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(The Atlantic)   While Republicans were mocking Barack Obama for being a community organizer, he was putting those skills to use building a 21st Century campaign machine   (theatlantic.com) divider line 26
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2012-11-09 12:52:47 PM
4 votes:

qorkfiend: Weaver95: I was 'data captain' for cumberland county democrats during the Obama campaign and I got an up close and personal look at votebuilder (which is their database/application suite). as a professional systems analyst, lemme tell ya - this thing is well designed. literally anyone can use it - it's UI is slick, it's well thought out, it's lightweight so it'll work on any computer out there (via any browser connection). I could pull up lists of local democrats, sort out the ones we'd contacted and who said they'd help and within 5 min I had a list printing out of people to call and schedule for election day. I ended up teaching people to use it, and no matter the skill level of the end user, they ALL could do basic entry tasks and basic database functions with minimal training and a bit of practice.

the tech backing the Democrats these days had some very big brains behind it's design.

It's funny because the GOP demonizes and actively tries to purge their party of the people who can create systems like this, then scratch their heads in amazement when their technical abilities are adversely affected.

There will be some fun news coming soon about the complete and utter failure of Project ORCA.


is that the one where they tried to release Rush back into the Ocean?
2012-11-09 01:41:52 PM
2 votes:

halfof33:
Jesus son.... I haven't got the time to educate you sheep. do some homework.


Sounds like you studied it out over the past few days at Glenn Beck University. Are you working on your masters now?
Idea: Write your masters thesis on oligary.
2012-11-09 01:06:20 PM
2 votes:

halfof33: Gee, in the real world, we call that a "Machine."

And Barry is a product of the Chicago Democratic Machine.

Gee, the Democrats have huge patronage armies in urban centers?

Off to the Atlantic to write about it!

[bobmccarty.com image 400x337]


we haven't heard from you in a couple days. i'm glad you're ok. I was a bit worried that Obama getting re-elected was going to force you to hurt yourself.
2012-11-09 12:45:28 PM
2 votes:

SouthParkCon:
Yea, I didn't pick up that Weaver had gone over to the Left. That is a change.


Weaver adopted the Klingon proverb with respects to the GOP: "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, prepare to die."
2012-11-09 10:31:38 AM
2 votes:
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2012-11-09 09:52:43 AM
2 votes:
Republicans were mocking Barack Obama for being a community organizer yet they worshiped Palin? If republican cognitive dissonance and projection could be an alternate fuel, we'd have perfectly clean air and warp capable ships by now.
2012-11-09 04:52:52 PM
1 votes:

SouthParkCon: I don't want to go to off-topic but I've recently been slammed and ridiculed for saying "Progressive"


Don't use the word "progressive" as a pejorative term and you won't be ridiculed.
2012-11-09 02:48:04 PM
1 votes:

halfof33: Weaver95: I think you serve my purposes better in your current capacity. please, continue!

Oh, you are teh evil wizrad!

Do you want me to say "Unfunded public employee pensions" again, oh please Brer Fox, don't make me do it again!


technically, I supposed I'd be classified as a undead bloodline sorcerer but I suspect you're more of a 4th edition player than pathfinder.
2012-11-09 02:35:26 PM
1 votes:

halfof33: coyo: Lets pretend all the unions combined have more resources than the koch bros.

Of course they do, don't be a freaking moran.

What is going to happen is that they are going to stop nominating drooling anti-abortion zealots, make overtures to the hispanic communities, scream about the deficit and unfunded pension liability and wait til Obama's Illinois goes tits up before the next election.


I think you serve my purposes better in your current capacity. please, continue!
2012-11-09 02:06:56 PM
1 votes:

halfof33: Weaver95: Republicans sill manage to maintain a thin majority in the House of Representatives

"Thin" majority? Is that how the freaking spin is going to go? LOLZ!

BSABSVR: So because Obama won, state pension issues are a worse problem than they would have been if Romney had won

Makes sense.

Yes because the democrats are in the farking to bag to public employee unions, and therefore won't make the hard decisions that need to be made by increasing employee contributions and decreasing benefits.

Jesus son.... I haven't got the time to educate you sheep. do some homework.



Ah, so the new talking points are to keep on doing what you are doing and blame the unions more. Lets pretend all the unions combined have more resources than the koch bros.
2012-11-09 01:30:43 PM
1 votes:

halfof33:
Weaver95: I was wondering how you were going to deal with the massive rejection of the GOP agenda...any ideas on where you think you'll be going next?

Looks around... wait, is this the thread where we pretend that the Libs won the House?

Oh, I get it, the libs.... they won the house!

It is opposite day!

Hee hee!

/i noticed you dodged the question, Weavs, the answer is that Illinois is going to be the first state to go broke.


so the GOP lost the white house, lost the fight against gay marriage, lost the fight against the legalization of marijuana...LOST several key US senate and house races, lost a number of key state races...but you're considering election night a GOP victory because the Republicans sill manage to maintain a thin majority in the House of Representatives?

innnnnnnnnnnnnnnteresting.

you don't consider this to be a massive, coordinated and irrefutable rejection of the GOP agenda?
2012-11-09 01:30:02 PM
1 votes:
So because Obama won, state pension issues are a worse problem than they would have been if Romney had won

Makes sense.
2012-11-09 01:25:21 PM
1 votes:

halfof33: Gee, in the real world, we call that a "Machine."

And Barry is a product of the Chicago Democratic Machine.

Gee, the Democrats have huge patronage armies in urban centers?

Off to the Atlantic to write about it!

[bobmccarty.com image 400x337]


Despite all the let-downs of the first term, the amount of BS thrown by the right-wing over the election cycle, combined with the poutrage, has made '12 feel almost as good, if not better than '08.

Thank you FoxNews for that. You kept them in denial and as a result they're imploding. And it's beautiful.
2012-11-09 01:20:28 PM
1 votes:

halfof33:
I been here, I didn't hear from you for months after the Occumopes imploded. How are you?


oh I've been working on the Obama campaign. you might have heard about it...

Anyhow, good luck dealing with impending State pension defaults. Barry owes some public employee unions big, which state do you think will go broke first?

you got an app for that on the iPatronage computer, libs?


I was wondering how you were going to deal with the massive rejection of the GOP agenda...any ideas on where you think you'll be going next?
2012-11-09 01:14:22 PM
1 votes:

halfof33: Gee, in the real world, we call that a "Machine."

And Barry is a product of the Chicago Democratic Machine.

Gee, the Democrats have huge patronage armies in urban centers?

Off to the Atlantic to write about it!

[bobmccarty.com image 400x337]


Ah, the party of personal responsibility takes some well needed time for introspection to understand how they lost so much by such a wide margin this year. Good for you, champ.
2012-11-09 12:55:13 PM
1 votes:

Cubicle Jockey: SouthParkCon:
Yea, I didn't pick up that Weaver had gone over to the Left. That is a change.

Weaver adopted the Klingon proverb with respects to the GOP: "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, prepare to die."


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2012-11-09 12:49:50 PM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Hitler was a good organizer too and that turned out well


He built a great highway system, got VW off to a good start, brought Germany out of an economic depression and set the Jews on a path to having their own state in Israel.
Oh, and he liberated Poland practically overnight.

Not bad at all.
2012-11-09 12:45:52 PM
1 votes:
I canvassed for the Obama campaign in 2008, and even back then they had a pretty tight organization. But from everything I've read over the past couple of days, they seriously stepped up their game during the last four years by consolidating their databases, employing all sorts of industry standard A/B differential techniques to craft their campaign emails, and generally running a truly 21st century national campaign...

In stark contrast, on September 10th I received a piece of fundraising snail mail from the Mitt Romney campaign, describing me as "one of our party's most prominent members." Dude, you've got databases. Use them.
2012-11-09 12:44:31 PM
1 votes:

SouthParkCon: Also those of us on the younger side of the Right have been rallying at the Old Guard that they need to get with it. Romney's campaign was the first time they started to listen but they still have a way to go.


says the guy who was beating the skewed polls horse on Monday night.
2012-11-09 12:39:46 PM
1 votes:

SouthParkCon: Can the Fark Left/Progressives/Liberals/whatever give those of us on the Right some guidance on what's not going to get your feathers ruffled? It's in the interest Farking for all.


Right wingers shouldn't use either and continue using spiteful rhetoric and mangled versions of both words in school yard taunt fashion. That will appeal to the most amount of people.
2012-11-09 12:37:55 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: I was 'data captain' for cumberland county democrats during the Obama campaign and I got an up close and personal look at votebuilder (which is their database/application suite). as a professional systems analyst, lemme tell ya - this thing is well designed. literally anyone can use it - it's UI is slick, it's well thought out, it's lightweight so it'll work on any computer out there (via any browser connection). I could pull up lists of local democrats, sort out the ones we'd contacted and who said they'd help and within 5 min I had a list printing out of people to call and schedule for election day. I ended up teaching people to use it, and no matter the skill level of the end user, they ALL could do basic entry tasks and basic database functions with minimal training and a bit of practice.

the tech backing the Democrats these days had some very big brains behind it's design.


It's funny because the GOP demonizes and actively tries to purge their party of the people who can create systems like this, then scratch their heads in amazement when their technical abilities are adversely affected.

There will be some fun news coming soon about the complete and utter failure of Project ORCA.
2012-11-09 12:33:07 PM
1 votes:

homelessdude: there is at least a couple of stories each day as to the ineptitude of the Romney campaign in general.


One of my favorites so far

Link
2012-11-09 12:28:48 PM
1 votes:
Hitler was a good organizer too and that turned out well
2012-11-09 11:03:00 AM
1 votes:

Weaver95: I was 'data captain' for cumberland county democrats during the Obama campaign and I got an up close and personal look at votebuilder (which is their database/application suite). as a professional systems analyst, lemme tell ya - this thing is well designed. literally anyone can use it - it's UI is slick, it's well thought out, it's lightweight so it'll work on any computer out there (via any browser connection). I could pull up lists of local democrats, sort out the ones we'd contacted and who said they'd help and within 5 min I had a list printing out of people to call and schedule for election day. I ended up teaching people to use it, and no matter the skill level of the end user, they ALL could do basic entry tasks and basic database functions with minimal training and a bit of practice.

the tech backing the Democrats these days had some very big brains behind it's design.


The DNC is really falling behind the GOP in binder technology however.
2012-11-09 10:06:07 AM
1 votes:
The black guy who can't even run a lemonade stand just kicked your ass, and you didn't even see it coming, and you still don't believe it.
2012-11-09 09:56:04 AM
1 votes:

Mugato: Republicans were mocking Barack Obama for being a community organizer yet they worshiped Palin? If republican cognitive dissonance and projection could be an alternate fuel, we'd have perfectly clean air and warp capable ships by now.


She has executive experience. Unlike the empty su...snert... Nope couldn't do it.
 
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