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Old 11-26-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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I keep hearing all about America being a center right nation, how the conservative views of the Republican party are more in tune to the views of most Americans, how Obama was just too liberal for this country blah blah blah. If this is true, and Republicans hold the lock on America's moral compass, then why did you lose an election that you should have been able to win? And it wasn't a squeaker, you were soundly defeated!

I have to admit, all the anti Obama screaming and the tea party wave got me, as a liberal, kind of scared. I thought, "Maybe Obama has overstepped his bounds, maybe the progressive vision I have is considered an overreach by most people, maybe the US really is a center right country." My suspicions were not warranted. The radical Marxist Kenyan Socialist was reelected easily and his Democratic minions gained seats in the senate.

So I hope many of you who have been screeching for the past four years have seen the writing on the wall. Maybe you're the ones in the minority now, and maybe there's a new silent majority that's more progressive than you'd like to believe.

 
Old 11-26-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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Apparently, you might get the following responses:

The People that voted for Obama are racist.
The people that voted for Obama are moochers.
The people that voted for Obama are stupid.
etc
 
Old 11-26-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: On the Group W bench
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Don't forget the free birth control that Obama handed out to win women's votes, and free Obamaphones to win the black vote.

 
Old 11-26-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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The country has changed for the worst, morally and demographically.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Not enough Christians came out to vote, because Princess Mitt belongs to a cult.

I see that explanation every once in a while in right-wing nutblogs.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EdwardA View Post
The country has changed for the worst, morally and demographically.
This post basically sums up why the Republicans lost.

To be clear, this statement is unequivocally incorrect. It is this mindset that helped the Republicans lose.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Population density.
Cities voted overwhelmingly Obama. Rual America for Romney. Different needs and priorities.
City dwellers rely much heavier on the gov than rual people.
Rual folks often provide their own water, sewage and garbage removal. WE have less need for large expensive police, fire and sanitation depts.
The bottom line is Rual Americans enjoy much fewer Gov programs. That makes Obama less desirable.
I don't mean any of the above as a condemnation of city people just stating the facts. Rual people due to the nature of the lives we have chosen rely less on the fed. Most Cities would go bust without Fed dollars to keep them floating.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Romney lost because he didn't promise voters any free stuff. There's just too much pond scum out there looking for a free ride.

Here's a few questions for YOU. Do you believe term limits for the presidency should be eliminated? Would you vote to enable Barack Hussein Obama to become POTUS permanently? Would you be satisfied if Obama could select his successor?
 
Old 11-26-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Houston
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When you look at elections since the television age the smooth talkers win every time. (Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton, Obama). That is a record of 7-0.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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This is what I've heard from Republicans. Some are spot on, some are stupid as hell

Reasonable: Romney didn't give people a reason to vote for him.
Stupid: Obama got all the illegal aliens to vote for him (yes, this is real)
Reasonable: The GOP isn't reaching out to growing minority blocks
Stupid: Black people voted for him just because he's black
(this ,of course, ignores the large levels of black support for every white Democratic nominee before Obama)

Stupid: v0t3R FrAUd!!!!!!!!
Stupider: Obama giving gifts hurr durr (translation: I have no concept of government)
Reasonable: The Obama campaign was much better than Romney's
Reasonable: The GOP has focused too much on sideshow issues that paint them as extreme
Stupidest: The end of traditional America! (courtesy of Bill O'Reilly)
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