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Old 11-14-2012, 11:18 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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We now have the next election to deal with.
I'm not so sure Willard won't be back in some capacity in 2016.

He'll still be younger in '16 than McCain was in '08 and I'm pretty sure he still thinks "his turn" at the presidency is still "owed" him.

If not him, then I wouldn't be surprised to see one of his creepy sons picking up the gauntlet.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Bobby Jindle called Willard out on his silly whines .. I am no fan of Jindle BUT he took a HUGE STEP way from the Willard whiners .. pretty funny when you look at it .. I think ol' Willard just got diss'd

Bobby Jindle calls Romney wrong
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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It's hard for me to understand why the election was so close.
In good part because Obama got only 39% of the white vote. Whites, although 63% of the population, still made up 72% of the electorate in 2012. In 2008, whites were 81% of the electorate.

A Look at the Changing Makeup of US Electorate

So, of approximately 122,000,000 votes cast, 72%, or 87,840,000 were white.

Obama - got 39% of the white vote, or 35,257,000. All told 27,351,000 minorities voted for Obama.

Romney - got 59% of the white vote, or 51,825,000, with only 7,305,000 minorities voting for Romney.

Vote breakdown by race:
Obama - 56% white, 44% minority
Romney - 88% white, 12% minority

In 2008, I believe Obama got 44% of the white vote, which then, comprised 81% of the electorate.

President Map - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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I think I could add to this, but I'm losing my enthusiasm for talking about the nudnik. We now have the next election to deal with.
I agree and that was just scratching the surface.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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Wait a minute... We were supposed to get gifts??? Son of a... wait a minute... well I guess the comfort of me knowing this ass hole will not be in the white house is like Christmas coming early for all Americans (or in the GOP's words the lazy takers who want "stuff"). What about the rich people and the bush tax cuts??? he doesn't consider those "gifts"???

What does the GOP consider "gifts"???
Minimum Wage?
Equal Pay?
Abortion?
Affordable college tuition?
Health Care?
FEMA?
Big Bird?

Romney pretty much confirmed that he meant what he said in that 47% video. I think we dodged a HUGE bullet here folks. Thanks God President Obama won the election. I hope I don't have to hear the GOP whine like baby's about why they were humiliated at the polls this election. "It's not our fault, it's someone else's" they are all too old to be "sore losers". Keep this up republicans and you will never see the white house again.

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Funny. Last I heard, Mitt was saying those 47% comments were "completely wrong." Now they're not. The dude is flip flopping off into the sunset....
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:35 AM
 
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Jesus Christ... Republicans just can't help contradicting themselves. Yesterday it's Obama hasn't done anything for Blacks, today it's he's been giving them gifts.
You do realise that minorities, are more than just blacks right? Women for example, voted Obama as if their vagina depended on it..
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:43 AM
 
Location: west mich
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I'm not so sure Willard won't be back in some capacity in 2016.

He'll still be younger in '16 than McCain was in '08 and I'm pretty sure he still thinks "his turn" at the presidency is still "owed" him.

If not him, then I wouldn't be surprised to see one of his creepy sons picking up the gauntlet.
I wonder if his creepy spawn has the same drive to "be" president. I'm thinking not, and we have some strong people in the wings.
We need to worry about 2014, lest it become another 2010 - that was a big mistake. The prez can't do a lot without congress. We need another good turnout in order to oust some of these obstructionist congressmen.
We must also get a handle on voter suppression, or we're toast.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:56 AM
 
Location: FL
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The Pubs just aren't giving any indications that they're learning the lessons of their big defeat.
Exactly! They have a blind eye to what they didn't do right to get a different result. When you know better you do better but....
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:01 AM
 
Location: FL
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It's hard for me to understand why the election was so close.
Because he got the "any one but Obama" vote but it just wasn't enough.
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