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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

RhondaPaul Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:46 PM
Since 1980 the GOP has had either veto power or enough votes in congress to block spending increases... And spending STILL exploded... Why do GOPservatives believe they have any credibility left?
togubin Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:02 PM
For one thing, they keep getting lied to by the DemLiberals.

"Just go along with this one little eensy, weensy, tax increase, and we PROMISE to cut spending!"

Yeah, we got rolled a bunch of times. It's hard to be honorable with dishonest left-wingers.

And when we act like the tea-party, and so "NO" to any tax increases of any kind, we are painted as fanatics and zealots.

Why do DEMerals believe they have any credibility left?

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...