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I made the Local Omaha News tonight!
KETV News Omaha ^ | 01/02/12 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 01/02/2012 5:13:23 PM PST by US Navy Vet

I'm the guy in the BRIGHT Orange coat(boy do I look STUPID)!


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: aar; iowacaucuses; tvisfortools
Kinda neat though.
1 posted on 01/02/2012 5:13:25 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Nice! You are officially famous now, haha.

On another note, I have a question about caucuses. I did not want to start a vanity, so I’ll try asking here...

I have tried reading through a description online, but I have a hard time understanding exactly how they (caucuses/caucui/whatever) work. Could you (or anyone) please explain, or link to an explanation, of how exactly it is that they work. If it just like an exclusive club voting or what? I know it differs from a ballot box election, but I’ve never been able to participate in one.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 5:20:02 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: US Navy Vet

You look bigger on TV.


3 posted on 01/02/2012 5:23:20 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Well done US Navy Vet!


4 posted on 01/02/2012 5:23:26 PM PST by Principled
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To: US Navy Vet

Oh, so that’s what a freeper looks like. Never saw one before. Hum.


5 posted on 01/02/2012 5:24:43 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: US Navy Vet

Wahoo, freeper on the news. You did great!


6 posted on 01/02/2012 5:26:14 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: JDW11235

Any registered voter can participate in a caucus. A voter attends the caucus for their district/township. Each voter is given one ballot, and the ballots are then collected at a certain point in the caucus. Ballots are counted and reported to the State Party. It’s a non-binding count of who people are leaning towards for President. Other party business is also conducted at the caucus, such as nominating delegates, party committee chairmen, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_caucus


7 posted on 01/02/2012 5:26:53 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Say hi to my Mom and brother if you ever run into them.


8 posted on 01/02/2012 5:28:01 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: US Navy Vet

At least you’re not in an orange jump suit.


9 posted on 01/02/2012 5:28:19 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<0> - - -)
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To: US Navy Vet

You don't look stupid.. a little tranny maybe, but not stupid.


10 posted on 01/02/2012 5:28:48 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: US Navy Vet

You won’t be mistaken for a deer.


11 posted on 01/02/2012 5:31:23 PM PST by decimon
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To: US Navy Vet

Ah, thank you very much. Another question, if I may:

“Each voter is given one ballot, and the ballots are then collected at a certain point in the caucus.”

Is this why the angry, rowdy supporters do well in caucuses? Is it because they try and drive out everyone else out before the ballots are passed out, until only they remain?


12 posted on 01/02/2012 5:31:30 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: US Navy Vet

The bright orange coat was a good choice. No one will notice your red neck next to it...

};^P>


13 posted on 01/02/2012 5:32:35 PM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: US Navy Vet

I don’t personally know anyone from Iowa and I would like to ask for your vote for Newt Gingrich, it’s important, Newt and I as well as our grandchildren would appreciate it.


14 posted on 01/02/2012 5:32:45 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: US Navy Vet

Now that is cool...should have gave a shout out to FR...lol.


15 posted on 01/02/2012 5:32:45 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: US Navy Vet

"I see Freepers on TV!"


16 posted on 01/02/2012 5:33:28 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: JDW11235

Its basically a group discussion...one group per candidate. each group nominates a spokesperson and that spokesperson tries to convince members of opposing groups to change groups. This is how I remember it anyway.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 5:33:52 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: US Navy Vet

You don’t look stupid at all. In fact, you look very confident sitting there... Good for you. You’ve done us proud!


18 posted on 01/02/2012 5:35:13 PM PST by momtothree
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To: COBOL2Java

That is hysterical!!


19 posted on 01/02/2012 5:36:47 PM PST by momtothree
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To: KingLudd; All

You don’t have a mirror? That’s horrible, we should all take up a collection for you!


20 posted on 01/02/2012 5:39:23 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: US Navy Vet

Nice coat.

Loaded for bear?


21 posted on 01/02/2012 5:42:02 PM PST by Palladin (No Newts!)
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To: COBOL2Java

...and... they don’t even know... they Freep.... ;)


22 posted on 01/02/2012 5:43:11 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: US Navy Vet

Uh...Thrilling. ;)


23 posted on 01/02/2012 5:44:13 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: US Navy Vet

Cool!

***So how do you rig the votes?*** /s


24 posted on 01/02/2012 5:46:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: US Navy Vet

I heard that if Obama is re-elected they are going to
change the name to Obamaha...


25 posted on 01/02/2012 5:46:56 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: US Navy Vet; JDW11235

That link doesn’t quite fit with what I remember. I have never voted in a democrat caucus. But I’m sure I remember dividing up into groups and electing a spokesperson. I remember one guy in my group said “I’ve done this before and it usually works best if a preacher or minister is our spokesperson. Who here is a preacher?”.


26 posted on 01/02/2012 5:47:16 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: US Navy Vet

You don’t look stupid — you look like a corn-fed Iowan. And like a guy anyone would like to have a beer with.

Or two.


27 posted on 01/02/2012 5:51:41 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Heh...I always knew you were an attention whore. :)

Pretty cool, Navy Vet!

Can I have your autograph?


28 posted on 01/02/2012 5:53:04 PM PST by derllak
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To: US Navy Vet
That is a big orange coat :-)

29 posted on 01/02/2012 5:54:40 PM PST by Bobalu (We cannot afford to bring Mittens to a Newt-fight.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ll have you know,I interrupted watching “Rockford Files” to watch that clip.Thanks for being out there.


30 posted on 01/02/2012 5:57:55 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: US Navy Vet

You look like a douche. J/k... congrats..


31 posted on 01/02/2012 5:59:42 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: US Navy Vet

OK, as a man-on-the-ground in Iowa it’s YOUR TURN now: prediciton??


32 posted on 01/02/2012 6:15:25 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: US Navy Vet

TV adds ten pounds and you look attentive not stupid.


33 posted on 01/02/2012 6:16:47 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: JDW11235

These are precinct caucuses.

The meeting starts with a temporary chairman, selected before the meeting by the state party. Usually someone who served previously as one of the two precinct chairmen.

The first order of business is to elect two precinct chairman to two year terms. In addition to running the party organization in the precinct for that time, they also serve on the county party committee.

Once that is done they debate and vote on platform planks.

Then they elect delegates to the county convention, some of whom will be elected at the county level to go on as delegates to the congressional district caucus and the state convention. The number to be chosen is set beforehand by the party.

Which leaves the part of the meeting most folks know about, which is nominations for president. Representatives for each candidate speak to the group about their choice, and then a straw vote is taken. This is a non-binding vote which in fact determines nothing except who gets the good PR heading into New Hampshire. The totals are reported via phone to the state party, who then is supposed to tell the breathlessly waiting world the outcome.

At least that’s how it always used to work back in the days when I served as a precinct chairman, a delegate to all the conventions, and a member of the state central committee.

One last note: the state party did NOT report all of the votes for president in 2008. Alan Keyes was blackballed, and though he received votes all over the state in spite of that, they made no provision for his votes to be reported or tallied.

I hope that helps you understand the process better.


34 posted on 01/02/2012 6:28:31 PM PST by EternalVigilance (The foolish children of the Left call it climate change. Adults call it weather...)
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To: US Navy Vet

Not stupid at all.

THanks for taking the time to become personally involved in the election process. We shoud all follow your example. Well done.


35 posted on 01/02/2012 6:37:14 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Well met. Happy New Year!


36 posted on 01/02/2012 6:50:17 PM PST by onedoug
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To: US Navy Vet

Hey Navy Vet, are you the same guy that commented on the World-Herald web site that state troopers should be able to have neck tattoos?


37 posted on 01/02/2012 6:52:08 PM PST by Paddy Irish
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To: US Navy Vet

Excellent! You look fine on TV - thanks for your participation.

(Don’t let the dems vote.)


38 posted on 01/02/2012 7:06:56 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Bobalu
Does that jacket say "County Jail" across the shoulders?
39 posted on 01/02/2012 7:09:47 PM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: mamelukesabre

Thank you for taking the time to respond with your personal experiences. I don’t live in a caucus state, but I have been curious about what goes on. I may never get to participate in one, but it’s good to understand the circumstances, especially when our future (at least of our republic) seems to virtually hang in the balance. Thanks again, I really appreciate it.


40 posted on 01/02/2012 7:24:10 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: DTogo

Too many “undecideds” to make ANY accurate prediction.


41 posted on 01/02/2012 7:25:34 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Paddy Irish

Nope wasn’t me.


42 posted on 01/02/2012 7:27:59 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Yes, absolutely that helps, thank you very much. I still have some trouble envisioning how exactly it goes on (such as exactly how the delegates work witha non binding vote), but I have a much better understanding. So I’m curious, what advantage is there, if any, over the normal ballot casting primaries. I know that may not be a question you can necessarily answer, I’m just wondering why do all of that complicated stuff and not simply vote with a ballot. When you were precint chairman, did you see any advantage to it? I can already see some disadvantages, as you mentioned what happened to Keyes, I’m just curious. Thanks again.


43 posted on 01/02/2012 7:35:32 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Bravo Zulu


44 posted on 01/02/2012 7:46:49 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: US Navy Vet

Hey, the only stupid guy I saw was the one pumping gas. You looked kinda cool!


45 posted on 01/02/2012 8:03:44 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: JDW11235

The delegates to the national convention simply ignore the expressed will of their fellow Iowa Republicans in the precinct caucus night presidential straw poll.

A caucus to convention process has advantages, if it is run fairly. The problem is with the character of the people running the show.


46 posted on 01/02/2012 8:05:31 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Nutrionally, you are what you eat. Politically, you are who you endorse.)
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To: EternalVigilance

“The problem is with the character of the people running the show.”

That deserves a bump!


47 posted on 01/02/2012 8:22:39 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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