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Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Neighbors Supported His Opponents ["The Unkindest Cut of All"?]
LA Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Bob Secter

Posted on 11/14/2012 6:21:53 PM PST by Steelfish

Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Neighbors Supported His Opponents

By Bob Secter. November 14, 2012 In the closing days of his vice-presidential run, Paul D. Ryan sought to connect with voters in small- and medium-sized towns across Ohio by repeatedly telling them how much their community had in common with his own hometown of Janesville, Wis.

Now, post-election, the Wisconsin congressman is blaming his Republican ticket loss with presidential contender Mitt Romney on a huge turnout of urban voters for President Obama.

One flaw in that analysis may be that election results indicate the Romney-Ryan ticket didn’t exactly connect with the voters back in Janesville, either.

A struggling blue-collar manufacturing town of 63,575, Janesville lies on the eastern edge of Rock County, Wis., and unofficial election tabulations from the county clerk there show that only 37% of Ryan’s hometown neighbors voted for him and his running mate. Meanwhile, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden got 62% of the Janesville vote.

The results were even slightly worse for Ryan from his own polling place at the Hedberg Public Library. Out of 1,428 votes cast there, 65% went for Obama-Biden and just 34% for Romney-Ryan.

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1 posted on 11/14/2012 6:21:55 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Since Obama won over Romney-Ryan among single women with a devastating 68%-30% margin one must assume that there are a lot, quite a lot of single women in Janesville.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 6:24:56 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Well, if those “struggling blue collar” workers think they’ll get any help from the Marxist trash in the White House, they’re fools.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 6:24:56 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Steelfish

Those 65% deserve everything that comes their way. Back-stabbing Judases!


4 posted on 11/14/2012 6:25:01 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Steelfish

This is why National Parks have signs saying, “Do Not Feed The Bears”. We’ve become a nation of garbage dump bears wandering around in a trance looking for handouts. Ryan’s “neighbors” are just that, garbage dump bears.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 6:25:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The South's Gonna Do It Again.)
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To: Steelfish

How do those numbers compare to Obama’s performance in Janesville in 2008 and Ryan’s performance in his congressional races, including this year’s? I mean Romney doubtlessly lost his Massachusetts precinct, does that really prove anything?


6 posted on 11/14/2012 6:26:01 PM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: Steelfish

Janesville’s always been democrat. It’s union city.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 6:26:27 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Steelfish

Nixon, Reagan and Bush Jr. were able to connect with blue collar voters. Seems Mitt had problems in this department.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 6:27:17 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Darren McCarty

AKA Starnesville


9 posted on 11/14/2012 6:27:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Mitt’s economic vision made more sense to me, but I wonder if all the lying negprop took its toll.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 6:28:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Steelfish

People who think like domestic pets can always be counted on to vote for Democrats.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 6:28:47 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Steelfish

Wisconsin is a liberal state in a liberal country. It’s not surprising WI went for Obama.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 6:28:47 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Alberta's Child

My house cats beg to object to that insulting comparison.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 6:29:41 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Numbers Guy

Belmont MA. has always been a hotbed of Barking Moonbats.
Might as well be in the people’s republic of cambridge, Belmont is just a tad bit cheaper.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 6:30:00 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Steelfish

That explains why Wisconsin wasn’t even close. The blue collar worker that even votes for Paul Ryan rejected Romney/Ryan. Shows why so many of us were anybody but Romney in the primary. He just didn’t play with the critical swing vote. This despite a pretty decent performance down the stretch.

This election just reinforced my views on the wizards of smart in the DC political scene on the right. Incompetent, wrong, out of touch, and failures. They show it every time, without fail. Whoever builds a highly competent team of outsiders is the guy to beat next time. They need to bring their own team of all-stars like Clinton, Bush and Obama.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 6:30:06 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Steelfish

If Romney/Ryan did not connect, where did all the crowds at the campaign events come from? Vote fraud was the Rats friend.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 6:30:22 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They’re obviously people, then — not domestic pets. LOL.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 6:30:59 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Lion Den Dan

BIG LEAGUE VOTER FRAUD!!


18 posted on 11/14/2012 6:33:03 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Darren McCarty

Yes, good catch. There used to be some sort of auto plant there. If it is a GM plant that tells the sorry tale.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 6:33:29 PM PST by robowombat
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To: Lion Den Dan

Even a crowd of 40,000-50,000 people isn’t a very good indication of the election results in a state like Wisconsin where more than 3 million votes are cast.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 6:38:28 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Could very well be.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 6:40:34 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Alberta's Child

That’s fur persons to you.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 6:40:49 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Steelfish

What a disaster Romney was, he was so bad that everyone is trying to compare his race against Jimmy Carter II, on the verge of the great depression, with the election of 2008, when the republican ticket was running against George W, and a deity, and the first black candidate.

So far the 2012 GOP shoo-in election, is not looking as good as the GOP doomed race of 2008.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 6:44:00 PM PST by ansel12 (Todd Akin was NOT the tea party candidate, Sarah Steelman was, Brunner had tea party support also.)
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To: robowombat
Janesville had a GM plant.

Les Aspin held that district with Janesville, Kenosha, Racine, and some Milwaukee burbs for 20 years. It's not Janesville that helps Paul Ryan. He just lives there. It's parts of Waukesha County which is one of the biggest Republican strongholds in the nation.

24 posted on 11/14/2012 6:46:30 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Catsrus

‘Those 65% deserve everything that comes their way....’

That’s exactly how I feel about everyone who voted to re-elect Mr. Obama. Unfortunately, the rest of us will also pay a heavy price.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 6:49:02 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: Steelfish
If a conservative candidate cant carry his home state he/she should not be at the top of the ticket or in the VP slot. The presidential election is about electoral votes and a conservative cant afford to leave any electoral votes on the table because he cant carry his state.

Sorry but its not massive voter fraud, it was an old fashioned electoral college butt kicking. It seems the folks who only believed Rasmussen and Gallop have attached themselves to Voter Fraud to explain why their guy lost. Folks need to stop only listening to other folks who only agree with them..if it was Voter fraud why isn't R/R challenging every state..they aren't because they know they lost simple as that...

26 posted on 11/14/2012 6:54:27 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Steelfish
Something is just so wrong about this election. During all three debates voters solidly connected a heck of alot more with Romney than they did with Obama. I guess many just took for granted with the economy being so bad, Obama practically having ZERO accomplishments as president, Romney seeing huge crowds at rallies, and the Obamacare oppression rammed down this country's throat, people would fire Obama's sorry ass.

Something definitely does not add up!

27 posted on 11/14/2012 7:08:32 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Steelfish

Maybe a few more years of struggling for those braindead “struggling blue-collar” workers is just what they need to have them get the message. .....But I doubt it.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 7:30:33 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: sirchtruth

Wi voter Id laws were stop by a county judge !
Chicago voter was implemented on a national scale .
Obama had office on every city strategizing how to best steal the votes in key state precincts in S Fl , Cleveland and N Va .
It was the Daley machine voter fraud machine nation wide.
They had the S Fl counties violate early voting laws and kept the precincts open after the laws require them to be closed !
This was a massive voter fraud scam on a Hugo Chavez level !


29 posted on 11/14/2012 7:35:46 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: ncalburt

12 duplicate posts....whatever you are doing....stop. If you are posting via a tablet....stop.


41 posted on 11/14/2012 7:39:14 PM PST by superfries
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To: montanajoe

It was early voting fraud central .
This was carefully planned for four years by the Daley machine were these
Con artists came from .
Muchelle’s Daddy was a Daley precinct thug .
In broward dade palm beach counties the dem
Election heads never stopped early voting in violation of state law and no one stopped them .
Now Broward just found votes not counted in a warehouse !
It’ was a massive set up .
In Port St Lucie there was 143% turn out in the dem districts !
That is fraud !


42 posted on 11/14/2012 7:43:58 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: superfries

iPhone was stuck


43 posted on 11/14/2012 7:44:38 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Steelfish

Obviously these single women chose free birth control over jobs... I suppose they are also going to choose food-stamps, housing assitance and other forms of welfare since there is nothing Obama will do to fix the economic downturn his policies are creating so there will be no increase in the job opportunities...unless they are interested in the worlds oldest occupation !!


44 posted on 11/14/2012 7:50:26 PM PST by Froggie
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To: ncalburt

crazy!


45 posted on 11/14/2012 7:52:16 PM PST by superfries
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To: superfries

New iPhone is the awful


46 posted on 11/14/2012 7:54:02 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Steelfish

Janesville voted against Scott Walker during the Recall, and so did Racine and Kenosha.


47 posted on 11/14/2012 8:05:56 PM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

It may be interesting to see what happens as the unions begin to collapse and die across the midwest as the manufacturing jobs move down south or overseas. You have a very white population there that has bucked the trend and continued to vote Rat.

As the dollar continues to fall apart, we shall see if the trends continue. The Minnesotas, Wisconsins, and Michigans of the world may begin to lean Republican again simply due to the failing influence of the unions.

It certainly hasn’t happened yet.


48 posted on 11/14/2012 8:19:56 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Steelfish

“-—the Wisconsin congressman is blaming his Republican ticket loss with presidential contender Mitt Romney on a huge turnout of urban voters -—”

WRONG!

Note to Romney/Ryan: Here are a small sampling of the REAL reasons that y’all lost:

Never questioned Obama’s place of birth;
Never questioned Obama’s reasons for sealing his personal documents and school records;
Never Campaigned from the end of the Primary until people started early voting;
Never allowed The Father of the Tea Party to be involved in y’alls GOP-Elite Campaign;
Y’all listened to y’alls sorry Harvard top campaign advisers;
Ignored Moderator Bob Scheiffer when he delivered the election to Romney on a silver platter with his question to him about Benghazi as the first question in the third debate;
Romney, as the Father of Socialist Romney’care’ ran against the Father of Communist Obama’care.’
Y’all NEVER ONCE went for the coup de gra’ce;
Every time that y’all got ahead, y’all relaxed and changed course;
Y’all kept y’alls advisors that had done a perfect job of designing a campaign to “LOSE AT ALL COSTS.”

Y’all are just another pair of loser RINOs.
Don’t run in 2016 unless you understand all of the above, as we damn sure won’t forget ANY of y’alls RINO blunders!

DUH! I’m surprised that y’all received as many votes as y’all did.

BTW, the only good thing that came out of y’alls Primary and General Campaigns was HOW NOT TO RUN A CAMPAIGN!


49 posted on 11/14/2012 8:53:57 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

Here’s the real reason why Romney lost and failed to connect: We played by THEIR rules

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2959187/posts


50 posted on 11/14/2012 8:59:33 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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