September 8, 2008

Stealing from the Huffington Post

Adam McKay coined the sentence that, he said, we must hammer and hammer between now and November. He's right.

I hear folks say, "The polls don't show the energized young people who only have cell phones."
"The polls are slanted because people are focused on Palin right now."
"The polls are skewed for this reason or that reason or this other reason."
But, the fact is -- there are people who, at the end of the day, simply want to vote with the majority. The folks who don't trust their own judgment. The people with short memories. The people who believe the lies McCain spews so effortlessly. The people who don't bother to look at the 95% voting record. The people who don't look ahead to the Supreme Court appointments.

So, I'm going to blatantly plagiarize McKay's sentence and place it, as a tag-line on all my emails. Everyone who gets an email from me -- be they liberal or conservative [of whom there are a lot in my address book, sad to say] or right-wingnuts [of whom there are a few] and people who are choosing ignorance [of whom there are a few] will receive the reminder.

Here's Adam's sentence:
"Katrina, four dollar gas, a trillion dollar war, rising unemployment, deregulated housing market, global warming...no more."
and while I'm about it, I think I'll add "corporate bailouts" just before "no more".

Thanks for the idea, Adam. I'm unholstering my hammer right now.
Please do the same and ask everyone you know to do it, too.
The alternative is unthinkable.

11 comments:

LET'S TALK said...

Sorry for going off topic two crows, but have you ran intookdzuj this story yet....click Bristol Palin

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an average patriot said...

two crows
I agree fully with these two points and I hope the first one makes the difference this fall!
"The polls don't show the energized young people who only have cell phones."
"The polls are slanted because people are focused on Palin right now."
Knowing the true horror of what Bush has done I still expect a President MCcain and a stolen election because no one in their right mind could possibly vote for McPaling!

Mauigirl said...

It is indeed unthinkable, and I'm terribly afraid it might happen. Let's hope we can fight hard enough this time. I hope you're right about the young people not showing up in the polls.

two crows said...

hi, Larry --
I've been offline recently. I'll check out that link. thx.

two crows said...

hi, Jim--
yep. polls are often slanted toward 'likely voters' -- and the only way to know they're 'likely' is to look at their past records.
1] young voters have no individual records
and
2] historically, young people as a group have been less likely to vote
and
3] lots of polls don't call cell phones which young people are more likely to have as their only phone.

those 3 factors, taken together, may very well make a difference this fall.

both of Bush's election thefts required close calls in order to steal the election.
so, we've got to get a high turnout to prevent another theft to occur.
the enthusiastic young vote MIGHT even keep this election honest! what a novel concept!

two crows said...

hi, Mauigirl--
along with the points I made above to Jim--, the conservative press keeps pounding the idea that the race is close.

I keep reminding myself that, when we look at the electoral college, the states with more delegates are more likely to vote for Obama simply because they have higher populations [like the north east vs. north west, f'rinstance].

so, don't despair. we could yet pull this out.

in 2012, otoh, the voters may still be in a 'throw the bums out' mood -- because Obama and a dem congress haven't been able to clean up 8 years of carnage in 4 years -- which the rethugs will be happy to capitalize on.

an average patriot said...

Hi two crows
Just looking around for content. Thought I would say Hi and I hope all is well!

Mary Ellen said...

Everyone who gets an email from me -- be they liberal or conservative [of whom there are a lot in my address book, sad to say] or right-wingnuts [of whom there are a few] and people who are choosing ignorance [of whom there are a few] will receive the reminder.

Wow, I hate to know where you put me on that list. Which label have you given me?

two crows said...

hi, Jim--
sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. I've been SO busy, lately!

good to see you.

two crows said...

hi, Mary Ellen--
now, now -- I work hard not to label. it does no good and just drives wedges.

I think you know where I stand on the idea of simply allowing people to vote their consciences. or what's a democratic republic for?
xxx
btw--
there's a related article [kinda] over at AtI -- I just posted it today.