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The Myth of the Missing Three Million Republicans
The American Thinker ^ | 11-12-12 | Jack Cashill

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2012; gop; gotv; obama; romney; vote
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To: VRWCmember
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!

GET IT?

The point is Romney should have slaughtered Obama and no matter how you look at it rinos are losers.

51 posted on 11/12/2012 10:36:46 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Candor7
Its no myth. Many conservatives stayed home.

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."

52 posted on 11/12/2012 11:07:28 AM PST by Ron H. (Democrats are without question the Welfare Party of the Future.)
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To: VRWCmember
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.

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.

53 posted on 11/12/2012 11:15:42 AM PST by Ron H. (Democrats are without question the Welfare Party of the Future.)
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To: pepsi_junkie
Conservatives not voting in CA or NJ or NY or MA or IL or states like that is understandable

Any California conservative who did not vote is a d*mned fool.

They helped the Rats pass a huge tax increase right away by approving Prop 30 and screwed taxpayers for years to come by getting a supermajority in the legislature.

For out-of-staters not familiar with Prop13, it requires a 2/3 vote in both houses of the legislature to pass a tax increase. Well, they are still counting but we know the Rats steal the close ones, so we are toast.

Goodbye Prop 13 and if that happens goodbye CA for me.
54 posted on 11/12/2012 12:50:22 PM PST by fifedom
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To: sirchtruth
no matter how you look at it rinos are losers.

All this RINO/GOP-e crap just works in the Rats favor by dividing us.

Suppose you tell me who was better than Romney among the GOP candidates that we had this year?

Look at the candidates du-jour, Perry, Gingrich, Cain, Gingrich and on to Santorum. All of them except Santorum went down in flames by their own doing. Gingrich was fatally flawed. Can you imaging what the Rats would have done with his multiple marriages, sitting on the couch with Pelosi etc etc?? Santorum had to quit because he knew he would have had his ass-kicked in his home state of PA by the GOP voters in their primary. If you call the primary voters RINOs then you are not Republican.
55 posted on 11/12/2012 1:05:35 PM PST by fifedom
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To: fifedom; All
All this RINO/GOP-e crap just works in the Rats favor by dividing us.

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!

56 posted on 11/12/2012 3:38:47 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: sirchtruth
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.

You certainly do not speak for me. I would have supported a strong conservative if there had been one running.

All three of those you mention were better than Romney because they would have had the fight in them

You must be in an alternate reality. Perry came off as a blithering idiot who could not put two words together. Cain could not keep his pants zipped up. Santorum was so weak he could not have won the primary in his home state. Gingrich was forced to resign as Speaker because of his checkered past.

I hope the GOP/RNC/republican Party are so divided it will take a divine intervention to put it back together.

Take your suicidal "Masada complex" somewhere else.
57 posted on 11/12/2012 9:27:47 PM PST by fifedom
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To: fifedom
Take your suicidal "Masada complex" somewhere else.

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?!

58 posted on 11/13/2012 4:52:47 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

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.


59 posted on 11/13/2012 5:01:30 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: fifedom
You must be in an alternate reality. Perry came off as a blithering idiot who could not put two words together. Cain could not keep his pants zipped up. Santorum was so weak he could not have won the primary in his home state. Gingrich was forced to resign as Speaker because of his checkered past.

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!

60 posted on 11/13/2012 5:16:47 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: sirchtruth
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!

No, this comes from observing the debates unfiltered by the MSM and simple unvarnished facts regarding Mr. Cain's affairs and Mr. Santorum dropping out before the PA primary.

Romney had SUCH a stellar past himself, he was the perfect candidate, much better than the other three.

Romney was far from perfect but much better than the other three.
61 posted on 11/13/2012 1:20:51 PM PST by fifedom
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To: sirchtruth
I am no longer a republican and will do everything in my power to defeat the STUPID party

I am sure Rosanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan will welcome your support.
62 posted on 11/13/2012 1:24:13 PM PST by fifedom
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To: sirchtruth
The republican's have lost 3 out of the last 4 elections

Apparently your knowledge of data analysis is as weak as your knowledge of politics. This is called the interval selection fallacy. Let me play the same game. Republicans in the post World War 2 era have won 9 of 17 elections. And those with Eisenhower, Nixon, Bush 1, and Bush 2 whom I am sure you call RINO/GOP-e. The other two are from Ronnaldus Magnus who I do not know how you evaluate. After all, he never balanced a budget and signed into law the Simpson-Mazolli amnesty.
63 posted on 11/13/2012 1:32:06 PM PST by fifedom
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To: fifedom
Romney was far from perfect but much better than the other three.

Ha! Yea, that abortion thing, and the gay thing, and Masscare thing were stellar examples of how much better the RINO was than those other three. Look, you buy what you want too, it's still America.

I'm just glad I'm rid of you sorry ass republicans!

64 posted on 11/13/2012 2:11:10 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: fifedom
I am sure Rosanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan will welcome your support.

They won't, but I'm sure "conservatives" will.

65 posted on 11/13/2012 2:14:20 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: fifedom
Apparently your knowledge of data analysis is as weak as your knowledge of politics. This is called the interval selection fallacy.

I don't care what it's called, I'm right because I have FACTS, you have BS!

Ha, different time Sherlock! The GOP of the pre-80s was so different because people and culture were different. The fact you have to go back that far is not only ludicrous it's so far from this day and age we live in people actually had standards as a nation.

It's ok, if you think Romney was the best choice then that's why you and the republican party will keep on losing.

66 posted on 11/13/2012 2:28:27 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: sirchtruth
I have absolutely no sympathy anymore for republicans/GOP/RNC/supporters. I don't even have to write, 'NO MORE RINOS' any longer because I have unregistered as a republican and no longer belong to the STUPID/LOSER party.

As far as I'm concerned it's the republican't party now!

67 posted on 11/13/2012 2:37:55 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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