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Why Mitt Lost and it Wasn’t Very Close

loadstar Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:02 AM
the MSM helping O right till the end-- all because of a couple of photo ops before he sported back to campaign http://current.com/shows/upstream/93953146_exit-polls-hurricane-sandy-was-a-deciding-factor-for-millions-of-voters.htm Exit polls by CBS News reveal that Superstorm Sandy, and President Obama’s response, was a crucial factor for two in five voters nationwide. Twenty-six percent of those polled said Obama’s broadly praised response was an important factor, and 15 percent — about one in six voters — said it was the most important factor in their vote: IMPORTANCE OF OBAMA’S HURRICANE RESPONSE Most important factor 15% Important factor 26% ***************** HOW GULLIBLE AND VACUOUS CAN VOTERS GET?!
loadstar Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:29 AM
The Founders gave serious thought to some measure of responsibility to vote, such as ownership of land...when we see that 40%+ considered the ObaMessiah's SEEMING initial hurricane response (which is NOW looking MUCH LESS persuasive as a perception-- Katrina redux?) an important factor in their voting decision, it is EASY to see why some measure of voter acumen might be preferable.

When most people on the street cannot name their 2 U.S. Senators or the V.P., the ignorance level is pretty scary for our universal plebiscite.

And our stupid/ignorant voters (such as immigrants who cannot read the ballot and are handed numbers to punch) keep swelling in numbers.
bd-gslo Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:04 AM
What is so sad is that you believe people to be so dumb and yet you also believe you are incapable of persuading them.

It says more about you then them.
mgoode880 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:15 AM
I enjoy reading these Comments but why do you call the President out of his name.? Its not helping anything.
mgoode880 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:15 AM
I enjoy reading these Comments but why do you call the President out of his name.? Its not helping anything.
mgoode880 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:15 AM
I enjoy reading these Comments but why do you call the President out of his name.? Its not helping anything.
bd-gslo Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:12 AM
If Obama had responded to Sandy the way Bush responded to Katrina those numbers would be reversed. Surely you can acknowledge that there was a qualitatively superior response of one over another?

Are you suggesting that the response to the storm should not be a factor? I suppose you think Bush's immediate response to 9/11 should not have impacted his Presidency too?
Rochesternative Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:37 AM
I'm sorry, he went and saw the storm damage. There are still (with the new storm) 700 thousand people without power. What EXACTLY is Obama doing to help?
HR1320 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:51 AM
I have read in more than a few places that FEMA's response was similar to Katrina. Nothing pre positioned like water, fuel, food, generators and as soon as the photo ops were over Obama was like vapor. Bush was blamed because the State and local infrastructure was non existant and the bulk of the people were no longer self reliant and just stood around clammoring No my friends the American people are what has unfortunately gone wrong. 1)Obama's record in Foreign Policy, Spending with nothing to show for it, misadventures in Libya, mostly you name it and Obama has done or not done it. For over 60 years through primarily the Education System and Popular culture American values and tradition have been slowly devalued and eroded.
bd-gslo Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:59 AM
Obama and FEMA were engaged and prepared before the storm hit.

Restoring power takes time. Having a competent, well funded response took planning.
HR1320 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:03 AM
William Z. Foster's 1932 book "Toward a Soviet America" page 316 lay's out the indoctrination through a National Department of Education, which we did not have in 32 and after the 60's that generation took over education and taught Howard Zinn's version of American History to YOUR children. Finally a Republic begins to fail and decline when the majority reaqlizes it can vote itself a share of the public treasury. Folks look to California, we are soooooo there. Yes the TEA Party should have been embraced more by the GOP as they seem to have forgotten that and the left has segregated us into controllable defeatable fringe groups. Obama for all else should have been toast!

Memorandum to the GOP: When running an election campaign it is often valuable to select a nominee who represents the rank and file of the Party. This is how other Parties do it. Perhaps you might get on board.

Who?

Well let’s start with who not to select.

There was George H.W. Bush, who, while a nice, honorable public servant, won primarily because of the record Reagan established. He lost because the rest of us thought that when he mouthed the words “Read my lips, go to Texas,” he meant “Read my lips, no new taxes.”  

There was Bob Dole,...