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Sun Nov 4, 2018, 02:48 AM

Nov. 4, 2008. I attended the election rally in Chicago.

It was amazing and I will never forget how it felt to be at such an historic event. For 8 years we had an incredible first family who did everything they could to try to help Americans. And at every turn they faced horrible, hostile racists afraid of a black man who was better than them in Every. Single. Way.

Now we have a little dictator who bases his every decision on still trying to bring that black man down for daring to be smarter, more accomplished, more eloquent, vastly more popular the world over, better looking...just better. And all without having to rely on his trust fund and/or cheating to get ahead.

I still can't believe how low we've sunk as a nation in such a short time.

I don't know about you all, but there is no way I can watch the election results on tv Tuesday night, I'm too filled with anxiety. I'll hole myself up in my office and pretend/try to work. Hopefully I'll be able to get results here if the site doesn't get shut down.

If Tuesday doesn't go our way, I'm not sure what I'll do. I'm going to be sick to my stomach for the next few days.

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Reply Nov. 4, 2008. I attended the election rally in Chicago. (Original post)
Neema Nov 2018 OP
LeftInTX Nov 2018 #1
bobGandolf Nov 2018 #4
murielm99 Nov 2018 #2
Neema Nov 2018 #7
Cha Nov 2018 #3
Neema Nov 2018 #8
Scarsdale Nov 2018 #5
Neema Nov 2018 #10
LBM20 Nov 2018 #6
Neema Nov 2018 #9
lastlib Nov 2018 #11
Neema Nov 2018 #12
BumRushDaShow Nov 2018 #13
Neema Nov 2018 #14
BumRushDaShow Nov 2018 #15
Neema Nov 2018 #16
BumRushDaShow Nov 2018 #18
Boomerproud Nov 2018 #17
Neema Nov 2018 #20
MariaCSR Nov 2018 #19

Response to Neema (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 03:00 AM

1. I'll hang out with some judicial candidates..I think they'll go OK

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 03:48 AM

4. I feel the same way....

Serious decision-making time, for me, if voting is not a blue wave.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 03:17 AM

2. Were you in Grant Park?

My daughter was there with a girlfriend. They won tickets to be there. I was manning the headquarters in my county that night, so people could come in for election watch. She kept texting me.

In 2012, my husband and I were part of the crowd in McCormick Place when President Obama came in after winning reelection. We had tickets because we had worked hard for him.

It seems like a century ago. I remember how packed in we were, and how nice everyone was to each other. We have lost so much of that feeling of love and unity. It has been replaced with hate and anger.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 02:29 PM

7. I was. I was there.

It was amazing. Beyond words. I happened to win two tickets myself and couldn't believe it. So glad I was there that night.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 03:31 AM

3. Brilliantly said, Neema.. Thank You!

I couldn't even watch the election results when Obama was elected.

I was curled up in fetal position in New York. My son called me from Kauai and told me he heard Obama Won!



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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 02:30 PM

8. Yes, aside from being so glad to be at the rally, it was also a bit of a relief to not be sitting

there watching the election results on tv and biting my nails down to the nubs. Getting updates on my phone was so much easier to handle.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 05:54 AM

5. Thanks for posting this.

We HAVE to elect democratic candidates into office, to save this country. It really is shocking how far we have fallen with the great orange blimp in the WH. He is so low-class, and crude. President Obama showed how a REAL man fills that office. People world wide love him. tRump is a world wide joke. I am ashamed that so many people voted for him, and still support him.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 02:33 PM

10. I know. Even though I know 45 didn't win the election fair and square, it's still

incredibly disheartening to see how many ignorant, racist assholes there are in this country that they could get him close enough to cheat his way to victory.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 06:02 AM

6. Don't fret. Go vote and take friends and family. GOTV. Put up signs. Drop lit. Send in a small

 

donation. Take action.

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 02:31 PM

9. Have done/am doing all of the above.

But I'm fretting regardless because I know how many different ways the GOP is employing to cheat Americans out of a fair election. I know we have the majority, I know we have the votes, it's just a matter of whether we have enough to overwhelm the cheating.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 02:40 PM

11. Dems lead by 7 points in the latest NBC/WSJ poll. Is that enough....

...to overcome Russian hacking/GOP cheating/suppression?? IDK.........Keep Hope Alive, said Rev. Jackson.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 02:46 PM

12. That's a very good question. And after 2016, I don't even follow polls.

All I can do it hope that Tuesday turns us back towards the light as a country, and hope still that it's not too late.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 02:50 PM

13. You can always come to DU

to get a sense of where things are and let others with stronger stomachs "watch".

I literally just helped 2 canvassers from my voting ward who were leaving sample ballots and polling location info at each house in my immediate area. I had to catch them because the polling division they had was incorrect for our particular location (we are on a border between divisions) and they were able to recover those sheets and will hopefully return with new ones. They were almost ballistic being apologetic because they didn't realize where the exact division border was and I told them the houses across the street were in that other division and we would not be voting at that location (Philly literally has 1686 polling divisions across the city).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 02:59 PM

14. That's my plan as long as the site is up.

Otherwise I'll use Twitter.

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Response to Neema (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 03:13 PM

15. Skinner sent out a notice that if something happens

they will still operate their Facebook and twitter accounts for any status updates -

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10138981

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 06:48 PM

16. Thanks. I saw that too. Will probably hop on Twitter.

Hopefully we'll have something to celebrate for the first time in two years.

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Response to Neema (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 07:25 PM

18. One of my sisters lives in a Congressional district that was redrawn by the courts

the district that replaced one of the most egregious gerrymandered districts in the country - the former PA-7 (GOP rep)-



where the new district is now mostly the new PA-5 -



and will be a shoo-in for a Democrat. So I know here in SE PA, we will have some celebrating (2 other redrawn seats surrounding that - the new PA-6 & new PA-7 in SE PA & E PA will also flip with a potential of another if we can get a big GOTV in the new PA-1)!

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 07:25 PM

17. Whenever I feel most hopeless I watch YouTube

videos of that glorious night. I agree, it seems like a century ago.

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 08:50 PM

20. It was nice to reminisce about it today. God, it felt so good, everything about it.

A friend of mine went to both the rally in Chicago and the Inauguration in DC and said, while the Inauguration was amazing, the rally in Chicago was even better. I wasn't alive in 1945, but from the photos of the VJ Day Celebration it felt like it might have been similar. There was so much hope, so much togetherness, so much relief. It felt like we'd finally turned a page after 8 long years of the Bush cabal.

Little did we know at the time that the racist fuckers in the GOP would be SO spiteful, so conniving, so treasonous and hateful, that instead of working for the people and doing what is best for the country, they'd spend the entire 8 years of Obama's presidency focused solely on bringing him down. And LOOK at what he accomplished despite all that. No (real) scandals, no laws broken, no indictments, the admiration of the world. He got an admittedly imperfect ACA passed, he turned around the economy, MARRIAGE EQUALITY... the list goes on. Can you IMAGINE what could have been accomplished if the GOP wasn't a cesspool of traitorous shit and bile?

I am not a particularly vengeful person. I am as peace-loving as any liberal you'll meet. But if I'm alive when 45, and Pence, and Ryan, and McConnell, and Graham die, I will travel wherever I need to go to dance and spit on their stinking graves.

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Response to Neema (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 07:41 PM

19. Yeah I'm not watching either

 

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