF?

  •  These are not "fans" (4+ / 0-)
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    kpardue, BoiseBlue, addisnana, alethea

    they are voters, citizens, some grassroots organizers, donors and volunteers. I just hate the use of that term in the political arena.

    Paris Hilton has fans. The Phillies have fans. Bruce Springsteen has fans. A presidential candidate has supporters. Just my thinking.

  •  It's the classic UWS line that goes back to '72: (3+ / 0-)
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    inclusiveheart, marina, malharden

    I can't believe McGovern lost; everyone I know voted for him.

  •  What hand wringers don't see (7+ / 0-)

    (I like hand wringers better than "concern troll."  Troll describes someone who doesn't belong here.)

    What they don't see are exchanges like the ones that happened yesterday after John Boner called Obama "chicken shit" while stumping for John McGoo.

    Though the audience primarily consisted of Miami University's chapter of College Republicans and other McCain supporters, the few self-identified independent voters present said the comments did not sit well with them.

    Steve Murdoch, an Oxford resident, said after hearing Boehner's speech, he would likely be voting for Obama.

    "I thought he spent more time slamming his (party's) opponent than promoting himself," Murdoch said. "Just from what I saw tonight-I try to keep an open mind-but I was fairly disappointed. I definitely think that McCain is more concerned with demoting his rival than he is with promoting himself."

    This seems to be what has been happening ... little by little ... day after day ... crowds uncomfortably smiling and then walking away and wincing, and deciding their vote.

    "Joe's with us today! Joe where are ya? Where is Joe? Is Joe here, with us, today? Joe, I thought you were here today?"

    by Detroit Mark on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 05:11:49 AM PDT

  •  I'm going out to GOTV today (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Words In Action, Loose Fur

    my shift starts at 9:45 a.m.

  •  I live in Oklahoma and (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Words In Action, CoExistNow

    I have the only Obama sign for at least a mile radius.  There are hundreds of McCain signs.  

    Well, I did have an Obama sign until mine got ripped up, mangled and thrown in the street last night during Halloween.  A friend came over late and showed up at my door with it.  "I think this might be yours."

    I park my car in a public parking place downtown at work.  It's got the only Obama sticker in the entire lot (maybe 200 cars).  I wonder every day, as I walk to the parking lot, whether my car's been vandalized.  So far - so good.

    You can never sink so low in life that you can't be a bad example for somebody. - My Dad.

    by briefer on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 05:29:47 AM PDT

  •  Not concern trolls. Concern trolls show fake (4+ / 0-)

    concern for Democrats and progressive positions and tactics but are really undermining them. These people are worried. I am both optimistic and worried at the same time. I myself have thought about how bad I will feel and how bad it will be for the country if somehow Obama doesn't win.

    Professional elections, paper ballots, felony charge for interfering with an election.

    by lecsmith on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 05:34:25 AM PDT

  •  Tonight I will (3+ / 0-)
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    kpardue, Words In Action, addisnana

    post the third installment of "The Coop" a safe spot for Chicken Littles and hand wringing types to come and discuss election anxiety.  Be on the lookout for it at about 5 p.m CDST!

    I will offer reassurance, commiseration and calming/inspiring music.  It's a safe place for all anxiety ridden folks!

  •  I hate that term "concerned trolls", it's stupid. (0+ / 0-)

    Yesterday I saw a great piece on CNN and heard a similar piece on NPR.  These stories profiled African Americans who by in large believe Obama is going to lose.  These are people who have worked to elected Barack and given 110% to this campaign but cannot accept that this country will elect a Black Man as president.  

    They recall some of the hatred they have experienced within their life time and I have to agree that once someone experiences prejudice it changes your outlook forever.

    They are scared to dream that it is possible but hold on to what they feel is reality.  Are these people "concern trolls"?  To attach a term commonly used to describe those who spread hate with those who know all to well the consequences of it is unfair.  

    "I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will" - Antonio Gramsci

    by HGM MA on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 06:35:48 AM PDT

    •  They're not concern trolls (0+ / 0-)

      unless they express that concern in a way that could demoralize the community.  Most of us have some measure of pstd after 2000 and 2004, so it's normal to have concern.  So keep working, calling, canvassing -- and turn that concern into fuel for victory.

      When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross -- Sinclair Lewis

      by TKwow on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 06:52:23 AM PDT

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  •  GBCW! Til after election, that is. (0+ / 0-)

    I'm off to the field office now; won't be back except to sleep til Nov 5th.  Might check in (just to keep keep my TU status ... hehe).

    Keep on truckin'

    The GOP is a mess and a fraud --Eugene Robinson

    by cityvitalsigns on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 06:48:31 AM PDT

  •  Roland Martin (0+ / 0-)

    did a bit of concern trolling yesterday on CNN.  He talked about how scared he and other African Americans are about being this close to a black President, and then having something happen for it to slip away (He was asked to respond to a question not as a journalist, but as an African American).  

    I've been a lot more panicky this week than I have been at any point in the election cycle, even though, objectively, things look great for us.

    Dialogue is not possible, however, in the absence of a profound love for the world and for people -- Paulo Freire

    by rcald on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 07:01:59 AM PDT

  •  what's wrong with us????? (0+ / 0-)

    I spend WAY TOO MUCH time at the computer scrutinising blogs and polls hoping for something to JUMP OUT and tell me we won and it's OK...it's over.How many years will it take to wash the filth of rove et al from our system of Government??

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