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Old 11-09-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Not the Democrat ones speaking against him. The ones speaking for the GOP.
Who would have known what someone says about what kind of birth control they need. I would've never known about it, 'til Rush called her a ****. Then, hey, yeah, lets learn all about this. And it becomes less on a point about birth control and more about what a talking head for the Republican party thinks about women and their needs. And he really could care less. Heck, let's call them names and ask for porn videos of her and her female classmates since we are "paying for them to have sex." Yeah. He really asked for porn videos.
(Transcript is here. First link to Fox news. The filter here won't let me link it directly because it has the word **** in it.)
https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=o...w=1584&bih=733

That's what I got out of it.

Now let's look at all the positive things we heard from pundits about what the GOP was doing for women and the other segments of society that voted for Obama in mass numbers.

*Cricket* *Cricket*

Making up 53% of the electorate, according to preliminary results, women accounted for the lion's share of Obama's current 2.5 million vote lead. Obama racked up astoundingly large margins among several subgroups: single women went for him by a 36-point margin, Latinas by a 51-point margin. Despite the Romney campaign's insistence that women would break for him on the economy, Obama's support among women overall was nearly identical with his showing in the historic 2008 election.

Women fought the GOP's 2012 'war on women' and won | Nancy L Cohen | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

 
Old 11-09-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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I think you're right, because I think people were voting against the "new" republican party as much as voting against Romney. Why would anyone support a group that literally sneers when they talk about you? That includes brown people, women, the GLTB community...
 
Old 11-10-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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All i got from the GOP was hate.

Don't think Obama is a saint. He's not. He's ordered the death of children. That drone didn't know any better, but Obama did. Still, terrorists dead. +1. Kids dead..oh dear God in heaven. I feel bad for those people. They live in ignorance, they die in ignorance. This world (and American politics) is so F!@#ed up because of religion.
 
Old 11-10-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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The "GOP Wars" are starting up. This ought to be fun to watch for a few years.
 
Old 11-10-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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I think you're right, because I think people were voting against the "new" republican party as much as voting against Romney. Why would anyone support a group that literally sneers when they talk about you? That includes brown people, women, the GLTB community...
And then the neo-cons have to go dream up all these other reasons to explain why those folks refuse to vote for the GOP (reverse racism, getting free stuff, electing Santa Claus, etc.)! Duh, who supports someone who openly hates them?!!
 
Old 11-10-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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NPR agrees with the OP.

Some In GOP Criticize Fox For Failing Its Audience : NPR
 
Old 11-10-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I think FOX, Beck, Limbaugh etc played a big part in ensuring Romney's defeat. They are so blatantly partisan, divisive and intolerant that people just can't stomack it anymore, and they do not want to be associated with them, or with the people they promote.
 
Old 11-10-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Interesting But OMG, you mean even conservatives are starting to acknowledge the "rightwing echo chamber"... then there may still be "hope" (and change) yet for the GOP?!
 
Old 11-10-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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And then the neo-cons have to go dream up all these other reasons to explain why those folks refuse to vote for the GOP (reverse racism, getting free stuff, electing Santa Claus, etc.)! Duh, who supports someone who openly hates them?!!
The best summing up of today's GOP I've heard to date was by GOP strategist Chuck Warren, who said, “To be frank, we’re a Mad Men party in a Modern Family world.”
 
Old 11-10-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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I think the echo chamber in conservative media and with the Romney campaign was really a problem, because the more they lived in the bubble without input from the "real" world, the more they doubled down on the crazy end of things--they convinced themselves that the whole world was with them, when the opposite was true. If moderate R's tried to step in to introduce some sanity, they were simply told that they weren't really republicans. The entire thing fed off of itself until the very end. This election crossed a line beyond just differences of opinion on issues--you have to really wonder about the mental health of some of the players involved, and whether or not they are fit to lead.
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