Skip to comments.The Myth of the Missing Three Million Republicans
Posted on 11/12/2012 5:38:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
A score of people this past week have asked me about the three million Republicans allegedly "missing" at the polls this year. For starters, if the Washington Post is to be believed, Mitt Romney received 1.3 million fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008, not 3 million. For the record, Obama received 7.5 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008.
More than 1.1 million of the Republican votes were "lost" in California. It is not that California Republicans turned against Romney. His percentage of the vote was higher than McCain's in 2008. It is just they know their votes were in vain in that increasingly absurd state. The same is likely true in New York State where Romney fell more than a half-million votes short of McCain's totals. Excluding these two states, Romney received 300,000 more votes than McCain.
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I just talked with one last night. We haven't talked much in the last year and he is way too busy to be reading sites like this explaining the facts about Obama. With only a little time spent on MSM, many people did not realize the nature of what we were up against. For some people at this site, that is hard to realize. These non-voters are not stupid (although some probably are) just out of touch.
NO! It’s NOT effing understandable! CA has a supermajority house and senate and prop 30 passed because of candy assed “our vote won’t matter” idiot stay at homes...
I am forced to conclude that they simply would not vote for a Mormon.
Sickens me when you consider that they would vote for a demented back-stabbing fossil like McCain, but there we be.
They were there - at least in my opinion they had to be there with the many reasons. On election night I thought the results didnt make sense.
For a few weeks I observed what was happening and I thought that Romney would win handily. My reasoning:
1. The 2010 elections - shellacking and a change in the US House unlike anything seen in 80 years or 8 decades.
2. Chick-fil-a day; and the pathetic counter-protests
3. Prop 8 in California; demographics were young, middle age and old Californians and Catholics/Protestants/Mormons.
4. The Unemployment rate
6. Violation of Conscience
7. Violation of Religions freedom
8. Fort Hood
9. Kill List
10. The cut in Military positions about 1 year ago
11. The 90 day pink slips
12. The Black voters in D.C. voting against Gay Marriage
13. The 2 SCOTUS cases on concealed carry (DC and Chicago)
15. Dont ask Dont tell
16. Russia Flexibility
18. Keystone Pipe Line
20. eating Beans and Franks
21. Take a pain-pill
22. You didnt build that
Seek to find evidence of Voter fraud; if it exists hopefully it will be seen.
What forces you to reach that inane conclusion? It was BS when the GOP establishment tried to blame that for the reluctance of the conservative wing to embrace Romney in the primaries, and it is an even bigger pile of steaming BS now.
And if your "vote won't matter", then still come to the polls and vote for someone ideologically closer to your beliefs. I usually vote for the Republican if I expect a close election and the Libertarian if Ohio is looking guaranteed one way or the other. Even though I don't agree with the LP 100%, I'm still closer to them than the Gutless Old Party and I want the GOP hungry to get back the libertarians rather than trying to cross the aisle to their friends the Democrats.
Seriously, are you going to argue this? Do you think this negates the FACTS of what actually happened despite Bush winning? The FACT is rinos are losers even if Bush trounced Gore's ass!
That is weak, I was panning for gold Saturday... and at work, and also casting lead, on Sunday. I managed to vote while working 50+ hours a week, prospecting/treasure hunting, and competitively shooting...
You should flog him!
Re-read your own post that I cited when I called BS on your statement.
And the 1st they won, Bush was selected! (emphasis added)You argued that W was "selected" (implied rather than elected).
The fact Bush and the country HAD to go thru the recount is the point! Bush should have KICKED Gore's ass in the election, but "barely" won!
The point is Romney should have slaughtered Obama and no matter how you look at it rinos are losers.
Of which many were evangelical Christian Conservatives I believe. I for one didn't stay home but I did skip voting for the Presidential position and voted only for the most conservative candidates I could identify down ballot. Just couldn't bring myself to lower my standards that low.
۞ "Since the bygone days of Ronald Reagan the present day Republican Party has taken on the appearance and all the demeanor of the corrupted liberal Democrat Party and has now become the party of appeasers, apologists, liberalism and an ever bigger government with all of the welfare largesse that emanates from it."
Agreed. But it is far easier to use that for an excuse than to own up to the fact and realize just what Romney truly represented to the conservative voter.
I hope the GOP/RNC/republican Party are so divided it will take a divine intervention to put it back together. All three of those you mention were better than Romney because they would have had the fight in them to tell the American electorate the DESTRUCTION Obama has caused to their livelihood and their nation.
See, what you ABO/rino enablers (and I include myself in this category because I supported Romney when he won the primary, thus losing all my principles) are all about, is cowardice. Afraid the public won't buy a STRONG conservative.
The facts are on the stay-at-homers side. Three rinos have lost in the last four elections with one basically being selected! The evidence is clear, but the Stupid party can't put two and two together and obviously some freeps can't either. Or, maybe you can and like being run over by dems socialist, and marxist. Maybe you like becoming something the American Ideal is not?
It's time to give conservatives the stage and yank with a hardwood cane the LS out of the bumbling, hapless, talentless rinos by the neck!
Ha! Oh, I have. I am no longer a republican and will do everything in my power to defeat the STUPID party convincing people like yourself to finally leave a party that does not represent your values anymore, and goes out of their way to diss you. The GOPe/RNC/republicans can GFT!
My tipping point was reached this election. How Stupid do you have to be NOT to realize rinos are losers. The republican's have lost 3 out of the last 4 elections and you call "ME" suicidal for not wanting to put up with stupidity anymore and try to change for the better? What moronic thinking is this?
What kind of conservative do you want, God himself?!
my vote never counts, but I vote anyway just to give the candidate an extra tally mark in the popular vote, and to watch my county turn red despite the blueness of the state.
Oh, I see, the fact you agree with the MSM demonizing purview of conservatives candidates tells me all I need to know about your brain function! Romney had SUCH a stellar past himself, he was the perfect candidate, much better than the other three. < /dumbass> It's IDIOT thinking like this which gives you the opportunity this morning to wake up to another 4 more years of PRESIDENT Obama!
However, I will not be a hypocrite, I supported Romney too after someone here convinced me after the primary was all over. Now, I just realize how wrong I was I didn't fight more for one of those conservatives. I have given the republican party all the chance I can! They have failed!
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