Sincere DUmmies are waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive!
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Henrickson!" That's what DUmmie MinneapolisMatt would tell me, as he sits out in the pumpkin patch, waiting for the Great Progressive Pumpkin to arrive on Election Night. "Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see!"
The DUmmies have various coping mechanisms to deal with the approach of Tsunami Tuesday. One is to lash out with "F" bombs at Rethuglicans that aren't there, as we saw yesterday. Another tried-and-true coping mechanism is the "I BELIEEEEEEEEVE," Waiting-for-the-Great-Pumpkin, Freudenschadelicious optimism that we see in this THREAD by MinneapolisMatt, "I *still* think we are going to keep both the House and Senate."
So let us take our places in DUmmieland's pumpkin patch and see all the "WELCOME GREAT PUMPKIN" signs, in Red Baron Red, while the reality-based commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charlie Henrickson, oozing sincerity from every pore, is in the [brackets]:
I *still* think we are going to keep both the House and Senate.
[I *still* think the Great Pumpkin is going to arrive!]
With all of this non-cell phone polling, gigantic Obama rallies, Stewart/Colbert this weekend, and the faux enthusiasm gap -vs- the complete and utter over-exposure of the tea baggers (as opposed to reality), I think we're in for a pleasant surprise.
[Yes, the Stewart/Colbert thingie, I almost forgot! Why, that's TOMORROW! THAT will be the thing that turns the tide! THE DAY WHEN EVERYTHING FINALLY CHANGED!]
WE WILL DO THIS!
From your keyboard to God's eyes.
[Oh, PLEASE, dear Gaia, send us the Great Pumpkin! Oh please, oh please, oh PUH-LEEEEEEEZE!!! Can't you see how SINCERE we are???]
[I DO believe, I DO believe, IDO IDO IDOOOOOOO!!!!!!!]
I feel good about the Senate. Not so good about the House.
[What? WHAT??? A DOUBTER in the pumpkin patch??? NOOOOOO!!!!!!!! You'll ruin EVERYTHING!!!]
I think all this tea bag party crap is all just media contrived. The usual 20% looneys will vote that way, the same 20% that still loved Bush and thought God placed him in the White House, and the same 20% that believe Sarah Palin could be president.
[Yes, YES! That's the old positive spirit! Yes, Democrats win with *80%* of the vote!! Teabaggers only 20.]
Me too. . . .
[Freudenschade, baby!!! Break out the champagne bottles! WHEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!]
Everybody vote as EARLY as you can. . . .
[Vote EARLY and vote OFTEN!]
I think the big shocker of the election will be ALASKA having TWO DEMOCRATIC senators!
[TWO? Why stop there? Alaska will have THREE Democrat senators! WHOO!]
I hope you are right, all evidence points otherwise. . . .
[Evidence, shmevidence! Who needs evidence?]
Don't be fooled by the political gains Republicans are expected to make in the midterm elections. The GOP is on the critical list. The wins it will score, possibly enough to give it control of the House of Representatives, will be short-lived.
[HA, Rethuglicans, go ahead and win, see if we care! If we lose, we win! . . . Oops! Did I say, "If we lose"?? . . . But, but, we're going to WIN! Yes, VICTORY, just around the corner! The Great Pumpkin WILL arrive! Do you hear me, Great Pumpkin? I wasn't doubting just there! I *do* believe in you, I really do!! Look, nothing but sincerity, as far as the eye can see!]
I like the way you think and I'd be thrilled if we were even a little bit surprised Tuesday.
[NO "IFS"!!! STOP IT, OR THE GREAT PUMPKIN WON'T COME!!]
I think we are going to keep both House and Senate. And if we do. . . .
["I think"?? "If we do"?? What IS this?? You're ruining the sincerity!]
I don't know you, MinneapolisMatt, but I love your optimism. . . .
[THANK you! We'll just sit here in this pumpkin patch, and you'll see the Great Pumpkin with your own eyes! It won't be long now. Just wait. The Great Pumpkin will appear, and we'll be waiting for him. . . .]