Skip to comments.Shades of red in North Carolina
Posted on 05/12/2012 4:43:47 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Mitt Romney made a hastily arranged trip to Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, and not just because that city is the site of the Democratic National Convention.
It's because North Carolina looks to be leaning red.
President Obama won the state four years ago but his decision to publicly endorse same-sex marriage this week could cost him the Tar Heel state, especially as his announcement came the day after the state rejected an amendment legalizing gay marriage.
The Republican National Committee circulated a memo on the state, arguing that the retirement of high-profile Democratic lawmakers in the North Carolina, a sexual harassment scandal dogging the state Democratic Party leadership and the campaign finance corruption trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards means that "the Tar Heel State is a major headache for Chicago."
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It would be ironic if Obama were to lose North Carolina by a larger-than-national average after holding his convention there.
Obama is not going to win one southern state. Bank on it. North Carolina, Virginia and Florida are all going Romney.
Alleged??? The Plan DID NOT include coal until after the ad. Hill, your bias is showing.
All of the traditional GOP States are going to return to the fold.
As far as I am concerned, when it comes to colors, red equates with tyranny and always will.
Blue is for patriots and cannot be associated with the rat party.
I pray to God that Obama’s celebration of sodomy this week costs him many, many states—I hope it energizes the conservatives, blacks, undecideds, and a lot of Democrats to SEE Obama in a new light.
I pray they see him as a dangerous person who wants our culture to be perverted and our economy to be decimated—for that is an accurate assessment of the Occupier of the Oval Office.
Obama’s decision is backfiring. Obama is falling in the polls. Romney is polling 50% in Rasmussen Reports for the first time since they started polling him against Obama.
If the DNC cancels its convention in NC, the GOP should run a satellite convention there to take its place.
. I would say he has a good shot at getting shut out in the Rocky Mountain states as well. His hopes of Colorado, New Mexico, or Nevada are probably extremely remote. Obama is going to be New England, the West Coast, and Illinois. There wont be any map-expanding this time, IMO.
The state did not reject an amendment legalizing gay marriage. Factual clarity please people.
The amendment defined marriage in the state constitution, so that judges could not rule that such a law was unconstitutional.
If the amendment had failed, gay marriage would not have been legalized. The status quo, of marriage defined in regular statute law, would have still been in effect.
It’s an important distinction you made. It’s time to start using the language as it is. This is NOT an argument against gay marriage. It needs to be an argument FOR traditional marriage and OPPOSED to anything else.
When you start talking about “gay marriage,” you’ve already lost the war of language—you’ve couched your argument in your opponents’ terms.
Make it a monolithic support of marriage as is and as it has always been. Throw them on the outside demanding massive change to a system that has served all of humanity across the globe through all of history well. Make them the outsiders and don’t start out on the defensive.
How ironic that the RATS, fav buddies of the unions and their associated thugs, would have their national convention in a right to work state.
Sorry to say this but the young have been indoctrinated to not care about someone being gay. When they start to vote...
It seems that The Hill cannot report the truth. The article says, “...the day after the state REJECTED an amendment legalizing gay marriage.” North Carolina voters PASSED an amendment defining “... marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman.”
Yes, that's what they're what commemorating...all their guys like Che Guevara are labeled "martys" when they die for the cause...
>> to cast off tyranny and to maintain liberty over the years. <<
WRONG. "Red" is the color for people who worked for the opposite goal.... to cast off liberty and install tyranny for years:
That little red x marks the bullet hole in Che’s forehead, right?
Obama was never going to win NC this time around and he damn well knew it before, during and after his evolution.
Exactly! It’s xe spot.
I still can’t understand how it went for obama in 2008. Is there some sort of invasion of yankees, ala south Florida?
What did I read today? They have 200,000 illegal aliens registered to vote in Florida? Add to that the zombie vote and the altzheimer patients, and those in nursing homes that the dems vote for and it will be hard for Romney to carry Florida even if all the pissed off and pissed on Conservatives suck it up and vote for him.
The networks and every one else used BLUE for Republicans and RED for the democrats, look up an old election night map for 1984 and 1980. Apparently there were too many comments about RED being the appropiate color for the democrats. They could have at least let the Republicans keep BLUE and changed the democrats to GREEN or PINK.
Lots of illegals, record-breaaking black turnout, plus the unpopularity of GWB and Elizabeth Dole.
They used to alternate every election till 2004 when the press deliberately saddled GOP with red permanently
Exactly. Although I know they were doing that and commenting on it on election night 2000; I don't remember what the scheme was in 1996 (Clinton/Dole).
The color red was getting too close to the truth.
Plus, they probably focus-grouped some advantages for the Dims out of having "blue". They'd do that, to help their little 'Rat-faced Communist buddies.
Exactly. The color red is associated with every radical-leftist totalitarian ideology on Earth. The Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, China, etc.
The billions of victims of “Red” ideologies. Red Russia, Red China...
In New England, he will lose New Hampshire, maybe Maine.
2008 Presidential General Election Results - North Carolina
Barack Obama/Joe Biden Democrat 2,142,651
John McCain/Sarah Palin Republican 2,128,474
Bob Barr/Wayne A. Root Libertarian 25,722
The last POTUS election NC was less Republican than the country at large was 1980.
It would be easy to give in and start using red and blue as (backward) adjectives but I’m not gonna do it.
The other day, I talked with a former college professor via email and she said something along the lines of "someday you'll come around to a blue state mentality" and I answered "I already am, I'm a true blue conservative, which is the color used to identify conservatives in every country but the U.S.".
One the flip side, a person on the right side of the spectrum posted some banner he created for the 2012 election with red elephant and the caption "RED REVOLUTION 2012", and I told him "I don't like it. We already had a "red" revolution in 2008 when the Democrats took over and put Obama's communist health care plan in place. I want to undo "red" policies"
Too many conservatives let the mainstream media control the language of political discourse. At this state, conservatives will start referring to themselves as "anti-woman's choice" and refer to illegal aliens as "undocumented guest workers". I've noticed lately that conservatives increasingly refer to liberals as their preferred term for themselves, "progressives". I'm not sure if this is to purposely tarnish the term, or because they've bought the MSM-approved terminology again. It certainly can't be because liberals are for progress.
High Black turnout was the #1 factor.