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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:01 PM

One Last Plea: Get Over The Damn Debate and Stop Obsessing About Every Damn Poll

For the love of Christmas on Sundays, get over the debate. It was a bad performance. We get it. Shrug it off and move on. The American people are not going to care about the damn debate when they go to vote.

Also, please stop posting polls from suspect sources. I don't care if the "America Chooses Poll" shows Mitt Romney in the lead in Colorado by 2 points. Some of you curl up in the fetal position without even considering the source. Have you thought that the Republicans may be saturating the media with fake ass polls in order to create some kind of wave?

If you must follow polling, go to Nate Silver's blog. Nate is even-handed and straight forward without any political bias. He called the 2010 midterm elections much to the chagrin of many here, and he confirmed vote totals in the Wisc. Supreme Court race which outraged some here. So, he's a straight shooter, and he has Obama at 84% chance of winning the Electoral College.

If you still find yourself worrying 48 hours after the debate, then take some action. Donate $5 to Grayson or Warren. Go make some phone calls. Go read a book. Exercise. Do something other than post doom and gloom on DU.

And yes, I know about the hide feature. Thank you very much.

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Reply One Last Plea: Get Over The Damn Debate and Stop Obsessing About Every Damn Poll (Original post)
Yavin4 Oct 2012 OP
oswaldactedalone Oct 2012 #1
gateley Oct 2012 #5
ywcachieve Oct 2012 #6
treestar Oct 2012 #10
NYC Liberal Oct 2012 #7
Siwsan Oct 2012 #2
dkf Oct 2012 #3
ywcachieve Oct 2012 #4
woolldog Oct 2012 #8
Yavin4 Oct 2012 #11
woolldog Oct 2012 #12
Yavin4 Oct 2012 #13
woolldog Oct 2012 #14
cheriemedium59 Oct 2012 #9
animalcrackers Oct 2012 #15
demwing Oct 2012 #16
GallopingGhost Oct 2012 #17
Cha Oct 2012 #18
cheezmaka Oct 2012 #21
Cha Oct 2012 #22
K Gardner Oct 2012 #19
K8-EEE Oct 2012 #20
NCLefty Oct 2012 #23
lunatica Oct 2012 #25
lunatica Oct 2012 #24
jmondine Oct 2012 #26
smorkingapple Oct 2012 #27
DemocratSinceBirth Oct 2012 #28
Godless in Seattle Oct 2012 #29

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:05 PM

1. I'll get over the polls

when Obama and his people show that he can fight back. I'm mystified as to what they could've been thinking in having him go out to "have a conversation with America." Worst debate performance in Presidential debate history and totally shocking to everyone.

Wake up Plouffe, Axelrod, and Obama, we want to win this thing and put the Thugs in their place.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:15 PM

5. I think he has stepped it up, beginning the following day. And as baffled as I am

as to WTF their strategy was, I'm confident they will adjust the course. I think they were as surprised as we at the show Romney put on. I predict they won't be caught like that again.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:20 PM

6. President Obama was elected to the highest office in the land, and if that is not a fighter,

I don't know what is. Do you realize how hard he had to fight to become the first Black man to become leader of the Free World? It was hard fought, and you should know this if you are over 9. How many have tried and failed, to be in the office he is in right now.

Just because he did not act like a thug on speed like Romney did, it disappoints some of you.

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Response to ywcachieve (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:54 PM

10. +1

Good Dog, the idea that he can't fight is one of the stupidest out there.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:44 PM

7. If you think that was the "worst debate performance" ever, you obviously

have never seen Bush's in 2004, Reagan's first in 1984, or Bush 41's in 1992.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:06 PM

2. Pretty much sums up how I feel, too

It's hard not to assume that the number of doom and gloom new members are posting from a script. I'll try not to, but it really is pretty annoying. I haven't used the hide feature, yet, but I've got some targets in mind.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:11 PM

3. Where are the normal polls with names I am used to?

 

These latest ones don't have any credibility with me.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:11 PM

4. Thank you. My opinion, I don't think Romney won anything.

I don't consider overbearing aggression, like a demon on speed, and lying, as winning. This is Romney ~~~>











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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:45 PM

8. I've just never seen such a bad performance.....

 

ever, with the exception of Admiral Stockdale in the VP debate in 92.

Still can't get over how bad Obama was.

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Response to woolldog (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:26 PM

11. He Was Not As Bad As Admiral Stockdale

Overreact much? Or are you trolling?

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:27 PM

12. Yea that's what I said.

 

I said "I've never seen such a bad a performance WITH THE EXCEPTION of Admiral Stockdale"

i.e he was not as bad as Stockdale


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Response to woolldog (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:32 PM

13. Ford Was Even Worse in 1976. Reagan Was Worse in 1984.

Bush was even worse in 2004. Jeebus on a cracker man. Sack up.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:40 PM

14. ugh. nvm ur right

 

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:54 PM

9. Thankyou, I needed this!

It is so easy to get caught up in doom and gloom about the debates and polls.
We must all remember we have the truth and Big Bird on our side...

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:40 PM

15. Hahahaha, I have seen a lot of posts like this

wonder if we should make a poll about it?

To be honest I never really check out the polls - numbers never really interest me, unless they have to do with policy facts or something. It reminds me of poker in a way. Don't count your chips at the table because it doesn't matter, what matters is how you are playing the game. When you count your chips, you become results orientated and neglect to acknowledge the effects of variance, which can have a negative impact. Why should we not be results orientated? Because we have a solid game plan, and the odds are in our favor, so in the long term a winner.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:21 PM

16. Shit, we should have expected the bump

 

The challenger ALWAYS benefits by being compared to the incumbent.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:26 PM

17. Everyone should read the sentence highlighted in black

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:44 PM

18. Here's some Great News Post Debate..

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Response to Cha (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:39 PM

21. Thanks Cha! You need to make this a thread!

Too many of us are worrying and not working!

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Response to cheezmaka (Reply #21)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:52 PM

22. You're right..I should..

I have to go get food now.. when I get back,cheezmaka

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:49 PM

19. But..but.. THE HANKERCHIEF !!! Or cheat sheet ! We are concerned !!

Gah..I agree with you. I'm going to just have to quit shopping here until the hankerchief kerfuffle dies down, and the Polls of Mount Doom. Thanks !

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:53 PM

20. Seriously, do you really think that pleading people to stop obsessing

about the debates and polls is going to stop them from obsessing about every damn debate and every damn poll?

Honestly, you just have to ignore it. There are a lot of high strung people here who care too much about the subject to be rational and a light sprinkling of "concern trolls" as well.....

I just try to avoid any "hair on fire" posts and stick to the calm ones.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:19 AM

23. Plea noted and promptly disregarded.

Thanks for playing

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #23)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:54 AM

25. No surprise there

Troll.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:52 AM

24. The obsession with trashing President Obama is sad isn't it?

Some days I'm not so proud of some of the DU members. They feel so entitled to throw a brilliant man under the bus. President Obama is making and changing history daily, but goddam if he makes one fucking perceived mistake and he doesn't get eaten alive by those who claim to support him.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:35 AM

26. But... it's fun!

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:39 AM

27. The hysteria shows how much we care but you're right

Folks need some perspective here. If the Obama campaign was run like these boards, they wouldn't be winning and holding such a strong hand.

I decided to take the week off from poll watching and check back in for the VP debate reaction.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:56 AM

28. I'm A Hypocrite. I'll Just Obsess Over The Good Polls

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:59 AM

29. Snap out of it!

 

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