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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:25 AM

NOT EVEN CLOSE

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Reply NOT EVEN CLOSE (Original post)
littlemissmartypants Nov 2012 OP
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #1
MADem Nov 2012 #2
InsultComicDog Nov 2012 #3
bigtree Nov 2012 #4
calimary Nov 2012 #9
robbob Nov 2012 #11
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #14
bonniebgood Nov 2012 #21
CTyankee Nov 2012 #27
Tigress DEM Nov 2012 #17
calimary Nov 2012 #24
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #5
McCamy Taylor Nov 2012 #6
msanthrope Nov 2012 #7
SLY KAT Nov 2012 #25
calimary Nov 2012 #8
Blanks Nov 2012 #13
liberalla Nov 2012 #10
Stargleamer Nov 2012 #12
ReRe Nov 2012 #15
Buzz Clik Nov 2012 #16
tavalon Nov 2012 #18
Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2012 #19
blkmusclmachine Nov 2012 #20
malthaussen Nov 2012 #22
SLY KAT Nov 2012 #23
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #26
fasttense Nov 2012 #28
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #29

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:01 PM

1. Yet many Wingers still claim it was NO landslide even when all Republican (mis)leaders

were crowing, just weeks before election day that Romney would win by at least 300 EV a - they claimed - was a LANDSLIDE.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:28 PM

2. If those were Money Booboo's stats, it'd be a landslide. Since it's BHO's, it's a "squeaker!" NT

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:27 PM

4. cool graphic, lmsp!

. . . not even close!


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Response to bigtree (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:45 PM

9. Ouchez-vous! Didn't wrongney end up with approximately 47%?

Oh, the ignominy of it all...

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:56 PM

11. Unfortunately, yes

...sorry to rain on the parade , but Obamas "landslide" is at least partly due to the "winner take all" nature of our democracy.

47% (ironic as it may be) still means that almost HALF of the electorate voted for Romney. That, to me, is a sad and telling indictment re: the intelligence of the average American voter. What kind of idiot would have voted for that walking piece of shit?

OTOH, I find it VERY encouraging how the various non-angry-white voters skewed so heavily in favour of Obama. Maybe the USA no longer belongs to angry white bigots? Speaking as an angry old white guy myself, one can only hope...

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Response to robbob (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:06 PM

14. i am also white male 66...

i agree with you on at least 2 observations... first that a candidate of Willard's caliber got that many votes truly terrifies me.. that i put at the feet of an inept press, and the right wing entertainment complex..

secondly you are among Friends, i continue to be embarrassed by our mutual demographic.. been wearing my campaign shirts and bumper stickers, gets comments from younger folks..

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Response to robbob (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:25 AM

21. robbob if you consider the voter supression and vote flipping

by 10-20%, long lines people went home, people who did not vote due to Sandy Storm, you could
effectively say only about 37% of America actually voted for Romney, the same percentage of him approval rating.

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Response to robbob (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:03 PM

27. Hopefully, we can get more of the younger white guys and white married women to join us.

I am a married white woman and hubby is an old white guy and we've never had a problem with being Liberals!

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:37 AM

17. Quick glance at 4 million more for OBAMA than Robme

U.S. Total
OBAMA = 64,444,805 50.80%
Romney = 60,265,579 0.475%
OTH 2,154,904 1.70%

2008 131,313,820
2012 126,865,288

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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:15 PM

24. Love it!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:07 PM

5. It's over 4 million votes now.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:19 PM

6. Indeed. The Tea Party is deader than the turkey I ate last night.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:28 PM

7. That would be 4 million. nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:41 PM

8. And one more thing - Dems won seats in the house. The GOP LOST seats.

Just because our side didn't win back a full-on majority, outright, doesn't mean there wasn't still a NET GAIN.

They... what? Let me hear it, now - LOST. They LOST. Repeat after me. What'd they do? They LOST. Gimme an "L." Gimme an "O." Gimme an "S." Gimme a "T" - the sweetest, too, because since 2010 "T" stood for teabaggers. Now it's OURS. They LOST.

They lost in all three Washington realms:
The White House
The Senate - we EXTENDED our lead there - UNLIKE what they did in the House
AND the House of Representatives.

They may have kept the House, BUT - our final score is TWO keeps and ONE net gain. Whereas their final score is only ONE keep and TWO net losses. People need to be reminded of that. Let's show the republi-CONS who's boss here, and put them in their place - where they belong. In the LOSERS column.

It's all in the framing.

A highly annoying majority, even on our side, is forgetting or otherwise neglecting to point the last third of that three-way win. Not enough on our side are steadily and repeatedly reminding everyone from the chattering class outward, AND republi-CONS they know and know of, that the GOP LOST seats in the House. Let's all remember that. They did not gain a single one. Their majority was not enlarged and reaffirmed. On the contrary! It was decreased and weakened, PARTICULARLY considering the loss of two of their biggest marquee-name, camera-hogging teabagger freshmen, two of their best and noisiest point-men, the two biggest and most extreme and offensive and in-yer-face loudmouths they had on the team: joe walsh and allen west. Yep, those two were both so fabulous and acquitted themselves so damn well that they got their asses shown the door after only ONE term. EPIC FAIL! PLUS another couple of wannabe loudmouths they were hoping to add in the Senate, richard mourdock and todd akin, whose loud mouths turned out to render them both nonstarters who couldn't even get in the front door. Yet another very high-profile FAIL.

This was NOT any reassertion or underscoring of their majority. That majority today is not nearly as robust as it was two years ago, and is now more anemic with both of its two front fangs removed. Yes, technically, the GOP still does have what's left of one, and we oughta add "just barely!" whenever it comes up for discussion. They may still be ahead there, but we're gaining on them. Their lead is much less. The momentum is OURS. And we need to be gutsy and build on it and reconfirm in voters' minds that they're getting their money's worth as far as strong and respectable representation. That needs to be said, read, and spread!

That message needs to be out there, and rather vigorously! And on repeat - because it's necessary.

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:56 PM

13. Arkansas needs some help.

I believe we are all (R) in the house and 1 of each in the senate.

I saw only (R) commercials in the days leading up to the election.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:52 PM

10. I love that graphic. Thanks!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:40 PM

12. Popular vote margin now is up to 4.1 million

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:21 AM

15. Obama Rocked...

K&R... the house, the country, the world! If that isn't a 2012 Mandate, I don't know what one would look like!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:31 AM

16. I had one knuckledragger bet me last spring that it didn't matter who was challenging...

... Obama would take less than two states. I suggested a bet of $10,000, which he initially accepted, and then hedged. He finally backed off to Obama simply losing and the bet was lunch.

He welched. Bastard.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:39 AM

18. As we knew for quite a while

It was annoying that the media kept pretending so they could continue their cash cow to the bitter end.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:15 AM

19. House races '14

It WAS thrilling to watch Alan West and Joe Walsh get dumped, and it nearly happened to Bachmann. My fervent prayer for 2014 is to see her go, but also here in CA Darrell Issa and Dana Rohrabacher must be exited. Good to see Dan Lundgren voted out, but these 2 snakes (Issa and Rohrabacher) are gonna be big headaches for a couple of years. They're obstructionist blowhards to the Nth degree and both have been on the wrong side of the law fer crying out loud.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:05 AM

20. The real GOP vs. the fake, wanna-be, bipartisan, GOP-lite. Meh.

I voted for Mr. Rocky Anderson in red, red TX.

You won't fool me again, Mr. Obama.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:38 AM

22. Considering the crap the GOP had been handing women all campaign,

... the fact that 45% of them voted for Romney anyway is discouraging.

-- Mal

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:06 PM

23. PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THE LIES!

CHECK OUT MY REASON WHY I AGREE IT WASNT EVEN CLOSE.....I DID A MUSICAL PROJECT ENTITLED "VOTE OR DIE TRYIN". I HOPE YOU ENJOY!

SLYKAT PRESENTS "VOTE OR DIE TRYIN" ALBUM

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Response to SLY KAT (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:17 PM

26. Welcome to DU!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:06 AM

28. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

I'm so very tired of supposed "news" analysts saying how very closer the race was.

No it wasn't. It never was close even with Mitt's surge after the first debate.

As soon as someone says the race was close I stop listening and know they are a fool.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:54 PM

29. Heh...what about us LBGTQs?

I'm sure no slight was intended!

I'm told our collective vote is the margin of victory!

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