Barack Obama, our next President

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#830540 Dec 29, 2012
Florida's Long Lines On Election Day Discouraged 49,000 People From Voting: Report

""Florida took center stage in the 2012 elections, when voters around the state had to wait in line at the polls for up to nine hours. Gov. Rick Scott (R) initially denied that there was any problem, saying it was "very good" that people were getting out to vote.

But a new study shows that tens of thousands of people were actually discouraged from voting because of the long lines.

According to an analysis by Theodore Allen, an associate professor of industrial engineering at Ohio State University, as many as 49,000 individuals in Central Florida did not vote because of the problems at the polls.

About 19,000 of those people would have backed former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, while the rest would have gone for President Barack Obama, according to Allen.

The Orlando Sentinel, which published the results of Allen's research, notes that those findings suggest "that Obama's margin over Romney in Florida could have been roughly 11,000 votes higher than it was, based just on Central Florida results. Obama carried the state by 74,309 votes out of more than 8.4 million cast."

Since the elections, Scott has admitted that his state still has its share of electoral problems. In a December interview with CNN, Scott said "we've got to restore confidence in our elections," pointing to three issues: the length of ballots, size of polling places and the number of days for early voting.

Indeed, Allen's research also found that the long ballots that confronted many Florida voters led to longer lines, which resulted in suppressing turnout. Black and Hispanic voters were disproportionately disenfranchised.

The GOP-controlled legislature reduced the number of days available for early voting from 14 to eight for the 2012 elections, meaning voters were trying to cast their ballots in a shorter window, which resulted in longer lines.

Scott refused to extend early voting hours even as problems at the polls gained more attention. Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was a Republican while in office but is now a Democrat,- called his position "indefensible."

Democratic state lawmakers in Florida have introduced legislation to address the long lines and expand early voting hours. There have also been several efforts at the federal level, and Obama has said it is imperative to "fix" problems at the polls.""

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Stupid Republiclown tricks!!

And Obama won Florida nonetheless!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHHA
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#830541 Dec 29, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Thank-you, I will. Don't care a fig whether or not 'the rest of America' follows suit.....that's on them.
:)
They sayz all the fweerider loafer cawds has run dwy, and all dem bush dolluh twees is going bwoke though.

Utoh--better get used to a B-U-D-G-E-T!!!!!!!!
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#830542 Dec 29, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Nope. If I was, you couldn't afford me. Warren freakin' Buffett couldn't afford me.
Next.
Then why are you selling yourself?
Lincoln

United States

#830543 Dec 29, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry you're such a sore loser.
You can always shoot yourself to avoid the devastation.
Nobody here will mind.
Republicans deserve to be in pain.
Republicans have a war on the American People

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#830544 Dec 29, 2012
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly the response I'd expect from a big-government authoritarian meanwhile ...
What's the graffiti saying right now?
Wrong!
And the funny part is that your location is also hidden from you!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#830545 Dec 29, 2012
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
... and then they could fire the ovens!
Fire the mayor, instead.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#830546 Dec 29, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>I can tell by the way he disparages me, how very jealous and bitter he is about my sunny happiness.
And I love fresh cow's milk - it's just not good for human babies.
Dude has a 'facts' allergy.
;)
B-U-D-G-E-T-S 2013
As in "end of the road" for fweeriding, CONiving type loafers.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#830547 Dec 29, 2012
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, they also added $2.6 trillion to the debt.
Way to go Teabaggers!
You should see a doctor about that talking to yourself thing.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#830548 Dec 29, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I notice cons keep trying to equate freedom with capitalism.
But no matter how many times I ask, none of them can show me what they're talking about in the Constitution.
I wonder why?
You're being intentionally vague again. Must have something to do with with your aversion to clarity.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#830549 Dec 29, 2012
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you're trying to talk about Somalia. HW Bush sent troops in, Clinton got them out his first year in office.
Keep trying....try this....

But policy began to change in August, when President Clinton sent in a Special Operations force to capture the warloard Aidid. This report looks at that decision and its consequences.....

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#830550 Dec 29, 2012
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think anyone matches Pink Floyd. All generations since they came out like them.
Led Zeppelin IV. Beatles White Album. Rod Stewart Hot Legs.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#830551 Dec 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
again.....raise taxes. it's not like we don't have a tax revenue shortage or anything.
maybe we take all those folks that Republicans decided didn't need to pay taxes and make them pay something?
Raise taxes on whom?
If you taxed everyone making over 250 thousand dollars a year at 100 percent and made them destitute, you still wouldn't have enough money to pay for Obama's government.

So, the question remains:

Where are you going to get the money from to pay for Obama's government?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#830552 Dec 29, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry you're such a sore loser.
You can always shoot yourself to avoid the devastation.
Nobody here will mind.
You've been running away from this question for a while.

Where are you going to get the money from to pay for Obama's government?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#830553 Dec 29, 2012
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand the confusion what with all the BS that spews from your leaders but its actually the right that is more opposed to economic freedom than even the left. We can start with their love of protectionist tariffs in the early 20th Century that fueled the Great Depression and follow an uninterrupted thread of economic interventionism through Scott Walker's anti-1st Amendment union busting.
At heart you're a Nazi.
At heart, you're a Doofus.

Revising history to your liking and calling a Socialist a Libertarian are things that a Doofus would gladly participate in.
Lincoln

United States

#830554 Dec 29, 2012
Republicans are clearly to blame

Republican leadership, too, has been forced into a corner, in part by Obama as well as the party’s own right wing, as members have failed to come to agreement over agreeing to some tax concessions for the rich in order to stave off what amounts to a wholesale middle class tax hike.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#830556 Dec 29, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Led Zeppelin IV. Beatles White Album. Rod Stewart Hot Legs.
Stones, December's Children

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#830557 Dec 29, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
You should see a doctor about that talking to yourself thing.
I'm talking to you Teabagger, I want to know why your Teabaggers added $2.6 trillion to the debt in just two years???

Don't you have any sense of accountability, of personal responsibility???

BTW, when I equated you with Carol's "petty, spiteful, misinformed mind" I only meant "misinformed" to apply to you.
Lincoln

United States

#830558 Dec 29, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You've been running away from this question for a while.
Where are you going to get the money from to pay for Obama's government?
taxes

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#830559 Dec 29, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep trying....try this....
But policy began to change in August, when President Clinton sent in a Special Operations force to capture the warloard Aidid. This report looks at that decision and its consequences.....
And???

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#830560 Dec 29, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Raise taxes on whom?
If you taxed everyone making over 250 thousand dollars a year at 100 percent and made them destitute, you still wouldn't have enough money to pay for Obama's government.
So, the question remains:
Where are you going to get the money from to pay for Obama's government?
Not 'til you explain how we pay for the debt institutionalized by the GOP. Spending in Obama's first term only increased 8% compared to Bush's 80%.

Now STFU you scurvy midget.

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