Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama Rama!!!!

Last few days before the big day!!!! And by big day I mean the election in America, naturally (smile).

I am taking my father to the DMV tomorrow, for early voting. They are calling for very long lines here in Virginia on election Tuesday. The Governor is considering extending voting hours, which I think is a good idea.

We, Virginia, use to be a swing state, but lately in polling maps we are no longer yellow but light blue so I guess most of the news agencies have Virginia going for Obama. I am working hard this week to insure that this happens!

On Sunday I manned the local Farmer's Market table. Had an unusual experience, I was outside of the tent, handing out flyers and my co-volunteer was inside talking to interested voters. This lady comes up to my co-worker and starts screaming her, "how can you work for a baby-killer?" "Do you know Obama supports abortions, abortions kill babies?" "How can you sleep at night?" It was scary, I wanted to deck this lady but my co-worker calmly looked at her and said, "thank you, have a nice day." Weird.

This week I have been papering the commuter parking lots with Obama material - I got caught by VDOT on Wednesday; but thankfully the guy who caught me is an Obama supporter and let me leave up the handbills I had inserted (instead of making me walk back around to all of the cars and take them out, which would have sucked).

Despite working very hard to make this election go our way, I think we Democrats are still very nervous that something bad will happen with this election. I mean can you blame us (see 2000 presidental election)?

More work continues this weekend (waves, papering mosque parking lot), leading up to Tuesday with a full day of volunteering at a polling place - all for an Obama win.

Please remember to go out and VOTE!!


Blogger Brenda said...

The mud slinging is particularly vicious this election, that's scary too!

7:33 AM  
Blogger Molly Malone said...

i appreciate prenatal concern, and frankly wish the leaders of the pro-choice movement would address the fetus as something more than a wart. but we should be honest, the months leading up to birth are morally grey - though apparently there is no grey once the sperm burroughs into the egg for these folks - but why do these people think they can just presume that supporting a woman's right to choose makes you a baby-KILLER? isn't that akin to saying that a general is a baby-killer because he leads troops in war? people die; children die in war, often as direct results of decisions made by generals, but does that make him a killer? (i think MOST war protestors grew a brainstem and figured out that that's not the case, after VietNam.) a general has to weigh 1,000 circumstances and options and make only one choice in the hopes of improving the circumstances for the good of the whole (the interest of the country). none of those choices are easy and probably each of those will result in sadness on one end or the other.
people so vehemently against abortion - against a woman's right to choose - don't think women make those same weighty decisions and don't wrestle with and don't care about the results of their actions. no doubt some fall into this category, just as some military leaders might not care about the results of their actions as well. but give me a break. give people some moral credit. recognize that there is grey in the world and you have to give people latitude and responsibility to exercise their own judgment for the good of their whole - whether it be a country, or their family, or even just themselves. even if the result is not what we want or if it turns our wrong. we've got to trust people to make good/right decisions.

... now that that sermon's over. keep up the good work, VA Gal. i've been so slammed the last few months that all i've been doing is giving money. this is the first weekend in months when i'll have the opportunity to sleep in (yea!). but i'm going to call local Obama offices and see if i do something. i figure i have maybe an hour to give, but that's better than nothing.

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is great that you can donate so much time to a very worthy cause. This Country could certainly use some sanity after 8 years.

As far as the so called "pro-lifers" go they are all brian washed Stepford wives with a chip implanted in their brains. I don't think the decision aboutr abortions should be between a doctor and the woman. Thinking that most woman want the obortion or don't have an IQ to decide just goes to show how un-educated these people are. Does it make a person more moral to kill abortion clinic workers or bring the unwanted children in this world to abuse or send them to wars!!

I wish these people will get off the issue and move on since the rest of the world has,these Americans need to join the 21st century.

I am praying real hard that God grants brians to most of the citizens of this country so that they can elect the right person THIS TIME.

Go Obama.


8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I sorta disagree! Women should have the right to choose, but lets do it earlier than 5-6 months along! one should know well before that they dont want a child/pregnancy. Then to think they dont have to keep a 6 month child/fetus alive if it breathes etc! Something way wrong o me. I do live in this century! but I also value life!
Congrats on all the work u have been doing love that

11:41 AM  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

I wonder what impact a lot of this effort has. Flyers on car windshields - do people really make up their mind because of that? We have bumper stickers (first time ever in ever for stickers, coming off on Tuesday no matter who wins) and I really doubt if anybody will look at them and say 'hey - look - bumper stickers - yes, I'll vote for him'
All the speaches seem to do is inflame the people that have already made up their mind.
All that, thanks for trying.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

I still struggle with the issue of abortion, but I am tired of having people reduce the entire meaning of an election to one issue, then feeling that they have moral superiority over the rest of us. That doesn't mean I don't respect people who vote based on the issue. I just want some respect in return.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

I wrote that poorly, but I hope you know what I mean.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am in Arkansas and proudly cast my vote for Obama last week, even though we are considered a "red" state. I'm proud to see the Obama signs and bumper stickers in just about every neighborhood. As for the abortion issue, if you are against abortion, don't have one. Plain and simple. I do not see how it is anyone else's business. Keep up the hard work and just think...only 2 more days!!!!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Brenda - so true!

Molly - the most important thing you can do is vote (as you know)! And as you know, I totally agree with you on the abortion issue.

Austen - From your lips to Gods ears, that people use their brains when they go to the voting booth this year!

Anon - welcome! Thanks for the praise, I hope it is all for the good of the country.

Joe - I do think that it isn't going to change many minds, but I want to show people that the Obama campaign is in the area and enthusastic, so go out and vote!

Merci - yes I so concur! I dislike the single issue voters and the moral superiority of pro-lifers. I do wish people would look at more stuff than just that.

Anon - Welcome! I totally agree with you on the abortion issue. Congrad's on casting your vote for Obama!

10:47 PM  
Blogger Native Pride said...

I'm leaving in a few to vote. This is history we can tell are grandchildren about. My grandson who is 12 wants to vote. He said Obama is the man.
Also would like to mention that during our trip to VA we seen so many Obama signs. Really impressed me.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Native Pride - welcome! Obama is the man, I hope the spirit of this election stays with your grandson and he is excited when it is his time to vote.

10:08 PM  

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