|"WHERE IS MY STUFF!" shouts pro-Obama protestor|
(Dissociated Press) Across the nation, in cities and towns and campuses, Obama supporters echo one concern: if the President loses the November 6 presidential election... who is going to give them stuff?
"I never thought it would come to this" sobbed Marcus Coffey, 52, who has been unemployed for 36 years due to recurring acne. "I always thought they'd be there for me. How am I going to afford my cable TV?"Many supporters said they identified with the 99% of Americans who are not part of the wealthy corporate elite.
"It's not fair" echoed Melinda Bower, 39, a graduate student in Womyn's and Lesbyan Studies at New College in Sacramento. "The straight white male power structure owes the people the same kind of lifestyle that corporations get".
In Detroit, Obama voters seem dejected almost to the point of panic.
"How can I get Obamaphone without Obama?" cried Tanasia Williams, holding her head in her hands. "Maybe he buy phone for me when he retired and givin' speeches like Bill Clinton."
In Washington, law student Courtney Rutt was outraged.
"My birth control costs a thousand dollars per year. Condoms aren't cheap." Rutt said, standing awkwardly. "How can Romney expect me to pay for it?"
In Tampa, Elinore Leach took up two chairs sitting in line for her food stamps.
"Without President Obama, how can I eat? How can anybody eat, without the government giving us food?"
Public health official are concerned about a widespread sense of abandonment among Obama supporters if they cannot rely on the government for all of their human needs.
Marcus Bribe, President Obama's assistant Director of Giving People Stuff (GPS) at the Department of Health and Human Services, commented gravely
"These people-- the 99%-- are vulnerable, like infants abandoned at the roadside. We have to be compassionate and understand how helpless they are. We need to feed them, clothe them, provide them with all necessities like cable T.V. and cellphones and birth control, and free rides to the polling places on Election Day."
"It's what government is all about".