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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:09 PM

47%- ain't irony a b!tch?!

Last edited Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:08 PM - Edit history (1)

To wit Romney's vote total in the following states:

Colorado - 47%
Iowa - 47%
Nevada - 47%
New Hampshire - 47%
Pennsylvania - 47%
Virginia - 47%
Wisconsin - 47%

Amazingly, ALL of the above states were amongst the most contested "swing states", and Romney didn't hit 48% in ANY of them. And, in the biggie, Ohio? 48.2%!

One final stat. The Gender Gap. Wanna know what percent of the vote were cast by Romney's strong suit (MEN)? 47%

And, Romney is, with a bit of rounding magic, at just about 47% in the NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE to boot - ain't irony a b!tch?!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/08/1158980/-The-real-Mr-47-Mitt-Romney




UPDATE TO ADD:



Notice anything simply delicious? I mean, besides Obama winning 8 of the 9?????

Hint: MATH!!!!!

ROMNEY's final Popular Vote Percentage in the 9 Battleground States Was.........

Wait for it..........

47%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/08/1159120/-SWEET-SWEET-IRONY-KARMA-With-a-Capital-K-You-Will-LOVE-THIS

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Reply 47%- ain't irony a b!tch?! (Original post)
kpete Nov 2012 OP
KaryninMiami Nov 2012 #1
Animal Chin Nov 2012 #23
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #36
progressoid Nov 2012 #48
RevStPatrick Nov 2012 #26
Sophiegirl Nov 2012 #44
kpete Nov 2012 #51
Sophiegirl Nov 2012 #52
Justice4All1 Nov 2012 #2
kentuck Nov 2012 #3
avaistheone1 Nov 2012 #4
L0oniX Nov 2012 #6
Justice4All1 Nov 2012 #35
Doodler71 Nov 2012 #5
hifiguy Nov 2012 #7
montanto Nov 2012 #8
felix_numinous Nov 2012 #9
ywcachieve Nov 2012 #10
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #11
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #12
damnedifIknow Nov 2012 #13
Matariki Nov 2012 #14
mstinamotorcity2 Nov 2012 #15
Fawke Em Nov 2012 #16
demOcrat11 Nov 2012 #17
lady lib Nov 2012 #18
ReRe Nov 2012 #19
samaben1 Nov 2012 #20
Pbs1914 Nov 2012 #46
northoftheborder Nov 2012 #21
James48 Nov 2012 #22
AllyCat Nov 2012 #24
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #39
sally5050 Nov 2012 #25
heaven05 Nov 2012 #27
harun Nov 2012 #31
sally5050 Nov 2012 #71
rivegauche Nov 2012 #28
winstars Nov 2012 #29
malaise Nov 2012 #30
Justice4All1 Nov 2012 #38
MADem Nov 2012 #67
outsideworld Nov 2012 #32
JNelson6563 Nov 2012 #33
Amonester Nov 2012 #34
AAO Nov 2012 #37
forestpath Nov 2012 #40
looksbetterinblue Nov 2012 #41
AverageJoe90 Nov 2012 #59
tecelote Nov 2012 #42
thesquanderer Nov 2012 #43
magical thyme Nov 2012 #45
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #47
XtopherXtopher Nov 2012 #49
defacto7 Nov 2012 #50
XtopherXtopher Nov 2012 #66
Aerows Nov 2012 #53
Diclotican Nov 2012 #64
butterfly77 Nov 2012 #54
Jennicut Nov 2012 #55
ThoughtCriminal Nov 2012 #56
Cha Nov 2012 #57
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2012 #58
DCKit Nov 2012 #60
Kablooie Nov 2012 #61
Raine Nov 2012 #62
Maraya1969 Nov 2012 #63
Myrina Nov 2012 #65
judesedit Nov 2012 #68
montanto Nov 2012 #69
KansDem Nov 2012 #70

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:12 PM

1. HA Ha! That, my friend is a message from the universe!

Maybe we need to all play 47 in the lottery this weekend and see how many of us win!

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:35 PM

23. if so, it would be 42

<----that's supposed to be a hitchhiking smiley face guy.

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Response to Animal Chin (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:11 PM

36. I welcome anyone to DU who knows the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

Welcome!!

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:04 PM

48. Stephen Fry actually knows it.

Apparently Douglas Adams revealed the reasoning behind 42 to Fry. Fry said he would take it to his grave.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:48 PM

26. The number 47 has followed me around for much of my life.

 

And anytime I play the lottery, one of the numbers is always 47.

I almost freaked out when I first saw the 47% video!
And frankly, it was at that moment that I knew, without any doubt whatsoever, that Romney was gonna lose...

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Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:44 PM

44. 4+7=11

My favorite number since I was a kid.

Never helped me at the Roulette table, but I'll take this as a bigger win.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #44)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:14 PM

51. 11

MINE TOO!!!

peace, kpete

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Response to kpete (Reply #51)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:33 PM

52. When I was a kid..

I woke up several nights in a row and the time - on one of those new flippy "digital" clocks- was 11:11. Don't know how or why, but it just stuck with me.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:19 PM

2. OMG, this is sweet poetic justice at its best. HAHA!!

I remember the night of the nailbiting results saying how I wished & prayed to God Myth would get 47% of the vote.
If he hits 47% in the popular vote, I'll party all week-end as the Middle Class will have been avenged from that greedy snake oil salesman.
Great news.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:21 PM

3. Guess what year Romney was born?

'47.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:22 PM

4. lol

good catch.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:25 PM

6. K & R

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:10 PM

35. LOL. Nice catch.

LOL.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:23 PM

5. The power of 47%

Poetic justice.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:26 PM

7. The cosmos has a decided sense of irony.

Doesn't it?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:27 PM

8. Ouch. That's gotta sting.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:35 PM

9. That left a mark.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:37 PM

10. Romney pulled the number 47 our of his a$$

because that is the year he was born, and he couldn't think of any other number on the spot.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:38 PM

11. 47 ways to lose an election :)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:39 PM

12. I noticed this in the polls in the last few months.

Romney struggled to get above 47%, Obama was usually above 47%.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:43 PM

13. Nothing

more perfect than that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:44 PM

14. Bravo!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:44 PM

15. He was busy drinking

Fox Ale while chewing Rove tobacco when he said it!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:45 PM

16. I was so hoping he's finish with 47 percent.

Cherry on top!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:45 PM

17. lol well well now look at that n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:03 PM

18. "Heavenly Father" has a great sense of humor. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:05 PM

19. I think that I have never seen...

,,, a more pure example of irony. That is Twilight Zone uncanny!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:14 PM

20. Oh Karma, your such a cheeky bastard

And an added bonus my Tea Bagging co-worker hasn't looked at or spoken to me for two days, glorious

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Response to samaben1 (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:47 PM

46. hahahahahahaha on tag line

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:23 PM

21. Poetic justice, Irony, Karma - all!!!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:25 PM

22. karma...

God has a great sense of humor, doesn't He?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:41 PM

24. So all the freeloaders voted for RMoney?

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:14 PM

39. If, by "freeloader," you mean ...

... people whose income comes from the labor of others and not their own labor, I'd say "Yes!" (almost)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:45 PM

25. The real Irony

 

is why 47% of the populace, would hear a man condemn them for being unable to 'take responsibility for their lives'
and still vote for such a man.

I'm astounded at the ignorance in this country, simply mind numbing to see those #'s FOR romney.

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Response to sally5050 (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:51 PM

27. hear! hear!

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Response to sally5050 (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:02 PM

31. On the issues GOP should never exceed 15%

But nobody talks about issues anymore.

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Response to harun (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:26 PM

71. It's a simple formula

 

Religious fanatics + greedy business types
vs.
the rest of America..

this shows that 47% of our Nation is either extremely greedy or extremely religiously brainwashed.

I thought that brainwashed number was closer to 10-15%, very worried that he garnered so many votes. very worried for future elections.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:54 PM

28. Wow. That's sublimely poetic justice. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:58 PM

29. Not for nothing but please see my thread below from the other day:

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:00 PM

30. He was born in 1947

He left Boston at #47 in unemployment.

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Response to malaise (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:13 PM

38. True, Myth did take MA to 47% unemploym fr 37, good catch. would he have taken us to 47% worldwide?

and born in '47. Wow.

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Response to Justice4All1 (Reply #38)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:25 AM

67. 47th in JOB CREATION, not unemployment.

We lost Barney Frank's seat due to redistricting as a consequence of Shitty's lousy job 'creating' jobs. People left the state in droves because the promised "business buddies" of his, who were going to come to MA and build factories, never showed up.

That's the only reason Shitty won--he promised people in depressed communities that he would have his pals build businesses in them and they'd get jobs.

They foolishly believed.

It's a good part of the reason (aside from other lies and bullshittery) that he left the governorship with Bush-like approval ratings.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:04 PM

32. kaboom !!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:07 PM

33. Oh sweet, sweet irony!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:10 PM

34. Projection at work :)

Exactly like Dr. Freud discovered after extended observations!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:12 PM

37. He also got 47% of the Cuban vote! Obama won with 53%.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:17 PM

40. That is exquisite!

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:36 PM

41. if futurama has given us anything

besides all the great episodes making fun of archaic conservative science beliefs. its that irony and poetic justice have confusable defintions. I'm going with poetic justice on this one.

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Response to looksbetterinblue (Reply #41)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:05 PM

59. yep, that show as awesome.

welcome to DU, btw.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:40 PM

42. Add another 47...

I.Q.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:40 PM

43. See, he just had it backwards!

It wasn't 47% who were going to vote for Obama no matter what... it was 47% who were going to vote for Romney no matter what!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:45 PM

45. his national average: 48% = 47% + 1%

coincidence? or proof there is an ironic Dog?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:03 PM

47. It's not my job to worry about Mitt Romney

He was just looking for a handout, and isn't going to take personal responsibility.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:07 PM

49. I can't stop smiling from this.

I'm not superstitious. Sometimes things just line up so beautifully, like a solar eclipse. What an amazing universe we live in.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:11 PM

50. That proves...

There is a God.

Although, I promised God in a prayer here on DU that I would convert to the religion of his choice if Bachmann was defeated. I guess there is no God.

I'm so confused.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #50)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:47 AM

66. don't be confused. there's a God. He loves numbers. His name is Nate Silver. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:37 PM

53. Romney scared the hell out of me

That such an idiot can get that close scares the devil out of me.

He got sent back from wherever he came. I'm relieved.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #53)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:44 AM

64. Aerows

Aerows

You are not the only one who was scared about Romney... And I am not living in the country at all

But poetic Justice is poetic justice...

Diclotican

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:52 PM

54. K&R!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:10 PM

55. Karma. Irony. Sweet justice.

Call it what you want but this is the year of the 47%!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:50 PM

56. Criswell Strikes Again!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251196439

Close enough. At least - better than ANYONE on Fox or Romney's campaign.



Future events such as these will affect you in the future!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:01 PM

57. Thanks kpete! So many 47%ers! You'd think it was KARMA

or something!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:42 PM

58. They finally called Florida?...

I know it isn't needed, but it is frosting on the cake.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:15 AM

60. You have no idea how badly I want to forward this post...

 

but as much as I hate my sister's politics, I love her more.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:37 AM

61. Wow. I say wow, man.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:11 AM

62. It's is a thing of beauty. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:27 AM

63. I forsee'd the future in this post.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:08 AM

65. That's actually bass-ackward.

Why in Goddess' name would the 47% he belittled vote for him?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:56 AM

68. FAUX "news" still ignoring the facts. What losers.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:54 PM

69. Yeah, it makes me laugh. Glad to see

Florida finally called for O too.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:05 PM

70. K&R x 47!!!


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