How to Write a Screenplay — How to Win an Election

Seraphic Secret voted early.

A few years ago, at our local polling station, an election volunteer looked at yours truly, checked my name on the registration ledger and said:

“You’re a Republican? But you look like such a nice man!”

That was the last time I voted at a polling station. I decline to be insulted by oh-so-tolerant and virtuous Democrats. Now, Karen and I study the propositions, do our research, and then carefully fill out our ballots.

Today is the day we the people will decide the future of America, of the free world.

Forget the national and state polls. Forget the pundits. Definitely ignore the exit polls.

Now’s the time to act. Now’s the time to vote. We do not want to fundamentally transform America. We want to preserve our liberty and fight back the tide of tyranny.

I’m frequently asked how to write a screenplay.

I respond: “One word at a time.”

And that’s how we take back this country: One vote at a time.

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  1. kishke
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Looks like another four years of the cretin. So much for my optimism.

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  2. Bill Brandt
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Robert – I went top vote and they didn’t have my name. Switched my polling station. Had to vote provisionally – requested absentee from now on.
    Other than that besides a few propositions I voted for seem to be winning – a dismal night. 
    Michael Kennedy wrote a good comment on
    It does not look good for Romney right now. I am amazed that the voters seem to be sticking with the loser. I expected a landslide but I am forced to go back to HL Mencken.
    Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
    We will see in the morning. </i>

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    • Miranda Rose Smith
      Posted November 7, 2012 at 6:33 am | Permalink

      I don’t really admire Mencken. He never acknowledged the decency or the courage of the “boobs” he jeered and sneered at for their gullibility. He never acknowledged that farmers put food on his table, factory workers built his car, construction workers built a road for him to drive it on, soldiers fought wars to defend America so that he could sit in his office and write.

      With that quote, he’s spot on.

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  3. Posted November 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Alas, it is not looking good for the Republic(ans). While Romney currently leads with 186 to Obama’s 148, the remaining states are heavily favored for the Dems — California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. If those states all go to President Obama, the count would be an additional 124 electoral votes, or 272. So Romney could win Ohio AND Florida and still lose…

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    • Earl
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

      As expected Joe, WSJ now has it at 234 to 200, politico at 258 to 200 in Barry’s favour.  Can’t crunch those kind of numbers any further

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  4. Earl
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    For a live count of the Presidential election:
    Early count, from New Hampshire, Indiana and Kentucky, has Mitt with 94000 popular votes to Barry’s 54000. 

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    • Earl
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

      Robert, that’s the best voter fraud poster I’ve seen.

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  5. Johnny
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    I used to take a lot of time examining the candidates and issues before going to vote. But I found it all so repetitive.

    First issue was pro-life or pro-abortion. The republican was always pro-life and the democrat was not (or a phony like Stupak in MI or Donnelly in IN).

    Second was spending and taxes. Again, the republican at least talked about low taxes and spending while the democrat always wanted to ‘invest’ more.

    I don’t know if Diogenes ever found an honest man but since 1976 I’ve never found a democrat that can make it past my first two screens. From president on down to county council I’ve never found a democrat better than even the phoniest republican candidate.

    If Obama wins the country will be a step closer to catching up to Illinois and California. If Romney wins we’ll be a step closer to fiscal sanity. Let’s hope that screenplay has a happy ending.  

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  6. peter
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Like most everyone on this website, I participate in my voting rights with a pretty reverent attitude. Today, I was overwhelmed with reverence.

    It started today before voting. I thought of the greatness of the United States, and the part (I believe) that it played in the return of the Jewish people to their land. Does any one believe that would have happened if the circumstances of the 20th century, so greatly influenced by the U.S., had not existed leading up to the 1947 U.N. resolution? Does Harry Truman or the biblically rooted post-WWII superpower that he led come to mind?

    Later, on line at my voting site, the reverence thing hit me again, this time making me get misty eyed. Almost couldn’t vote. So, so many Americans that made the supreme sacrifice to make sure that in 2012 I could stand here and vote! How many died of their wounds on the battlefield, alone? What were their last thoughts, known only to G-d? 

    As a WW II history person, not well versed in WW I, recently I watched the 2001 movie”The Lost Battalion”, which was nominated for three Emmys. The movie did not spare the violence of war.

    It told of the incredible, documented, leadership of U. S. Army Major Charles Whittlesey, played by Rick Schroder, in the Argonne Forest of France in October of 1918. His deeds greatly touched me. In real life Major Whittlesey was nominated for, and received, the Congressional Medal of Honor.

    I would never propose to know how a Charles Whittlesey would have voted today; doesn’t matter. But, as I pushed the buttons for my candidates, I said “This is for you, Major Whittlesey”. I got more misty eyed, and went on my way. 

    Maybe it doesn’t matter who wins the election. Maybe if one candidate wins things just would progress faster that if the other candidate wins, either way leading to the ultimate demise of our country as we know it. Then again, maybe if one candidate wins, but only one, the course of American history will return to its former strength, economic stability and inertia, and being the beacon of liberty to the world, just as Israel is a beacon of G-d’s word to humanity.

    I sure don’t know, but vote on I must!  HaShem has a plan. The Hebrew prophets have alluded to it time and time again. 

    Just saying.

    Anyway, this one was for you, Major Whittlesey.

    Shalom to all.


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    • Posted November 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

      Well said, Peter.

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      • Miranda Rose Smith
        Posted November 7, 2012 at 6:38 am | Permalink

        When I turned on my radio, at 7:00 a.m. this morning, and got the news, I felt as though I’d been hit by a truck. I’m sure this is part of HaShem’s plan, but I can’t see how.

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