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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

Wolfgang6 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:50 PM
Barone: Not only are you full of it but you are exhibiting a classic example of post-eplection denial. According to the latest information Obama won by over 3 million votes nationwide. That is not chickenfeed - and yes, it IS a mandate because it means the MAJORITY of voters rejected the Republican vision of a return to the Gilded Age and the religious facism of the evangelical Republican base. The Republican preference towards country club types means, increasingly, they are becoming an irrelevant part that will likely go the way of its direct predecessor, the Whigs.
spartacus3344 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:05 PM
Funny, but with your post you prove Barone correct. Obviously Obama's negative tone resonates with someone like you that reguritates hate-filled venom like "religious facism". Nevermind that never once did Romney push a religious agenda.

Obama appealed to the hatred withing his base, and here you are to prove it. Congrats....
Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:26 PM
WOlfgang did not mention Romney's religious fascism. read it again.
RepubRob2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:59 PM
Well, typical of the Left, you start with something that is undeniably accurate, like assailing Barone for his incorrect prediction. And boy was he wrong. He wasn't alone either.

But then you go off and sermonize on stuff that is pure conjecture. Have you any evidence of Romney's "religious facism" (sic). How about of the Republican Party generally? No, also typical of the Left, you use parroted words like "Gilded Age" and "facism" (sic), in hopes that it gives your "argument" more heft and gravitas, which is laughable to us here at Town Hall. You have no idea why Obama won, but you crow about it as though you do. Could it, in fact, have been voter fraud? I suggest that this unproven assertion is just as valid as your puerile cr*p.
Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:25 PM
Rob, you are wrong, but at least rational. ALL of the Republican pundits were wrong, not just most of them. CAn you find even ONE who said Obama would win in a landslide? That sounds as if an entire class of commentators was wrong, and suggests they may be wrong about much else. Wolgang did not mention Romney's religious fascism, he mentioned that of the republican evangelical base. And he is correct: if you want to provide examples, I would be glad to. And indeed, teh Republican economic vision was very much like the gilded age, where workers were expendable and "job creators" were worshipped. I can also exsplain in detail why Obama won, and voter fraud was not it.
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.

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