Republicans ruin Halloween in MD

United States
November 2, 2008 7:45am CST
I just saw a story on my local news about a woman who refused candy to children who stated they or their parents were Obama supporters. Many small children as young as 4 and 5 were sent away empty handed and crying. The Obama supporters said that they didn't have a problem with her opinionjust with her refusing their children candy on this basis. One Obama supporter made a sign that said "Obama for peace, candy for all" in response and handed out candy in response. What do you think?
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
2 Nov 08
This is just one radical person - far from a true representation of all Republicans. There are radicals on both sides that have done highly questionable things - those are the people that we should be ignoring - not giving them more exposure.
• United States
2 Nov 08
I don't see all republicans as this kind of person and I've been taught by life quite often that stupidity and ignorance is everywhere not just on the republican side but it is still wrong to treat children that way. They can't even vote! My only hope is that she convinced some undecided voters to go the other way.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
2 Nov 08
She is definitely not the kind of person that the Republicans want on their side either - they do not support this kind of thing.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
This women is soo wrong. I gave out candy and did not ask once who their parents were going to vote for. That being said she has a sign in her yard that said "no handouts to Obama supporters". THe parents should have skipped the house and not subjected them to this woman. She does not represent conservatives. Most conversative know not to take childens holidays and make them political.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
2 Nov 08
I have to agree - if the woman had a sign like that in her yard - I certainly wouldn't allow my children to go there.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
Sign or not it's wrong and how could someone know that it was strictly regarding halloween candy. I wouldn't assume that about a sign like that. I would assume it was some greater political issue because why would someone deny small children candy based on politics that's preposterous.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
I agree that it was wrong. SHe should be ashamed of herself. If she would have had a regular yard sign no matter the candidate I would have taken kids to trick or treat. But a big homemade sign that said no hand outs to Obama supporters. That tells me she is pretty serious about this and not someone I want my kids around. On the chance that she would do something like she did. It completley sends the wrong message to childern.It would not have taken the chance. But then I would not have taken my kids to a hosue to trick or treat that had either candidate hung in effigy wether they were giving out candy or not. It is a kids holiday and politics should not get mixed with it.
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@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
3 Nov 08
What a sweet thing for that person you mentioned at the end to do--I hadn't heard that part of the story before now. That woman deserves nothing but concentrated, bi-partisan contempt for being...well, a heartless shrew.
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@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I think it's cruel. When I first heard this story, I couldn't believe it. How stupid do these people have to be? They just made McCain look really bad. Trick-or-treaters don't vote anyway. They may have opinions. I started having opinions about politics when I was 7 (but I'm a little weird). I'm glad the news picked this up so people know what sort of person supports McCain. Please note I'm not saying all McCain supporters are like this. I'm sure most of you aren't, but then again I'm sure most of you are sane which in my opinion the sanity of these people is in doubt.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Wow!! Some people are fricken morons. I can't believe someone would punish young children for their parents beliefs. Kids don't even understand the election or who the president is, so why punish the innocent children? Typical. That's all I have to say.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
I made a post in politics about this, entitled "No handout for Obama supporter -- can you believe this?" I'm a Republican, voted for McCain, and I was OUTRAGED to see this on Fox News. However, I have to say I was offended by your title for your discussion, lumping all Republicans in with a crazy and sick person.
• United States
2 Nov 08
I agree with newtondak on this. The woman is a single numbskull, and I believe I've read links here to a story about an Obama supporter doing the same thing. There are idiots on both sides who are getting lots of press coverage and their fifteen minutes in the spotlight.
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@Foxxee (3654)
• United States
3 Nov 08
That is just really lame. I don't think anyone should ask who they are voting for. That is rude. If I was the parents I would of said it's not your business & moved on. I'm sure the kids still made out with candy though.... I doubt the whole neighborhood asked the people who they were voting for. If so, then I'm speechless.
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
3 Nov 08
I think that this woman might have been overzealous. Children can't vote; why is she judging them based on their parents' votes? And even if they could vote or affect their parents' votes, what on earth has this got to do with Hallowe'en?
• United States
3 Nov 08
I can't believe how many people feel this lady doesn't reflect many John McCain supporters. Republicans have done some very bad things during this Presidential campaign. Have they forgot about the girl who carved a "B" in her face, claiming she was robbed, blaming it on a "Huge Black Man", because she had McCain/Palin literature in her vehicle? Have they forgot about the 2 "SKIN HEADS" who wanted to kill and behead Black People, comit burglaries and then kill Barack Obama? Have they forgot about the people shouting "TERRORIST" and "TRAITOR" at the mention of Barack Obama's name at a Sarah Palin rally? This campaign has bought out the worse in the Republican Party and the American people see it and reject it. Lloyd
@danbumpy (203)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I am an not a republican or a democrat for that matter. But to state that republicans ruined halloween in Maryland is a little harsh. Now to say republicans ruined foriegn relations and our economy that might be true. lol
@sanzi1201 (645)
• China
3 Nov 08
It's too exaggerated.Maybe from this little thing we could see the large effection of inflation.It ensurely has too much ruin energy.
@jend80 (2068)
3 Nov 08
shouldn't they've been refusing to give candy to the children of McCain supporters - after all they're the ones who keep insisting that people shouldn't get 'handouts'? Seriously, I think what she did was wrong and just makes her side look bad by reflection.