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Old 11-12-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Obama

If you want to understand the 2012 presidential election, make sure you read this piece by Michael Medved. Pres. Obama won via voter suppression. All legal, of course.

It's a truism in politics that "negative ads work" but why? Negative ads work by discouraging people from voting, especially swing/independent voters who are probably not political junkies but vote out of a sense of duty, community spirit, etc. I have quite a few friends in this category, and to a person they all said that they hated this election and were glad when it was over. That's how negative ads work.

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The sad reality is the lavishly funded ad campaigns worked as intended. A report from a monitoring agency at Wesleyan University suggests that an astonishing 85 percent of all campaign commercials by the Obama campaign and allied groups featured negative messages about Romney. These attack ads aren’t supposed to inspire your people to go to the polls; they’re meant to dissuade the other guy’s supporters from going to the polls. The purpose of negative advertising is to discourage, not encourage, voting.
Pres. Obama got about 7 million fewer votes in 2012 than in 2008, yet still won. Republican and conservative voters did show up to vote, as people like Michael Barone predicted. But the indy/swing voters didn't. Credit where credit is due--Obama, Plouffe, and Axelrod pursued a brilliant strategy, and it worked. Team Obama came up with a winning strategy, just as in 2008, when (according to Hillary Clinton in Game Change) the strategy of Team Obama was: play the race card.

Clever guy, that Obama. He's Lebron, baby.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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Insiders Explain How Mitt Romney's Campaign Completely Fell Apart On Election Day - Yahoo! Finance
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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Republicans showing their true colors. When they win it's a mandate from god; when they lose they start stomping their feet and whining, "it's not fair, it's not fair, he took it, it's mine" like petulant children.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Republicans showing their true colors. When they win it's a mandate from god; when they lose they start stomping their feet and whining, "it's not fair, it's not fair, he took it, it's mine" like petulant children.
Where did anyone say that it wasn't fair? I think the word I used was "brilliant."
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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"Suppression." I don't that means what you think it means.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:45 PM
 
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I'm moving to Wisconsin and opening a cheese factory for Republicans so they have something to munch on with their whine. At the present post election rate cheese and whine production have reached maximum capacity.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:45 PM
 
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How is this suppressing the vote? He just convinced enough people that Romney wasn't the one who should be leading our country.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I see the Cons are on a tin-foil hat parade this week on CD.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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How is this suppressing the vote? He just convinced enough people that Romney wasn't the one who should be leading our country.
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"Suppression." I don't that means what you think it means.
Supression fits just fine here; look it up:
Suppress - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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Originally Posted by Merriam Webster
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a: to restrain from a usual course or action <suppress a cough>

b: to inhibit the growth or development of

There may be other words that are better, but obviously Medved used this word to play off the common Dem meme about vote suppression. Anyway, I suspect these posts are a typical effort to derail into a debate over semantics. This seems to be a common tactic from the left when they can't face the reality of an issue.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:57 AM
 
Location: USA - midwest
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Obama

If you want to understand the 2012 presidential election, make sure you read this piece by Michael Medved. Pres. Obama won via voter suppression. All legal, of course.

It's a truism in politics that "negative ads work" but why? Negative ads work by discouraging people from voting, especially swing/independent voters who are probably not political junkies but vote out of a sense of duty, community spirit, etc. I have quite a few friends in this category, and to a person they all said that they hated this election and were glad when it was over. That's how negative ads work.



Pres. Obama got about 7 million fewer votes in 2012 than in 2008, yet still won. Republican and conservative voters did show up to vote, as people like Michael Barone predicted. But the indy/swing voters didn't. Credit where credit is due--Obama, Plouffe, and Axelrod pursued a brilliant strategy, and it worked. Team Obama came up with a winning strategy, just as in 2008, when (according to Hillary Clinton in Game Change) the strategy of Team Obama was: play the race card.

Clever guy, that Obama. He's Lebron, baby.

Obama suppressing votes?

You and Medved are funny boys.
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