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Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

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Welcome to DU, cybercat! And you are absolutely correct. DO NOT GET COMPLACENT!!!

Just watching some of the dynamics, here, though. And I do happen to be a big believer in the psychology of loser stench and its effects on a candidate or campaign.

That said, I'm also a big believer in what Mad-Eye Moody said to Harry Potter many times - "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!!!!" We DO INDEED have to continue working for Obama and the Dems as though our lives depended on it. For many, it's the literal truth if the neocons get back in power and sweet-talk wrongney into leading our country into another war. Certainly for women of childbearing age, that's also true already.

Anyway - we're glad to have you with us and we need you!

'Cause as you correctly pointed out - this thing isn't won yet.

Now get to work.

I think you may have a point. Hell, one of 'em's a frickin OVERSEAS CASINO OWNER. He

understands gambling! With this much money riding on it, you better believe they are SOLELY and EXCLUSIVELY interested in getting their money's worth. These people don't like to part with their money - ANYWAY. I mean, look at how they're all hoarding these obscenely huge profits and avoiding opportunities to create jobs like their press agents in the GOP all crow repeatedly, and hiding it in the Cayman Islands and Swiss bank accounts. It's not just wrongney doing it! All the corporations-are-people entities as well as individual adelman and koch brother-types do it, too. Which in my opinion is just freakin' WRONG and beneath the self-respecting patriots they all say they are.

They don't want to bet a bundle on a loser. Not just the loss of the money, but the loss of prestige in calling this one so badly and hitching their wagon to an anvil. They all consider their moves in public relations terms - as in "how is this gonna look," or "how is this gonna make us look?" Just consider how the phrases "spectacular failure," "end up looking so very bad," "rash and shameful," "outrageous, irresponsible," and "not ready for prime time" that I've seen in some media reports today are gonna play in the boardroom, when you've attached your name or your corporate identity to it. I'd be starting to wish I had some of my money back with shit like this happening. Think of that carpet-bombing of bad publicity they've had to slog through all day long slog. Doesn't look good and certainly isn't something you can boast about at the country club this weekend.

They'll be sending less money to wrongney and more to the down-ticket races as time goes on, if this trend doesn't reverse immediately. Only problem is - if the top of the ticket is demoralizing the base, then that combined with the ongoing bad publicity and ham-handed blunders the campaign has consistently kept making from early-on, plus the polls that are increasingly and in some cases consistently disappointing - if the base doesn't turn out because wrongney has turned them off, many of them won't be at the polls to vote in the down-ticket races either.

Let's hope!!! There may come a point where the momentum's starting to build - going downward - to the point where its irreversible. You do NOT want to get loser-stench on you. Even the faintest whiff of loser-stench makes a lot of partisans want to run for the hills.

I read somewhere when this was all getting started awhile ago - about wrongney's support being five miles wide and an inch deep. Kinda hard to prevent the lake from evaporating with parameters like that. In one part of West L.A. there's a long grassy median that extends between either side of a broad boulevard. That median is lined with these large handsome coral trees that have made the neighborhood somewhat famous. But while they look solid and sturdy, they're really kinda flimsy because of their extremely shallow root system. So what they're basically good at is looking beautiful and falling over. Makes me think of mitt wrongney.

Yeah, looks like he's really proud of what he just did. "Nailed it!"

Shows you why he is NOWHERE NEAR fit to be president, especially if he thinks this is the correct reaction to have. So he's not only wrong, he's deluded!

I'm calling him Wrongney from here on.

What a disgrace.

Welcome to DU, Mr. Bill and cheezmaka!

Glad you're both here! DO NOT GET COMPLACENT while watching the Wrongney campaign shoot itself in both feet. There are enough wrong-headed myopic war-lusting chickenhawks out there who find nothing wrong with this. And many of them are advising the Wrongney campaign.

All the more reason why we need you.

Now get to work.

Welcome to DU!

Glad you're here. If we've learned anything over the past 24-36 hours, it's a solid comparison between who IS president (Obama) and who is NOT FIT to be president (Wrongney).

We need you.

Now get to work.

Just call him Wrongney.

He sure earned that nickname today.

Unbelievable. Shows you what kind of president he'd be. YIKES!!!!!


That's what I'm calling the Wrongney campaign's john-bolton-led bluster and bullshit on foreign policy - in which they appear VERY clearly to be agitating for war, dreaming of war, longing for war - maybe to prove themselves the Alpha Males of the planet? This ridiculous and entirely unrealistic jones for power and subjugation that the political wrong wing of our nation seeks to lead us down the path of doom.

That's a term I'm probably gonna be using a lot in the days ahead, as it applies. Which it DOES.

As effective as Saddam's misbegotten scud missiles.

They never hit anything meaningful during Desert Storm. Always wide of the mark. And the much-vaunted Republican Guards of Saddam turned out to be much ado about NOTHING. Yet ANOTHER indicator that the wrong-wing and the neoCONS are Lox On Toast when it comes to giving foreign policy advice. As bad as they already proved themselves to be during the bush/cheney years.

"...allowing events to control him." "So nakedly political..." - Howard Fineman on wrongney's premature ejaculation, on "Hardball" today.

Good Lord! wrongney isn't even ready for DAYTIME, much less prime time.

YES. ALWAYS speak up. I did that at my bank when they had Pox Noise on all the monitors.

I happen to have banked there for a couple of decades. They all know me, they know my husband, they know our son with the band etc etc. They value their long-time customers. I complained. I came back in a few days later. No change. I complained AGAIN. Then I went over to one of the managers' desks at the far end of the room. I identified myself as a retired reporter and told her I found Pox Noise offensive because they do NOT do news, but rather they pervert every imaginable form of news coverage that I ever recognized in two decades of employment as a news reporter/anchor/writer/producer.

The next time I came in - guess what was on? CNBC! And that is where it's remained.

Once I noticed that, and observed that it was sustained for the following two weeks, I went up to another manager at the end of the room and thanked them - said I noticed the change and that I appreciated it very much. The manager told me they'd had complaints. That change was apparently made permanent. It's always on CNBC whenever I go in there, at all the random times I do.

ALWAYS SPEAK UP! You never know when it'll actually do some good! You never know when you'll change one mind or save one soul.

What I've discovered through all this is (and it applies to calling your Congresscritter too): IF THEY THINK YOU DON'T CARE, THEY WON'T, EITHER!!!!!!!

What a tangled web we weave...

especially when we're mitt wrongney, busily figuring out all the sneakiest ways to deny America the support he should provide as a wealthy taxpayer and alleged patriot and lover of country. He's a fair-weather friend of America if ever there was one.