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Gross Misconceptions

loadstar Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 9:34 AM
Reasons O won... 1) first, it was dead close-- it ain't no mandate! 2) the Obamanators relentlessly pushed a dissembling narrative and a compliant, nonfeasant press declined to challenge that narrative-- the bad economy was all Bush's fault...the war on women...Republicans are anti-Hispanic...they just care about the rich...Obama offers better hope for jobs eventually 3) we have undergone HUGE demographic changes. Whites are down to only 72% of the vote while Hispanics are up to 14%; O successfully used them, and they matter in Fl, Co., etc. 4) single women now predominate; like blacks and browns, they are just OK with Big Guvment giving them stuff; a bigger dependent class: 47% are net takers 5) PC schools have brainwashed Millennials
loadstar Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 9:43 AM
Ironically, the groups who re-elected O have been HURT by his failed policies! The worst recovery since WWII hurts the young (half of new college grads cannot find jobs), the low skilled, minorities, single women the most. Hispanics got NOTHING tangible from O, but gullibly voted in lock step for the fellow brown guy. Black unemployment is TERRIBLE.

But Food Stamps are up 50%...47% take (net) from the federal can fool SOME of the people all of the time, and there are simply now more of those ignorant people.
This country is at a historic crossroads, and the path we choose can determine our future far beyond the next four years. Our children and grandchildren may someday bless us or curse us for what we do this Tuesday. Against that background, it is painful to see the petty talking points and gross misconceptions that seem to dominate this year's election campaign.

Take the question of jobs. How many times have we heard about how many jobs have been added during the Obama administration? Yet few people bother to find out whether these are net additions to jobs -- which is...