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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

organizingmom Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:09 AM
The reason Obama won is for no other reason except that he is black...."Racism Rears Its Ugly Head in the 2012 Election" Being a self-proclaimed political junkie that has a severe case of the “post-election blues”, these blues are getting worse as both political parties explain away the reasons the Republicans lost and what we must do differently next time. In my opinion, none of them are right, and they all refuse to address the real issue for fear of being called a “racist”. Since I always speak my mind, here it is:Obama was elected and re-elected because the color of his skin is BLACK. There.....I said it! If you haven’t stopped reading this yet, let me explain:
Joan383 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:34 AM
I actually have proof of that. I was poll watching in my district and an old black woman came in to vote. The Black clerk was teaching her how to use the machine. She said, "I don't care nuffin' about dat, show me which one is the black man" The girl pointed and the vote was cast. How many times did that happen in America on Tuesday. The level of racism in our society right now is MIND-Boggling.
Born in the USA! Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 12:58 PM
Yes, and it is coming mostly from white conservatives!
Lukewarm. That's the feeling I get from the election numbers.

Turnout was apparently down, at least as a percentage of eligible voters. The president was re-elected by a reduced margin. The challenger didn't inspire the turnout surge he needed.

Every re-elected president since Andrew Jackson has won with an increased popular vote percentage. Barack Obama didn't. He won 53 percent to 46 percent in 2008. His numbers as I write are 50 percent to 48 percent over Mitt Romney. That could go up to 51 percent to 48 percent when California finishes its count, which took five weeks in 2008.

Obama owes most...