Tuesday´s returns seem inexplicable. (a) Logic Took a Powder Jeff Dobbs, a regular at Just One Minute, did some work and shows why the election results this week seem inexplicable and unpredictable: (snip) This compendium of voter illogic is not complete without acknowledging, as Breitbart has, that voters expressed great concern over federal government corruption and, yet in the face of all the scandals including the trillions wasted in the Stimulus and failed and failing green energy programs, they believed the Republicans less capable of rooting it out.
Note that Chris Christie is NOT among those lights named as the future of the Party. He is claiming (on Drudge today) that Obama called HIM, and not the other way around (and he undoubtedly thought he would reap FEMA benefits, which he has not) but that is pathetic. HE answered the call, and CRIED when Obama, still not giving N.J. any benefits, put Bruce Springsteen on the line later. I have always loved Christie´s outspokenness, but it has shielded a basic weakness that I started to note at the Convention when he spoke about nobody but Christie and not Romney or the agenda....we don´t need another narcissist!!!! He is cooked to my mind.
Christie´s political future as a Republican is over. If he seeks higher office, he´ll have to pull a Bloomberg and change his party affiliation. I can see him turning Dem very easily but he´d probably be an Independent, like Bloomberg.
The drone of ´deurbanization´ stories seems to have stopped temporarily in the wake of the cities and coastal areas trumping the vast expanse of red even in the blue states.
It´s tempting to compare the US to the UK or France where London/Paris dominate the entire nation´s politics but the more frightening reality is that school systems in rural Iowa, suburban Ohio and elsewhere are teaching the same leftist rubbish as bog-standard public schools in Chicago and Boston.
In other words, the cities don´t have to work as hard to elect socialists now that they have the teachers doing their bidding in ´enemy territory.´
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Johnny Angle, 11/11/2012 7:58:07 AM (No. 9006649)
I think a lot of boils down to the Major Media being an arm of the democrats. How else do you explain the overwhelmingly positive impression of Obama dealing with hurricane Sandy? Or the fact that none of his defects or crises could gain traction? It also boils down to the fact that the average American is an idiot, and, if the truth be told, has no business voting about anything.
Looters and moochers primarily only vote in the presidential election. Come November 2014 the Democrats will get ripped a new one. For some voters it will be because they are getting their eyes opened and for most it will be payback. The Democrat Party will eventually be held accountable for foisting such an incompetent dangerous person onto America.
What it also shows is that the billions of dollars spent on advertising made no difference. It amazes me that election cycles get longer and longer, with more money being poured down the waste-hole of election advertising when the money could go to better use in our economy.
One of the benefits of the British system is a short election cycle. They call for a vote, have a campaign of - what, 90 days? And then vote.
This country spends more time and more money on elections than any country in the world. Seems like it would be beneficial to both parties to come up with a shorter election cycle so that elected officials could spend more time doing their jobs instead of campaigning. Congress did nothing for months so they could campaign. Set Sept. 1 as the beginning - no ads, mailings, or campaign speeches before then.
A lot of hope being pinned to the midterms where 20 Dem and 13 GOP seats are up for grabs. I feel safe in saying things will be quite ugly by then and just as confident in predicting an unhappy electorate will get to choose between bipartisan, pro capitalism, strong military moderate Dems and knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, extra chromosome Republican misanthropes.
This is a very good compendium of what others are saying and what is out there in our future. I have sent it off, recommending that recipients print it off and read it at leisure as it is understandably long.
Clarice is always worth our time.
Christie and other negative thoughts are not. We tend sometimes to get bogged down in ranting about the Christies instead of focusing on and promoting the positive persons who may play a big part in our and our country´s future. It is easy (and schoolyard) to continually throw spitballs at the inconsequential people among us (Christie, Maher, Matthews, Scarborough, Moddow, et al) when we have our own positive people to think about, write about, talk up.
This article gives us a good springboard into that kind of winning thought processes.
Based on the statistics Clarice quoted I´d say the biggest reason for the loss was running a campaign that was not a full-scale critique of liberalism and the Democrat party. For example, ask younger voters why colleges charge them So Much Money for an education. Are you being ripped off? Yes. Ask black voters if they are happy with 14% unemployment, crime, poverty, and bad schools. At least make them think - instead of trying to lure voters with another gimme program.
Well, African-Americans and Latinos were voting their own dignity. As a pro-lifer, I am disgusted that they were unconcerned about somebody else´s far more threatened dignity, but still, dignity is an OK principle that we are all pleased with - and they weren´t voting for the WH´s particular ideas, any of them. We can survive all this, and I still say the experience is going to be the end of the Left. They might have got away with it if the experiment had ended too soon. People still think it´s going well.
I´m afraid, Obama knew the white vote wouldnt show up for him. He counted on the minority,single female,young voter turnout and he got it. Our electorate is based on voters self identity, thats it...and what the government provides. The heck with all the campaign/advertising. People dont watch TV. Its simple. Again, no hands were changed, he WON but we kept the House again.
The percentages at the beginning of the article make my head swim and my brain hurt. They make no sense, unless "taking" from the Giverment trumps every other issue.
I´m not optimistic about the future. I am starting to think that crazy James Carville was correct about the 40 year reign of the criminal, corrupt, destructive Left that calls itself the Demonrat party.
I suggest the hard right go form its own party. The reason we lost was lack of support from Republicans. In 2008 and 2012, various people wanted to show the establishment. They gave us Akin and Murdock. The Tea Party idea was highjacked by intolerance. I am a moral god fearing person, but I was not given the power to judge others. These righteous people who think they have the only way to god can believe as they wish, but keep it out of politics. You may think others immoral, so pray for their immortal souls. But it´s not up to you to judge.
Hackers have proven to be very good at what they do even when there is incredible digital security in place. In our electronic system, there is NO receipt and no account information confirming what you did. Imagine if your paid your credit card bill without any listing of what was purchased.
It would only take the swizzling (from R->0) of a few votes in swing states to pull this off. Compared to other electronic thefts, this seems very simple and untraceable, and the payoff is the biggest in history.
So many of the pundits suggest a typical pendulum swing. However, the fiscal cliff is right here. We had a chance with Romney to keep us from falling off, but we have four more years of the corrupt Obama administration not caring about it and strangling the business community in the process. I´m sorry....I don´t see the pendulum swinging. We´re in much more dire straights than that.
The Obama machine won the election with voter fraud and their tireless GOTV. However, the Republicans not voting in overwhelming numbers to defeat Obama no matter what, I´ll never understand.
Having been made a complete fool of by Russia´s Putin, Obama is in schoolyard whining mode, making fun of Putin and calling him names while criticizing Russia´s stand on gays. This is beneath the office of the president and once again demonstrates how out of his depth our buffoon-in-chief is. In criticizing Putin, Obama groused that Putin has "got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom." Can you imagine if a Republican president (say, George W. Bush) behaved in so sophomoric and pathetic a fashion? The media´s response would have been indescribable.
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Perhaps I´m just a creepy-a** cracka´ who doesn´t get it. But it always seems that when it comes to standards, the left gives you two for the price of one. And the idea that white people "can´t" understand black folks -- a similar point to which was made in a recent article about the George Zimmerman trial -- is a good example. But before getting to that particular piece, I have a question: is the issue here that one race simply cannot understand another? Or is this really just restricted to white people?
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