President Barack Obama’s support from New York City in the 2012 election was the highest recorded for a candidate in more than 100 years, according to a final tally of votes. Obama beat Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 81 percent to 18 percent in the nation’s largest city, according to a certified vote count released Dec. 31 by the state board of elections. Some New York ballots were counted late in part because of complications caused by Hurricane Sandy. Obama’s share of the vote is the best showing by a presidential nominee in New York since its five boroughs
Comments: This country is going to break into half soon. The makers are going to keep migrating away from all the takers.
I live in NYC and it isn´t like the rest of America, I assure you. It is the center of the elite sheep and thir acolytes. You can talk to any one of them and they repeat what they hear on CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC. They don´t open their minds to any other possibilty, but to the way they think. Alas! The other 19% whisper low in the bagel shops and the privacy of their apartments where they are safe from the assault of the lemmings.
The only hopeful sign I have heard from one of them is that he knows MSNBC is a joke and Chris Mathews and the rest of the trained seals are ridiculous buffoons. Gee, even one of them got that right.
Big F---ing deal. new york city has backed every so-called liberal, socialist, marxist, communist democRAT leader for the last 10 to 15 years. The city, new york and new jersey get screwed big time and all they can do is rejoyce about being treated like crap. If we are stupid enough to look to them for leadership, we richley deserve to go on the trash heap of history.
I was born there - and still enjoy visiting - mostly for the museums. But I´ve caught up on my quota of ´´gay musicals´´ and thus avoid Broadway if the wife lets me. Besides, Ellen´s Stardust Diner and the cast of aspiring singers often provides a much better show than what you get via TKTS. And the food is reasonable - for NYC.
For the record, I will never, ever, again support military action to avenge the deaths of New Yorkers. The next time a plane flies into a New York sky scrapper, I will be the first to ask, "why do they hate us?"
New York could burn to the ground and I would consider it to be urban renewal.
CR*P, now that the cat is out of the bag, what self respecting terrorist would want to blow up this den of stupidity? They will avoid even denting this nest of inequity and head out where people really think. Look out Yellow Creek, Texas...
So, is this the official count from Honest John´s "You Cast ´Em -- We ´Count´ ´Em" election service?
#14: It´s s-o-o-o much easier to paint with a broad brush [and sometimes foul brush -- per #7] than to think and discriminate. There are landmarks, museums, and historic sites galore in NYC to be preserved and treasured.
These numbers indicate either voter fraud or voter stupidity; there is no other answer. By the way #4, we have the same problem here in red state Kansas. Many people only get their news from CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and it is gospel to them. If I turn the breakroom tv to Fox you would think the devil himself had walked into the room to steal their souls.
Clown cars in a circus tent...fools....low-info know nothings....yuppies....lefty snobs......thats most of New York, so no wonder. Still, admiring such a foreign exchange student with low accomplishment is a bit too much for the rest of us, so wise up you dolts in New York, you´re part of the problem!
There are mainly only three types of critters who live in NYC (with a few wonderful exceptions like those who can be found here)... 1) The elite, wealthy, know-it-all snobs who want to be (or are already) part of the ruling class and think they know best for everyone else; 2) the ghetto poor who have been subjected and shaped by leftist policies, government schools, and massive doses of false propaganda for several decades--ignorant low info voters; and 3) the artsy types, students, foreigners (incl. illegal and legal aliens), and various others that are cliquish and set in their own little worlds and don´t associate with others who think differently.
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