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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:05 PM

For Repubs saying only poor people voted Obama: Obama Wins 8 of 10 RICHEST counties

Next time you get an e-mail from a repub or someone tries to throw the same tired talking point at you, kindly direct them to the facts: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-wins-8-10-wealthiest-154837437.html

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"In an election that often focused on debates about class warfare, President Barack Obama was favored over multimillionaire businessman Mitt Romney in eight of the nation's 10 wealthiest counties.

And his margin of victory in all eight counties was greater than that of the national vote, in which Obama was leading by 50 percent to 48 percent with 97 percent of precincts reporting.

The findings are based on a CNBC.com analysis of Census Bureau numbers on average annual household income from 2006-2011 and results from Tuesday's elections." - Yahoo Finance

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Reply For Repubs saying only poor people voted Obama: Obama Wins 8 of 10 RICHEST counties (Original post)
Undah Covah Brotha Nov 2012 OP
MANative Nov 2012 #1
cali Nov 2012 #33
MANative Nov 2012 #34
11 Bravo Nov 2012 #2
Cha Nov 2012 #7
Kate Gold Nov 2012 #3
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #20
ornotna Nov 2012 #24
reflection Nov 2012 #30
smirkymonkey Nov 2012 #4
Thinkingabout Nov 2012 #5
Cha Nov 2012 #6
Cha Nov 2012 #8
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #10
Cha Nov 2012 #11
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #12
Cha Nov 2012 #14
mountain grammy Nov 2012 #16
otohara Nov 2012 #25
mountain grammy Nov 2012 #26
nichomachus Nov 2012 #9
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #13
Bozita Nov 2012 #17
RedCloud Nov 2012 #15
eridani Nov 2012 #18
Generic Brad Nov 2012 #19
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #21
Liberal In Texas Nov 2012 #22
mountain grammy Nov 2012 #27
DeSwiss Nov 2012 #23
Romulox Nov 2012 #28
cali Nov 2012 #32
mainer Nov 2012 #29
cali Nov 2012 #31
amborin Nov 2012 #35

Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:13 PM

1. Yes, I live in one of them - Fairfield County, CT

While Obama won the county 51-49 overall, he took my town by 62-38.

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Response to MANative (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:02 AM

33. Exactly.

I grew up in New Canaan and most of my family is still in Ridgefield, Darien and New Canaan. Bridgeport is largely the reason that the county voted for Obama- not New Canaan or Greenwich or Darien.

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Response to cali (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:01 PM

34. I saw a break-down somewhere of town-by-town votes for the county...

and I was surprised at the number of small towns that actually did go for Obama. Greenwich didn't, but Fairfield and Westport did. If I recall correctly, so did Stamford, Westport, and Weston. I can't recall about Darien and New Canaan, and I'm fairly sure Ridgefield was in the Romney column. Many were very close - even Greenwich was not as heavily Romney as I expected. It was something like 58-42, while I expected 65-35.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:19 PM

2. I'm in Fairfax County, VA, and we came up BIG for our President.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:50 PM

7. ..

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:20 PM

3. I hope Pres Obama

 

taxes these rich very much. I just lost job becuas I had Obama sticker on car at work. Now need welfare so tax them to pay.

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Response to Kate Gold (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:49 PM

20. You lost your job because of an Obama sticker?

You need to tell your story here on DU

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Response to Kate Gold (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:41 PM

24. I don't believe you

You've never had an Obama sticker on your car.

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Response to Kate Gold (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:48 AM

30. hmmmm

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:20 PM

4. FYI, Obama won Mahattan 85 to 15%

So much for the rich voting for Romney. I have been living in Boston for the last 4 months - another weathy city - and they overwhelming went Obama as well.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:20 PM

5. There are larger numbers of low income families than rich income families.

What does this mean, repubs are going to have to come to us rather than this mean streak they are throwing our way if they intend on winning elections. It is more important for families to provide for their children than to listen to the likes of Todd Akin or Mitt Romney.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:49 PM

6. WOW, this is Interesting, Undah Coah Brotha! "1% of the Popular Vote"

Thanks..



Good ol Marin County, California!

Pitkin County, Colorado.. where's that?.. Ah, Aspen! Obama!

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:05 PM

8. My County, Kaua'i went "73%" for Obama.. Maui and Big Island went "74%"

for our Prez.

http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2012/hawaii/president/

The whole state went 71%.. way too many people were fooled by mittLies.

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:41 PM

10. congrats on your new Senator too!!!! n/t

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:01 PM

11. Thanks oldhippydude! And, our new Congresswoman, Tulsi

Gabbard..



Tulsi Gabbard, Mazie Hirono Break Congressional Barriers for Non-Christians


http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/tulsi-gabbard-mazie-hirono-break-congressional-barriers-christians/story?id=17674782

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:08 PM

12. New Mexico Here...

our new Senator, Martin Hienrich.... our new Represenative, Michelle
Lujan Grisham.. another woman to congress!!!

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:27 PM

14. I'm glad you told me that.. I haven't heard

much about New Mexico's Win.. I knew Martin Heinrich Won but didn't even know about Michelle Lujan Grisham.


ĽA health care advocate with deep New Mexico roots

Congratulations, yourself, oldhippydude!

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:39 PM

16. way to go New Mexico.. here in Colorado

Dems now have a majority in both state houses and went to the President. Two blue states in a sea of red, but not forever.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:02 AM

25. Hey

We ain't going back to red state status in Colorado!

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Response to otohara (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:08 AM

26. No, Never Go Back! We'll turn the sea of red to blue!

Except maybe for Texas. Montana's had a great Dem gov. Would love to see him run for pres. Barry Schwietzer, 2016!

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:09 PM

9. Maybe so, but

it was the servants who voted for him. The lord and lady of the manor may have voted for Romney, but their staff of 120 voted for Obama.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:17 PM

13. LOL If repugs are worried about so many low income people voting

they should quit trying to make more of us.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:45 PM

17. +1

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:28 PM

15. And the two that didn't had Sandy issues, so who knows?

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:47 PM

18. Just goes to s that people rarely vote for "their own economic interests"

No matter what your income, you are much more likely to vote for the kind of world they want to live in.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:48 PM

19. Wealthy people like free stuff too

Not that any of us know what is meant by "free stuff", but it appears to make them feel better by repeating that hollow nonsense.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:51 PM

21. Democratic voters around here live in the wealthier parts

Republican voters live in the poorer part.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:52 PM

22. Dallas county in Texas...Obama 57%

This ain't exactly a poor county.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:10 AM

27. 8 of the 10 wealthiest counties in America went for Obama

including Pitkin County, Colorado (Aspen.) Rich people like "free stuff" too.

oops, guess this is where I read that.. my brain is overloaded.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:33 PM

23. And in addition to all those statistics.....

...it is nothing compared to the trouble the Mormon Church will have Sunday morning explaining what happened to the ''magic'' in Mitt's underwear.

- K&R

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:13 AM

28. This isn't necessarily anything to celebrate, imo. Democrats shouldn't be the party of the rich. nt

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Response to Romulox (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:00 AM

32. Agreed, but please see my post in this thread, #31.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:45 AM

29. every wealthy person I know supported obama

I voted for him even though I know he'll raise my taxes. Principles are more important than money for a lot of us.

Also, people with advanced degrees are more likely to be dems -- and more likely to be high income.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:58 AM

31. OK. One more time: This is bullshit. Here's why:

Counties like Fairfield in CT are indeed home to wealthy towns like Greenwich and New Canaan, but Fairfield County is also home to Bridgeport, the largest city in the county and it's a poor and ethnically diverse city.

So how did the towns of the so called "gold coast" Fairfield County vote:

New Canaan, one of the super wealthiest went 65% for Romney and 63% for the awful McMahon.

Greenwich, another super wealthy town went handily for Romney
http://greenwich.patch.com/articles/greenwich-election-day-2012-news-center

Darien: Romney won it two to one.
http://darien.dailyvoice.com/politics/romney-wins-darien-nearly-2-1

Is this true of others of the wealthiest counties? Yes.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:02 PM

35. ecological fallacy, however; but can still be true

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