idea_bulbToday’s another Election Day in America and when I woke up, I realized I didn’t know what to think about it . So I rushed to the TV, turned it on and flipped to one of the cable news channels. Fortunately, there were nice people there who confidently explained exactly what I was supposed to think about the election. This is fortunate as left to my own devices, I would have thought that this election means that it’s Sloppy Joe day at the local Homestyle Buffet.

In case you too didn’t know what you’re supposed to think, this election is definitely a referendum on President Obama and the Democratic control of Congress. Honest. Unless it really is Sloppy Joe Day!

I can see that somewhat skeptical look on your Gravatar so let me explain. Races for Governor have nothing to do with local issues.  I’ve learned from my cable news tutors that people discipline themselves not to act on their opinions about their current governor’s performance in office, the economic conditions in their state or their political leanings, they vote purely as a symbolic gesture, to send a message to Washington…emails and phone calls are just so “nail on the head” and leave nothing to the imagination.

So, even though NJ’s Governor Jon Corzine has presided over one of the most disastrous periods in history for New Jersey (which is like saying someone was the worst perpetrator of an assault against a frequent mugging victim),  even though Virginia leans right historically, even though the 23rd District in New York is a solidly Republican district, the election of a Republican in any of those races can only mean one thing…and no, don’t get out your Sloppy Joe bib…it will mean that President Obama is a bad president. Bad! You are bad, bad President! Now go to your Blue Room this instant, young man!

Now, I must confess that I feel a bit intellectually superior now because, thanks to my unquestionably impartial and incorruptible news outlets, I know exactly what to think about today’s election, especially over those who foolishly think that local elections have anything to do with local issues.

You know…come to think of it… I think I may tilt my head up a bit more as I type so I can look down my nose a bit more at those of you who aren’t as smart-by-assimilation as me. Yeah…that’s better…mmm…unquestioning acceptance of agenda-driven media propaganda…mmm….feels so good…so smart…as smart as eating a Sloppy Joe before a job interview…mmm…job interview day  Sloppy Joes…yummmm!!!!

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kesmarn
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All I can say, AdLib, is: You, Sir, are one helluva fine writer!

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whatsthatsound
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And if Republicans DO win, Glenn Beck can proclaim that “our long, well, it hasn’t been that long, just a few months actually, national nightmare is over. Democracy has been restored!”

And Rush can go all Churchill and caution folks that “this is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end. But it might be the end of the beginning.”

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KQµårk 死神
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😆 don’t encourage him or his head will explode.

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javaz
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Looks like the loonies are out in full force at 2 polling places in St. Lawrence County. The police were called due to complaints of voter intimidation by Doug Hoffman supporters.
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2009/11/police-called-to-ny-23-polling.html#ixzz0VpA8Oo8h

Glenn Beck teabags anyone?

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KQµårk 死神
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Funny how the right wingers didn’t question why men were going in and getting abortions.

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escribacat
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Ugh. These are the types of folk that Hitler inducted into the Brown Shirts. Stupid, aggressive, malleable and angry.

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KQµårk 死神
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Great article. I’m originally from NJ so I love a snarky take. All politics are local but of course the media narrative is that President Obama is on the ballot which is utterly ridiculous.

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“…I feel a bit intellectually superior now…”

You must continue with that endeavor Adlib. Tis inspirational.

And BTW, I voted straight dem line this afternoon. I ignored the gentleman I work for, who kept advising me of the ills of a pendulum swung to the greatest degree. I believe we need to maintain that dem extreme until the Bush mess is much further along in remediation.

(Wow, I just typed “Bush” and it posted. Have to remember I don’t need ., ;, spaces, and &*(&*%^^%$ anymore. Very nice indeed. I may have to relearn how to spell Chainey.)

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bito
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You may even use his first here! 🙂

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javaz
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It’s that “liberal” media, dontcha know?

I can’t remember the MSM trying to bring a president down like they are doing now and so soon into the presidency.
Sure, Clinton was attacked well in advance before even taking office.
Anyone remember when the Republicans wanted Hillary to debate Barbra Bush?
The end result was a contest in some magazine for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I forget who won that intellectual competition.
As for George Bush Jr., well, we all know the press gave him a free pass until late in his second term after allowing that administration to bring this country to its knees.

The MSM working with the Rush led G-NO-P in wanting our president to fail at this particular time with Iraq, Afghanistan, the teetering economy, high unemployment, an increase in poverty levels, thousands if not millions of homes either foreclosed on or going into foreclosure, a failing infrastructure, an underfunded educational system, an ailing health care industry, and on and on and on.

Liberal media?
Yeah, and I’ve got some beachfront property for sale in Phoenix.

Oh well, time to turn on the tee-vee and hear the in depth discussions about Jon and Kate.

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bito
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javez, I will trade you even for my beach front in Tuk-shon. Or as the Navajo’s called it “the place that is hot” 🙂
Gave this link to Monk this morning. You might like to take a glance at it for AZ. politics.
http://arizona.typepad.com/blog/

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javaz
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Thanks for the link!
Checking it out now.

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nicole473
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Interesting article on Think Progress:

As The Media Obsesses Over New York Special Election, It Ignores Leftward Lurch In California Special Election

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/11/03/cali-special-election/

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nellie
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Thanks for that article. I was really hoping Garamendi would make another run for the governor’s office, but he’ll be much more influential in congress. We’ve seen evidence that the state can bumble along without a functioning governor’s office — courtesy of the Governator. We go broke, but we’re still here.

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bito
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Shouldn’t the story be “Why are the Dems even close in this Upstate district?” The registration is 2-1 for the Goobers.
Why is Owens even close?

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nicole473
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Good point.

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Corgi Lover
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Well, sporting fans, I’ve got to be a little more productive today, so I’m out for a while. Take care and kick some ass.

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BigDogMom
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Take it easy, gotta go vote, so I’m outta here too!

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BigDogMom
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Now, Now Adlib…they have only the best intentions for us, as you know, us ‘little people’ cannot possibly decipher for ourselves the complexity of political sitiuations, ie., the importance of these elections…we do not have the capacity, nor the depth of intellect to ever understand, let alone discect the political ramifications…alas we are a nation of mental midgets…we have ADHD…and they, the MSM are here to help us…..think, I think?

Great Post!

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nicole473
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Ha hahaha……..well done, AdLib! And I love that pic.

I too grew up with Cronkite, and I still wish for those days in that the presentation of our news was less trivial, less about the opinion of the network/station/newscaster, and more about that thing we used to expect from them……the facts.

I rarely watch the news anymore, preferring instead to read my fave sites, and form my own opinions. Not a perfect method, but it suits me better than trying to separate fact from opinion and pure distortion on tv-land.

ps…….I suspect that tomorrow will be a VERY difficult day on HP for liberals. Even one win will cause the trolls to claim victory, and go completely bonkers.

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Corgi Lover
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Morning adlib. Yes, for those of us who remember when news actually gave us the simple, mostly unadulterated facts, these are sad times. Wasn’t Ted Turner even lamenting about the sad state of CNN these days? I miss Chet and David, and Uncle Walter, even if what they brought us wasn’t always pretty. (my entire coming of age started with the Kennedy assassination and went on through the VietNam war era)

I even have issue with the daily “news” people on MSNBC, because they aren’t supposed to be commentators, but still are, or are being too cute and gossipy, instead of giving me the facts I need. And they’re supposed to be the “evil liberal” channel.

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