What the 2012 election taught us

Nov 6, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 10,324

We've been scouring the data for clues as to what we should learn from what happened tonight as President Obama relatively easily claimed a second term.

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Yeah

Mililani, HI

#3274 Nov 25, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Shifting the facts?
Conservatives see the starts, liberals stay in the gutter!
For conservatives the glass is half full, just a bit more and it will be totally full.
Liberals the glass is empty and we need the government to empty the others that are half full because it is not FAIR!!! And might offend someone!
Liberals want the government to tell them what to do!!! Conservatives KNOW what to do but the government and liberals kept getting on their way.
It is not capitalism when the government subside any company, no matter how succesfully or bad the company is.
Apple is not subside because success needs no government but the opposite is true, government DESTROY companies!!!
The electric car Volt to stop production.
Solar companies in bankruptcy!
Apple company no bankruptcy but $600 billion cash, no government subside!!!
Companies will take any money from government or customers! They are to make profit to investors, and you get that by providing exceptional service against your competitors. When government chose winners and losers, the tax payer lose!
lol! Obama is president.

Non con see that as half full....

Cons see that has half empty....

So much for your analogy son!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#3275 Nov 25, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
<quoted text>
Look, approximately 120 million votes were cast. Approximately 3 million votes separated Obama and Romney after all was said and done.
You don't need a calculator to see that's less than 3%.
Simple math will tell anyone with a rational train of thought that no "landslide" or "mandate" took place.
Just like the democrats complained about the electoral college in 2000, the GOP is complaining now - the system needs changing so everyone can rest assured their votes really do matter.
lol! You people... always dancing around the numbers.

Personally, all I can say is it was an electoral landslide.

Pretty much covers all the bases I'd say!

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#3276 Nov 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>true.
Red States Are Welfare Queens
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-08-1...
Most Red States Take More Money From Washington Than They Put In
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/11/s...
<quoted text>
Your ignorance is glaring:
States that receive the most welfare money:
15. Oregon
% of pop. on assistance: 1.55%
2007 spending:$83.85 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 58,831
14. Pennsylvania
% of pop. on assistance: 1.60%
2007 spending:$247.29 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 198,666
13. Michigan
% of pop. on assistance: 1.65%
2007 spending:$380.93 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 164,589
12. Rhode Island
% of pop. on assistance: 1.79%
2007 spending:$57.4 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 18,839
Tie-10. Indiana
% of pop. on assistance: 1.83%
2007 spending:$102.27 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 116,430
Tie-10. New Mexico
% of pop. on assistance: 1.83%
2007 spending:$58.87 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 36,322
9. Washington
% of pop. on assistance: 1.86%
2007 spending:$265.88 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 121,864
8. Minnesota
% of pop. on assistance: 1.88%
2007 spending:$106.29 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 98,028
7. New York
% of pop. on assistance: 1.92%
2007 spending:$1.47 billion
Total recipients (July 2008): 373,305
6. District of Columbia
% of pop. on assistance: 1.99%
2007 spending:$18.67 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 11,806
5. Vermont
% of pop. on assistance: 2.02%
2007 spending:$30.92 milliion
Total recipients (July 2008): 12,543
4. Massachusetts
% of pop. on assistance: 2.09%
2007 spending:$295.29 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 136,033
3. Tennessee
% of pop. on assistance: 2.15%
2007 spending:$91.28 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 133,505
2. Maine
% of pop. on assistance: 2.37%
2007 spending:$61.73 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 31,148
1. California
% of pop. on assistance: 3.30%
2007 spending:$3.28 billion
Total recipients (July 2008): 1,212,893

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#3277 Nov 25, 2012
Top recipients of federal aid:

http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/fas-10.pd...

Alaska
wyoming
delaware
New mexico
vermont
N. dakota
New york
Louisiana
mississippi
S. dakota
W. virginia
Massachusetts
Kentucky

Arkansas

Connecticut
plenty of blue states there, dummies and liars
guest

Farmington, MO

#3278 Nov 25, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
<quoted text>Look, approximately 120 million votes were cast. Approximately 3 million votes separated Obama and Romney after all was said and done.

You don't need a calculator to see that's less than 3%.

Simple math will tell anyone with a rational train of thought that no "landslide" or "mandate" took place.

Just like the democrats complained about the electoral college in 2000, the GOP is complaining now - the system needs changing so everyone can rest assured their votes really do matter.
Did I say landslide or mandate? I believe those were the words that the right was using, when people like ush were saying Romney would win by a smaller margin than Obama ended up winning by..

Somehow what would have been a landslide for Romney was just a razor thin win for obama..

Again, 3% is a pretty big margin in the history of elections.. But even bigger than that, is the fact that Obama received over 50% of the popular vote two elections in a row.. Any guess how many GOPers have ever done that?

Come on, even you can count that high, I'm sure of it!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#3279 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
Top recipients of federal aid:
http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/fas-10.pd...
Alaska
wyoming
delaware
New mexico
vermont
N. dakota
New york
Louisiana
mississippi
S. dakota
W. virginia
Massachusetts
Kentucky
Arkansas
Connecticut
plenty of blue states there, dummies and liars
excellent link and informative.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#3280 Nov 25, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Shifting the facts?
Conservatives see the starts, liberals stay in the gutter!
For conservatives the glass is half full, just a bit more and it will be totally full.
Liberals the glass is empty and we need the government to empty the others that are half full because it is not FAIR!!! And might offend someone!
Liberals want the government to tell them what to do!!! Conservatives KNOW what to do but the government and liberals kept getting on their way.
It is not capitalism when the government subside any company, no matter how succesfully or bad the company is.
Apple is not subside because success needs no government but the opposite is true, government DESTROY companies!!!
The electric car Volt to stop production.
Solar companies in bankruptcy!
Apple company no bankruptcy but $600 billion cash, no government subside!!!
Companies will take any money from government or customers! They are to make profit to investors, and you get that by providing exceptional service against your competitors. When government chose winners and losers, the tax payer lose!
Liberals, the politics of envy. Every lib on here is a welfare mooching failure.
guest

Farmington, MO

#3281 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
Top recipients of federal aid:

http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/fas-10.pd...

Alaska
wyoming
delaware
New mexico
vermont
N. dakota
New york
Louisiana
mississippi
S. dakota
W. virginia
Massachusetts
Kentucky

Arkansas

Connecticut
plenty of blue states there, dummies and liars
That's great! You've proven you can look up a little portion of the money that is funneled from the federal government to the states.

Imagine how huge of a surplus we'd have if that was the only money the states received from the feds.

Now go back and research just a little bit harder, and you'll see the truth, unless, as usual, you only go after the numbers that make you happy, then disregard all those pesky little numbers that don't fit in with the opinions that have been given to you by your betters..
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#3282 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
Top recipients of federal aid:
http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/fas-10.pd...
Alaska
wyoming
delaware
New mexico
vermont
N. dakota
New york
Louisiana
mississippi
S. dakota
W. virginia
Massachusetts
Kentucky
Arkansas
Connecticut
plenty of blue states there, dummies and liars
Well let's see...

Alaska
Wyoming
North Dakota
Louisiana
Mississippi
South Dakota
West Virginia
Kentucky
Arkansas

9 of the top 15 are red. Which is 60%

And 29 of the states are red. Which is 58%

So let's, it seems clear more aid goes to red states from the federal government.

wow.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#3283 Nov 25, 2012
Which States Rely on Food Stamps the Most?

http://www.foodstamps.org/articles/which-stat...

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#3284 Nov 25, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You people... always dancing around the numbers.
Personally, all I can say is it was an electoral landslide.
Pretty much covers all the bases I'd say!
You're right for a change - it was an electoral landslide.

And after looking at the actual votes cast, the electoral count translates to, well, squat I'd say!

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#3285 Nov 25, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
That's great! You've proven you can look up a little portion of the money that is funneled from the federal government to the states.
Imagine how huge of a surplus we'd have if that was the only money the states received from the feds.
Now go back and research just a little bit harder, and you'll see the truth, unless, as usual, you only go after the numbers that make you happy, then disregard all those pesky little numbers that don't fit in with the opinions that have been given to you by your betters..
did you see the source, douchebag? I'm sure it's upsetting having your lies exposed.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#3286 Nov 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
Which States Rely on Food Stamps the Most?
http://www.foodstamps.org/articles/which-stat...
Why not get real politically incorrect and list the counties/cities in these states which "Rely on Food Stamps the Most?"
John from Texas

Del Valle, TX

#3287 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberals, the politics of envy. Every lib on here is a welfare mooching failure.
You've been programed. Try thinking for yourself. It's much better that way.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#3288 Nov 25, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>

Again, 3% is a pretty big margin in the history of elections.. But even bigger than that, is the fact that Obama received over 50% of the popular vote two elections in a row.. Any guess how many GOPers have ever done that?
Come on, even you can count that high, I'm sure of it!
3% is not a "pretty big" margin of victory in the history of presidential elections. In fact 34 U.S. presidential elections have been decided by a 4% margin or higher...much higher.

Now what's your question - a republican candidate has received more than 50% once, or twice?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#3289 Nov 25, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
<quoted text>
Why not get real politically incorrect and list the counties/cities in these states which "Rely on Food Stamps the Most?"
it would be interesting for sure but I can bet for sure that in Michigan most of the Food Stamp use is in Wayne County which is Detroit.
guest

Farmington, MO

#3290 Nov 25, 2012
La Santa Muerte wrote:
<quoted text>3% is not a "pretty big" margin of victory in the history of presidential elections. In fact 34 U.S. presidential elections have been decided by a 4% margin or higher...much higher.

Now what's your question - a republican candidate has received more than 50% once, or twice?
Answer a question with a question? Is that how it works?

You should be able to do better than that with the opinions that are given to you.

How about we settle on your guy lost, your party is in turmoil, your base is divided, and your policy ideas are not what the majority of the electorate voted for.
guest

Farmington, MO

#3291 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>did you see the source, douchebag? I'm sure it's upsetting having your lies exposed.
Did I dispute your source?
Village Mystery

Huntsville, AL

#3292 Nov 25, 2012
Obama won with an anti-rich and anti-Republican campaign. He offered little more than that garbage man who said Romney doesn't hug him or that guy who exploited his dead wife. He merely held his stock-style of rallies where he behaved like a juvenile and spewed out childish taunts and catered to the most primitive of his followers with excuses of why they haven't succeeded (other people's fault of course).

And that Julia cartoon.....in America it would be nice if I didn't have to say more than that but the majority now choose pathetic over free and strong.

You have really got to be some mindless team player to celebrate such a victory - or one of the hate-filled losers in life who don't care that the goal of a free society of Individuals is for the most part dead.

Hold on as "climate change" and "healthcare" policy devour what was left of this great experiment in Liberty and the ultimate REVENGE takes a hold.
dognes

Pittsburgh, PA

#3293 Nov 26, 2012
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Its a platflorm of wondering in my vote really counted,,,,,

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