have you accepted hope and change into your life?

I was outside in the front yard with Quinn on Sunday, when an unfamiliar car pulled into our driveway and parked just by our mailbox.  A middle-aged couple got out, and started making their way up the hill.  The woman was holding pamphlets of some sort.

As they got closer to the house, I could make out the Obama brand logo on the pamphlet.

Here’s what I thought, almost said out loud, and eventually kept to myself as they walked up:

“Oh, good…they’re just Democrats.”

16 thoughts on “have you accepted hope and change into your life?

  1. jimbob86 says:

    I’d have asked them if they were gun owners. If they said no (likely), I’d have told them I don’t talk to such people about politics. If (on the off chance) that they said they were gun owners, I’d have told them they are either liars or are actively working against our mutual interest. Either way, they better get off my property right smartly…..

  2. Avenger29 says:

    I would have told them to get their socialism-loving asses off my property pronto.

    I also usually have a shotgun leaning up next to the truck or the tractor when I am outside…we live way out in the country…

    Helps to keep up the perception that we are nuts (people don’t mess with nuts…saves us a lot of hassle). I also cannot stand people who bother me with political crap, religious crap, or those who sell crap (particularly the meat sellers. If you buy your meat off the back of a random truck that drives up without a name on it, with no idea of where it comes from, you are an idiot)

  3. Tam says:

    Actual Transcript:

    *knock, knock*

    “Hello?”

    “Hi! I’m with Obama for Ame…”

    “Hey, sorry, man, but don’t even waste your time. I think my neighbor was a Hillary voter; maybe she’ll listen.”

    “Uh, okay.”

  4. Unix-Jedi says:

    Tam:

    But where was the *KABOOM*?

    There was supposed to be an Global-Warming Earth-Shattering *KABOOM!

  5. DJK says:

    Turds…. spray em with your hose. 😉

  6. crankylitprof says:

    A couple of Code Pinkos came shilling for the Obamamessiah over the weekend, dressed to the nines in their marabou and frippery.

    When I answered the door, I exclaimed that I loved their costumes, but the Halloween was a full month away and they really ought to be trick-or-treating with a grownup, they huffed off.

  7. MarkHB says:

    As I toddled out to buy cigs, I noticed that someone had planted two McCain-Palin flags on my mate’s corner.

    That’s so generous of someone, it’s almost a shame what I’m going to do with them. Bwhahaa.

    In this case, it’s not so much to do with political ideology as respecting other people’s property.

  8. LabRat says:

    We generally don’t have a hard time with door to door anythings. With two dogs that are extremely sensitive to their owner’s attitude toward a visitor, a combined 200+ pounds of furiously roaring dog behind me or at the front windows generally encourages folks to finish their business and move off without my having to say much.

  9. Regolith says:

    I’d rather have missionaries than Democrats knocking on my door. Besides interrupting dinner, the missionaries pretty much leave me alone once they realize I’m not interested, as do their churches. The same cannot be said for Democrats.

  10. BlueNight says:

    Intangible afterlife benefits versus hard-core European socialism? I know which would be a more welcome discussion for me.

  11. At least the churches don’t seek to impose their will and moral beliefs on everybody anymore …

  12. Tam says:

    The Watchtower is better reading than The Audacity of Hope any day. More grounded in reality, too.

  13. Peter says:

    I’d have greeted them waving copies of The Watchtower and exclaiming, “You’re the first candidates for salvation who’ve visited me! Normally I have to do the cold calling!”
    🙂

  14. Weer'd Beard says:

    “The Watchtower is better reading than The Audacity of Hope any day. More grounded in reality, too.”

    That’s what I was going to say. Religious propiganda is damn funny stuff….The Obama stuff makes my guts turn sour….

  15. Wild Deuce says:

    I would have invited them in and discussed the “issues” with them at length. No confrontation, just a lot of talk and even a kibble or two of “hope” that they might be on the verge of changing my mind. If nothing else, this would use up their time and possibly stop them from reaching the truly ignorant and undecided.

  16. Homer says:

    If they make it to the front door someone has distributed copies of your minefield map. Time to move ’em around.

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