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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

lbs2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:06 PM
It has become very clear that the majority of people blogging here do not pay Fed Taxes. I am retired on social security and have no other income, so I pay no Fed Taxes. I have no doubt that people here that actually have Fed Taxes deducted, get ALL that was deducted back when they file with the IRS. The cavaler way people discuss subjects and the subjects that they jump on and say the same old thing over and over is frightening. I don't believe there is anyone at this site that gives a flip that America has just been destroyed and there is no way to bring it back.
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:12 PM
lbs: I do, actually. And no, I don't get back everything I pay in income taxes throughout the year,
although I do get SOME of my money back, roughly 40-45% average. I was distraught & despon-
dent for the first few days following the so-called election results (rife with fraud, corruption, &
numerous "irregularities" & anomalies as it turns out); now I am just highly energized & very, very
agitated. I am not retreating or backing down--it is time to reload & attack in a different direction!!
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:17 PM
Elizabeth-------can I have some of that you are taking to ease the pain. Mine is neither subsiding nor likely to for a very, very long time. Love your comment about energizing. I met with a group this weekend where we discussed strategies going forward. Ooooops, there I went and used that "forward" word. It seems so, ICKY, after O'bummer abused it in his campaign...
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:28 PM
clarity seeker: May I recommend some Monster Energy drinks & after you are in for
the evening, I suggest switching over to some nice Irish coffee or perhaps a robust
Cabernet or Zinfadel? LOL I am just sick & tired of conceding everything to these
parasitic, verminous scum.
mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:09 PM
Wrong. Many of us give a flip. But I am not sure it is destroyed totally. I am also not in the dark. WE have a big fight and yes it is easier to just pretend all is ok. I can here looking and hoping for solutions because I can't stand talking to the average person out there who has no ideas what they did when they voted Obama.

I say divide the country. I don't see how we see eye to eye with them ever. I don't know how to make that happen or if not is possible to make it happen
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:12 PM
Geeeeeeeeeeesh, what a pathetic comment. Federal taxes? I paid well over $100K in Federal taxes, last year.
Now----you want to try again?
Par4theDay Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:13 PM
“Red secedes from the Blue. A bold new nation based on our Founding Fathers visions and the Constitution. The Constitutional Republic of America. We peacefully rise up and take back our God given birth right of freedom. We reject the tyranny of government just as our Founding Fathers did! Our Founding Fathers warned us about a government out of control and they were right. We need a second nation, let the left have theirs."
Becca in TX Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:21 PM
I think Texas, and any other states that would like to join us, should pull out of the United States of America, adopt the US Constitution and actually FOLLOW IT!

Broad trends and the national political undertow can't be adequately captured in any single statistic -- but if Mitt Romney had managed to push the electorate in a handful of states a few clicks in his direction, he'd be the president-elect, rather than an also-ran.  Via Jim Geragthy:
 

Florida: 73,858

Ohio: 103,481

Virginia: 115,910

Colorado: 113,099

Those four states, with a collective margin of, 406,348 for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275...