What the 2012 election taught us

Nov 6, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

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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Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>..Work's for me...lol...
OK...i have to give credit where credit is due...

I got that from Christopher Walken talking about himself.

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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>OK...i have to give credit where credit is due...
I got that from Christopher Walken talking about himself.
...Looked better going, than coming...i love it....
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It appears Rice,was chosen as a Patsy,Because the
Oblamer knew she was Bullet Proof..

Black,Female,Liberal!!!

Like the totally in the bag media would say a
word about those facts??? LOL..

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Razors Edge wrote:
It appears Rice,was chosen as a Patsy,Because the
Oblamer knew she was Bullet Proof..
Black,Female,Liberal!!!
Like the totally in the bag media would say a
word about those facts??? LOL..
Who cose you to be a patsy? was that just your own inability to thhink for yourself? sad...
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Razors Edge wrote:
It appears Rice,was chosen as a Patsy,Because the
Oblamer knew she was Bullet Proof..
Black,Female,Liberal!!!
Like the totally in the bag media would say a
word about those facts??? LOL..
She's a member of the "untouchables" club, like Holder, and Odumbo, and Charlie Rangel. Lest we forget his ethics violations......
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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Who cose you to be a patsy? was that just your own inability to thhink for yourself? sad...
COSE YOU? WHASSUP WID THAT JR?? LOL..
WHAT A DUMB ASS ALWAYS OUT OF GAS!!

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Romney exemplified the difference between professional and non-professional. He was never in Obama's league. While he claimed Obama didn't possess executive experience, in reality, the President proved to be a crushing political opponent and a great manager of a large organization. It wasn't just dumb luck behind other Obama political victories. It was skill. He hired the best people in the country, and used his organizational skills to manage them in a way that brought out their particilar talents. They turned out voters in numbers heretofore unseen, because they had the best ground game going. When it comes to the use of voter data and analytics, the Romney campaign never even came close to Obama's team. His campaign outperformed even the final election forecast from Nate Silver (313 electoral votes).

Romney, who bragged constantly about what a giant CEO he was, turned out to be a CEO dwarf. His approach was far less professional than Obama's. He surrounded himself with sycophants to such an extent that he was completely clueless about problems existing in his own organization. After the dust settled, it was apparent that his campaign was a house built on sand. He was never able to convince a majority of Americans that he knew what he was doing. Ulitmately, his campaign only succeeded in fooling themselves with their own lies. Romney was so confident that his fantasy was real, he didn't bother writing a concession speech. A case of counting chickens before they hatch.

Obama proved that he is the best political campaigner in modern history. Romney proved that what works in boardrooms doesn't work in presidential elections. It takes more than incompetence and bluster to win a seat in the oval office.

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<quoted text>Who cose you to be a patsy? was that just your own inability to thhink for yourself? sad...
Is the blood clot getting bigger? You seem to be having problems functioning. Could it be a sugar high from all the candy?

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<quoted text>Is the blood clot getting bigger? You seem to be having problems functioning. Could it be a sugar high from all the candy?
like I've stated many times, i am hhaving issues with my g and h keys.

more proof you seem unable to read and comprehend. if a missin letter throws you off, why is it you think you can comprehhend compliocated issues like int'l relations?(oh, thats rigght, you cannot...)

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<quoted text>like I've stated many times, i am hhaving issues with my g and h keys.
more proof you seem unable to read and comprehend. if a missin letter throws you off, why is it you think you can comprehhend compliocated issues like int'l relations?(oh, thats rigght, you cannot...)
Oh well, I guess if that upset you, this isn't going to make your weekend any better.

SOCIALITE WHO BROUGHT DOWN PETRAEUS DINED AT WHITE HOUSE THREE TIMES THIS YEAR... What did he know and when did he know it.

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Romney exemplified the difference between professional and non-professional. He was never in Obama's league. While he claimed Obama didn't possess executive experience, in reality, the President proved to be a crushing political opponent and a great manager of a large organization. It wasn't just dumb luck behind other Obama political victories. It was skill. He hired the best people in the country, and used his organizational skills to manage them in a way that brought out their particilar talents. They turned out voters in numbers heretofore unseen, because they had the best ground game going. When it comes to the use of voter data and analytics, the Romney campaign never even came close to Obama's team. His campaign outperformed even the final election forecast from Nate Silver (313 electoral votes).
Romney, who bragged constantly about what a giant CEO he was, turned out to be a CEO dwarf. His approach was far less professional than Obama's. He surrounded himself with sycophants to such an extent that he was completely clueless about problems existing in his own organization. After the dust settled, it was apparent that his campaign was a house built on sand. He was never able to convince a majority of Americans that he knew what he was doing. Ulitmately, his campaign only succeeded in fooling themselves with their own lies. Romney was so confident that his fantasy was real, he didn't bother writing a concession speech. A case of counting chickens before they hatch.
Obama proved that he is the best political campaigner in modern history. Romney proved that what works in boardrooms doesn't work in presidential elections. It takes more than incompetence and bluster to win a seat in the oval office.
Obama, left on his own, couldn't manage himself out of a paper bag. His handlers are good managers, no doubt. They sold the nation a bill of goods while they are selling us down the river, and were able to get a smidgen of a majority..2-3 percent.

Hey, when you hold the keys to the U.S. Treasury, you can use it to buy a lot of votes, and that's exactly what Obama did.

His ideas, however, are vacuous failures, and his plans for the United States are nefarious at best. Obama may have won an election by playing a numbers game, but the nation lost by re-electing him.
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<quoted text>Is the blood clot getting bigger? You seem to be having problems functioning. Could it be a sugar high from all the candy?
More like a blood sugar LOOOWWWWW!

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SOCIALITE WHO BROUGHT DOWN PETRAEUS DINED AT WHITE HOUSE THREE TIMES THIS YEAR... What did he know and when did he know it.
huh? your keyboard works just fine and still your posts don't make any sense or have any relevance...

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Romney exemplified the difference between professional and non-professional. He was never in Obama's league. While he claimed Obama didn't possess executive experience, in reality, the President proved to be a crushing political opponent and a great manager of a large organization. It wasn't just dumb luck behind other Obama political victories. It was skill. He hired the best people in the country, and used his organizational skills to manage them in a way that brought out their particilar talents. They turned out voters in numbers heretofore unseen, because they had the best ground game going. When it comes to the use of voter data and analytics, the Romney campaign never even came close to Obama's team. His campaign outperformed even the final election forecast from Nate Silver (313 electoral votes).
Romney, who bragged constantly about what a giant CEO he was, turned out to be a CEO dwarf. His approach was far less professional than Obama's. He surrounded himself with sycophants to such an extent that he was completely clueless about problems existing in his own organization. After the dust settled, it was apparent that his campaign was a house built on sand. He was never able to convince a majority of Americans that he knew what he was doing. Ulitmately, his campaign only succeeded in fooling themselves with their own lies. Romney was so confident that his fantasy was real, he didn't bother writing a concession speech. A case of counting chickens before they hatch.
Obama proved that he is the best political campaigner in modern history. Romney proved that what works in boardrooms doesn't work in presidential elections. It takes more than incompetence and bluster to win a seat in the oval office.
...Turn's out, Community Organizer was the perfect training, for running the campaign toward a second term....perhaps the finest campaign organization ever....
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In the African American community, 72 percent of Black children are raised in a single parent household.

Here are some stats on the city to city breakdown of single parent families in the Black community from 2009.

Ireland was second (24.3 percent), followed by New Zealand (23.7 percent). Greece, Spain, Italy and Luxemborg had among the lowest percentages of children in single-parent homes.

Experts point to a variety of factors to explain the high U.S. figure, including a cultural shift toward greater acceptance of single-parent child rearing. The U.S. also lacks policies to help support families, including childcare at work and national paid maternity leave, which are commonplace in other countries.

“When our parents married, there was a sense that you were marrying for life,” said Edward Zigler, founder and director of Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy.“That sense is not as prevalent.”

Single parents in the U.S. were more likely to be employed — 35.8 percent compared to a 21.3 percent average — but they also had higher rates of poverty, the report found.

“The in-work poverty is higher in the U.S. than other OECD countries, because at the bottom end of the labor market, earnings are very low,” said Willem Adema, a senior economist in the group’s social policy division.“For parents, the risk is higher because they have to make expenditures on childcare costs.”
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Free stuff anyone????

In the African American community, 72 percent of Black children are raised in a single parent household.

Here are some stats on the city to city breakdown of single parent families in the Black community from 2009.

Ireland was second (24.3 percent), followed by New Zealand (23.7 percent). Greece, Spain, Italy and Luxemborg had among the lowest percentages of children in single-parent homes.

Experts point to a variety of factors to explain the high U.S. figure, including a cultural shift toward greater acceptance of single-parent child rearing. The U.S. also lacks policies to help support families, including childcare at work and national paid maternity leave, which are commonplace in other countries.

“When our parents married, there was a sense that you were marrying for life,” said Edward Zigler, founder and director of Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy.“That sense is not as prevalent.”

Single parents in the U.S. were more likely to be employed — 35.8 percent compared to a 21.3 percent average — but they also had higher rates of poverty, the report found.

“The in-work poverty is higher in the U.S. than other OECD countries, because at the bottom end of the labor market, earnings are very low,” said Willem Adema, a senior economist in the group’s social policy division.“For parents, the risk is higher because they have to make expenditures on childcare costs.”
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America Lost wrote:
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"but you always see Presidential Candidate stump in the more progressive"
you liar
they never once campaigned in calif
ovomit only came to calif for fundraisers /$35,000 dinners
thats who got repaid with the stimulus money
you really are a clueless twitiot
they spent all their money in swing states
What's the purpose of a Republican Campaigning in California for President? California hasn't voted for a Republican for President in more than 30 years.

Really why would Romney, Bush or McCain spend the time and money campaigning in California?

Similarly, why would a Democratic candidate for President campaign in Texas, Alabama, or Georgia?

The President is decided by the Votes in the Mid West and North Eastern Regions of America, where the majority of the Population of America resides. All but the West Coast, every body in the Plains, and in the South are leeches and parasites.

Once the counting is over from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes the election is generally over as well.

Counting the votes in California, and Colorado is just a basic formality. By the time the polls close in both states the winner is pretty much announced from the counts in the East.

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Barack Obama is coddling welfare recipients
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Important information cranky old racist white guy, John McCain, could have known if he wasn't busy bitching about Susan Rice at a news conference instead of attending a Whitehouse briefing on Benghazi.

CIA - "The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the US Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the US diplomatic post in Benghazi and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations."

What was it Susan Rice said about the incident? "......we'll want to see the results of that investigation to draw any definitive conclusions. But based on the best information we have to date, what our assessment is as of the present is in fact what began spontaneously in Benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy—"

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-575503...

So what's McCain's beef other than a personal grudge against the President? I'd say he's definitely ready to be carted off to MNHAP (Meadowbrooks Nursing Home for Addlebrained Politicians).
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<quoted text>Actually, They campaign in the swing states. They didnt spend much time in CA and it fits all your criteria. but it was a lock for Obama, so whhy waste time and money there. Same with NY.
There was quite a bit of campaigningg in NV, especially in comparison to thheir paltry EV's...but it was up for grabs.
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Nevada used to be a swing state before there was a little color living in Nevada. It's doubtful Nevada will ever go bad to being a Red State again, given 8 years, Texas will begin the conversion exactly like Nevada. Nevada and Colorado will follow the trend that New Mexico has. Pennsylvania used to be a swing State, and still can be provided the Minority population in and around Pittsburgh and Philadelphia refuse to go out to the polls. When those groups are enacted, there is no chance to over come the run up in votes that either city provides the Democrats.

From east to west in Pennsylvania requires a drive of 7 hours, but by the time the districts in Phila. are counted, the voting in Pennsylvania is over, the run up was so great for Obama there was no way the counties from Phila to Pittsburgh could generate enough votes to over come the margin Obama had built up in Phila and surrounding counties. 59 Districts in Phila produced "0" votes for Romney.

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