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I admit it; I'm a sucker for stories about record-breaking turnouts in Democratic primaries and caucuses. It's been going on for a month, and it continued in full force yesterday. Dan Savage, in Seattle, compared the scene to images from a horror movie.

The gym at Stevens Elementary right now resembles the Brooklyn Bridge scene in Cloverfield — only without the promise of giant, derivative monster showing up to put Capitol Hill caucus-goers out of our misery. And instead of bloodied hipsters asking each other "What the hell is that?" over and over again, it's roughly 1500 people wearing tasteful scarves asking each other, "Where the hell is the line for my precinct table?"

Now, Savage's larger point was that this kind of pandemonium wouldn't be entirely necessary if Washington would just break down and host a primary instead of a caucus, but the point about turnout is nevertheless is important — Dems participated in droves. In 2004, 100,000 showed up for the state's Democratic caucuses, which at the time broke a Washington record. Yesterday, that number was nearly doubled.

I also enjoyed this take from Nebraska.

In Nebraska, The Omaha World-Herald reported that organizers at two caucus sites had been so overrun by crowds that they abandoned traditional caucusing and asked voters to drop makeshift scrap-paper ballots into a box instead. In Sarpy County, in suburban Omaha, traffic backed up on Highway 370 when thousands of voters showed up at a precinct where organizers had planned for hundreds.

All of this, of course, keeps with the recent trend.

http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/

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Unlike you and your fellow libs, I'm for higher voter turnout across the board.


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Unlike you and your fellow libs, I'm for higher voter turnout across the board.

No way. Only liberals should be allowed in. You gotta know the secret handshake.

Ok Ok. I'm a liberal... now what's the handshake again?


"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies."

Senator Barack Obama
Senate Floor Speech on Public Debt
March 16, 2006



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Unlike you and your fellow libs, I'm for higher voter turnout across the board.

No way. Only liberals should be allowed in. You gotta know the secret handshake.

Ok Ok. I'm a liberal... now what's the handshake again?

You must swear allegiance to all things liberal and from San Francisco. Place your left hand over your heart too. Then send me your Credit Card info and I'll send you the 3 steps to the handshake.

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Yup Steven --- I was told the high school in question looked "like Madison Square Garden before an Aerosmith concert". I secretly prayed that Hillary would NOT show up dressed a-la Steven Tyler though :unsure:

...singing, "Vote this way" no less. :P

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