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Old 11-13-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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Ryan: It 'Looked Like We Stood A Pretty Good Chance Of Winning' On Election Day | TPM LiveWire


"When we saw the turnout that was occurring in urban areas which were
really fairly unprecedented, it did come as a bit of a shock."

Translation: "So what if every black person in the country sees Rush Limbaugh slobbering about "Barack the Magic Negro" and GOP county officials in Pigsquat, Arkansas sending out mass emails with photos of Obama with a bone in his nose—is that reason to go to the polls and vote? The nerve of those Negroes!"
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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How could they have been so wrong (stupid)? Pennsylvania? The public polls were clear and, except for Rasmussen and Gallup, unanimous. Early voting trends were clear. Romney was in deep trouble by Nov 6. Maybe they miss the shellacking they got, but the loss was obvious to those who looked at it with honest eyes.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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The only people who live in cities are blacks?

I had no idea.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:41 AM
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Ryan is just stating a variation of what other conservative pundits and some posters in this forum say on a regular basis. If only white landowners were allowed to vote Romney/Ryan had a chance, when too many women and minorities showed up at the polls, they were toast.

If the GOP could bring back poll taxes, literacy tests and repeal the 19th Amendment they would be a real political powerhouse.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Kind of scary that a guy that clueless is Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Yeah, Ryan the wonk...NOT! Boy, is his rep forever tarnished.

http://www.politicususa.com/media-el...icit-hawk.html
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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The shock of Romney/Ryan on election night certainly caught me off-guard. Everything was trending pretty clearly to Obama in the swing states. The Republican machine knew their only shot was getting the vote out amongst their base... so they stuck to the narrative of the race being too close to call. However, the Obama team was more than happy to embrace this narrative as well, since they knew that the key to victory was high voter turnout amongst minorities. As much as conservatives were energized to vote Obama out, minorities were energized two-fold to make sure the first black president didn't end up a one-term failure. As a liberal, I was only mildly worried election night as the math was on our side leading right up until election day.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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The shock of Romney/Ryan on election night certainly caught me off-guard. Everything was trending pretty clearly to Obama in the swing states. The Republican machine knew their only shot was getting the vote out amongst their base... so they stuck to the narrative of the race being too close to call. However, the Obama team was more than happy to embrace this narrative as well, since they knew that the key to victory was high voter turnout amongst minorities. As much as conservatives were energized to vote Obama out, minorities were energized two-fold to make sure the first black president didn't end up a one-term failure. As a liberal, I was only mildly worried election night as the math was on our side leading right up until election day.
I was having flashback dreams in my sleep of 2000 playing over again.

How Jeb Bush Stole the 2000 Election for His Brother
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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Randi Rhodes said that if it's within the margin of error, the Pugs, like Scott in FL and Husted in OH, will just funk around with the voting machines and steal it for Romney. So while I can say I was pleasantly surprised that Obama won, I think Ryan's "shocked" stuff is really a farce. Seems to me, that thanks to the expansion of social media, it's pretty much impossible, for 2000 in FL and 2004 in OH, to ever happen again?
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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Shocked? He should be shocked that they did not throw shoes at him, when he fabricated washing dishes in a soup hall....
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