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Why Obama Won
American Thinker ^ | Friday, November 9, 2012 | Gary Aminoff

Posted on 11/09/2012 8:02:27 AM PST by upchuck

On election night, as the camera panned the audience waiting to hear Barack Obama give his victory speech, I was struck that the audience was primarily young people and minorities. My thought was, "These are the very people who will suffer the most under a second Obama administration. Don't they know they are voting against their own best interest?"

And then I thought about it and came to the conclusion: "They don't." They don't because they are, by and large, uneducated. Oh, some of them may have college degrees or even graduate degrees, but they are still substantially uneducated. I would bet that very few of them know the difference between Keynesian economics and Austrian School economics. I am sure that most of them have never heard of the Laffer Curve. I would guess that most of them aren't familiar with the first principles behind the origin of our country. I doubt that many of them know what evil lies in Socialism or Communism, or unbridled leftism. Or are even aware that Barack Obama is a man of the left, and what that means. They, for the most part, have no idea what the concept of individual liberty is, nor how a big, powerful central government reduces that liberty. I also am pretty sure that they feel that Barack Obama is someone who cares about the poor, women, minorities, and the "middle class," and that Republicans don't. I would stake my substance on the fact that they don't know what is meant by a limited government, or what the Tenth Amendment says. I am certain that most of them don't know anything about Benghazi. Substantially uneducated!

How is it that we have raised one or two generations of uneducated Americans? ... The answer lies in the curricula of our schools.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


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1 posted on 11/09/2012 8:02:28 AM PST by upchuck
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To: upchuck

McCain, 2008 popular vote: 58,319,442

Romney, 2012 popular vote: 58,163,978

4 years of population growth and Romney didn’t draw what McCain did......


2 posted on 11/09/2012 8:04:01 AM PST by gandalftb
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To: All; John Robinson

Sorry if this has already been posted. FR search hasn’t worked for awhile so there’s no way to check.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 8:04:01 AM PST by upchuck (We are not finished yet. But when nobama chooses some more SCOTUS judges, we will be. For ever.)
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To: upchuck

As I told my liberal pal....so you’re happy with youth and minorities determining the future of you, your kids and your grandkids?

He was speechless


4 posted on 11/09/2012 8:04:33 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: upchuck

I know, I tried the “search” feature last night. No luck.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 8:06:01 AM PST by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: upchuck

I had the same observation that night. My wife and I are retired and will now collect social security starting this year. I remember watching the TV thinking “I just got mine and yours”...useful idiots.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 8:07:38 AM PST by pfflier
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To: upchuck

Obama won because the decadent and demented now dominate.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 8:08:25 AM PST by allendale
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To: upchuck

Obama won because the decadent and demented now dominate.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 8:08:39 AM PST by allendale
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To: upchuck

Ballot Foundries in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 8:10:01 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: upchuck

And perhaps no parental teaching or guidance. Just one big party until it hits them. Hope they like whatvtheyvwished for cause they got it and they own it just like Obama owns Benghazi. Look at holder and hilleree bailing’!!!


10 posted on 11/09/2012 8:11:02 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: upchuck

And perhaps no parental teaching or guidance. Just one big party until it hits them. Hope they like whatvtheyvwished for cause they got it and they own it just like Obama owns Benghazi. Look at holder and hilleree bailing’!!!


11 posted on 11/09/2012 8:11:06 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: upchuck

And perhaps no parental teaching or guidance. Just one big party until it hits them. Hope they like whatvtheyvwished for cause they got it and they own it just like Obama owns Benghazi. Look at holder and hilleree bailing’!!!


12 posted on 11/09/2012 8:12:23 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: upchuck

And perhaps no parental teaching or guidance. Just one big party until it hits them. Hope they like whatvtheyvwished for cause they got it and they own it just like Obama owns Benghazi. Look at holder and hilleree bailing’!!!


13 posted on 11/09/2012 8:12:29 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: upchuck

The 20-somethings I know, almost all liberal, were all in for Obama because of gay marriage, “reproductive rights”—that’s free contraceptives and abortion on demand—feminism, and “social justice.” Economics didn’t even enter into the picture, except that they bemoan the cost of healthcare and contraceptives and want a single-payer UK-style system. Oh, and Romney was an out-of-touch evil rich white guy who was going to set the course of womens’ rights back fifty years, wanted homosexuals to die, hated brown people, was a KKK-style racist who wanted to re-enslave blacks, and was going to turn America into a right-wing fascist Christian theocracy (never mind that he’s Mormon).

One woman, otherwise intelligent and underemployed and barely scraping by, told me point-blank it was more important that she have her “reproductive rights” than have a job. This is what they believe with the fervor of a Pentecostal in the throes of tongue-speaking.

They don’t think we’re wrong. They think we’re an evil to be eliminated from the face of the earth. They think freedom of speech and freedom of religion should not apply to conservative Christians. They don’t think our voices should be heard in a free and open debate because we’re racist and bigoted and therefore the First Amendment doesn’t apply.

That’s what a huge proportion of the youth in this country believe. They’re basically Red Guards or Comintern without the snappy uniforms, or Weathermen/SDS without the pipe bombs. And they are willing to throw out our 230+-year Constitutional experiment in the name of “social justice.”

Was this what it was like to be a conservative God-fearing American circa 1968? I’m too young to remember.

}:-)4


14 posted on 11/09/2012 8:12:36 AM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: pfflier

15 posted on 11/09/2012 8:15:11 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

They need to own the fact that 0bama voters want stuff and aren’t interested in working for it.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 8:16:37 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: timestax

Maybe they are too lazy to vote,
like in PA, during the time where the GOP poll watchers were physically kicked out,

the Philly precincts recorded 90% turnout and 99% 0bama votes.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 8:17:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Moose4

Bingo - spot on. The whole “War on Women” bs worked like a charm.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 8:17:59 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: upchuck

This article is spot on. It is up to us to educate our children. It can be painful and acrimonious at times, but we cannot give up.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 8:18:54 AM PST by p. henry
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To: gandalftb

FALSE MEME....

Repubs turned out AT LEAST 85,000 better in Ohio this year, than in 2008. It’s just that Obama kept almost the same amount of voters. In states like Indiana, that was hair-close in 2008, It wasn’t even an issue this year.

This election turned on MASSIVE D turnouts in just FIVE U.S. Counties. Just FIVE....

The rest of it is just minutia, and excuses.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 8:20:02 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: gandalftb

The numbers I heard from Rush were 3 million less than mclame 2008. Libertarian “protest”, Mormon haters, nothing less than the “perfect” candidate voters..... nobama thanks you for your putting him just enough over the top.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 8:20:43 AM PST by X-spurt (It is time for OFF YOUR FEET and on the gravy-train)
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To: upchuck
They know nothing.
They have probably never read the Declaration.
They have probably never read the Constitution.
They don't understand what a Republic is.
They have no grasp of the concept of free markets or individual liberty.
They are bubble heads, floating through life, attracted to charisma and the will to power.
They don't have a clue about cause and effect when it comes to bad policies and their impact on the nation and the economy and the individual citizen.
And that's your "new majority."
I see talk of 2014, 2016, and the future, and yet I do not care. Half of the country are alien to conservatives, so why should we bother wading into debates and campaigns when so many people are too far gone?
22 posted on 11/09/2012 8:22:16 AM PST by needmorePaine
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To: upchuck

The main reason: bitter internal fighting within conservatives and GOP alliance.

GOP elites and tea party are fighting with each other for resources.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 8:23:09 AM PST by granada
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To: GlockThe Vote
"Bingo - spot on. The whole “War on Women” bs worked like a charm."

Yep. Sure got a bigger audience than Obama was born in Kenya.

24 posted on 11/09/2012 8:23:31 AM PST by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: upchuck

Swear to Gawd this is getting stoopit.

Gary Aminoff observes “.., I was struck that the audience was primarily young people and minorities.”

Really? So the inference is a bunch old, outta touch, Whitey’s didn’t see what the so called unwhashed massed saw?

Idiot.

Romney couldn’t be defined by a Rosetta Stone. He’s not a bad man, just a very unprincipled and a moral wind chime politically.

Even a chump from Brooklyn can smell Cow Crap long before whatever the boundaries of Bakersfield or Coalinga are reached on a hot summer day and even any other day.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 8:23:46 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: All

Wait till the public finds out about the Obama Criminal Syndicate’s plans to delegate our national sovereignty away to the UN. Of course, even then most of the morons who voted for him won’t care, as long as they have their bread and circuses.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 8:25:07 AM PST by Signalman
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To: upchuck

As has often been observed, conservatives produce more children, while liberals party on and abort theirs.

Then the Public Schools step in and convert the children of conservatives into liberals, by never allowing them a glimpse of real history or real values.

And tax the hell out of us to pay for it.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 8:27:24 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: upchuck

As Rush has always said, Obambi wrote off the working class vote and went for the ignorant vote. And Obambi got it. Well, the ignorant who think they are so “smart” will soon discover the people who actually use their brains will stop feeding the pig. And then what will they do?

As a side note, this should be an interesting Thanksgiving dinner with my wife’s liberal family. I’m looking forward to it.


28 posted on 11/09/2012 8:27:30 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: upchuck

Sadly, when I asked several people why they would vote for for socialism vs democracy the conversation eventually turned to, “Well, I don’t think a dictator would be so bad.” I thought this mentality was isolated to the three people that I talked to. I guess not.


29 posted on 11/09/2012 8:27:56 AM PST by HarleyD
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To: upchuck

Look into The Frankfurt School for the beginnings and the plan.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 8:29:12 AM PST by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: Moose4
Even second and third generation Americans whose grandparents fled Castro and the USSR voted left. Not to mention 69% of the Jews who should know better by a host of measures, historic and contemporary. Liberty is not a genetically inherited trait: These mindless fools take it for granted, to be expected and paid for by someone out there (an old, rich white guy?) like their free cell phones.

In the past, it was a war which often corrected what we sometimes take for granted, but in today's world, the purgative aspects of war may be a long time coming.

31 posted on 11/09/2012 8:29:18 AM PST by masadaman
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To: upchuck
The Ghetto Voter doesn't care about Jobs, Gas Prices, Housing Prices, Food Costs, etc. simply because they are provided with everything they need to make it through the day by the Nanny State.

The fact that they are ignorant Useful Idiots only serves the Democrat Party.

We look at each other and ask how anybody could Vote for Obama with the Economic Mess and the childish Foreign Policy when in fact the 100% Precinct Democrat Voters wouldn't know what you were talking about f you mentioned any of it to them. Benghazi, huh? 23 Million Unemployed, huh?

They are as clueless as the day is long. All they know is Obama is Jesus and the Republicans are the ones trying to nail him to the Cross. That is enough reason for them to Vote to keep him in power.

The Republic is over now that they outnumber us. Don't be mistaken, they really do outnumber us. We are seeing the result of direct Democracy in action.

The Democrat Party just pulled the switch while we all thought Obama was toast. They knew better and were laughing at the predictions knowing they already had the Vote count locked up.

It isn't one man, one Vote. It's here's the list, go get the Vote. They don't have to waste their time trying to convince their Electorate with the facts like we do. The educated Voter is the new minority. Now they just hand out the list of Candidates and say trust me, which they do.

32 posted on 11/09/2012 8:30:13 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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To: gandalftb

4 years of population growth and Romney didn’t draw what McCain did

This in large part reflects the continuing shift from makers to takers. 0bama added 17,000,000 people to the welfare roles (EBT parasites) Most of these people are NOT going to vote republican. He added millions of illegal immigrants to the voter roles, and the hispanic vote showed that. Shifting demographics. Millions of parasites too lazy to work, but not too lazy to spend you tax dollars to get out and vote.

33 posted on 11/09/2012 8:32:11 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: masadaman

And also half of Catholic voters, whose church is suing over HHS abortion rules.


34 posted on 11/09/2012 8:35:05 AM PST by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: Moose4; All
It is the nature of youth to be liberal, (open to new ways and ideas), we were there once.

Was it Mark Twain that had a saying, about youth being liberal and then by age 30 being conservative? Sorry, I do not want to take the time to look it up.

God bless America.
Paraphrased ... "All things work together for good to those that love God.”

35 posted on 11/09/2012 8:42:55 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: from occupied ga
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville
36 posted on 11/09/2012 8:45:53 AM PST by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: gandalftb
McCain, 2008 popular vote: 58,319,442, Romney, 2012 popular vote: 58,163,978

4 years of population growth and Romney didn’t draw what McCain did......

Nonsense. Romney will surpass McCain in the total vote and in all of the batttleground states. The counting is still going on. We won't have the full results until Thanksgiving similar to what happened in 2008. There are millions of votes to be added to these totals. CA has only reported 70% of the votes (9.2 million reported so far.) So there are millions of votes from there.

WA has only reported 55%; OR 75%, UT 88%; OH 90%; NY 86%; TX 96%. Let's wait before drawing any conclusions. I think Romney will be around 63 or 64 million after all the votes are tallied.

FYI: Romney is now at 58,173,364 votes.

37 posted on 11/09/2012 8:46:03 AM PST by kabar
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To: upchuck

How is it that we have raised one or two generations of uneducated Americans?

... The answer lies in the curricula of our schools ...
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And our churches, Christian parents have not taught their children as instructed by God.

So it is not actually the complete failure of the young voters, but rather the older of us that are supposed to teach the young the rules of living a principled and religious Christian life, that failed to do our job. MO


38 posted on 11/09/2012 8:50:01 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Moose4

OMG. You are exactly right and your post laid it out so well.

These are precisely the things these no-nothing “youts” are completely consumed with. They then vote against their own interests. 50% of them have no jobs, or are severely underemployed...and their greatest concern is birth control pills and abortion rights.

Sick, sick uneducated mob.


39 posted on 11/09/2012 8:53:47 AM PST by battletank
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To: upchuck
How is it that we have raised one or two generations of uneducated Americans? ... The answer lies in the curricula of our schools.

And who is it that is primarily responsible for the curricula in our public schools?

None other than William Ayers.

Yes, that William Ayers -- neighborhood buddy, political promoter of and ghost-writer to President Barack Obama and ex-leader of the radical terrorist Weather Underground.

After coming out of hiding, Ayers gained his PhD in Education and became a national "expert" and "consultant" on secondary school curricula.

40 posted on 11/09/2012 8:58:42 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: kabar

Even another million Republican votes doesn’t put Romney ahead of McCain, when corrected for population growth.

Disgraceful.

A billion dollar Romney campaign, for what?

Agreed Obama drew worse than 2008, but he’s had 4 years of incompetence to do that.

This is less a Romney problem than a Republican campaign problem.


41 posted on 11/09/2012 9:06:11 AM PST by gandalftb
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To: upchuck

I have the Documentary Channel on Dish and was able to catch a show called “The War on Kids.” It is astounding! I recommend all FReepers catch it if you get a chance.


42 posted on 11/09/2012 9:12:17 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: timestax

Had to vote for their rainbow stew, hat tip to Merle Haggard:
There’s a big, brown cloud in the city,
And the countryside’s a sin.
An’ the price of life is too high to give up,
Gotta come down again.
When the world wide war is over and done,
And the dream of peace comes true.
We’ll all be drinkin’ free bubble-up,
Eatin’ that rainbow stew.
When they find out how to burn water,
And the gasoline car is gone.
When an airplane flies without any fuel,
And the satellite heats our home.
One of these days when the air clears up,
And the sun comes shinin’ through.
We’ll all be drinkin’ free bubble-up,
An’ eatin’ that rainbow stew.

Eatin’ rainbow stew in a silver spoon,
Underneath that sky of blue.
All be drinkin’ free bubble-up,
An’ eatin’ that rainbow stew.

Instrumental break.

You don’t have to get high to get happy,
Just think about what’s in store.
When people start doin’ what they oughta be doin’,
Then they won’t be booin’ no more.
When a President goes through the White House door,
An’ does what he says he’ll do.
We’ll all be drinkin’ free bubble-up,
Eatin’ that rainbow stew.

Eatin’ rainbow stew in a silver spoon,
Underneath that sky of blue.
We’ll all be drinkin’ that free bubble-up,
Eatin’ some rainbow stew.

Eatin’ rainbow stew in a silver spoon,
Underneath that sky of blue.
All be drinkin’ that free bubble-up,
Eatin’ rainbow stew.


43 posted on 11/09/2012 9:15:32 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: gandalftb
McCain, 2008 popular vote: 58,319,442 Romney, 2012 popular vote: 58,163,978 4 years of population growth and Romney didn’t draw what McCain did......

If these #s hold up (there was a piece by Jon Podhoretz that was shared on FR saying that votes trickle in for months)it illustrates what we all knew a year ago - ROMNEY WAS A HORRIBLE CANDIDATE AND IS JUST A FLAT-OUT CREEPY MAN!!! Ann Coulter said it. Most of FR said it and swore they'd never vote for him. Guess what ... some kept the vow.

After a year of paying way too much time focusing on politics, a lot of people were hypnotized. Now, Coulter is literally crying about what a great candidate he was. BS! He's the same phony we always hated. A lot of conservatives stayed home and a lot of regular people just couldn't stand him. It's as simple as that.

44 posted on 11/09/2012 9:24:56 AM PST by Forgotten Amendments (Democracy = Communism on the installment plan.)
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To: upchuck

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” -George Carlin


45 posted on 11/09/2012 9:46:16 AM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

Excellent! It really is that bad :(


46 posted on 11/09/2012 9:54:05 AM PST by upchuck (We are not finished yet. But when nobama chooses some more SCOTUS judges, we will be. For ever.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

substantially uneducated.

Indeed


47 posted on 11/09/2012 10:04:50 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: upchuck

I don’t know about uneducated, tho they may be, but what I saw was a screeching crowd of (mostly) young women and minorities, who are unaware of the fiscal hell that is going to be visited upon them.

Personally, I could give a s—t how much they suffer when they are laid off or unable to find a job after college, their 401K plummets, if they have one, and gas, food, electric costs are going to completely wipe out whatever cash they may have - because they voted for it, and they can live (or die) with it.

As for me, I will take care of myself and my own. Obama can take care of his followers. Good thing for our side, however, is that with ‘free’ birth control and abortions, his followers might not be multiplying very fast.

Someone who voted for O, please, please ask me for a handout. I am waiting for the opportunity to laugh in your face(s).

The Republicans in Congress should vote Present like the great lib leader has done his entire life, and let the country and the world see what true liberal leadership looks like.

As for the rest of us, hunker down and pray!


48 posted on 11/09/2012 10:27:57 AM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: gandalftb
Romney will get 6% or 7% more of the vote than McCain. The population increased but much of that increase is do to immigration, which drives 80% of the population increase.

By 2019--7 years from now--half of the children 18 and under will be minorities as defined by the USG. Each cohort that turns 18 now and in the future will be a greater percentage of minorities, which means more Dem voters. Obama won the 18-29 vote 60%-37% and the 30-44 vote 52%-45%. These groups comprised 46% of the electorate in 2012.

Romney won the 45-64 vote 51% to 47%. Romney won the 65 and over 56%-44%. So Romney's strongest group is also the group that is dying out and the ranks are not being replaced at the 18 and over level each year. Every year that goes by adds more Dems to the voting rolls.

And it worth remembering that 87% of the 1.2 million legal immigrants we bring in each year are minorities. Immigrants and minorities vote two to one for the Dems.

The Rep problem is demographic. By 2042 hon-Hispanic whites will be 50% of the population, down from the current 66% and down from 1980 when they were 89% of the population. Demography is destiny.

49 posted on 11/09/2012 10:29:49 AM PST by kabar
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To: upchuck

I have a daughter in college. She has been asking all her friends why they voted for Obama. All the things we know, they had never heard of (21 new taxes, higher gas prices, Benghazi, etc) They voted for Obama because it’s cool to vote for a black man, gay marriage, and they all believed that Romney would take away their birth control and hated women. Also, an ad was going around that Romney would take away their Pell Grants.


50 posted on 11/09/2012 10:36:43 AM PST by vickixxxx
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