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What is the bumper sticker situation in your state? (Here in MA, O stickers are down 90% from '08)
MA highways | 9/14/12 | Me

Posted on 09/14/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas

Here's what my lying eyes are telling me here in occupied Massachusetts.

Four years ago every tenth car had an Obama sticker.

Today, I see one or two Obama stickers a day. (And one or two Romney stickers.) I spend 2 hours commuting each day.

So the Obama bumper sticker count in Massachusetts is down by AT LEAST 90%. That's telling. Enthusiasm is WAY down.

What is the bumper sticker count like elsewhere?


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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

I never received my mitt sticker, so I made my own, being as careful as possible NOT to elicit anger. It simply says, ‘R+R > 0’. Afraid its too esoteric, only one lady gave me the ‘thumbs up’.


51 posted on 09/14/2012 8:11:54 AM PDT by conductor john (from jersey)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

-— In Maryland, believe it or not, down at least 99% -—

This bumper sticker poll is telling me a LOT more than the national polls. Mega-shift underway....


52 posted on 09/14/2012 8:15:04 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Proud2BeRight

“I do notice the cars with Obama 2012 stickers are usually driven by a stereotypical ugly lib woman.”

I saw a young angry woman with an Obama sticker a few days ago. She was wearing a green commie Castro cap.


53 posted on 09/14/2012 8:16:19 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: conductor john

-— I guess they like BUSH. ——

LOL


54 posted on 09/14/2012 8:16:46 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Mama Shawna

Beware of the “Impeach Obama” petition setups. I recently saw one of those in a grocery parking lot Rathdrum, ID (not far from where I live). Stopped to investigate. Turned out they were Lyndon LaRouche-ites from California. Told ‘em go piss up a rope.


55 posted on 09/14/2012 8:22:13 AM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: .45 Long Colt

This ex-Memphis boy salute you. Grew up in the Memphis ‘burbs. Went to WhiteHaven High and MSU.


56 posted on 09/14/2012 8:24:39 AM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

In my town of Winchester, MA, where Glen Doherty, the former Navy SEAL, who was murdered in the Libyan attack lived, I see more Romney signs than O, Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown signs are equal.


57 posted on 09/14/2012 8:27:17 AM PDT by WallStPirate
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To: Noumenon

Argh. Meant to say, “White Station High”, not White Haven. It’s been a while...


58 posted on 09/14/2012 8:27:55 AM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

It was pointed out on Howie Carr the other day that none of the 2012 crop of BHO stickers mention Biden.


59 posted on 09/14/2012 8:30:17 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: txrefugee

That’s my favorite, too. I’m thinking of creating a cup via CafePress.com: Pic of Obama w/text: “Does this ass make my cup look fat?”


60 posted on 09/14/2012 8:31:16 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Noumenon

Yeah,in the past, I saw an African-American posing as a journalist getting peoples names while at an anti-OBAMACARE rally in Cincinnati, at Coney Island, just before the vote. He also had a little rinky dink $69 video camera filming everybody close up. HE HAD NO PRESS CREDENTIALS . I told him to get away from me.
People, be careful!


61 posted on 09/14/2012 8:32:43 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I only saw one obama the past month - it was in the parking lot at the food market. Most of the ones I see are left over from ‘08. Drove up to CT Labor Day weekend to see Zac Brown and there were plenty of R/R cars on the Thruway.


62 posted on 09/14/2012 8:32:43 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Cool! Should be able to get about 4-up on one sheet of paper.


63 posted on 09/14/2012 8:32:54 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

It’s the same in Chicago, except here it was about 8/10 cars that had them in ‘08, and maybe 1 in 50 have them now.


64 posted on 09/14/2012 8:36:52 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Please tell me you have been leaving that under the windshield wipers face down for them to read when they get in the car and sit down.

ROTF.....Gasping for Air and LMAO!

65 posted on 09/14/2012 8:38:34 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: GQuagmire
Yard signs are a good barometer as well.

Brown/Warren on the North Shore are a slight edge to Brown.

Tierney /Tisei I’d say 70/30 Tisei.

Don't worry. The IBEW and SEIU thugs will clean up all the GOP yard signs Monday night before the election.

66 posted on 09/14/2012 8:38:41 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Sorry to say that in south L.A. county all that is seen is Obama stickers. There are not as many of them as last time and some ARE from last time. But I am on the road a lot and have seen only 2 Romney stickers ever. Seen a few good anti Obama stickers, maybe 10.


67 posted on 09/14/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: MNDude

I also have seen zero yard signs for ny presidential candidate. Locals only.


68 posted on 09/14/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Paine in the Neck

69 posted on 09/14/2012 8:42:16 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I’ve been looking for Obama stickers, and I’ve only seen one “Obama 2012” so far in PA.


70 posted on 09/14/2012 8:43:03 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I live up here in MA and seem to see all the cars that have had them on the bumper for four years, but not a lot of new ones.

That said, they will either not vote, or vote for Obama, bumper sticker or not. If they don’t vote, great.


71 posted on 09/14/2012 8:43:16 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: kimchi lover
Checking in from Sonoma County. I spend A LOT of time traveling the Highway 101 corridor from SFO to as far north as Mendocino. I've been conducting an informal survey for the last year, every time I pass a car with an Obama sticker, I check out what kind of person is driving it.

80% of the time, I'm sorry to say, it is a homely middle aged white woman. If it is a guy, they generally appear to be of the wimpy wire-rimmed glasses, vegetarian type. Typically, the cars are four-door imports.

I agree there are fewer O stickers than 2008.

72 posted on 09/14/2012 8:44:30 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Noumenon

There is a world of difference between Whitehaven and White Station, as you know. White Station is still a good school in a safe neighborhood. Whitehaven is another story. It used to be a real nice area, but today it’s a disaster zone. Years ago my office was near the airport. I used to eat at Fred Gangs every Friday with guys from my office. Today our old building has a high fence with a barbed wire topper.

I’ve got tickets for the Tiger game tomorrow against MTSU. I’ve been a Tiger for almost fifty years now. I stick with them through thick and thin. With football, it’s mostly been thin.


73 posted on 09/14/2012 8:45:25 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
You know.....Have you thought about increasing, by one, the number of Signs in your front yard everytime these idiots dump something in it or do something to it?

Today there's one...tomorrow there's two...... etc.

Sort of like awarding them for their idiocy......by giving them another Romney/Ryan sign to stare at....

74 posted on 09/14/2012 8:48:18 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

For sure there are less Obama bumper stickers and yard and window signs here in Philadelphia compared to last time. Enthusiasm for Obama is clearly way down. What is concerning me though is there is zero enthusiasm for Romney (including from me). I’ve only seen a handful of Romney bumper stickers and zero yard and window signs. I’ve seen two Obama yard signs (and those were in the bluest of blue Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia). A few Obama bumper stickers. A handful of anti-Obama bumper stickers and cropping up in my heavily Jewish neighborhood are lawn signs that say “Obama...Oy Vey!”


75 posted on 09/14/2012 8:48:48 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: .45 Long Colt
I saw a young angry woman with an Obama sticker a few days ago. She was wearing a green commie Castro cap.

Sounds like another "community organizer".....

76 posted on 09/14/2012 8:50:46 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

-— It’s just never been like this before.——

It’s like a bumper sticker ghost town. Very strange. It’s not like the country is hanging by a thread this election cycle, or anything.


I think it’s because, as several posters have said, we are afraid to put Romney or anti Obama stickers on our cars. The shops around here are patronized by African Americans mostly and I have a new car.


77 posted on 09/14/2012 8:53:16 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: albie

Out in Liberal California the Obama Bumper stickers are down 80% from what it was in 2008—still few Romney stickers out here as well. There is a sea change coming—I can see that far.


78 posted on 09/14/2012 8:53:45 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Here in the People’s Republic of Maryland, 2012 bumper stickers are all over the place, unfortunately.

I live in a Liberal Blue Hell.


79 posted on 09/14/2012 8:55:43 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: ScottinVA

Here in Richmond, VA I have to say that there are many more Obama bumper stickers. I echo the sentiment of others that Romney supporters won’t put bumper stickers on their car for fear of vandalism. I have seen quite a few more Romney signs in yards lately though.


80 posted on 09/14/2012 8:56:10 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: kimchi lover

I was in a NoCal parking lot of whole foods (palo alto) when I nearly crashed my car. I saw my first VOTE FOR BARBARA BOXER bumper sticker. Not worth the plastic it’s printed on.

But she bleeping won.


81 posted on 09/14/2012 8:57:21 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Some observations:

In the Spokane Coeur d'Alene corridor, I can count the number of 0bama 2012 stickers on the fingers of one hand and have a finger or two to spare. All of the Zero 08 stickers in the area pretty much disappeared after this monster's first year in office. None of those older ones to be seen today, although recently, I did see a pissed off looking middle aged woman driving a hooptie with a much-faded Kerry-Edwards sticker.

Over the last four years, I have had occasion to travel in the Oregon Willamette Valley - mostly in the Eugene-Salem corridor - in the course of my work. In 2008 and early 2009, you could stand in any Eugene shopping center parking lot, close your eyes, throw a rock, and be assured of hitting a vehicle with an 0bama-Biden sticker on it. As 2009 wore on, the stickers began to disappear. By 2010, they were mostly gone. In 2012, the number of Obamunist bumper stickers and yard signs you could see were vastly reduced.

Conclusion: the thrill is gone, baby. The dirty little lib-fascists are all frowny-faced because their boy didn't usher in the new Socialist millenium. They'll probably stay home come Nov 6.

What's on my vehicle? Take a look

82 posted on 09/14/2012 9:04:54 AM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: Yaelle

-— I think it’s because, as several posters have said, we are afraid to put Romney or anti Obama stickers on our cars. The shops around here are patronized by African Americans mostly and I have a new car.——

Understandable. But that’s always true. Here in MA, over broad areas, I see fewer Romney than McCain in ‘08, and 90% fewer Zero than Zero ‘08.

I don’t perceive a Republican enthusiasm gap compared to ‘08, so I’m at a loss.


83 posted on 09/14/2012 9:05:19 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Awesome idea! Thanks!


84 posted on 09/14/2012 9:16:46 AM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
In Upstate SC, a few new 0bama stickers, absolutely none for R/R. No signs for either. The R/R ticket is generating little enthusiasm in SC(Romney lost the primary here).

Many evangelicals and fiscal conservatives in SC may sit this one out rather than voting for what they consider the lessor of two evils.

85 posted on 09/14/2012 9:17:32 AM PDT by buckalfa (Nabob of Negativity)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I work in deep blue Baltimore and live in purple Harford COunty. I didn’t live here in the last election but there are far fewer O stickers than I expected. A decent number of Romney ones.

Someone removed the OMG Obama Must Go sticker from my car. a few weeks ago.


86 posted on 09/14/2012 9:21:51 AM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: buckalfa

I sincerely hope that the people of SC are not that stupid.


87 posted on 09/14/2012 9:22:06 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: GunsAndBibles

We live in the belly of the beast here in N. Cal!


88 posted on 09/14/2012 9:24:43 AM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: Yaelle
My former boss (and good friend) lived in Boston's South End, and he and I were conservatives up here in MA (We know the secret handshake and such)

I gave him a Bush/Cheney sticker back in 2004, and he was a bit hesitant, as he had a brand new mini-cooper and was worried about having it vandalized, but...he only paused for a second and said: "Of course I am going to put it on my car." The next day he came in, he said both of his windshield wipers had been broken off, and this note stuffed in his window:

No joke. I asked him if I could have it, so I scanned it in. It is almost ridiculously funny (like the communists calling Americans "Running Dog Imperialists" or something like that) if it weren't that these people are so damned deranged.

89 posted on 09/14/2012 9:41:57 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: txrefugee

So a big window decal here in West Virginia that made me laugh: “Vote for Coal, It’s Black”


90 posted on 09/14/2012 9:44:22 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: thingumbob

Exactly. She looked like one of those who doesn’t shave her legs.


91 posted on 09/14/2012 9:59:23 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: rlmorel

Imagine what that message would have looked like without Spell check........


92 posted on 09/14/2012 10:03:36 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: .45 Long Colt
Eeewwwww....

Here's another

Brown shirt mama coming through.....


93 posted on 09/14/2012 10:14:41 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

Here in Palm Beach County, I see more Osama stickers than R&Rs, but not nearly as many as 2008. If I pass a car with an Osama sticker, or pull up next to one, if the driver is a European-American, I just look at him/her and shake my head sadly.


94 posted on 09/14/2012 10:23:49 AM PDT by Ax
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To: thingumbob

There likely would have been spittle on it.


95 posted on 09/14/2012 10:48:21 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: beandog

IMHO, SC is conservative mainly on the Pro Life issue, and neither major candidate meets their litmus test. R/R should carry the state, but perhaps with only a plurality. Changing demographics, third party candidates, and the state GOPe’s internal strife could make the outcome in SC closer than it need be.


96 posted on 09/14/2012 11:06:42 AM PDT by buckalfa (Nabob of Negativity)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

My new favorite: I followed the car it was on here in Montana: Technically, the destruction of a nation IS change. Subtle.


97 posted on 09/14/2012 11:40:14 AM PDT by holly go-rightly
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To: rlmorel
On one hand, that note makes me outraged. On the other, my secret fantasy is to have a bunch of magnetic blue bumper stickers made that use the “coexist” lettering that say “useful idiot”. I figure people would drive around for a while and not notice that they are being laughed at so heartily.
Seriously, those coexist stickers fill me with rage.
98 posted on 09/15/2012 7:47:39 AM PDT by Rutabega (If you don't want me in your personal affairs, don't stick your hand out for my help.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Here in Middle TN I see very few Romney yard signs or bumperstickers

much much less than McPalin stuff

and a lot less Obama but more than Romney...in Nashville town...last election Nashville town was awash in Obama

I think this reflects that most conservatives down here are unenthusiastic with Romney but will vote for him

my wife got a Romney yard sign...maybe one other on our 2 mile long road with 30 homes...no Obama much out here in the rings around Nashville, it’s all in Nashville proper which is the opposite of here...70% liberal in town..the opposite in the 9-11 county ring

I saw more Romney in Michigan last week than here...guess him being from there and less concern over his lack of cultural conservatism up north


99 posted on 09/15/2012 7:56:27 AM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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To: Rutabega

Me too, me too. Of all stickers, the people who have those seem the most deficient.


100 posted on 09/15/2012 10:02:43 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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