• Tips gratefully accepted here. Thanks!:

  • Recent Comments

    Beata on Dana Loesch says the quiet par…
    jmac on Dana Loesch says the quiet par…
    Beata on Dana Loesch says the quiet par…
    Beata on Dana Loesch says the quiet par…
    jmac on Dana Loesch says the quiet par…
    William on Dana Loesch says the quiet par…
    riverdaughter on I am not a general…
    riverdaughter on I am not a general…
    riverdaughter on I am not a general…
    lililam on I am not a general…
    Propertius on I am not a general…
    William on What Will the Midterms Tell…
    lililam on I am not a general…
    Propertius on I am not a general…
    Propertius on I am not a general…
  • Categories

  • Tags

    abortion Add new tag Afghanistan Al Franken Anglachel Atrios bankers Barack Obama Bernie Sanders big pharma Bill Clinton cocktails Conflucians Say Dailykos Democratic Party Democrats Digby DNC Donald Trump Donna Brazile Economy Elizabeth Warren feminism Florida Fox News General Glenn Beck Glenn Greenwald Goldman Sachs health care Health Care Reform Hillary Clinton Howard Dean John Edwards John McCain Jon Corzine Karl Rove Matt Taibbi Media medicare Michelle Obama Michigan misogyny Mitt Romney Morning Edition Morning News Links Nancy Pelosi New Jersey news NO WE WON'T Obama Obamacare OccupyWallStreet occupy wall street Open thread Paul Krugman Politics Presidential Election 2008 PUMA racism Republicans research Sarah Palin sexism Single Payer snark Social Security Supreme Court Terry Gross Texas Tim Geithner unemployment Wall Street WikiLeaks women
  • Archives

  • History

    October 2022
    S M T W T F S
  • RSS Paul Krugman: Conscience of a Liberal

    • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
  • The Confluence

    The Confluence

  • RSS Suburban Guerrilla

    • Laws are for the little people
      Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says “it was evident” Jared Kushner was engaging in freelance foreign policy during the Trump Administration.https://t.co/kYvBHglYnK — Vicky Ward (@VickyPJWard) October 4, 2022
  • RSS Ian Welsh

    • Rationality Is A Process, Not A Conclusion (Nuclear Weapons Edition)
      A lot of mistakes come from assuming rationality means “thinks the same way I do” rather than “reasons from premises I might not share.” Left than 1/1000 economists predicted the financial collapse, because they reasoned from assumptions like “the market is self-correcting” or “housing prices never go down.” (Sometimes both at the same time, which is rarely […]
  • Top Posts

Saturday: “I want to be seduced”

If you are an armchair election jockey living in Indiana or North Carolina or a surrounding state, you should know that the best way to snag a voter for Hillary is to canvass. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, canvassing is going door to door in a neighborhood, sort of like a Jehovah’s Witness except that most voters actually *want* to see you. Yeah, as long as you don’t ask them if they want a Watchtower they’ll open their doors, come out on the front stoop and engage you in conversation.

See, they have something that you want. They are just holding it out in front of you and saying, “What’s it worth to you?” They want to be seduced. Their vote is very valuable and they know it. It gives them a heady sense of power to see you groveling before them saying. “Baby, Baby, Baby, don’t be like that”. Lucky for us that Hillary has some sweet nothings to whisper into their ears about universal healthcare, getting us out of Iraq, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, the new green economy, strengthening scientific research, etc, etc, etc.

Then there’s her confidence, experience, long list of accomplishments as first lady and senator, her knowledge base, her intelligence, her “testicular fortitude”. Damn!, She’s hot. Even the Obama supporters check her out.

And it’s really not hard. I prefer canvassing to phone sex, er, phone calls. There’s much less chance for rejection. This election year is high stakes so people want to engage in conversation and they’ll interrupt whatever they’re doing to take your literature and talk. Besides, it gives you an opportunity to meet people face to face and show them what kind of people support her. We’re anything but old, stupid or bitter. The fresh air will brighten your skin, the exercise brings a rosy glow to the cheeks, the excitement makes the eyes glisten. Oh, yeah, before long, you’ll have them eating out of your hand. Put another notch on your tally sheet.

Here’s how to hslp GOTV (Get Out The Vote) this weekend:
In Indiana, check out this page.
In North Carolina, go here and sign up.

Make History!
In other news:
Pacific John at MyDD details some possibly fraudulent shenanigans that happened during the Texas caucuses. I know, you’re shocked. Hey, if you’re going to run a caucus, at least have some rules that everyone has to follow and referees you can call to mediate disputes on the spot. Or, better yet, just get rid of the damn things. They sound chaotic and vulnerable to abuse and manipulation.

Here’s a bit of fluff on the interview that Hillary gave People. Yeah, I didn’t know what a Red Bull was until last year either.

Gov. Mike Easley campaigned with Clinton in the hills of North Carolina. The BFF and I hiked in the Panthertown Valley region of North Carolina several years ago and it was beautiful On the mountaintops there are fields of dainty little wildflowers and multicolored mushrooms, and waterfalls to stand under after hours of climbing under a heavy backpack.Schoolhouse Falls But, ok, the wolves howling at night while we slept in a little tent miles away from civilization? Spooky. Still, it’s very beautiful.