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Dems nervous, GOP upbeat as vote nears
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 29, 2012 | Joe Garofoli

Posted on 10/29/2012 1:36:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

There's no shortage of their kind in the politically bluest parts of California. Liberals so freaked out about the prospect of President Obama losing his re-election bid that they can't sleep at night. Can't talk about anything else. Can't stop parsing the latest polls.

David Plouffe, one of President Obama's top campaign strategists, has a word for supporters he feels are needlessly fretful: bed wetters.

"Oh, I think I'm worse than that," Kay Edelman said.

For the past several weeks, the 60-year-old San Francisco resident has frequently bolted awake in the middle of the night, in "a panic attack," she said. She darts for her computer and checks the latest polls. Some days she's so distraught that she can't exercise.

Every morning, she gets e-mails from friends who've been just as sleepless. Most are so tense, they can croak out only a few words. "Very anxious." "Worried."

"Nothing more needs to be said," said Edelman, a retired educational administrator.

Emotional role reversal

In this most unpredictable of campaigns, an emotional role reversal is happening in California. Republicans, who hold no statewide offices and are only 30 percent of registered voters, are more upbeat and enthusiastic.

Liberals, on the other hand, keep checking the polls......

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; ca; liberalsloseit; romneyryan2012

1 posted on 10/29/2012 1:36:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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2 posted on 10/29/2012 1:41:45 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Soooo many liberal heads that will (hopefully) be exploding...


3 posted on 10/29/2012 1:42:54 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Delicious.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 1:44:10 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cry me a river, Libs. . .


5 posted on 10/29/2012 1:50:06 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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6 posted on 10/29/2012 1:55:37 AM PDT by tomkat
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FR Concern Trolls and Liberal Bedwetters should keep each other company.

Hand-wringers Of The World, Unite!


7 posted on 10/29/2012 2:07:11 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Kay Edelman, a 60-year-old, retired educational administrator.

Grrrr...that just gets my blood boiling. I'm not on the public dole, I spend a fortune in taxes to support early retirees like her, and I probably won't get to retire until I'm 67 or 68, if then, due to the economic destruction wrought by her idol and other leeches like her. I am so mad I could spit nails.

8 posted on 10/29/2012 2:08:10 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: tomkat

The PHOTOS are amusing .....”to worried to exercise....”

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/joegarofoli/article/Dems-nervous-GOP-upbeat-as-vote-nears-3989238.php#photo-3656019


9 posted on 10/29/2012 2:10:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/GOP-fervor-for-Romney-reaches-grassroots-3987738.php

Yesterday Carla Marinucci (same paper) covered the story about energized and motivated Californians streaming into Nevada to get out the vote for Romney!


10 posted on 10/29/2012 2:13:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

People are nervous wrecks.

We’ll see who is depressed next week. I remember the deep depression we had when Obama won in 2008 and the Dems steamrollered us.

I’d say turnabout is fair play!


11 posted on 10/29/2012 2:15:39 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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This is the stuff they're left with:

"A Message From the Children"

Full lyrics:

Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea

We don’t have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us endless wars
On foreign shores
And lots of Chinese stuff

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we’re kinda blaming you

We haven’t killed all the polar bears
But it’s not for lack of trying
Big Bird is sacked
The Earth is cracked
And the atmosphere is frying

Congress went home early
They did their best we know
You can’t cut spending
With elections pending
Unless it’s welfare dough

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we’re kinda blaming you

Find a park that is still open
And take a breath of poison air
They foreclosed your place
To build a weapon in space
But you can write off your au pair

It’s a little awkward to tell you
But you left us holding the bag
When we look around
The place is all dumbed down
And the long term’s kind of a drag

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And yeah, we’re blaming you

You did your best
You failed the test

Mom and Dad
We’re blaming you!

_______________________

VIDEO

12 posted on 10/29/2012 2:24:30 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: goldstategop

So do you think we can actually have a GOP Senate and House after this election ? And if we have a GOP Senate and GOP House but not a GOP White House, for whatever reason, what can we do from here ? I hope there are productive things that can be done other than simply ranting about how America is doomed to become like Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia or the Sudan or something. I share your concerns and passions, but helplessness, victimhood and hysteria won’t get mainstream American support for any side at this point.


13 posted on 10/29/2012 2:29:14 AM PDT by emax
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good, they can feel the sickening horror I felt four years ago to think the US public actually voted for an acolyte of Rev. Wright for Pres.


14 posted on 10/29/2012 2:30:16 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
LOL !

Will file that one away until at least inauguration day .. some mornings those dumbells are heavier than others.


(the iron ones, not the dhimmi ones - those idiots are always a burden   ;-)

15 posted on 10/29/2012 3:12:45 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

Well said.


16 posted on 10/29/2012 3:15:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How delightful. Interviews with a bunch of pepole that still think it is cool to vote for Obama. No rational reason just think it is cool. They are still fooled by the BS Obama and friends put out there. They don’t know they are like the last investers in a paramid scam trying to talk others into joining this great movement.


17 posted on 10/29/2012 3:48:39 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
60-year-old, retired educational administrator.

Part of the bloated government school bureaucracy, I assume.
18 posted on 10/29/2012 4:14:39 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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19 posted on 10/29/2012 4:16:32 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The leeches panic when there is a chance that their host is dying.

The very fact that there is such enormous concern about this election tells us the federal government is much too powerful in our lives.

If the government went away tomorrow, free people could survive quite successfully.


20 posted on 10/29/2012 4:44:11 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: andyk

The woman in those pictures is 60? Its obvious where she spends much of her money, her bosoms defy gravity, and her face must have more botox than a sea of bacteria.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 4:51:37 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

More and more I come to understand that there are only three types of democrats.

There are generational democrats (My grandaddy was a democrat, my daddy was a democrat, and I’m a democrat) who oddly enough usually vote for the republican.

There are the irredeemably evil (clintons, obamas, gores, welfare parasites etc)

And there are the delusional (the people talked to in this article).

How can anyone be so incredibly stupid as these people are?

Liberalism truly is a mental disease


22 posted on 10/29/2012 5:05:04 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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Kay Edelman, a 60-year-old, retired educational administrator.

The story also didn't say how long she's been "retired". 5 years? 10?

23 posted on 10/29/2012 5:12:48 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perhaps the old lady will stroke out.


24 posted on 10/29/2012 5:13:43 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: emax

Think about the Speaker of the House........ only two heartbeats away from President


25 posted on 10/29/2012 5:17:01 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: MuttTheHoople

So sweet.


26 posted on 10/29/2012 5:47:10 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“They play on our fears”.... seems to apply a lot more to the Left


27 posted on 10/29/2012 5:48:22 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

She’s afraid her 150K retirement could go away. After all she worked 6 mos a year for 20 years for her money.

Pray for America


28 posted on 10/29/2012 5:57:40 AM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

People who are frozzen in fear don’t think clearly. When people don’t think clearly they make mistakes. People who are joyous and enthusiastic about a task think clearly and find creative ways to further their ends. If California Republicans are 8 points higher on enthusiasm think of what must be going on in states where Romney can win. BTW Battle ground has a 53/44 enthusiasm gap toward Romney.


29 posted on 10/29/2012 6:04:32 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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When emotion takes over logic your a democrat.They fear truth more than anything else,note media.


30 posted on 10/29/2012 6:21:47 AM PDT by Vaduz
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It’s about time they are having panic attacks. The rest of us have been in panic mode since Novemer 2008.


31 posted on 10/29/2012 6:45:47 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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It’s about time they are having panic attacks. The rest of us have been in panic mode since Novemer 2008.


32 posted on 10/29/2012 6:46:41 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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>>"Nothing more needs to be said," said Edelman, a retired educational administrator.

This line under a picture of her in her home gym in her multi-million dollar condo in SF. Not bad for a retired teacher. She and her friends are terrified that their cozy little gangsters' union will suffer under Romney.

33 posted on 10/29/2012 7:50:40 AM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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34 posted on 10/29/2012 8:13:57 AM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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sanity,, how can you lose it..
when ya never had it?


35 posted on 10/29/2012 8:24:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Paradox

Nice high beams.
Wonder if they were funded by the California taxpayers?


36 posted on 10/29/2012 8:30:10 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thank you for posting this... I must confess to feeling a great amount of Schadenfreude and not being able to wipe the resulting smirk off my face...


37 posted on 10/29/2012 12:26:43 PM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Unam Sanctam

Sickening horror is right, I literally felt physically ill for days. I went to the gym the next day and this 85 year old nut smiled and asked me what I thought of the election. I told him that I thought the nation had committed suicide. He looked at me as if he thought he was seeing a martian. My wife walked up to us and he told her what I had just said and she told him that she felt the same way. I thought the old fool was going to have a stroke! That was the only fun I had that day.


38 posted on 10/29/2012 3:17:06 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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