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Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:25 PM

Free Republic's Security Blanket: Washington Examiner Predicts Large Romney Win

I put on a hazmat suit and ventured over to the free republic (and the site was actually working!) and our friends over there have coalesced around an article from the washington examiner, where some old white guy named Michael Barone, predicts that Romney won't just win but he will win in an epic upset. Why, you might ask? Fundamentals! What fundamentals? Well its hard to say but Romney's got 'em!

Yes, this drivel from an ultra right wing, free newspaper that most people have never heard of, says that Romney will win. Just because. The details are as to how or why are unimportant.

And this is what the good people at the free republic are wrapping themselves up tightly in tonight. Not the state polls, which show a large obama advantage, or the national polls, which show obama with a small but solid lead, and not the experts, that say Obama is on the eve of winning a second term. NO! Romney is going to win because, you know, fundamentals

http://washingtonexaminer.com/barone-going-out-on-a-limb-romney-wins-handily/article/2512470#.UJUe5sXA8rU

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Reply Free Republic's Security Blanket: Washington Examiner Predicts Large Romney Win (Original post)
Doctor Jack Nov 2012 OP
russspeakeasy Nov 2012 #1
moobu2 Nov 2012 #2
GallopingGhost Nov 2012 #3
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #4
pangaia Nov 2012 #5
Doctor Jack Nov 2012 #9
JRLeft Nov 2012 #12
ThatPoetGuy Nov 2012 #6
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #7
Doctor Jack Nov 2012 #8
aletier_v Nov 2012 #10
Doctor Jack Nov 2012 #11
budkin Nov 2012 #13
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #14
Recursion Nov 2012 #15
grasswire Nov 2012 #16

Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:26 PM

1. What a joke. They are full of mitt.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:27 PM

2. Aww I kind of feel sorry for em.

not really.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:27 PM

3. Sounds like Romney's economic plan.

No details.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:29 PM

4. The details are not important to them

facts are heresy
god is supreme

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:30 PM

5. What the hell is the Washington Examiner? :>)

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Response to pangaia (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:37 PM

9. It is a free bird cage liner

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:47 PM

12. Haha Haha Haha

 

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:31 PM

6. Oh, The Washington Examiner!

The source of the jackassery claiming that Jeep was moving all its factories to China.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/jeep-an-obama-favorite-looks-to-shift-production-to-china/article/2511703#.UJiD32_A9CD

Looks like they're staying just as accurate as ever.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:35 PM

7. Not even the Examiner, which isn't a real newspaper. It is Michael Barone. Big whoop.

Fake columnist at fake newspaper makes fake prediction.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:37 PM

8. Do you know what is interesting?

I went over to the free republic earlier today and everyone seemed so confident. Romney is going to win! At first I seriously wondered "what do they know that I don't?". Did they have some kind of poll showing Romney surging in the final hours? Did they have early voting numbers that showed Romney had taken the lead? Did they have some kind of objective analysis to show that the polls are off?

Nope. Every one of them, with their predictions of a "landslide" and "double digit Romney victory!" all boil down to "I got a feeling...". They are not basing this on anything objective. They aren't basing it on statistical analysis or any kind of expert opinion, its all about what their gut says will happen. It is things like "I've looked around and realized Obama can't win" or "everyone I talk to agrees that Obama is terrible." It is, in the end, all based on delusion. It is based on an America that does not exist. They have nothing other than a leap of faith.

I would feel bad for them if they weren't such assholes.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:43 PM

10. Not much of a security blanket

It won't even last 24 hours now.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:44 PM

11. The children need their rest

Tomorrow is going to be a rough day for them. Anything that gets them through the night.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:50 PM

13. Man it's going to be fun checking out FR tomorrow night

I won't troll but I'll read and laugh

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:51 PM

14. Barone Is A Bitter Fox News Democrat Or Ex Democrat

We don't detritus like him in our party.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:53 PM

15. Tim Carney, their "numbers" guy, predicts Obama 291 Romney 247

http://washingtonexaminer.com/why-i-think-obama-will-win-in-detail/article/2512321

He's also the only one who's actually, you know, studied political science.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:07 AM

16. let's take a wee peek at Barone's bio............!!

Barone is the son of a surgeon, Charles.[7] He graduated from Cranbrook School in 1962, three years ahead of 1965 graduate Mitt Romney.[8] He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1966 and a law degree from Yale Law School in 1969, where he was a member of the Yale Law Journal. He is a native of suburban Detroit, Michigan.

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