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How Obama won in a weak
economy: Voters didn't blame him

Christian Science Monitor, by Mark Trumbull

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/8/2012 4:38:42 PM

A number of factors are winning attention as important to President Obama’s reelection win, among them the Latino vote, a surge in young voters’ share of the electorate, and a surprise no-show by many white voters whom Republicans were counting on. Here’s one more teensy little thing that might be added to the list: the economy. A large majority of voters cited this as the top national issue, and the nation’s historically high unemployment rate was the big vulnerability that challenger Mitt Romney hoped to use as a lever to pry Mr. Obama out of office.

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Imagine having a job for 4 years in the private sector, and not being held accountable for any unfavorable results all that time.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/8/2012 4:40:44 PM     (No. 9000432)

What will minorities think of the economy in 2016?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Liberal like Jefferson, 11/8/2012 4:43:27 PM     (No. 9000444)

I can answer that #1:

1) Bush
2) Intransigent, stonewalling Republican Congress critters
3) Climate change.

Lather, rinse, repeat. It's been working for four years...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/8/2012 4:47:14 PM     (No. 9000452)

OP, that happens in large corporations all the time. They have to hire AA hires to meet quotas set by gov't. They do not meet the hiring criteria, but are hired anyway. The rest of that workplace has to pick up the slack, and management is afraid to fire them. One year minimum of record keeping to prove non performance, complete with daily logs and still the lawsuit WILL come. The new normal is to not hold people accountable for satisfactory job performance..even for President.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/8/2012 4:47:16 PM     (No. 9000453)

Many of the blacks I work with are already setting up the 'Republican Congress' excuse for his second term. It's a cultural thing.

You dont need to produce if you have an excuse.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/8/2012 4:56:33 PM     (No. 9000477)

And of course that Congress is only half-Republican. Flimsy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: urtena, 11/8/2012 4:59:33 PM     (No. 9000486)

I heard that in states where voters had to show picture ID ...Romney won handily....where they did not the Obamination won...this election was stolen ...Chicago style...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rtwngprof, 11/8/2012 5:10:58 PM     (No. 9000513)

Apparently, "The Buck Stopped There" was a sound campaign strategy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JediJerry, 11/8/2012 5:29:08 PM     (No. 9000554)

They played the Blame Game perfectly. The old line as to what we inherited and how it only got worse was swallowed completely by the media and as we know, tell a lie enogh times, it soon becomes truth. In 4 years when it is even worse it will still be Bush's fault and how it will take even longet to fix it. Be ready for Hillary to be elected in '16.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/8/2012 5:31:54 PM     (No. 9000559)

Why would they blame him, he said Bush did it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 11/8/2012 5:37:40 PM     (No. 9000575)

As my Father-in-law, the wisest man that I have ever met, would say, "gimme tell you this", this man could not plug in a toaster much less be president.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 11/8/2012 6:09:24 PM     (No. 9000635)

Democrats play to win, not solve problems. You have to understand that.
With regard to unemployment and a lousy economy, the Democrats successfully linked Romney to the wealthy business class that “got us into this mess.” The Democrats don’t need business owners’ support to win, they need the EMPLOYEES’ votes to win. There are more employees than employers, and the sympathy of the people is invariably with the worker.

Democrats exact “revenge” on the wealth creators by taxing them and hitting them with onerous regulation to make them “pay their fair share,” which necessarily results in the layoff of employees. Then Democrats tell the unemployed they are fighting for them and will punish the robber barons – through higher taxes and onerous regulations. The discouraged unemployed vote for Democrats promising to fight for them, when in general they would not be unemployed if the Democrats weren’t fighting for them. But the strategy produces a perpetual vote generation machine. Brilliant.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/8/2012 6:10:02 PM     (No. 9000639)

The wonderful part of affirmative action is that many people don't expect anything of an affirmative action hire.
So it doesn't matter what zero does in his second term. Leftists and moderates will cheer on his incompetence, and continue to say his ugly ungainly wife is beautiful and graceful.
"YOu've got to see the baby!" Seinfeld episode

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bebece, 11/8/2012 6:11:02 PM     (No. 9000645)

This is what happens when people, who haven't any clue. are begged to vote.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/8/2012 6:20:37 PM     (No. 9000663)

I see another tipping point coming - the point when job creators "Go John Galt."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: aasilver, 11/8/2012 6:34:07 PM     (No. 9000693)

I have already 'gone John Gault'. I closed my business and and told the 16 people - 'Elections have consequences'.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/8/2012 6:42:14 PM     (No. 9000706)

I ,too, am John Gault.

Today I let the dishes sit in the sink until almost two o'clock.

And I'll be damned if I'm going to mow the lawn this week.

I almost went grocery shopping but...hell....let them go belly up.





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Reply 17 - Posted by: MissMann, 11/8/2012 7:30:22 PM     (No. 9000802)

But you know, Romney had a responsibility to pin the economy on him, hard, and he just didn't. I get the whole "wanting to look presidential" (how's that working out for ya, Mitt?), but Reagan managed to look statesman-like while still holding his challengers' feet to the fire.

I still do not rule out a stolen election--I think it is entirely possible, but the milque-toast pubbies won't do anything, anyway--but Mitt left a lot of ammo on the table.

Just saying.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Delilah, 11/8/2012 7:37:05 PM     (No. 9000816)

Willis Report on Fox Business had it right tonight. It was the govt. handouts that did it. Collecting unemployment of two years was a lot of fun for the loafers and the payments to illegals who vote was another plus for Obama. It all adds up to four more years of misery for the honest citizens.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/8/2012 7:47:53 PM     (No. 9000837)

Blame whitey! It works when you have the media sitting in your lap. Oh to be black in America: people owe you stuff. Everyone's supposed to take it easy on you. If you can speak in complete sentances people deify you. And when you screw up all you have to do is blame someone of paler skin pigment!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/8/2012 7:49:07 PM     (No. 9000842)

Asking idiots that voted for Obama what they think can only provide frustration to the rational.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: buckhorn_cortez, 11/8/2012 8:27:21 PM     (No. 9000915)

The Republicans are immaterial, inneffectual, and the "Loyal Opposition" in name only.

At this point they have made themselves into the party they were from the 1930's to the 1960's - names to fill out the guest list at Washington cocktail parties.

I'm going to get everything I can that's free from the government and start voting for the party that knows how to win and stands for free stuff - the Democrats.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: woodsman, 11/8/2012 8:37:29 PM     (No. 9000928)

We didn't show up - that's why he won

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Hamrman, 11/8/2012 8:58:26 PM     (No. 9000984)

This voter DID!!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/8/2012 9:24:06 PM     (No. 9001052)

The vast majority of B.O.'s voters can't even spell the word "economy."

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Reply 25 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/8/2012 10:22:16 PM     (No. 9001184)

It's real clear, Mark, he committed fraud. Its entirely possibly a lot of people alive, dead or illegal, felons didn't know they voted for him so how could they not blame him.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/8/2012 10:38:47 PM     (No. 9001212)

Obama's supporters, like Obama, are all about excuses

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Reply 27 - Posted by: marthaville, 11/9/2012 9:09:04 AM     (No. 9001987)

What do you bet when 2016 is on the horizon Obama will say he still has work to do getting the economy fixed and needs another term.

Oh how he wants to be the new Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He will either get quick passage of an amendment to allow him to serve more than two terms, or he will declare a disaster and cancel the presidential election.

And all the people will shrug their shoulders. Any lawsuits will get a quick track appeal to the Supreme Court and will result in John Roberts writing the majority opinion saying Obama can do whatever he wants to do.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/9/2012 10:15:10 AM     (No. 9002244)

I don't know how anyone could blame President Obama for the weak economy. All he did was threaten the hiring class with higher income taxes, higher energy costs, higher health plan costs,more EPA regulations, more executive orders, more union favoritism, and more tax plundering green energy adventures.
Other than that, he did a pretty acceptable job.

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