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dannno
11-06-2008, 04:55 PM
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Want to Feel A Bit Better About the Obama Victory?
November 06, 2008
Posted by Stephan Kinsella at November 6, 2008

Listen to Lew's great podcast interview with Judge Napolitano (Podcast No. 62 http://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/ ). He's got me half-believing, half-hoping that Obama might be fairly decent in some aspects--e.g., civil liberties, executive power, interpreting the Constitution, Guantanamo--that McCain would clearly be terrible on.

gls
11-06-2008, 04:59 PM
Unjustified optimism, IMO.

tonesforjonesbones
11-06-2008, 05:13 PM
This story made me feel a little bit better about the Komrade's win today:

OBAMA CAMPAIGN WORKERS ANGRY ABOUT NOT GettinG PAID

Lines were long and tempers flared Wednesday not to vote but to get paid for canvassing for Barack Obama. Several hundred people are still waiting to get their pay for last-minute campaigning. Police were called to the Obama campaign office on North Meridian Street downtown to control the crowd.

The line was long and the crowd was angry at times.

"I want my money today! It's my money. I want it right now!" yelled one former campaign worker.

A former spokesman for the Obama campaign said 375 people were hired as part of the Vote Corps program and said people signed up to work three-hour shifts at a time. Three hours of canvassing got workers a $30 pre-paid Visa card.

The workers showed up to get their cards Wednesday morning at 10:00 am.

"There was a note on the door saying 1:00 pm and then at 1:20 pm everybody was like why is nobody here. They just got here and they're trying to get it organized," said Heather Richards, a former campaign worker.

The large gathering of around 375 people prompted police to call in extra officers and set up temporary barricades. The barricades helped keep the crowd from spilling out onto Meridian Street. Police say the several hundred people in line were for the most part orderly.

"No arrests. Some of the people were upset at first because the line wasn't moving as fast as they thought it should. But we really haven't had any problems," said Major Darryl Pierce, Metro Police.

Eventually people did start getting paid, but some said they were missing hours and told to fill in paperwork making their claim and that eventually they would get a check in the mail.

"Still that's not right. I'm disappointed. I'm glad for the president, but I'm disappointed in this system," said Diane Jefferson, temporary campaign worker.

"It should have been $480. It's $230," said Imani Sankofa.


"They gave us $10 an hour. So we added it. I added up all the hours so it was supposed to be at least $120. All I get is $90," said Charles Martin.

"I worked nine hours a day for 4 days and got paid half of what I should have earned," said Randall Waldon.


Some people weren't satisfied with filling out a claim form for money they felt was still due to them.

"They say that they gonna call you or they going to mail it to you, but I don't know. We'll see what happens," said Antron Grose.

"Talking about they'll mail it to us. I ain't worried about that, man. They're not going to mail nothin'," said Martin.

Mini-Me
11-06-2008, 05:16 PM
This story made me feel a little bit better about the Komrade's win today:

OBAMA CAMPAIGN WORKERS ANGRY ABOUT NOT GettinG PAID

Lines were long and tempers flared Wednesday not to vote but to get paid for canvassing for Barack Obama. Several hundred people are still waiting to get their pay for last-minute campaigning. Police were called to the Obama campaign office on North Meridian Street downtown to control the crowd.

The line was long and the crowd was angry at times.

"I want my money today! It's my money. I want it right now!" yelled one former campaign worker.

A former spokesman for the Obama campaign said 375 people were hired as part of the Vote Corps program and said people signed up to work three-hour shifts at a time. Three hours of canvassing got workers a $30 pre-paid Visa card.

The workers showed up to get their cards Wednesday morning at 10:00 am.

"There was a note on the door saying 1:00 pm and then at 1:20 pm everybody was like why is nobody here. They just got here and they're trying to get it organized," said Heather Richards, a former campaign worker.

The large gathering of around 375 people prompted police to call in extra officers and set up temporary barricades. The barricades helped keep the crowd from spilling out onto Meridian Street. Police say the several hundred people in line were for the most part orderly.

"No arrests. Some of the people were upset at first because the line wasn't moving as fast as they thought it should. But we really haven't had any problems," said Major Darryl Pierce, Metro Police.

Eventually people did start getting paid, but some said they were missing hours and told to fill in paperwork making their claim and that eventually they would get a check in the mail.

"Still that's not right. I'm disappointed. I'm glad for the president, but I'm disappointed in this system," said Diane Jefferson, temporary campaign worker.

"It should have been $480. It's $230," said Imani Sankofa.


"They gave us $10 an hour. So we added it. I added up all the hours so it was supposed to be at least $120. All I get is $90," said Charles Martin.

"I worked nine hours a day for 4 days and got paid half of what I should have earned," said Randall Waldon.


Some people weren't satisfied with filling out a claim form for money they felt was still due to them.

"They say that they gonna call you or they going to mail it to you, but I don't know. We'll see what happens," said Antron Grose.

"Talking about they'll mail it to us. I ain't worried about that, man. They're not going to mail nothin'," said Martin.

What a bunch of silly people. They don't understand: They don't need their wages. Barack will make sure to redistribute the money to someone who really needs it. ;) This is definitely poetic justice, and I'm glad to see that the people who supported Obama the most are the first to reap what they've sown.

In terms of the Patriot Act, wiretapping, Guantanamo, etc...I have little hope that Obama will be anything more than a more charismatic and deceptively charming version of GWB.

dannno
11-06-2008, 05:26 PM
That's the spirit Obama supporters!! "Yes We Can!!" (as long as you give me $$ :p)

How could they possibly be so angry after the big win??

I wonder when the Ron Paul campaign is finally going to pay me for all the hours of campaigning I did for them :rolleyes:

tonesforjonesbones
11-06-2008, 05:45 PM
Well...he's already started to piss of his supporters and the ink hasn't dried on the ballots yet...just think what they will be doing in 2 years of his lies and nonsense. I predict a million man march on washington to burn down the whitehouse. I don't consider it funny..I consider it tragic that these people put so much faith into this Communist bastard. Tones

georgiaboy
11-06-2008, 05:55 PM
wonder if these people are the same ones who send money in to those televangelists who blather on about blessings given being returned tenfold...

CurtisLow
11-06-2008, 07:51 PM
http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/207897

Xenophage
11-07-2008, 01:20 PM
And here's the difference between us and them: I spent MONTHS working for Ron Paul in Alaska and I never asked for or expected ANY money.

-lotus-
11-07-2008, 01:41 PM
and here's the difference between us and them: I spent months working for ron paul in alaska and i never asked for or expected any money.

qft