October 31, 2010

The Democratic Enthusiasm Gap
— DrewM

A picture is worth several thousand empty seats.

From CBS White House Correspondent Mark Knoller.

DNC says there were 8,000 people at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State Univ. Full capacity is about 13,600.

That's the DNC number. Anyone want to bet 8,000 was a wee bit generous?

Even the NY Times noticed.

Crush their spirits and break their backs.

Posted by: DrewM at 12:15 PM | Comments (81)
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1 Someone ought to photoshop the Moving America Forward sign to "Moving America Backward."

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at October 31, 2010 12:16 PM (YxBuk)

2 We won

Posted by: End of times wave at October 31, 2010 12:17 PM (Ceb/w)

3 I work my ass off 10 to 15 hours a week and this is the thanks I get? Fuck it, I'm heading to the golf course.

Posted by: The Prez at October 31, 2010 12:17 PM (Y81Xa)

4 The excuse explanation being floated by the Kool-Aid Crew is that people were busy going trick-or-treating. 

Yeah, that makes sense.  I mean, libs love hand outs. 

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2010 12:18 PM (UcOiF)

5 ps:  No wave.

Posted by: Greg-not at October 31, 2010 12:18 PM (UcOiF)

6

How wide a swath is this wave??? According to RCP, the following Governers races are considered as "tossup" races...Hawaii-Vermont-Rhode Island-Oregon-Massachussetts-Illinois-Minnesota-Connetticut. And Pennsylvania-Michigan-Maine-Wisconson-New Mexico are slam dunks.

I also think a secret weapon to this years election is the Tea Party "organisations" helping GOTV. It will be our response to the Unions, just without the intimidation and corruption. But its a new thing we have never had. And unlike unions, tea party organisations are everywhere. I also think the churches will help like they did in 2004, but didn't in 2006-2008. My gut is telling me this election will be like no other. I think Republicans will solidly out perform the polling data.

Posted by: Keven at October 31, 2010 12:19 PM (yO+uQ)

7 I love all this good news. I love you morons, and nettes ('specially). I'm keeping overall expectations down and looking forward to be reasonably happy/ecstatic on Tuesday...

And maybe I pay too much attention to politics, but if by some miraculous chance O'Donnell beats that bald scrunt Coons, I am going to cry like a little girl.

Posted by: The Mega Indepedent at October 31, 2010 12:20 PM (5I0Yr)

Posted by: stuiec at October 31, 2010 12:21 PM (chhYn)

9 Tight camera shot on the President, guys. We don't want anyone to notice he can no longer can fill a room.

Posted by: tims472 at October 31, 2010 12:21 PM (kzxY7)

10 Those empty seats should be filled with Republicans offering compromise with the President as he offered compromise to us. The fact they're empty is definite proof that there is no wave. All is lost.

Posted by: Craig at October 31, 2010 12:21 PM (Y81Xa)

11 Did they offer free beer?

Posted by: Delta Smelt at October 31, 2010 12:22 PM (AZWim)

12 Hey! I AM a corrupt bastard...in every sense of the word!

Posted by: Bill Clinton at October 31, 2010 12:23 PM (IblyN)

13 She must be in love....with me *clasps hands*

Posted by: Bill Clinton at October 31, 2010 12:24 PM (IblyN)

14 Maybe if they were all jumping around in the air, it'd seem like ther were more of them.

Posted by: Those myth-buster doofuses tha picked the wrong horse at October 31, 2010 12:25 PM (Ew1k4)

15 Clearly CBS News is the most accurate counter of people in a place anywhere, but they missed on this one because it doesn't say what I want it to.

 The photos clearly show at least 100* the number of people at this rally versus those who attended Glenn Beck's rally. As such, the wave is canceled.

Posted by: Greggy Steele at October 31, 2010 12:25 PM (MYT77)

16 Oh yeah, right -- no one at the Cleveland appearance...DUH!!!  Didn't you hear that 10 million people were at the Sanity Rally???...they're all still there or on their way back home...can't be two places at once, you know.

New PPP polls coming out soon --- GOP Wave non existent!

Posted by: Greg's a Cockholster at October 31, 2010 12:25 PM (5qJM5)

17 So which day are we scheduled to go poison their wells and salt their fields after the election?

Posted by: Drew in MO at October 31, 2010 12:28 PM (R8S84)

18
Turns out, democrats lost their jobs too.  Hope and change.
Blame it on evil corporations!

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at October 31, 2010 12:32 PM (0fzsA)

19 So which day are we scheduled to go poison their wells and salt their fields after the election?

Nov. 3

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at October 31, 2010 12:32 PM (YxBuk)

20 So the Democrat congress critters that lose their jobs to Republicans, is that a job saved or created?

Posted by: Drew in MO at October 31, 2010 12:34 PM (R8S84)

21 Kinda related. Just heard this commercial on the radio: "Barbara Boxer cares about jobs."

Yeah, her own job.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at October 31, 2010 12:34 PM (YxBuk)

22
Wanna know how democrats can win again?  Repeal PelosiCare.

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at October 31, 2010 12:35 PM (0fzsA)

23 Mmmmm... think there'll be a national shortage of popcorn and/or pudding come this Tuesday? God, I'm so looking forward to watching election returns Tuesday night....

Posted by: GuyfromNH at October 31, 2010 12:35 PM (kbOju)

24

NEW PPP POLL JUST OUT, DEMS CLOSING IN!!!!!!

Rand Paul has expanded his lead even further over the final week of the campaign and is headed for a blowout victory, leading Jack Conway 55-40.

Oh wait, that must not be one of the new PPP Polls Greg was talking about. What the fuck Greg? I thought things were getting better for dems according to PPP?

Posted by: robtr at October 31, 2010 12:35 PM (hVDig)

25 robtr, I swear, if you bring Greg as your date on Tuesday....

Posted by: Editor at October 31, 2010 12:37 PM (YX6i/)

26 Rum, kindly break it down for me again on the Props....especially 23? I lost my cheat sheet. 

Posted by: MissTammy at October 31, 2010 12:38 PM (m8uUu)

27 OT:  Just made the trouble-making Hotair piece about the NRSC not caring which of Miller or Voldemorkowski wins.  The following popped out:
Those write-in votes won’t be counted unless there are more write-in votes than there are votes for any candidate on the ballot.
That's kind of neat.  She will probably never know how many votes she got.

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2010 12:38 PM (Ew1k4)

28 At a college they can't get a full house??

It's over.

There's hope for the Republic.

Posted by: PJ at October 31, 2010 12:38 PM (GK2JE)

29 A big enough win also means that a corrupt lame duck session can be stopped in its tracks, especially in the Senate with southern Democrat senators looking to save their worthless asses in 12'. They are going to see how the Blue Dogs couldn't escape their leadership with phony "no" votes on Obamacare.

Posted by: jjshaka at October 31, 2010 12:38 PM (/qvMi)

30 Posted by: robtr at October 31, 2010 05:35 PM (hVDig)

What if I come dressed in gimpmask, ballgag, assless chaps, nipple clams and with the backdoor already lubed?

Posted by: Greg (robtr's date) at October 31, 2010 12:39 PM (V9Q+f)

31 Yeah, her own job.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at October 31, 2010 05:34 PM (YxBuk)

And her son's indian casino investments.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at October 31, 2010 12:40 PM (AZWim)

32 I cannot wait for Tuesday.  I deliberately wait for election day in the hope I'll run into a lib acquaintance or two.  It will take all my self-control not to smirk.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 31, 2010 12:40 PM (UOM48)

33 I was flipping through this gallery of shots from the Stewart/Colbert Hipster Rally, and I have a question: Were any Black People invited to this event? It looks like the crowd at a Jon Mayer Concert in Des Moine IA sponsored by Miracle Whip and Wonder Bread.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at October 31, 2010 12:40 PM (YPivX)

34 Can anyone link me to some YouTube death metal that involves massive carnage? I'm trying not to use Slayer's "Angel Of Death" because of the Nazi references.

Posted by: tmi3rd at October 31, 2010 12:41 PM (WRtsc)

35 God, I'm so looking forward to watching election returns Tuesday night....

Posted by: GuyfromNH at October 31, 2010 05:35 PM (kbOju)

All MSNBC all the time, baby!  I'll be sitting there, dangling the boys in  my pudding vat, seeing my enemies (Matthews, Olbermann, Madcow) being driven before me, and listening to the lamentations of their women.

Posted by: Ombudsman at October 31, 2010 12:41 PM (c1oyg)

36 What if I come dressed in gimpmask, ballgag, assless chaps, nipple clams and with the backdoor already lubed?

Posted by: Greg (robtr's date) at October 31, 2010 05:39 PM (V9Q+f)

Meh, your always dressed like that bitch

Posted by: robtr at October 31, 2010 12:42 PM (hVDig)

37

The event, sparsely populated because all the other students were returning from the very well-attended Rally to Restore Sanity...

Posted by: The MFM at October 31, 2010 12:43 PM (jUBAo)

38 Barbara Boxer Indian Casino story.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at October 31, 2010 12:43 PM (AZWim)

39 MissTammy, if you hit me up via the Yahoo group I can send you the rundown I sent another moron who asked.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at October 31, 2010 12:43 PM (YxBuk)

40 It looks like the crowd at a Jon Mayer Concert in Des Moine IA sponsored by Miracle Whip and Wonder Bread.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at October 31, 2010 05:40 PM (YPivX)

Funny, the mainstream media will somehow miss this fact, after belaboring it for the various Beck/tea party rallies.

Posted by: Ombudsman at October 31, 2010 12:44 PM (c1oyg)

41

That's kind of neat.  She will probably never know how many votes she got.

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2010 05:38 PM (Ew1k4)

She'll just assume all write-in votes were for her.  Then she'll do a few lines.

Posted by: buzzion at October 31, 2010 12:45 PM (oVQFe)

42 Here's a tragic photo of a President Clinton rally in Ohio this weekend.

Posted by: stuiec at October 31, 2010 05:21 PM (chhYn)

That is too sweet for words.   I thought he was such a big draw.   My goodness, that snowbilly from AK can draw many more than that with a last minute appearance.   How can that be?

 

BWHAHHAHAH!

Posted by: Steph at October 31, 2010 12:45 PM (ZfkPl)

43 41

I think Leeza Murlocsky will probably be doing coke election night win or lose.

Posted by: Drew in MO at October 31, 2010 12:46 PM (R8S84)

44

Methos, or else she'll end up getting the court to rule the write-in's must be counted, just like she got them to rule that they could hand out a list of write-in names.

Posted by: buzzion at October 31, 2010 12:47 PM (oVQFe)

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at October 31, 2010 12:47 PM (YxBuk)

46

at a Decembrists Concert in Boulder CO sponsored by Green Mountain Energy and Ben & Jerry's.

SWPLed for ya

Posted by: Zimriel at October 31, 2010 12:48 PM (JdM1M)

47 Here's a tragic photo of a President Clinton rally in Ohio this weekend.

Posted by: stuiec at October 31, 2010 05:21 PM (chhYn)

That is too sad for words.  Shit, if Clinton were going to be appearing in my back yard, I'd probably go, just to see a live ex-president.

Posted by: Ombudsman at October 31, 2010 12:49 PM (c1oyg)

48 I'm thinking its going to be more like a supernova .

Posted by: Berserker at October 31, 2010 05:49 PM (gWHrG)

Gamma rays, baby!!!!

Posted by: Editor at October 31, 2010 12:52 PM (YX6i/)

49 whoops, wrong thread.

Posted by: Editor at October 31, 2010 12:52 PM (YX6i/)

50

"NEW PPP POLL JUST OUT, DEMS CLOSING IN!!!!!!

Rand Paul has expanded his lead even further over the final week of the campaign and is headed for a blowout victory, leading Jack Conway 55-40.

Oh wait, that must not be one of the new PPP Polls Greg was talking about. What the fuck Greg? I thought things were getting better for dems according to PPP?"

Well, this isn't exactly a battleground race anymore, and hasn't been for a week now.  But winning by this margin shows how the GOP will rack up huge generic ballot advantages and still lose the close battleground races (WV, WA, CA, maybe PA).

Posted by: Greg at October 31, 2010 12:53 PM (huyI8)

51 I'm Lizzi Montanski! You fuck with me, you're fuckin' with the best!

Posted by: Lizzi Montanski at October 31, 2010 12:54 PM (JdM1M)

52

That is too sad for words.  Shit, if Clinton were going to be appearing in my back yard, I'd probably go, just to see a live ex-president.

Posted by: Ombudsman at October 31, 2010 05:49 PM (c1oyg)

I wouldn't walk across the street to see Clinton.  I did get off work in 2008, drove 80 miles, car wouldn't start due to dead battery when I shut it off getting gas, pushed it to the side of the station, and walked 8 miles to see a future President speak.

 

Posted by: Steph at October 31, 2010 12:54 PM (ZfkPl)

53 Thanks, Rum....I cna't remember my damn Yahoo Group ID, but I have printed out the John and Ken guide. Grazi!

Posted by: MissTammy at October 31, 2010 12:54 PM (m8uUu)

54 LOL Greg, you crack me up.

Posted by: Zimriel at October 31, 2010 12:54 PM (JdM1M)

55 I'm sick of the commercials painting the teaparty candidates as SS killers and people who only want to "take things away"...and then they are so ashamed of being a dem, they don't mention being a dem anywhere in their ad, which was designed to scare the crap out of some poor elderly woman in her kitchen.

Posted by: curious at October 31, 2010 12:55 PM (p302b)

56

Gamma rays, baby!!!!

Too much cosmic debris.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at October 31, 2010 12:56 PM (rQTdM)

57 I love Beck's analogy "pottersville or bailey park, you decide on tuesday"...

That is my favorite movie of all time. We'd all snuggle on the couch in our pj's and my mom would cry and my dad would tear up and they would tell each other how much they loved one another and us.....to me, "It's a Wonderful Life" is Christmas.....

Posted by: curious at October 31, 2010 12:57 PM (p302b)

58

Well, this isn't exactly a battleground race anymore, and hasn't been for a week now.  But winning by this margin shows how the GOP will rack up huge generic ballot advantages and still lose the close battleground races (WV, WA, CA, maybe PA).

Posted by: Greg at October 31, 2010 05:53 PM (huyI

The smell of shit must be strong around you when you reach so far up your ass to pull this crap out.

Posted by: Steph at October 31, 2010 12:57 PM (ZfkPl)

59 Of the "8000" remember to deduct the 2000 press passes issued.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 31, 2010 12:58 PM (CN+Qv)

60 Rum, kindly break it down for me again on the Props....especially 23? I lost my cheat sheet. 

Posted by: MissTammy at October 31, 2010 05:38 PM (m8uUu)

Here's the link to Tom Del Beccaro's Political Vanguard website and his recommendations on the propositions.  He gives his rationale for his recommendations.

Posted by: stuiec at October 31, 2010 01:00 PM (chhYn)

61 I just realized "it's Sunday and Fox is doing their weekday schedule"!

no comments have had way too much champagne this weekend...people are kindly whispering around me..

Posted by: curious at October 31, 2010 01:00 PM (p302b)

62

Hey, Greg, read 'em and weep, asshole.

Positioned to pull off the biggest upset in the nation, GOP challenger Sharron Angle heads into Election Day leading Democratic incumbent Sen. Harry Reid by 4 percentage points, says a new poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and 8NewsNow.

The Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey has Angle with 49 percent support compared with 45 percent for Reid in its first survey since the Tea Party favorite and the Senate majority leader held their only debate Oct. 14.

Posted by: Steph at October 31, 2010 01:01 PM (ZfkPl)

63

Well, this isn't exactly a battleground race anymore, and hasn't been for a week now.  But winning by this margin shows how the GOP will rack up huge generic ballot advantages and still lose the close battleground races (WV, WA, CA, maybe PA).

Posted by: Greg at October 31, 2010 05:53 PM (huyI

God he's so fucking predictable.

Instead he'll start looking at final vote tallies and use the close races as evidence that there was no wave

Posted by: buzzion at October 31, 2010 01:02 PM (oVQFe)

64 god forgive me but when I look at that first frame of the princess leeza video it reminds me of this picture.....
worse, the animal's name is the beginning of her name...

Posted by: curious at October 31, 2010 01:04 PM (p302b)

65

There is nothing more that can be done for Greg. He put everything on PPP and they let him down. They showed the republican surging and the dems falling into to oblivion.

Greg is done.

Posted by: robtr at October 31, 2010 01:05 PM (hVDig)

66 The smell of shit must be strong around you when you reach so far up your ass to pull this crap out.


I have a restraining order against Greg for that, thank you.

Posted by: Gregs Ass at October 31, 2010 01:09 PM (ygIR/)

67

kill... me... please

Posted by: Greg's hamster at October 31, 2010 01:16 PM (JdM1M)

68 I live in Cleveland and didn't know Obama was going to be in town. When I was driving around a detour in downtown I was bemused because for all this set up NOONE was around. (The president in his motorcade passed by me going the other way on 480 as I headed out to North Olmsted in fact ten minutes later). I'm not surprised there the turnout was so low.

Posted by: bill brasky at October 31, 2010 01:35 PM (moLHL)

69

If libtards can't draw freebies in Cleveland, the idealogues should go back to smoking dope in Youngstown and plotting their next political moves amongst their pot-hole ridden streets and crumbling sidewalks.

Just sayin.'

Posted by: ErikW at October 31, 2010 01:55 PM (hex3W)

70 Zombie Apocalypse! Think of the donks as The Walking Dead. Anyone catch it yet? Watched the previews and it looks pretty good. The sheriff riding a horse through a city with shotguns strapped to his back chased by zomies.

Posted by: Moi at October 31, 2010 02:20 PM (Ez4Ql)

71 Fuck Obama, he hasn't paid my damn mortgage or my gas bill, fuck him.

Lying sucker of cock!

http://tinyurl.com/6dm4ac

Posted by: Peggy at October 31, 2010 03:04 PM (JpFM9)

72 I love how the Slimes idiot said the purple lipped idiot was competing with Halloween and football.  Bammy supporters are usually late on their child support payments and avoiding all detection.  And the Browns had a bye week.  But keep fucking that chicken, Pinch.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 31, 2010 03:57 PM (kjpei)

73 This happened because voters realized after two years Obama was nothing but a hype machine. Even the youth voters that helped him big in 2008 are now nowhere to be found. They got disillusioned when He just did not deliver, even listen to Pres. Obama's recent rhetoric - "Change is hard", "Change is slow". The kind of constant resurrance that only comes when things are BAD.

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