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The Dirty Little Secret of 2012

elevesque Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:10 PM
Sour Grapes would be if Barack Obama actually through a LEGAL Election actually won the Presidency. But he didn't. Voter Fraud is Voter Fraud, okay? If you THIEVE an election you didn't Lawfully win, okay? If you Preprogram machines that wipe out a vote after counted how do you then go back and verify that? That was a clever ruse in Ohio wasn't it? Bob Fratikis of the Green Party brought a lawsuit two days in Ohio to stop these machines. The suit was thrown out by corrupt judge. That is only ONE instance of illegality. What is the matter DNC? Can't win an election unless you CHEAT?

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

To paraphrase the traditional Passover formulation honored in Jewish homes: why was this election different from all other elections? What makes 2012 stand out in recent political history, either as a temporary anomaly or a significant, long-term shift in the electorate?

The most striking change in the results this year involved a precipitous and alarming decline in voter participation, a drop-off that stemmed from a deliberate strategy by the Obama campaign and almost certainly provided the president with his margin of victory. Meanwhile, much of the conventional wisdom about...