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A Romney vote means rich, white San Franciscans canít exercise in their home gyms
Hotair/Sfgate.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Mary Katharine Ham

Posted on 10/30/2012 7:17:25 PM PDT by chessplayer

Edited on 10/30/2012 8:16:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Get this: the presidential race is so close that rich, white San Franciscans are having trouble exercising in their home gyms or getting proper sleep at night. Take, for instance, the story of Obama campaign volunteer Kay Edelman:

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.

I’m certainly not immune to worry over the election or the fate of the country, but let me pose a question for stressed-out liberals. Why do you continue to vote to make the federal government and the leaders at its helm an ever-more present and powerful part of every part of our lives when you know there’s a chance every four years a guy you won’t like will be at the helm? If it’s going to stress you out this much who has the levers of power, perhaps you should work toward making the levers less powerful?


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To: chessplayer

Aw, that’s a shame.


21 posted on 10/30/2012 7:52:43 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: skeeter

“can be summed up in one word - pension.”

Then shouldn’t she be more worried about who runs CALIFORNIA?? Educators’ pensions are a state responsibility. And CA is BROKE. Now, which political party runs CA? I forgot/s;)


22 posted on 10/30/2012 7:55:48 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: chessplayer

I have never understood how a seemingly intelligent person could vote for 0bama or any liberal/progressive. Those Liberal voters are saying the same thing about Conservatives.

There are two completely different world views.

What’s odd is that their world view values “relativism” unless it conflicts with an overriding belief in the State.

I have come to believe that their “faith” in the state is seeded in their distrust of their fellow man. A distrust that stems from their own selfishness and therefore everyone, when left to their own devises, would take advantage of anybody they could. Because this is what they would do.

They fear conservatives, because they fear all the possibilities free people would have available to them.

They don’t trust free people, because they don’t trust themselves.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 7:57:09 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: chessplayer

She’s running from a boogieman. Republicans never use those levers ruthlessly.


24 posted on 10/30/2012 7:59:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
A picture tells a thousand words and what those pictures you posted from the article tell me is that this is a lonely, frustrated woman who was unlucky in love. For some reason, she has latched onto Obama as a surrogate husband for the man she never had.

It's sad to see. When FoxNews projects Mitt Romney as our new president at 10pm ET next week, I'll be thinking of her and hope she won't jump out her window - or at least hope she lives on the first floor and will only sprain her ankle.

25 posted on 10/30/2012 7:59:58 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: chessplayer

There’s always Venezuela.

Or better yet, they can go “diversify” Africa


27 posted on 10/30/2012 8:05:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
What on EARTH is this woman worried about?

Not like her state will go bankrupt(cough) or that her beloved city would ever allow persons of color to live within 5 square miles of her bubble.

28 posted on 10/30/2012 8:08:51 PM PDT by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: Right Brother
At 60, she's probably been retired 5 years already.

At 62 I'm still working at least 50 hours a week. But then I'm not a Liberal government leach.

29 posted on 10/30/2012 8:11:00 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: chessplayer; All

What has Barack actually done for her? Probably very little, if anything. She’s just obsessed with her liberal politics for its own rarefied sake.

All you wiseacres calling for them to commit suicide, KNOCK IT OFF, you have no class.


30 posted on 10/30/2012 8:11:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: chessplayer

That’s such a pity. I haven’t slept well for four years.


31 posted on 10/30/2012 8:14:45 PM PDT by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: boop

She’s worried that the “unwashed masses” will have the ability to make their own good or bad decisions.


32 posted on 10/30/2012 8:15:04 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: chessplayer
Yup. Thats a home run. They want the feds to have more and more power, but are crapping themselves at the thought of a Republican getting their hands on that power.

Wait until they hear who has been added to the Presidential "kill list" ...
33 posted on 10/30/2012 8:17:59 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Redcloak

Agreed...


34 posted on 10/30/2012 8:19:14 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: SamAdams76

These people are an extreme danger to America and our way of life.

Why should our military be the only ones who sacrifice their lves for this country?

I hope she lives on the 60th floor and jumps at 10 PM eastern. It’s the least she could do.


35 posted on 10/30/2012 8:25:04 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: chessplayer
I’m certainly not immune to worry over the election or the fate of the country, but let me pose a question for stressed-out liberals. Why do you continue to vote to make the federal government and the leaders at its helm an ever-more present and powerful part of every part of our lives when you know there’s a chance every four years a guy you won’t like will be at the helm? If it’s going to stress you out this much who has the levers of power, perhaps you should work toward making the levers less powerful?

I've often thought about this every time insane laws are passed in this country. Also, when it comes to laws like Obamacare. Aren't the lawmakers taking into consideration that their family and friends are going to have to live with this draconian law for years to come? It's shocking to me that the Democrats would pass some of the most partisan legislation when another president representing the opposition will most likely be the one to enforce the policies.

36 posted on 10/30/2012 8:35:33 PM PDT by mia
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To: Zeneta

“They fear conservatives, because they fear all the possibilities free people would have available to them.

They don’t trust free people, because they don’t trust themselves.”

That about sums it up. Also, rich white liberals tend to be more secular and they worship the state as their deity. Hence, they tend to get much angrier and more upset over their losses in elections. Just remember the hysterical reaction of the left in the 2000 election.


37 posted on 10/30/2012 8:37:49 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: chessplayer

A few observations:

For her:

1. Kudos on staying in shape, most 60 year old women don’t look as well.
2. Kudos on becoming a millionaire on the public’s dole.

For the public:

1. What were you thinking? Why are you elevating a subset of us to millionaire status who did not earn it?
2. Don’t be surprised when this class of millionaires expand beyond those who put their lives in jeopardy (and perhaps deserve it) to most government workers.


38 posted on 10/30/2012 8:44:57 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: chessplayer

C’mon, you need to “contribute” your cross-country skiier to the homeless!


39 posted on 10/30/2012 8:48:50 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Zeneta

I’m certainly not immune to worry over the election or the fate of the country, but let me pose a question for stressed-out liberals. Why do you continue to vote to make the federal government and the leaders at its helm an ever-more present and powerful part of every part of our lives when you know there’s a chance every four years a guy you won’t like will be at the helm? If it’s going to stress you out this much who has the levers of power, perhaps you should work toward making the levers less powerful?

This is a concept behind the “little L libertarian” wing of the Republican party that the big L liberals cannot seem to comprehend...

We Libertarian Republican are wary and cynical because we see the world in a realistic light, and know that not all the time will there be a “benevolent king” type figure in power. so what do we do? We work to keep the government chained down because in reality it is a like a horrible monster that the moment it has you convinced it has a big warm fuzzy belly you would like to snuggle with, and you take it’s chains off, it turns around and uses it’s newly gained freedom to eat you whole.


40 posted on 10/30/2012 8:49:50 PM PDT by GraceG
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