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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:51 PM

RNC Memo Cites Demographics, Bush, Sandy In Romney Loss

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BENJY SARLIN NOVEMBER 15, 2012, 2:09 PM

Mitt Romney isn’t the only Republican trying to puzzle out President Obama’s victory. An internal memo from the RNC credited an array of factors with boosting the president’s re-election, including demographic changes and lingering resentment of George W. Bush.
The memo, which was obtained by NBC News and reportedly presented to Republican senators this week, uses the same exit poll data available to the major news outlet and other subscribers to the data set. And its conclusions are mostly in line with party strategist’s assessments from both sides.

The most fundamental factor behind Obama’s win: “Demographic change is real,” as the report puts it. The memo estimates 3 in 10 voters will be minorities in 2016, up from 28% in 2012, a proportion that was much higher than what Romney pollsters claim they expected on Election Day.

In a section titled “What Happened?” the memo pointed to high turnout in swing states, especially among young voters, Latinos, and African Americans, as a decisive blow. In Florida, for example, it noted that “238,000 more Hispanic voters participated than in 2008 and Obama got 60% of Hispanics.”

Read more: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/rnc-memo-blames-demographics-bush-sandy-for-romney-loss.php?ref=fpb

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Reply RNC Memo Cites Demographics, Bush, Sandy In Romney Loss (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
Crowman1979 Nov 2012 #1
Dubster Nov 2012 #2
tanyev Nov 2012 #3
begin_within Nov 2012 #4
Squinch Nov 2012 #20
thelordofhell Nov 2012 #5
rtracey Nov 2012 #6
politicandy Nov 2012 #7
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #8
Squinch Nov 2012 #21
politicandy Mar 2013 #24
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #9
Berlum Nov 2012 #10
harun Nov 2012 #11
abq e streeter Nov 2012 #12
Cha Nov 2012 #13
sickwidit Nov 2012 #14
Cha Nov 2012 #15
Roland99 Nov 2012 #16
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #17
on point Nov 2012 #18
Zeteticus Nov 2012 #19
Squinch Nov 2012 #22
davidpdx Nov 2012 #23

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:52 PM

1. LOL I thought Bush didn't matter to them!



Are they not proud of their failures?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:55 PM

2. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:01 PM

3. They left out 'Crap Candidate'.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:02 PM

4. ... and "Crap policies"

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Response to begin_within (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:03 PM

20. ... and batshit crazy constituents that everyone moves away from on the bus...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:05 PM

5. Dear RNC,

I am currently trying to get a study done on why you lost the election. It will be titled, "The Electoral College". Now if only I had a grant of 1 million dollars, I could finish this study and publish my findings within 1 week.

Sincerely,
thelordofhell

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:06 PM

6. Ohhh

Ohhh Bush, Demographics, and Sandy... Hmmm couldn't be the fact that he alienated every group but white men, insulted women, humiliated Latinos, told 47% of our country to f off..... Could it be he lost the election because he is an asshole? Maybe thats it? Yes, I think the RNC left off one of the reasons...he is an asshole.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:12 PM

7. Anything besides...

Anything besides, you know, terrible policies.

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Response to politicandy (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:14 PM

8. Welcome to DU!

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Response to politicandy (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:05 PM

21. Hey! Nice to meet you!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 10, 2013, 11:01 AM

24. Oh thanks!! (Just now noticing this 4 months later.)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:14 PM

9. omg they still dont get it - bush sucked but your current crop of gop-ers are insane

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:16 PM

10. "Hey, Wha happen?" A Mighty Wind hath blown away the RepubliWankers

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:21 PM

11. Yeah, it couldn't be an ideology of hate, racism and greed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:24 PM

12. Demographics is absolutely right.

We finally have reached the tipping point where more than 50 % of the electorate DON'T have their heads up their asses.
That statistic certainly spells doom for the repubs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:26 PM

13. Nothing about mittLIes? Or his smirk? TAX RETURNS?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:27 PM

14. Just because they know the reasons,

do you think it will change what they do next time?


Methinks not.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:32 PM

15. Or the "10 Females Who Cost mitt The Election"?

Snip..

· Michele Bachmann. Mitt had to draft on her right wing to win the primary battle and when he tried to tack back to the center appeared not to be the Washington Outsider he claimed, but a typical politician with the core values of a hollowed out chocolate Easter Bunny. With really good hair.
· Newly elected US Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts. A state the former Governor lost by 23 points. Proof positive the man arouses the enduring passion of a broken garden rake.
· Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who took foreign policy off the table making the entire election about the economy which kept getting better, gol darn it. And who can forget her husband. He certainly won’t let us.
· Sandra Fluke who gave a face to the GOP’s Paleolithic Bronze Age attitudes towards women, further exacerbated by the fact that no man in the party could seemingly shut up about it.
· Michelle Obama who is just darn likable. As is her husband. A stark contrast to Romney’s cyborg demeanor and obvious discomfort around members of the human species.
· Superstorm Sandy for providing the opportunity for the President to look Presidential and for he and Chris Christie to French kiss on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk crystallizing the concept that bipartisanship is not the saddest word. That’s “goodbye.”
· Ann Romney who would have made a simply terrific first lady. For Dwight D. Eisenhower.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021793800

P.S. One disagreement with the author.. I think Ann Romney would have made a terrific first lady for Attila the Hun.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:36 PM

16. Blaming everyone but their knuckle-dragging selves. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:42 PM

17. The GOP shellacking is about the only thing they are not blaming Obama for

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:43 PM

18. Everywhere but the obvious. Try 'Policy and stance on issues' !!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:44 PM

19. Lets leave them to their own devices please...

I would rather the right wing continue to confound themselves.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:06 PM

22. ... and the number one reason iiiiiiiiiiissssss: Mitt is really a complete dick.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:16 PM

23. Empty suit candidate

Pro-business, anti-America

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