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Obama's victory : Silence around you (testimonies)
November 06, 2008 | Robin Masters

Posted on 11/06/2008 5:55:13 AM PST by RobinMasters

In this thread (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2126850/posts?page=13) some people shared their experiences about what they saw after the Election.

Carley said : "You could see shock and awe on the faces of most people yesterday. The commuter train in NJ was filled with silent people, black and white, wondering just what they hell they had done.

The trip was eerily silent when it’s usually filled with people chatting away."

or jnygrl : "My husband takes NJ Transit. He said his train was silent yesterday until it stopped at Newark."

Please, feel free to share what you've experienced around you. It would be useful for some FReepers or others.


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1 posted on 11/06/2008 5:55:13 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Neither my wife or I can find people willing to admit they voted for Obama.

Who the heck voted him in besides Blacks, Hispanics, and College kids yet to see their first paycheck.


2 posted on 11/06/2008 5:56:55 AM PST by HD1200
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To: HD1200
Who the heck voted him in besides Blacks, Hispanics, and College kids yet to see their first paycheck.

A lot of stupid, white, babyboomer ex-hippies.

3 posted on 11/06/2008 5:58:03 AM PST by jersey117
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To: RobinMasters

Kids kids kids- elementary to teenage

cheering and high fiving each other Obama Obama Obama

the schools (public and Catholic) did well in turning the little jedi to the dark side


4 posted on 11/06/2008 5:58:14 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: RobinMasters
Silence on a commuter train? Sacre bleu!

(The only noises I hear on my commuter train are the occasional little kid and Cubs fans--in season).

5 posted on 11/06/2008 5:58:16 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: RobinMasters

“just what the heck they had done”?

You’ve elected a Marxist. You’ve authorized infanticide as national policy. You’ve instituted thuggery to replace free speech.


6 posted on 11/06/2008 5:58:57 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: RobinMasters

I hearing a lot of Obama supporters talking about “working with Republicans”. It’s almost as if they are afraid to lead. They have been sniping from the sidelines so long, they are afraid to get into the game for fear they will be criticized.


7 posted on 11/06/2008 6:00:07 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: RobinMasters
If you think it's bad now, just wait till these stupid morons find out what 0bama really has in store for America.
8 posted on 11/06/2008 6:00:48 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Obama, you are NOT my President!)
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To: HD1200

“Neither my wife or I can find people willing to admit they voted for Obama.”

I don’t want to associate with anyone that voted for Obama.


9 posted on 11/06/2008 6:01:59 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: RobinMasters

I have noticed that too. Here in California, we are in the Belly of the Beast. I know who the conservatives are where I work, in orchestra, etc. And I know we are outnumbered. But NO ONE was exulting in the election yesterday at either place. NO ONE mentioned it, except those few of us who are in mourning. It was almost eerily quiet.


10 posted on 11/06/2008 6:02:16 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: AppyPappy

Rahm Emmanuel as chief of staff is not going to be looking to work with republicans. a meaner, more vindictive, partisan you will not find.


11 posted on 11/06/2008 6:02:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: RobinMasters

Ummmm.. this may sound pathetic but I was soo devastated by the outcome that I actually became physically ill. I got a headache,palpitations, and felt like I had a monkey tearin’ up a straw hat in my stomach( I know TMI).

I decided to spare my children from having to hear about how great the Obama victory was, and I kept them home from their government school the next day.

Basically my husband, and kids and I just sat up on Election night and held a WAKE for capitalism and our country.


12 posted on 11/06/2008 6:03:05 AM PST by FLDemocracker
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To: RobinMasters
I got in the hot tub (outside) yesterday morning, with my wife.

Watched the sun come up and sipped a cup of coffee.

I am one of Gods children and he will take care of me and my house. If the worlds woes fall on our nation so be it. The lovers of evil will get their just rewards!

13 posted on 11/06/2008 6:03:49 AM PST by sausageseller (http://coolblue.typepad.com/the_cool_blue_blog/)
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To: bboop

In my ofc in DC, all of those afflicted with white guilt were positively giddy with glee yesterday at my staff meeting. it was pretty insufferable.


14 posted on 11/06/2008 6:04:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: HD1200

My 9 socialist southern in laws voted for him. One even worked for the campaign.

I told my conservative husband that if he wants to go see them, he’ll have to go alone. I’m done.
I’m ashamed to have the same last name as they do. I’m so angry.


15 posted on 11/06/2008 6:04:54 AM PST by duffi
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To: RobinMasters
I concur!

I had to fly across country yesterday for business, and with all the glum faces, you would have thought Obama lost.

I thought it was truly weird.

16 posted on 11/06/2008 6:05:00 AM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: AppyPappy
When voting here in SC I saw a lot of apprehension and not the usual friendly neighbor banter. There was also when old female hippie poll watcher that was allowed to view everyone's name on the rolls as they were checked.
17 posted on 11/06/2008 6:05:09 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: silverleaf

I heard a few of those college jackasses do their Obama cheer.They might as well of said “Heil Hitler”. In fact their whole campaign is close to an exact mirror of that other little Socialist rise to power.

At my work, a hotbed of libs, no one talked about it, but Lord knows I was seething at them, waiting for one to start bragging about it.


18 posted on 11/06/2008 6:06:00 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: RobinMasters

The faces in Tennessee are pretty glum. I haven’t heard alot of laughter. I think hope (pretty ironic given their campaign theme) is fleeting for those hoping to get out of a bad situation already in progress. Those who were hiring, are not now because of fear of higher taxes and a need to lay off later, which raises unemployment benefits.

But no matter what, it will never ever be Obama’s fault. You can bet that.


19 posted on 11/06/2008 6:06:10 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: xsmommy

I’m also in D.C. (I can see the Capitol from my window). A few smiles on Metro the morning after, but no chatter — happy or otherwise. I expected my office to be bursting with noise about it...I saw only two people who were excited...silence, otherwise. I’ve never seen a day-after-the-election as quiet as this one.


20 posted on 11/06/2008 6:06:19 AM PST by freepertoo
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To: AppyPappy
I hearing a lot of Obama supporters talking about "working with Republicans".

I hope the Republicans tell them where to go.

IMO, everything bad that happens for the next 4 years is Obama's fault. He stole the election. A village in Illinois is missing an idiot. De-legitimize him the way they de-legitimized Bush.

21 posted on 11/06/2008 6:06:30 AM PST by Campion (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: AppyPappy

>>>>I hearing a lot of Obama supporters talking about “working with Republicans”. It’s almost as if they are afraid to lead.<<<<<

And it’s becoming a mantra among the Obamites that *all* of us “come together and support Barack”.

I suppose I might were he not a Marxist.


22 posted on 11/06/2008 6:06:43 AM PST by angkor (Conservatism is not a religious movement.)
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To: RobinMasters
Yesterday I went to the barbershop and waited with two elderly dudes. Both shook their heads over the Øbama victory stating they voted for McCain without any prompting from me. The oldest one said the black vote won him the election... obviously not realizing that blacks are only 12% of the population. The younger looking one said “Øbama's done for...”. When I asked him what he meant, he said “There's a lot of crazy white people out there.”

I thought to myself... “Yeah, and they all voted for him!”

23 posted on 11/06/2008 6:08:25 AM PST by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: RobinMasters

I was Steelhead fishing 300+ miles away on election day.

On the way home yesterday, I made 3 stretch the old leg stops and didn’t hear a single comment about the election.

My wife did a lot of shopping yesterday morning preparing for a party this weekend.

She commented that she didn’t hear a single word about the election and 0$pendA being elected.

Last night, we went out for a quick dinner with one our sons in a busy family type restaurant. Noone was talking about the election even prop 8.


24 posted on 11/06/2008 6:09:22 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Do we trust 0$penda, Pelo$i, Waxman, and Reid the Dead to leave our 401ks/IRAs alone?)
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To: freepertoo

i park in the District building garage, i think many of them stayed home after being up late celebrating, so that might have been part of it. my husband took my daughter to the orthodontist in Falls Churcha after school yesterday. the receptionist we know to be a lib. i would have sat in the car to avoid her attempt to engage me about the election, he did not and she ended up provoking him into a diatribe. LOL! the waiting area and both orthodontists got an earful!! well she asked for it!


25 posted on 11/06/2008 6:09:28 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: autumnraine
The faces in Tennessee are pretty glum.

The majority of those faces belonged to McCain voters, thanks be to God. I'm proud to be a Tennessean, where we finally threw the corrupt Democrats out. :-)

26 posted on 11/06/2008 6:09:53 AM PST by Campion (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: HD1200
Who the heck voted him in besides Blacks, Hispanics, and College kids yet to see their first paycheck.

Quite a few of the deceased - please respect the dead. And please respect the Walt Disney creations who also voted. :-)

27 posted on 11/06/2008 6:10:11 AM PST by NCjim (The more I use Windows, the more I love UNIX)
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To: Campion

A village in Illinois is missing a terrorist.


28 posted on 11/06/2008 6:10:44 AM PST by HelgaHawk
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To: xsmommy

Yeah, I explained to the few I know that voted Obama, who are unemployed due to outsourcing jobs and had “hope” that Obama was going to make it all better, that the first guy Obama hired as his CHIEF OF STAFF is the inventor of NAFTA.

I have never seen a smiling face drop so fast.


29 posted on 11/06/2008 6:10:50 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: Campion

Let’s see that birth certificate. He may already be illegitimate.


30 posted on 11/06/2008 6:10:57 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: AppyPappy

I thnk that is what Nancy Pelosi means when she talks about being bipartisan-

keeping enough Republicans in Congress to “necklace” into signing bad legislation

So the democrats have plausible deniability and the other party to blame

Like they did with the bailout plan which they could have passed with their majority- but refused to do without GOP backers- who Nancy promptly threw under the bus


31 posted on 11/06/2008 6:11:18 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: AppyPappy

I was complemented on my beautiful blue eyes twice yesterday by blacks. One in line at the supermart and another at the hairdressers.

“Oh, I just love blue eyes! I always wished I had them.”

It was creepy. It was something I’d never heard before. I can’t fathom what that was about other than knowing that blue eyes have always been code word for evil white racist.

What do you think because I’m dumbfounded by it all.


32 posted on 11/06/2008 6:11:28 AM PST by OpusatFR (Neither Republican or Democrat. Monarchist with allegience to The Only One.)
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To: Campion
IMO, everything bad that happens for the next 4 years is Obama's fault. He stole the election. A village in Illinois is missing an idiot. De-legitimize him the way they de-legitimized Bush

that is truly the only upside. the dems have no cover, no one else to blame now. so, go ahead ya little freaks, TRY TO GOVERN. and we will be right there handing back to them what they dished the past 8 yrs.

33 posted on 11/06/2008 6:11:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: RobinMasters

There are many blacks at the place I work - I never heard one mention the election. The only jerk who did was the administrator’s husband and I couldn’t set him straight. I just started the job.


34 posted on 11/06/2008 6:12:14 AM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: FLDemocracker

“Ummmm.. this may sound pathetic but I was soo devastated by the outcome that I actually became physically ill. I got a headache,palpitations, and felt like I had a monkey tearin’ up a straw hat in my stomach( I know TMI).”

Me too. I have never physically reacted from an election. Until Tuesday and Weds.


35 posted on 11/06/2008 6:12:18 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: RobinMasters

America is waking up with a hangover, and rolling over to see what rough stranger now shares the bed.


36 posted on 11/06/2008 6:12:56 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Liberty has few friends, many enemies, and no adequate substitute.)
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To: duffi

Send a note with him explaining Obama spent more than $10 for each & every vote he received on Tuesday - over $650,000,000 - after he broke one of the first campaign promises he made which was to accept public funding for his election. Then ask them when the media is going to dig in to the contributions to find out how much was illegal Foreign contributions and how much violated individual limits.


37 posted on 11/06/2008 6:13:02 AM PST by HD1200
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To: duffi

These people deserve a flock of chickens donated to Africa in their name- Merry Christmas

(check out OXFAM or World Vision)


38 posted on 11/06/2008 6:13:17 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: autumnraine

Sorry, unemployment taxes.


39 posted on 11/06/2008 6:14:37 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: freepertoo

A friend who works at the Watergate relayed that the college kids from GW were hanging out at the mall and celebrating. But everyone over 35 seemed muted and sad.


40 posted on 11/06/2008 6:14:53 AM PST by angkor (Conservatism is not a religious movement.)
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To: freepertoo

Oh man, just wait for the coronation crowds who will be showing up in DC to jive and ululate on 20 January

And Eleanor Holmes Norton and the DC govt will be unleashed. “Pimp my Inauguration”


41 posted on 11/06/2008 6:16:01 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: autumnraine

living through the coronation at close range here in DC is going to be hard to stomach, but once the actual governance starts, i look forward to seeing those looks of disappointment, as the stark reality starts hitting home.


42 posted on 11/06/2008 6:16:01 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Campion

AMEN!


43 posted on 11/06/2008 6:16:06 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: angkor

NJ Transit causes a lot of long faces to begin with-i noticed
maybe an extra dose-also at work-where a lot of liberals are-not much excitement

let’s make sure barack carter is gone in four

he has to be the least qualified ever and is not that smart really

crafty yes


44 posted on 11/06/2008 6:17:16 AM PST by Sheckie
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To: RobinMasters

My entire staff is Republican so we all had glum looks on our faces yesterday. You could tell that some of our clients voted Obama from the zombie grins on their faces but they didn’t say a word. A conservative client and I talked about how great Sarah was and is. My daughter said the black kids were doing Obama cheers when she went to school.


45 posted on 11/06/2008 6:17:32 AM PST by manic4organic (Obama/Biden Palin comparison.)
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To: RobinMasters

People like my sheeple parents who have no clue. They only have main stream television and read Seattle newspapers. They call me a radical because I voted for McCain/Palin. They loved Clinton also. They think it’s okay to have a BJ in the oval office, and now they think it okay to have a traitor to the America as a president. Their politics makes me sad and made me a conservative.


46 posted on 11/06/2008 6:17:34 AM PST by Pilated
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To: caver
My wife yesterday mentioned she wanted to move out of NM (went completely blue with Pres., Senate, and 2 congress critters). On top of that, every bond passed, meaning higher taxes. My property taxes have increase by 10% in one year.

Sales taxes are going up, same with income tax.

My income won't be able to make up the difference.

47 posted on 11/06/2008 6:18:01 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Ever notice that Obama supporters chant "O-Bahm-AH" while McCain/Palin supporters chant "U-S-A".)
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To: andy58-in-nh

On another note, I heard of something yesterday called a “drunkover”, half drunk, half hungover. LOL!


48 posted on 11/06/2008 6:18:08 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: bboop

I work in Sunnyvale (Silicon Valley) and was in San Fran for a conference yesterday. It struck me how very strange it was that I did not overhear a SINGLE conversation about the election, there were no celebrations anywhere. And this was at a convention with 9,000 people attending. Everything was eerily quiet. The only thing different is all the newspaper racks were emptied by 2 PM so I couldn’t buy a paper for the train ride down the peninsula.


49 posted on 11/06/2008 6:18:36 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: RobinMasters

Well, I found a bunch of Obamatrons in my class last night.

Got int several heated arguments. One guy told me that I was crazy cause I said BO’s a socialist.

Luckily, class started before things got too heated.


50 posted on 11/06/2008 6:19:26 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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