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Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud

TX Gal Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:37 AM
"The 47% of Americans on welfare....." 47% of Americans are not on welfare. This is why you guys lost. About 4.3% are on welfare.
Gregory86 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 9:25 AM
I've never seen that figure anywhere. But roughly 47% do pay nothing in federal income taxes----which is the pigs share of how the federal government is funded. The payroll/Social security tax is a bit of a different animal because everyone who pays in is expecting to directly benefit----& it is supposed to be self-supporting.
1 in 6 in America are on food stamps & a big chunk of the no-payers are the ones voting for O & the Democrats on the expectation of more benefits---from free health care to college grants, housing assistance, & yes, more welfare, WIC, Head Start.........& on & on & on. That's the "47%" Romney was referring to....................& he was correct. You can't beat Santa Claus. That cannot persist forever.
True Blue 100% Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:51 AM
Showing your ignorance. Never said 47% of Americans "on welfare". But that's how the Left works, distort the facts and repeat them to the ignorant masses until it becomes "truth".
TX Gal Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:54 AM
She said in the article:
"The 47% of Americans on welfare were predisposed to vote for the food stamp president over Romney, wanting the free goodies to keep on giving, despite the long-term unsustainability."

Just a reminder...... Obama got 69% of the Jewish vote also.
RepubRob2 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 9:13 AM
Look, you rightly point out that the writer of the article said what she said. And you are also correct, obviously, that your guy won. Handily, probably. But our larger point is that there is a substantial percentage of Americans (legit and non-legit) who are receiving government handouts, and they will continue to vote Democrat because that's the party that gives them the free stuff. Republicans want to get them to work for it. Hey, if I were in the 47%, I'd vote Democrat too. But we are headed down the wrong path, and it is not sustainable. Sorry. I don't care what little word games you can play with "47%".
TX Gal Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 9:25 AM
Rob, I tend to agree with you. I want everyone who is able to work, to work. Maybe it is just word games, but it's also very misleading to write in an article that 47% of Americans are on welfare. There are many other things wrong with the article. If Obama really did win because of voter fraud, why isn't the RNC raising holey hell about it? I would not even want him to win by fraud!
RepubRob2 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 9:32 AM
You sound very reasonable, TX Gal. I think you are more reflective of the real Dem Party than the shrill ones we see of TV. My opinion on why the Republicans aren't raising hell over it? Because, purely and simply, we know we lost legitimately. There may have been some fraud, I don't know, but it doesn't explain why Bush won in 2004, does it? No, we got beat. But don't interpret my resignation as defeat. I think the Republicans' political principles and prescription for recovery are the right ones, and I believe we'll be vindicated in the next 4 years.
Sonors Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 10:09 AM
"Obama got 69% of the Jewish vote also". And that is after 4 years of Obama giving Netanyahu the finger. Makes no sense.
19john37 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:50 AM
I guess that would depend on your definition of welfare. Now, it's common knowledge that about 47% of the working population pays NO federal income tax. Considering the fact that our federal government PROVIDES services to ALL Americans in some form (military, FEMA, education, etc.) we can assume that those 47% are getting federal subsistance in one way or another.........WELFARE = government subsistance!
Basset Hound Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:48 AM
REALLY?

Where'd you get the "4.3%" figure, from your Ouija Board.

It's more like 1 American in 6 in poverty and on public assistance.
TX Gal Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 9:00 AM
http://www.statisticbrain.com/welfare-statistics/

Even if it was 1 in 6, that would be 16.7%. Far less than 47%.
RepubRob2 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:46 AM
I don't know where you got the "welfare" quote. Perhaps it was even someone here on TownHall. But that isn't what was meant. The 47% represents people who pay no income taxes, and this is a very real number. Mitt Romney got pilloried in the press for saying this, but it is a very real and true thing to have said. Further, he made the assertion that, since these people receive government handouts in far larger numbers than the other 53%, he couldn't rely on their votes. TX Gal, you probably aren't stupid, if only because you care enough to be politically aware. But you and a bunch of other people bought the lies that the Dems fed you over this comment.
TX Gal Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 9:01 AM
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 9:34 AM
"TX Gal, you probably aren't stupid . . ." Some of us aren't too sure about that.

There were many factors that hurt Mitt Romney and favored Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. The Democrats portrayed Romney in the worst light possible; as a wealthy, out of touch millionaire who wanted to return women to the 1800's. The left wing media predictably did everything it could to perpetuate that false caricature. Obama's race was an advantage; voters of all persuasions, particularly minorities, still cannot get over the allure of the first black president. The 47% of Americans on welfare were predisposed to vote for the food stamp president over Romney, wanting the free goodies to keep...