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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:03 PM

WHY ROMNEY LOST (Hope you will read this & comment. Just sent to some R folks I know via email.)

Why Romney Lost

* Dear GOPers, you must step outside your bubble and echo-chamber of Rush LimpMind and FAKE-News. Obama didn't "suppress the vote." (That one is a real hoot.) The "liberal media" didn't do it. Hurricane Sandy didn't do it. Once again, GOPers, you are drowning yourselves in self-imposed non-reality. HERE is why you REALLY lost by over 125 electoral votes and nearly three million popular votes even though you spent an unprecedented amount of money on more attack ads than we had ever seen in history, and even though the unemployment rate is at 7.9%, and even though Obama is part black, and even though you thought it was impossible that you would lose this campaign which you did decisively:

1) The fundamentals were simply against you from the get-go. Americans understood the mess Obama inherited and believed that he did a good job on balance dealing with it. His likeability numbers are strong, and his job approval is at or above 50%. He has very strong numbers on foreign policy and national security. It is difficult to unseat an incumbent President under such circumstances.

2) Your candidate was fundamentally flawed. He showed himself to be a shallow ultra flip flopper with no principled core beyond that of an out-of-touch corporatist who slandered 47% of the country he hoped to lead, and an odd shape-shifting phony with secret tax returns and a secret plan for the economy that he said he would only share after the election, save his budgetary assertions entirely unsupported by basic mathematics. Romney added insults to his injuries with his endless gaffes well beyond the 47% comments prior to and during the general election campaign, and he was beaten in two of the three debates. Ryan lost his debate as well, and he only reinforced Romney's already-flawed image.

3) You were out-campaigned on the ground, BIGTIME. Yes, you got your corporate money and an awful lot of it. But, while you relied on endless annoying attack ads, TeamObama balanced their effective on-air punch-counter-punch with a voter registration, ID, and turnout operation resulting, once again, in a highly motivated broad and diverse coalition at the polls that you could not match.

4) As a party, you have turned so far to the right wing with your TeaCRAZY rhetoric and wars on minorities, women, gays, the young, the infirm, workers, students, the middle class, and the poor that you have dwindled yourselves down into a party dominated by a strange coupling of a few greedy rich corporatists and a bunch of angry delusional old white men. Doesn't bode well at all for the future as national demographics continue to trend sharply against you.

5) Doubling down on failed trickle down was soundly rejected.

So, face facts. You LOST. And these are the REAL reasons why. As real as global warming, science, math, gravity, and the FACTS that the President is from Hawaii and is a Christian and that rape-caused pregancy is NOT a gift from God.

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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:05 PM

1. The big corps and media thought they could buy this election

but they couldn't.

The GOP knew that they also had a rotten candidate Romney but they spent money on him anyhow

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:10 PM

2. Yup. Boy, are THEY ever PISSED at Rove and Co. right now. ALL that cash. GONE for NOTHING. Bwaha

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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:18 PM

3. I cannot excuse my gender from the angry characterization

About half of the white, college educated women I know that voted for Romney are just as old, just as angry and just as delusional as their male counterparts. The remaining ones are just as delusional. I had two tell me that the Supreme Court would never overturn Roe or do anything that would not be in their interest.

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Response to TheOther95Percent (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:34 PM

4. True. I was speaking in generalities, but yup, angry old white women too.

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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:09 AM

5. I hope more DUers will read my analysis and tell me what you think. THANKS.

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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:46 AM

6. I actually think you were a lot

NICER than I can be right now!!!!! I would have just said you lost because you are Rabbit FOOD!!!! You lost because you are not assholes you are the WHOLE ASS!!! You LOST because Mitt Romney was a LOSER!!!! You Lost because only 47% of the Country wants to take Personal Responsibility for their lives. You LOST because you F--KING LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:52 AM

7. Very good. You might want to add a number 6 to cover

how the long voter lines due to the shortening of early voting, voter ID laws, and too few polling places in states run by Republican Governors etc. angered the voters and made them even more determined to vote.

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:00 AM

9. I allude to that a bit but should have added "war on voting rights" along with all their other wars.

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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:34 AM

8. Thank You, Thank You Thank You!!!!!!

 

This was perfect for me to send out to my repukelican friend this morning upon edit and hopefully it will shut him the hell up for awhile although I'm not really sure it will......

ummmm genius if that landslide prediction was all yours then that really shows you don't understand politics at all nor economics nor history! Maybe if you put down your kool-aid and class 3 narcotics long enough to step outside your bubble and echo-chamber of Rush LimpMind and FAKE-News you would snap out of it. FACT... Obama didn't "suppress the vote." (That one is a real hoot.) The "liberal media" didn't do it. Hurricane Sandy didn't do it. Why do you keep drowning yourself in self-imposed non-reality? HERE are the five FACTUAL resons why you REALLY lost by over 125 electoral votes and nearly three million popular votes even though your side spent an unprecedented amount of money on more attack ads than we had ever seen in history, and even though the unemployment rate is at 7.9%, and even though President Obama is part black, and even though you thought it was impossible that you would lose this campaign which you did decisively:

1) The fundamentals were simply against you from the get-go. Americans understood the mess Presidenet Obama inherited and believed that he did a good job on balance dealing with it. His likeability numbers are strong, and his job approval is at or above 50%. He has very strong numbers on foreign policy and national security. It is difficult to unseat an incumbent President under such circumstances. FACT!

2) Your candidate was fundamentally flawed. He showed himself to be a shallow ultra flip flopper with no principled core beyond that of an out-of-touch corporatist who slandered 47% of the country he hoped to lead, and an odd shape-shifting phony with secret tax returns and a secret plan for the economy that he said he would only share after the election, save his budgetary assertions entirely unsupported by basic mathematics. He also added insults to his injuries with his endless gaffes well beyond the 47% comments prior to and during the general election campaign, and he was beaten in two of the three debates. Your Janesville Joker, good ol' Lyin Ryan lost his debate as well, and he only reinforced Romney's already-flawed image. FACT!

3) You were out-campaigned on the ground, BIGTIME. Yes, you got your corporate money and an awful lot of it. But, while you relied on endless annoying attack ads, Team Obama balanced their effective on-air punch-counter-punch with a voter registration, ID, and turnout operation resulting, once again, in a highly motivated broad and diverse coalition at the polls that you could not match. FACT!

4) As a party, you have turned so far to the right wing with your TeaCRAZY rhetoric and wars on minorities, women, gays, the young, the infirm, workers, students, the middle class, and the poor that you have dwindled yourselves down into a party dominated by a strange coupling of a few greedy rich corporatists and a bunch of angry delusional old white men. And it doesn't bode well at all for the future as national demographics continue to trend sharply against you either genius. FACT!

5) Doubling down on failed trickle down was soundly rejected. FACT!

So, tell me genius when are you going to face the Facts??? You LOST. And these are the REAL FACTUAL reasons why. And they are just as real as global warming, science, math, gravity, and the FACTS that the President is from Hawaii and is a Christian and that rape-caused pregancy is NOT a gift from God!

Now I'm going to get myself a nice cup of tea and some breakfast and then head on down to the beach this morning so I can do some dark-skinned girl watching since it's going to be approacing 90 degrees here today. So you have a great day there in beautiful downtown Janesville where I'm sure the weather and the politics will be dark and fuckin gloomy!

This post is made with 100% Recycled Electrons.

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Response to pismoclam (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:03 AM

10. Love your edits! Nice reality for your "friend." Are you in FL? No beaching up here in Maine. :-(

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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:13 AM

11. I'll bet you $10,000 (Not really) that none of them read it.

Imagine if it was written to us with words like "Libtards" or "Demo-rats" or plays on names like Hatechel Madcow etc...
We wouldn't read it or learn from it. Although your letter is bogged down with reality and truth, the technique's only logical
outcome is to piss off the intended reader.
I will give you a rec though

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Response to Sky Masterson (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:25 AM

12. I know some read it. Got feedback from some. Mostly comments like:

"Well, Obama had a billion dollars....bla bla bla"

"Obama just promises people everything so they vote for him...bla bla bla"

"Too many of our voters stayed home...bla bla bla"

"Black Panthers were intimidating people at the voting booths... bla bla bla"

"Just because you had one good election this year doesn't mean that is going to hold in the future...bla bla bla"mistae

"When people see what a mistake they made they will come over to our side...bla bla bla"

Same old excuses. They never learn.

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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:11 AM

13. I don't need to read long articles and

Essays about whe lost. I am not that interested in dissecting or analyzing romneys failures- he can now dissappear into private life. I think all of us in DU know why he lost. He's a liar. People saw thru it.

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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:18 AM

14. Why did you send it?

Was it to gloat or to engage in a dalogue? If the latter, using pejoratives, even for people as deserving as Rush Limbaugh, will never work well with your audience.

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